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!

Operating Expenses: What Tenants Should Know

This post originally appeared on Ensemble Real Estate Solutions's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. By Murray Gares, CCIM – Executive Vice President, Healthcare Brokerage Services Agent, Ensemble Real Estate Solutions Most leases have some sort of pass-through for operating expenses of a building. A tenant […]

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2020 Commercial Real Estate Trends for Clients

This post originally appeared on NAI Isaac's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: the 2010’s, a decade that never felt like it was going to end, is finally over, and the 2020’s are here. Each decade has had its […]

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Hunters vs Farmers – a Parody

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.lobosocial.com Commercial real estate professionals must be transactional – they must close deals – to survive. However, the pathway toward those deals can be through the […]

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Tenant Representative

This post originally appeared on Lee and Associates Orange Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. When entering into a commercial lease, how is the tenant supposed to know everything? Is it their responsibility to know every detail of the lease, to know exactly what to ask […]

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The Unlikely Intersection of Art, Commercial Real Estate, and Location Intelligence

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. When I was in Louisville, Kentucky a few months ago, I noticed a very novel adaptive reuse of a very often overlooked portion of downtown commercial properties – colorful […]

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Use an escrow when selling a business and more on the surprise deed of trust

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 GEORGE DESIPRIS from Pexels Selling a business In my career, I have only sold a handful of businesses, the majority a part of a real estate transaction. I […]

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How to Overcome the Downsides of Being an Independent Commercial Broker

This post originally appeared on Marketplace Advertiser, Alliance CRE Advisor's Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Commercial real estate (CRE) brokers and brokerages have a couple options when it comes to operating their business. For one, they can join an established national or internationally recognized platform. […]

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Is the Stadium Deal a Home Run for the Angels?

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. www.ocregister.com An expiring lease, an opt-out clause, an aging building in need of millions in capital improvements, a beloved sports franchise, a negotiating deadline – all under the […]

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Roxy’s Resources: Top 3 Features of a CRM

Are you using a CRM? There are a ton of CRM (Client Relationship Management) Services to pick from.  In this edition of Roxy’s Resources, I will outline the top 3 features of a CRM and exactly what to look for in those features. This is my personal recommendation on how to keep all your emails, […]

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Nationwide Traffic Count Maps

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. If your work includes Site Selection for Commercial Real Estate, or you’ve been scouting sites for your own business’s next location, you’ve probably attempted to find information that provides […]

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Happy New Year! Here are your CAM Charges

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.clipart-library.com This time of year, landlords all over Southern California, present their tenants with a Christmas gift – a bill for operating expenses. Merry Christmas indeed! […]

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Why you need to Check the Math on your Operating Expense Reconciliation

This post originally appeared on tBL member Kevin Cronin's Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In full-service gross office leases, landlords typically pass on a pro-rata share of operating expenses (OPEX) related to the tenant’s occupancy of the space. In the most common office lease, […]

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Crime rate measurement during Site Selection. Does it matter?

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. *For reference, the national baseline Personal Crime Index is 100. This site measures more than 9 times higher than the national average. Sometimes, it’s what you can’t see at […]

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How Cities Can Help Foster New Retail or Restaurant Businesses

This post originally appeared on tBL member  Progressive REP Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. I was recently contacted by a Riverside County Economic Development official asking for my thoughts on how the cities in the county can help foster more independent retailers, especially restaurants, to open […]

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Percentage Rent & Natural Breakpoint

Some of our clients ask us to help explain the percentage rent concept. A  landlord of a retail property may require a tenant to pay a predetermined percentage of their retail sales above a defined breakpoint. The additional rent is calculated based on the tenant’s sales over a certain dollar amount.  A natural sales threshold […]

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What is the crime rate around your potential business location? Does it matter?

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. *For reference, the national baseline Personal Crime Index is 100. This site measures more than 9 times higher than the national average. Sometimes, it’s what you can’t see at […]

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The Importance of Environmental Assessments in CRE Acquisition

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Unfortunate fact: a large portion of Commercial Real Estate across the globe, especially in older, urban areas, is contaminated. The Reality Back in the days before we cared about […]

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Best Tip for 2020 From Roxy’s Resources: Eliminate Business Card Piles!

Roxy's Resources offers a solution to how to eliminate business card piles.

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Three Ways to FAIL as a Commercial Real Estate Professional

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.blog.reincanada.com The airways and media channels are clogged with ways to succeed. Seven habits of successful people, characteristics of top producers, Three ways to own your […]

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The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

This post originally appeared on Beck Partners' Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. As cyber attacks become more and more common, protecting your data is increasingly difficult. In fact, a study from Juniper Research found that by 2023, cyber criminals are expected to steal an estimated […]

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Foreclosure not necessarily the nail in the coffin – part 3

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 Mike from Pexels Developing a shopping center from the ground up can be a speculative undertaking, especially when you do not have tenants lined-up for all available space. […]

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Considering a Commercial Real Estate Investment Property? Read This First!

This post originally appeared on tBL member Michael Kushner's blog Omni Realty Group and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Investing in commercial real estate can be one of the most lucrative real estate investments you can make. Investors can realize extraordinary capital gains and huge cash flow […]

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Location Intelligence: Case Study #1

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Location Intelligence is the collection, analysis, and presentation of data using Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) to provide guidance in organizational decision-making. Location Intelligence is used in numerous fields including […]

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Environmental Assessments Tips: When Faced With a Phase II

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. During the due diligence period for a single-tenant build to suit, if the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) identifies any likelihood of contamination in the soil, groundwater or a vapor intrusion condition, […]

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Lien on me – the surprise deed of trust

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 Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels My nephew, hearing a knock on his front door, found a real estate broker asking if he knew Robert and Marianna Polson, my parents. […]

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Is Road Signage Still Important?

This post originally appeared on tBL member J-P. Pesare's blog Kinetic Bridge and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Perhaps this scenario plays out at a higher percentage on highways, when you are perusing exit signs for a gas station or Waffle House or Cracker Barrel, but what […]

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Everything You Need to Know About CRE Zoning Reports

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. When it comes to the acquisition of a commercial property and municipalities’ ever-changing zoning laws, it’s a best practice measure to obtain a zoning report. Typically it’s required by lenders, but regardless, ordering […]

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