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The Art of Balance

CRE Podcast of the week The Art of Balance One of the greatest issues that we face as a society is the balancing of our professional career and personal lives. Traditions are changing and many of us are struggle to have fulfilling personal lives while pursuing successful careers. This is no more evident than the […]

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Opening a Franchise: American Dream or a Landlord Nightmare?

CRE Podcast of the week Opening a Franchise: American Dream or a Landlord Nightmare? When it comes to retail leases for franchised businesses, the perspectives of landlord, franchisor, and franchisee often differ. The ongoing shortage of premium retail space only sharpens these differences. We examine the sometimes conflicting objectives of the parties in negotiating a […]

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Separate Yourself from Competition

Separate Yourself from Competition Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Separate Yourself from Competition Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #20 1. Preview and research before you give a […]

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Comparing Locations is More Than Just a Feeling

Comparing locations is more than just a feeling and requires a thorough lease analysis. It is interesting when one takes a group of people out on tour to see their reactions. Some people go simply on about how the space looks the minute they see it. Others are very analytical and need lots of data. […]

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Disaster Planning for Commercial Property

CRE Podcast of the week Disaster Planning for Commercial Property Disaster preparedness is always a timely topic, especially in light of the recent tornado in Oklahoma and other natural disasters around the country. This rebroadcast is “must hear” radio for anyone responsible for commercial property management, including facilities managers, property & asset managers, owners and […]

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Cold Calling Strategy: Get Past the Gatekeeper

Cold Calling Strategy: Get Past the Gatekeeper Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. You need a Cold Calling Strategy to Get Past the Gatekeeper in CRE Our take-aways from Tuesday […]

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Commercial Real Estate Job Market

CRE Podcast of the week Commercial Real Estate Job Market We just heard that the unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been in many years. More jobs are being created and more are now available, but how does the national jobless report affect commercial real estate professionals? Are more jobs available and at what […]

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CRE New Year’s Resolution

All Work and No Play Unplug from CRE Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. CRE New Year’s Resolution Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #18 1. Each week pick […]

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All Work and No Play Unplug from CRE

All Work and No Play Unplug from CRE Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. All Work and No Play Unplug from CRE Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #17 […]

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Lease Insurance Clauses: Who and What Do They Protect?

CRE Podcast of the week Lease Insurance Clauses: Who and What Do They Protect? This show is a primer for landlords, tenants, property managers, lease administrators and anyone else who deals with commercial leases and the insurance provisions typically found in those leases. In nearly 40 years of lease negotiations and litigation, I’ve found that […]

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Green Buildings and Sustainability

CRE Podcast of the week Hot Topics in Green Buildings and Sustainability This is our first in a series of radio shows regarding green buildings, sustainability and our environment. Listen to a free-flowing conversation on key environmental and commercial building sustainability issues in today’s environment with some of the top experts in the nation. There […]

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How to Have a Stress Free Vacation

Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Stress Free Vacation Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #16 1. Let someone know where you are going. 2. Plan to return over […]

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Avoid Building Design Lawsuits

CRE Podcast of the week Buildings, Blueprints and Lawsuits: Architectural Copyright Protections and Liabilities As we slowly slip out of the realm of recession and into the thought of recovery and new construction, developers are beginning to think about new buildings and design. Architects are about to see their business expand and are being asked […]

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The Tour

I always enjoy showing our clients space. It is interesting to see space through their eyes. I may think something is great and they may not. One of the biggest differences between residential and commercial real estate is the tour. When you are working in residential, all an agent needs to do is call the […]

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Icons of Real Estate: Rand Sperry

CRE Podcast of the week Icons of Real Estate: Rand Sperry This is the first in a series of shows where Howard gets to interview some of the most highly successful, knowledgeable, experienced, known and well respected professionals in commercial real estate. Rand Sperry, founder of Sperry Van Ness, discusses and tell stories of his […]

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Do You Need Your Offices Cleaned?

Janitorial is one of the items where we see a wide gap in what landlords provide. Some provide it and some do not. Some will come in once a week and some will come in every day. I was working with a nonprofit and got them cleaning services with their lease. They thought I was […]

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It’ll be a Cold Calling Day in Hell!

CRE Podcast of the week It’ll be a Cold Calling Day in Hell! Is cold calling dead? Has it been replaced by social media? Did it ever work? Did it ever work for you? Do scripts work? Is there any way to get over that “deer in the headlights” fear when you have to pick […]

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Sales Meeting

Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #14 1. Meet with one of the brokers from the sales meeting. 2. Discuss takeaways from the […]

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What’s Going on in Sacramento? The Good, Bad and Ugly

CRE Podcast of the week What’s Going on in Sacramento? The Good, Bad and Ugly They say “what happens in California affects the rest of the country,” but I would add that is both good and bad news. It’s undeniable that California legislation and propositions often serve as a model for other states to adopt […]

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Find Yourself a Mentor

Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #13 1. Find yourself a mentor. 2. Commit to meeting with that mentor once a week. Photo […]

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Gratitude

Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #12 1. Express gratitude towards clients by giving them some form of gift showing you appreciate them. […]

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Fiscal Cliff’s Effect on Commercial Real Estate

CRE Podcast of the week Fiscal Cliff’s Effect on Commercial Real Estate Talk about timely! This is the show where we discuss how the whole issue of the Fiscal Cliff will affect Commercial Real Estate. What will happen if Congress avoids the cliff and just kicks the can down the road? What will happen if […]

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Xceligent, Emergence from the Merger of Co-Star and Loopnet

CRE Podcast of the week Xceligent, Emergence from the Merger of Co-Star and Loopnet Have you wanted to hear a little bit of the insider’s scoop on the merger of Loopnet and Co-Star? Well, now is your opportunity. I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with Douglas Curry, founder and CEO of Xceligent. […]

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Getting Started in Social Media

Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #11 1. Start slowly, and what ever you start make sure you can sustain it. 2. The […]

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SoCal CRE Movers and Shakers

CRE Podcast of the week SoCal CRE Movers and Shakers How appropriate to have a radio show entitled “Movers & Shakers” of Southern California. We have a wonderful and eclectic line up of featured guests for this show, including icons of Southern California commercial real estate, others who can help you become a mover & […]

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Building Tours: Always Be Prepared

Just some more common sense points from the host of Tuesday Traffic Tips, Allen Buchanan. By the way, check out Allen’s blog, Location Advice, which has been running for four years. Our take-aways from Tuesday Traffic Tips Episode #10 1. Always have a full tank of gas. 2. Get your car washed so you have […]

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Single Tenant Net Leased Properties and 1031 Tax Free Exchanges

CRE Podcast of the week Single Tenant Net Leased Properties and 1031 Tax Free Exchanges Apartments and Single Tenant Net Leased Properties, (“STNLP”) are the hottest properties on the commercial real estate scene. Deals are being done for both and these deals are leading the recovery of commercial real estate. Learn what the nexus is […]

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