Commercial Real Estate Blogs


Office Strategies for 2015

Best in Show

The US office market was on a steady upswing last year, but what should we expect in 2015 and beyond? First, let’s get right to the numbers. Walter Page, Costar’s Director of Research dropped by with good news.  

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Industrial Sector is Hot

Twenty-fourteen saw so much demand for industrial property that we’re calling it the ‘sexy sector.’ Research Director Rene Circ from CoStar came by Studio One to explain the ins and outs of this unique corner of the commercial real estate market.

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Retail – The Tortoise and the Hare

Retail is improving fast or very slow, depending on where you look. Investment sales are hot, but there are still many properties that should be razed. Some retail centers are struggling for tenants and others are getting rents above prerecession levels. 

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Healthcare Real Estate - A Distinctive Market

Healthcare real estate is a relatively small and specialized niche, but it’s very active, rapidly evolving in response to major changes in population, regulation and the economy.

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Net Lease

The Dollar Store “Beauty Contest” is over…and the Winner is…

For several months Dollar General and Dollar Tree have been vying to buy Family Dollar, the 2nd largest small box retailer with over 8,000 stores.  This contentious “beauty contest” will go in favor of Dollar Tree, after Family Dollar shareholders approved the lower $8.81 billion offer.  Pending the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sign off, the merger of Dolla

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Land & Development

Creating and Attracting Vibrant Mixed-Use Developments

Walkability has been a buzzword in the commercial real estate community for the past few years, and the idea that one can “live, work and play” in the same development or area has continued to grow in appeal.

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Distressed Assets

Four Tips for Successful Auctions

1) QUALIFYING THE PROPERTY: It’s imperative the property and buyer's expectations are handled by an experienced auctioneer familiar with the property. A local firm with boots on the ground will take a thorough look at the subject property before auction.

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Multifamily Trends for 2015

A Sizzling Performance

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Commercial Real Estate Show

Top Ten Real Estate Issues for 2015

To get a good look at what we should expect in 2015, I spoke to Read and Discuss…

Real Estate Career Strategies

Top 10 Success Strategies for Commercial Real Estate Pros

Commercial real estate brokerage is a dynamic business. Agents (or brokers as we like to be called) with the right skills and resources, utilizing the proper success strategies can enjoy a very rewarding career. Having studied, utilized and taught best practices for more than 30 years, I have seen firsthand the top strategies of the best in the business.

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Case Studies

Seller’s Position Compromised?

This week an apartment owner shared an experience selling a multifamily community with a well-known brokerage firm specializing in apartment sales. The brokers agreed to market the property broadly and set a call-for-offers date.

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