Best Practices (1249)

See what the best practices are for today's commercial real estate professional. Whether you are a leasing professional, investment sales or marketing director you will find the tips and tricks and other nuggets of gold from commercial real estate brokers from all parts of the world who are proud to share their trade secrets!

Commercial Real Estate Advice – When Do You Need It?

This post originally appeared on tBL member Allen C. Buchanan's blog Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Image Attribution: poetsandquantsforundergrads.com Seemingly an easy retort? Certainly. I need advice when I’m buying, leasing, or selling. These three circumstances would apply to either side of the aisle […]

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Build to Suit vs Reverse Build to Suit

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. As we recently discussed in this blog post, a build to suit lease has various definitions. There are a number of different lease structures and unique elements that separate a build to suit […]

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Understanding the lease – part 2

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Blake Newman from Pexels Unfortunately, some leases can last longer than some marriages. Do not be caught in a lease you do not understand, a property that does […]

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CRE Mistakes Series: Mistakes: Bookkeeper

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. CRE Mistakes Series: Office Neighbors Once upon a time I was the bookkeeper for a company that sold singing telegrams! We had beautiful offices […]

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CRE Mistakes Series: Office Neighbors

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. “CRE Mistakes Series: Office Neighbors Once upon a time I was the bookkeeper for a company that sold singing telegrams! We had beautiful offices […]

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Fixturing and Rent Abatement

Fixturing period and rent abatement are terms used in the process of negotiating commercial leases that are often misunderstood. The intent of the fixturing period is to provide the tenant a time period to have access to the space and complete the construction of the tenant improvements also known as fixturing the premises.  The landlord […]

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Commercial Real Estate

This post originally appeared on tBL Member, Sperry Van Ness Graham Langlois Legendre's SVN GLL News Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. The decision to purchase commercial real estate is a big one.  It’s a huge commitment to own a commercial building, as well as a […]

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Using Special Inspections to Ensure Quality Construction

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Ensuring quality development projects is essential to making sure clients are happy with their end product. Quality control should include but isn’t limited to, personnel, subcontractors, materials, and procedures. For example, a lack […]

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Understanding the lease – part 2

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Blake Newman from Pexels Unfortunately, some leases can last longer than some marriages. Do not be caught in a lease you do not understand, a property that does […]

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CRE Definition: Lease Expiration

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. CRE Definitions Series: Lease Expiration Most leases have a start and ending date spelled out in a lease document. The last day of the […]

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Understanding the lease – part 1

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Getting stuck in a lease with less than favorable terms you do not fully understand can give you years of regret. Both landlords and tenants need to be sure they […]

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Case Study: Success Story Michgian Womens Foundation

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Success Story: MWF RelocationTHE CHALLENGE: The Michigan Women’s Foundation had negotiated to buy a building with a developer when the transaction fell through. They […]

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Case Study: Success Story Michigan Women’s Foundation

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Success Story: MWF Relocation THE CHALLENGE: The Michigan Women’s Foundation had negotiated to buy a building with a developer when the transaction fell through. […]

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Mom & Pop Retailers Make a Comeback in SoCal’s Inland Empire

This post originally appeared on tBL member  Progressive REP Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. While reviewing Progressive Real Estate Partner’s leasing activity for the year, I’ve noticed an interesting trend happening in SoCal’s Inland Empire.  Year to date a whopping 78% of our leasing transactions have […]

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Breaking Down a Build to Suit Lease

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. A build to suit lease has various definitions. The simplest being any lease that references some construction to meet the tenant’s requirements. But there is much more to it than just that. A […]

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CRE Series: Space Calculator

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList.

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10 questions to ask yourself before considering a career in commercial real estate

This post originally appeared on Saskedge Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. You may be in your last year of university and considering your career options or, have just come to the realization that your current professional path is not going to be your lifework. The […]

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CRE Definition Series: Tenant Improvements

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. CRE Definitions Series: Tenant Improvements A list of improvements made to a leased space such as building walls, replacing flooring, ceiling tiles, fixtures etc. […]

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You’re on the Hook: The Value of a Phase I Site Assessment

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Simply put, as the owner of a piece of commercial property, if it’s contaminated, you’re on the hook. In other words, by virtue of owning a property at which environmental contamination exists, the […]

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If Commercial Was More Like Residential – 7 Ways From Sunday!

This post originally appeared on tBL member Allen C. Buchanan's blog Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.dailyfoxreport.com Commercial real estate professionals differ from our residential colleagues in many ways – which I have enumerated in this space. But, how would our industry […]

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How to Purchase Investment Property without Money

This post originally appeared on tBL Member, Sperry Van Ness Graham Langlois Legendre's SVN GLL News Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Deciding to purchase commercial investment property is a great way to spend your money!  There is, however, a damper put on things if you […]

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CRE Mistakes Series: Mistakes

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. CRE Mistakes Series: Retailers not understanding their rent obligations At Compass we get a lot of calls from retailers who leased space without representation. […]

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What Commercial Lease Agreement is Right for You? A Landlord’s Perspective

This post originally appeared on Beck Partners' Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. There are many different types of commercial lease agreements for Landlord’s to use. Over my 27 years in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, representing many landlords, I’ve found certain leases work for certain […]

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House hacking – part 2

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In part one we discussed my clients, Steve and Cheryl, who doubled their money using the house hacking technique in purchasing, managing, and living in one unit of their fourplex […]

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CRE retail idea that failed miserably…or did it

This post originally appeared on Saskedge Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Have you ever stumbled onto one of those websites that features abandoned spaces? My favourites are old malls. Once so bustling and now so neglected. But what if you were looking at a vacant […]

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CRE Math Series: Financial Summary for an Office Lease

This post originally appeared on tBL member Lynn Drake's blog Compass-Commercial Blog | Expert Commercial Leasing Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. CRE Math Series: Financial Summary for an Office Lease: This year we have been showing you how we calculate the various costs that go […]

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Is Commercial Real Estate a Good Investment – Part Deaux

This post originally appeared on tBL member Allen C. Buchanan's blog Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Last week – in this space – we massaged the merits. Discussed were the reasons why not – a liquidity event, a sale of the business that occupies, […]

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