Brent W. Sears, CCIM SIOR (14)
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I began my career "boots on the ground"; designing, developing and constructing. Understanding an asset completely from conception to completion is paramount. I am a trusted advisor, an analyst, a strategic thinker and design consultant of your Commercial Real Estate asset; with concentrations in the Cincinnati, Ohio & Northern Kentucky markets. Additionally I provide financial modeling & proforma analysis utilizing the many features available in ARGUS DCF & ARGUS Enterprise nationwide.
For a better understanding of my business model please visit CREStrategist or follow me on Twitter @CREStrategist.

4 years ago Best Practices

ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time – Part III

ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time – Part III “ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time” will begin a series outlining how I have utilized ARGUS DCF while financial modeling complex scenarios found within commercial real estate assets.  Perhaps this post, or a scenario found in future posts to this series, will bring value to situations encountered that you will find […]

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ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time – Part II

“ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time” will begin a series outlining how I have utilized ARGUS DCF while financial modeling complex scenarios found in commercial real estate assets.  Perhaps this post, or a scenario found in future posts to this series, will bring value to situations encountered that you will find beneficial and can be shared among your clients and colleagues. Recent […]

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How 2 Elbows + 5 Feet Saves Lives

Hopefully after reading this short blog you will share in my understanding how 2 elbows + 5 feet save lives.  Relax…..this is not an Algebraic equation! That’s right!……15 feet is the total length allowed for ducting a clothes dryer, to the exterior of a building envelope, per many building codes.  As my title suggests, and what you may not know, every elbow […]

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ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time – Part I

“ARGUS Tracks Change, Like a Clock Watches Time” will begin a series outlining how I have utilized ARGUS DCF while financial modeling complex scenarios found in commercial real estate assets.  Perhaps this post, or a scenario found in future posts to this series, will bring value to situations encountered that you will find beneficial and can be shared among your clients and colleagues. Financial […]

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How To Grow Buildings using ARGUS DCF

How To Grow Buildings using ARGUS DCF Financial modeling using ARGUS DCF & ARGUS Enterprise; to better understand a commercial real estates’ investment performance, is my format preference.  I believe institutional buyers, astute and savvy investors prefers this format as modeling in ARGUS is often specified for their commercial real estate disposition and acquisition considerations. Recently a […]

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Tracking Security Deposit Fundamentals

Security Deposits Financial modeling, using ARGUS DCF & ARGUS Enterprise, to better understand a commercial real estates’ investment performance is my format preference.  I believe institutional buyers, astute and savvy investors prefers this format as modeling in ARGUS is often specified for their commercial real estate disposition and acquisition considerations. Today I would like to discuss […]

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Development Functions Using Argus

Development Applying costs associated with Construction and Development, in a financial model using ARGUS, can be looked at from three different view points; Hard/Construction Costs, Soft/Development Costs and Land/Acquisition Costs. In this area of your financial model is where all of these related costs are identified and tailored specifically to fit each unique project. This […]

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ARGUS ESCROW FUNCTIONS

ESCROW This is the beginning of a series on the many functions I find useful when financial modeling with ARGUS DCF and ARGUS Enterprise.  Applying escrow contributions and distributions in a financial model using ARGUS is relatively straight forward yet the results are very powerful. Giving each item a distinguished name (Structural Reserves, Capital Expenditures, […]

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4 years ago Best Practices

SNDA

You worked hard locating the perfect building, with all the right amenities, proximities, and have negotiated favorable present and future lease terms. You now look forward to many years of enjoying that very space in that perfect building.  But what if the building is sold to new ownership/landlord; lease runs with the land,-just another transaction […]

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Why ARGUS® DCF is used by this Commercial Real Estate Broker

An ARGUS® DCF Power User Shares His Reasons Why ARGUS® DCF Should be used by Commercial Real Estate Brokers to create value and enhance their CRE business offerings. 1. ARGUS® is the industry standard for financial analysis. As a part of my business model I create investment proforma’s. I do this using ARGUS® DCF/ENTERPRISE 10.5. […]

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CRE Tenant or Landlord Representative?

What are you? A CRE tenant or landlord representative? I firmly believe one can only be one. I am a proclaimed landlord representative. Let me explain…..True dedicated landlord representatives are constantly eating, thinking, worrying and dreaming about the vacancy which they are responsible to fill. They GROW ROOTS  long after a space is leased. They […]

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Building Permits “Permit” Me to Explain

Landlords and Investors of all asset classes, listen up please!!!……….Construction and building permits are very important to obtain prior to any building improvements allowed to your asset. When you replace the roof covering – you need a permit, facade renovation – you need a permit, tenant space build-out – you not only need a permit […]

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Rule of Thumb HVAC Costs

Recently I was asked, “is there a reliable ‘Rule of Thumb HVAC Costs’ psf for operating warehouse air conditioning?” The limited information offered to me to help determine an answer, were as follows: “30,000sf of 22′ clear standard warehouse to be climate controlled to approximately 76 degrees. The air conditioning systems are well maintained, relatively […]

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4 Key Steps in Tenant Improvement Payouts

As an active landlord representative, my business model dictates that my services includes protecting my clients investment well after the tenant has executed their lease agreement. With a background of a general contractor for many years, I watch over the quality of construction, the full execution of construction documents and the distribution of construction funds […]

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