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 IBuyers – Will we See Them?

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.houserealestate.com I read with great interest Jeff Collin’s column entitled – Will Online IBuyers Upend Home Sales? If you missed the column – shame on you! […]

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How to Sell a Gas Station or Car Wash With PREP Specialist Victor Buendia

This post originally appeared on tBL member  Progressive REP Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Victor Buendia I recently sat down with Victor Buendia, Progressive Real Estate Partners’ resident gas station and car wash sales specialist, to discuss the differences in selling this type of asset that […]

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Do Asking Prices Matter?

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.realestateagentcairns.com As a seller of commercial real estate – you’ve typically three goals – to dispose of your property for the most possible dollars, in the […]

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Commercial Tenant Water Bills

In most commercial leases, water and sewage charges are in the utility section of the lease and usually the responsibility of the tenant. So if the lease says, Tenant is responsible for all utilities associated with Property, then the water bill is their responsibility. Yet, if the water bill is not paid by the tenant, […]

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Is Your Building Ownership a Mirror Image?

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.clipartpanda.com Commercial real estate ownership is a beautiful thing! What other investment can you own and experience the tax advantages of depreciation, passive income treatment, and […]

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How to Navigate Site Issues in Commercial Development

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. From local development requirements to subsurface problems, no site comes without its inherent risks. Assessing those risk areas is what ultimately determines a project’s feasibility. While navigating site issues is challenging and time-consuming, […]

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Random Commercial Real Estate Advice – This One Appeals to All!

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.chipalatta.com If you’re reading this, chances are you have some stake in commercial real estate. Otherwise, you’d be focused upon Mark Wicker’s review of the Laker’s roster.  What’s unclear is […]

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Read the Tea Leaves to Move Your Commercial Real Estate

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: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea Hours of prospecting, client meetings, and presentations have resulted in a new assignment. Awesome! You’ve carefully scrutinized each sale and lease deal. You’re up to speed […]

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When Change Comes, So Do Additional Costs

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Thorough planning and budgeting are put into place to ensure construction costs are well managed. However, somewhere down the line, some things will need to be modified. That’s where change orders come into […]

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Common Area Maintenance Costs

CAM In commercial leases you will inevitably hear the word CAM. What is CAM you ask? For landlords, The term “Common Area Maintenance Costs” means all expenses incurred by Landlord in maintaining, repairing, replacing, improving, operating, managing, administering and insuring the Common Areas, all facilities of the Shopping Center and all improvements within the Shopping […]

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Progressive Real Estate Partners Sells Shops at Ramona Expressway in Perris, CA for $3.5M

This post originally appeared on tBL member  Progressive REP Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Rancho Cucamonga, CA – March 18, 2019 – Progressive Real Estate Partners, the leading Inland Empire retail real estate brokerage firm, announced today the sale of the Shops at Ramona Expressway, a […]

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Is M & A the Ebola Virus of Small Business?

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.cio.com For the last two weeks, we have considered trends permeating the commercial property landscape. We deep dived into third-party logistics providers and discussed a move […]

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What Can Make a Sublease Unmarketable – 5 Situations

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.ioptimizerealty.com I recently wrote about the Yin and Yang of subleases wherein I discussed the elements which make a sublease risky and non-beneficial to the owner and […]

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Should YOUR Business Exit California?

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.theminorityreportblog.com Last week, I framed three trends we are observing. In order, they are the use of 3PLs – third-party logistics providers, an exodus from the […]

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Technology I USE Everyday – Top 10

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: adwerx.com Often, I have opined how our residential counterparts have the edge on commercial real estate professionals when it comes to our use of technology. Simply, […]

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Understanding When to Sell Your Commercial Real Estate Investment Property

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. Commercial real estate investment has grown increasingly in popularity over the years, and for good reason!  From great returns to steadier income streams, there […]

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If Your Building Sells – What Happens?

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.divestopedia.com This week our team was contacted by an owner. Desired is to sell his building and re-deploy the equity into a college education for his […]

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Six Tough Commercial Real Estate Conversations – Cooperation Can Help!

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.clipartmax.com Cooperation is a reality in commercial real estate deals. Meaning – a buyer and seller or landlord and tenant – must reach an agreement. Simple. […]

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Operating Expenses – A Primer

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.clker.com Generally, January is the time of year when your landlord will present you with an invoice for expenses – in addition to your base rent. […]

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Who Will Pay the MOST for Your Commercial Real Estate

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.fastweb.com Generally, as a seller of commercial real estate – you have three motivations – to transact as quickly as possible at the highest price with […]

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3 BIGGEST Issues Confronting Occupants of Commercial Real Estate

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.thebrokerlist.com As a commercial real estate professional – my travels take me to many cool businesses. You see, close to half of my practice is consumed […]

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Medical Real Estate is the Right Sector for Your Investment Dollars

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. Written by: Alec Butterfield | Associate Advisor To begin my series of personal insights into specific sectors of the commercial real estate landscape I […]

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The “Brady Bunch” of Facilities

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.filmanddigitalmedia.wordpress.com Our week was highlighted by two meetings which were of particular interest – thus my desire to share. Common among both operations with whom we […]

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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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The Value of Value Engineering

This post originally appeared on SimonCRE Insights Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList.   What is value engineering? In short, value engineering is a process by which alternate means, methods, and materials are investigated and compared against initial construction costs. With a build to suit development, […]

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Uncovering ultra-high net worth families

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 Thought Catalog on Unsplash It seemed like the storyline of a movie or television show. The patriarch of a wealthy family having enough of the entitlement attitude of […]

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Is NOW the Right Time to Move?

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.journal.media In a word – actually two – it depends. Today, I recap a week of meetings, situations, and the counsel we provided to businesses who […]

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