Mixing Social Media, Video & Radio for the Commercial Real Estate Professional

CRE Podcast of the week Mixing Social Media, Video & Radio for the Commercial Real Estate Professional – A New Frontier This show is about self-promotion using video, radio & social media for the commercial real estate professional. It is a conversation between Duke Long and Howard Kline two commercial real estate professionals and social […]

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CRE Effectively Communicate Statistics

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 #43 1. Rephrase statistics. 2. Explain what it means for them. Photo credit: “Cinema Clapboard” by renjith […]

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CRE Chicago Event: Women in Commercial Real Estate Clink Summer Toast

As a result of the wildly successful magazine special edition issue of Women in Commercial Real Estate 2014, the Illinois Real Estate Journal team thought it would be awesome to make the virtual a reality! So IREJ is now hosting the 1st annual Women in Commercial Real Estate Clink Summer Toast! Now people from the […]

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Success in an Inefficient Industry: David and Goliath

There is a lot of hustle and bustle in the CompStak office as of late. We are revamping many of our processes, relaunching a new version of the site, looking to raise series B investment, and putting a lot of thought and experimentation into how we connect with our users, potential users, and clients. It […]

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Is Your Credibility Showing?

Why do so many of us spend so much time and money to achieve designations or join organizations? Is it not to help build credibility and gain knowledge that gives you a competitive advantage? If so, then why not make sure you display those relationships on your various online profiles, like here at tBL? We […]

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How Important Are Renewal Options?

Are renewal options important? 95% of the ones I have seen set the renewal option at market rate, and the other 5% are set at a rate I would deem as “important.” How do you know? Well, you start by taking a look at a CoStar report to see what the asking rates are in […]

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Handy Tricks for Finding Contact Information

Accurate data are the foundation of effective marketing, and it is particularly important (and challenging) to maintain accurate contact information.  This article summarizes some highly effective but little know methods for finding email addresses.  I use these methods in my commercial real estate brokerage business (for more on my services, click here, but they are equally effective […]

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Marcus & Millicahp Sells 200-Unit Multifamily Asset in Phoenix, AZ to La Fuente de la Comunidad, LLC.

July 7, 2014 – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, today announced the sale of Camelback Vista, a 200-unit apartment property located in Phoenix, AZ, according to Don Morrow, Regional Manager of the firms Phoenix office. The asset commanded a […]

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CRE Lease Clauses Analyzed

CRE Podcast of the week And Even More Commercial Lease Clauses Analyzed, with Joel Hall & Howard Kline Joel Hall joins Howard Kline on CRERadio for a little “point/counterpoint” discussion, as they delve into the relative positions of the landlord and tenant on specific lease clauses that may include, time permitting: Exclusives & Exclusive Waiver […]

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#CRE Prioritizing Your Goals

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 #41 1. Prioritize your daily goals. 2. Choose top two or three goals to accomplish. 3. Which […]

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Reputation.com Leases 20,000 sf Office Tempe Arizona

ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the 20,000 square foot lease for Reputation.com’s regional sales office in Tempe, Arizona. The property, Anasazi Office Building, is located at 1840 East Guadalupe Road and is owned by Nelson Ranch, Ltd based in Scottsdale. “This was a great opportunity for both the landlord and Reputation.com to […]

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How is Professionalism Regulated in Commercial Real Estate?

I started the second half of 2014 at an all-day interactive seminar at Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS™ (MORe) in Downers Grove, Illinois. This was a brainstorming event on how to raise the bar of professionalism in real estate within our association. Though 99% of the people participating were residential agents it got me thinking about […]

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To Drone or Not to Drone in CRE

Last night one of our very own, ‘theBrokerList’ member, Hal Hanstein, CCIM of Cardinal Realty Group was interviewed by Paul Schankman of Fox 2 News in St. Louis, on the topic of commercial real estate professionals using drones. The federal government is cracking down on the use of drones and is angering a lot of […]

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Howard & Linda Visit Alaska

I recently took a trip to Alaska with Howard Kline and it was spectacular! Now I know you are wondering why we took a trip together, well Howard did not actually come with me, he came with me through his podcasts! His podcasts are not only very informative but they are also very entertaining and […]

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Tucson Arizona 4,208 Retail Lease Signed

Krikawa Jewelry Design leased 4,208 s/f at 21 East Congress street. They will have retail space for jewlery sales, and on-site custom design and manufacturing. Chris Sauer of Peach Properties represented the landlord and Michael Coretz of Commercial Real Estate Group represented the tenant.

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Optimistic About Arizona CRE Market

I attended the ASU Real Estate Council, hosted event yesterday, that Mark Strapp moderated. Pete Bolton at NGKF and Chris Toci at Cushman & Wakefield were the panelists. Here are some interesting points that I walked away with: Apartments/Single Family -There are approx. 240,000 single family rental (SFR) homes in the metro – estimated occupancy […]

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#CRE Busy Work vs. Strategic Planning?

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 #40 1. Forward thinking is strategic planning for yourself. 2. What is your vision for your niche? […]

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What’s the difference between Class A, Class B, and Class C office space?

Office buildings are generally classified into one of three categories: Class A, Class B, or Class C.  Standards vary by market, and each category is defined in relation to its counterparts.  Building classification allows us to differentiate buildings and rationalize market data.  That said, classification is an art, not a science.  While a definitive formula […]

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Marcus & Millichap sells 32 units in Uptown Central Phoenix

Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announces the sale of The Ranch at Midtown, a 32-unit apartment property located in Phoenix, AZ. The asset commanded a sales price of $2.56 million or $80,000 a unit. Brian Tranetzki and Rich Butler, multifamily investment […]

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Keys to Closing A Commercial Real Estate Transaction

Anyone who thinks closing a commercial real estate transaction is a clean, easy, stress-free undertaking has never closed a commercial real estate transaction. Expect the unexpected, and be prepared to deal with it. I may not charm your socks off with industry gossip, sports-talk or movie quotes, but give me a complex commercial real estate […]

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Protecting Your Rights as a Tenant Begins with Reading the Lease

As a brokerage firm, we have been disappointed with some of the attorneys reviewing our client’s leases. Why would this be? An attorney is an attorney, right? So you’d think. But you would be wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Assuming all attorneys are alike is no different than asking your gynecologist to help you diagnose a […]

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Robust and Accurate Data are Essential for Effective CRE Marketing

Every day, I look for new and better ways to improve my prospect database.  Accurate information in my database will increase the chances of a prospect responding to an email blast or direct mail piece.  If I have enough data, I can make my email blasts so personalized that the recipients think I wrote to […]

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Just Closed: Vestis Group Brokers Sale Of Roosevelt Row Office Building In Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix – June 13, 2014– Vestis Group is pleased to announce that brokers Natan Jacobs, Les Litwin and Victoria Miachika have completed the sale of Roosevelt 11, a 5,028 square feet, single-level, freestanding office building, located near Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix, for $372,000 / $73.99 per square foot. Ronald Yenney of Ephrata, Washington sold […]

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NAI Isaac Assists GECE with a +/- 50,000 SF Lease Renewal at Lexington Business Center

NAI Isaac is pleased to announce the lease renewal of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services at Lexington Business Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Located at 2050 Creative Drive and New Circle Road, the Lexington Business Center is a 307,498 square foot, five-building mixed-use development on 19.71 acres. Bruce Isaac, SIOR, CCIM, Senior Vice President, […]

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In #CRE, Self-Motivation is Power: 2 Thoughts

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. 1. In order to be successful you need to have a positive attitude. 2. Appreciating what you have each day, or reflecting on your […]

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AVANT Capital Partners Originates Bridge Loan in Prospect Lefferts Gardens (Brooklyn) NY

May 27, 2014 – Greenwich, CT – AVANT Capital Partners, a leading commercial real estate bridge lender, has originated a $3,275,000 bridge loan secured by a property located at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Lincoln Road in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. The interest-only 24-month loan carries an interest rate of […]

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How Millennials are Changing the Retail Landscape

By the year 2020, nearly one-third of all retail spending will come from the group we’ve come to know as millennials. The millennial generation (defined as those born between roughly 1980 and the early 2000s) represent nearly 25 percent (80 million people) of the U.S. population and more than $200 billion in annual buying power, […]

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