CraigsList HTML Ban Solved for #CRE!

In 2013 we rolled out a feature for our members to easily share their HAVE posts using some awesome HTML Code set up to work with CraigsList as well as any other system that accepts HTML, such as WordPress. Of course, Murphy’s Law kicked in and after our time spent on developing this feature, CraigsList […]

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NAI Isaac Welcomes JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores to Barren River Plaza in Glasgow, KY

NAI Isaac welcomes JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores to Barren River Plaza, bringing the 119,000 square foot center to 100% occupancy. JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores is one of the largest specialty retailers of fabrics and crafts in the country.  The 17,000 square foot store is slated to open in the spring of 2014. JoAnn […]

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NAI Isaac Welcomes Preferred Dry Cleaners to Chinoe Center

Preferred Cleaners is an eco-friendly dry cleaner with no odor, less fading, gentle on fibers in addition to being non-toxic and non-hazardous to humans, animals & the environment. Preferred Cleaners specializes in perfect shirts, skilled alterations, couture & designer garments, and wedding gown pressing, cleaning and preservation and is slated to open their first Lexington location […]

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Webinar: Out-Linking The CRE Competition

This will be one of the best opportunities to hear first hand, how we can all use Linkedin to make money and grow our business! Matthew Smith of REA has organized this totally free webinar, in conjunction with Barbi Reuter, Allen C. Buchanan and myself. He has put much work into finding Yuhannes Watts, a […]

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NAI Isaac Welcomes Ruler Foods to Barren River Plaza

NAI Isaac welcomes Ruler Foods to Barren River Plaza, as it continues its expansion into Kentucky. Ruler Foods is a discount grocery store that sells Kroger brand food and limited assortment of other national brand items. The 21,000 square foot store is slated to open in Spring 2014. Ruler Foods will join Goody’s, Burke’s Outlet, Jo-Ann Fabric and […]

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GPE Exceeds $100 Million Revenue for 2013; Continuing a Positive Trend

January 16, 2014 (Phoenix, Arizona) – GPE Commercial Advisors, one of the oldest commercial real estate firms in Arizona, has many reasons to celebrate another strong year of absorption. Their 2013 results are as follows: • Approximately 380,000 sq feet of leased space • Approaching 2.9 million sq feet in real estate sales • Exceeding […]

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Sperry Van Ness Sells St. Charles Multifamily Complex for $5.6M

CHICAGO–January 16 2014–Sperry Van Ness Chicago Commercial has completed the sale of a 71 unit apartment complex located in St. Charles, Illinois. Matthew Pinsky, Jim Sears and Reid Bennett of Sperry Van Ness LLC represented the Seller in the transaction. The asset commanded a sale price of $5,625,000, more than 99% of its list price […]

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Will Chicagoland Commercial Property Ever Be the Same?

This might be the biggest news in Chicagoland commercial property since the creation of the TIF district. On January 1, 2014, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce launched the largest public-facing inventory of commercial availabilities ever created by integrating the BrokerSavant Property Index with the chamber website. Hundreds of brokers have already listed more than 1100 […]

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NAI Isaac Welcomes Ramsey’s Diner to West Zandale Plaza

NAI Isaac welcomes Ramsey’s Diner to West Zandale Plaza, just off Nicholasville Road.  Ramsey’s Diner has four Lexington locations and has a full selection of sandwiches, salads and serves breakfast all day. Ramsey’s Diner is slated to open February 2014. West Zandale Plaza is a new 12,000 SF retail center located at 151 West Zandale Court […]

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Product Review: Evercontact

  If you are using Gmail or Microsoft Outlook continue reading. Over the years I have used most of the contact relationship management systems on the market including, ACT!, Goldmine, Realhound, REA, Salesforce and Clientlook. All do a good job of saving contacts and keeping a history of your communications. Most have some integration with […]

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Get Pinned to the #CRE Map

Did you know that we make it easy for people to find our members via our map? Well, when you get a chance, visit the map and make sure your image is showing up and you are looking good. Find your pin today. We are getting much feedback from the public or end-users as they […]

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NAI Isaac Promotes Chad Voelkert and Jamie Adams

NAI Isaac Commercial Properties announced that Chad Voelkert has been promoted to Vice President and Jamie Adams, LEED AP has been promoted to Senior Associate. Chad Voelkert focuses on the development, sales, leasing of commercial and industrial properties throughout the Central and Eastern Kentucky area. He has worked with multiple local, regional, national, and global […]

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Let’s face it…A #CRE move sucks!

Ahhhh, my first blog post of 2014! As I sit here in the world HQ of Location Advice on the 57th anniversary of my birth…thanks Mom and Dad…I have come to two realizations…you only need to do three things to make a commercial real estate deal AND moving sucks! OK, I said it…not in the […]

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Why Tenants AND Landlords Should Love Tenant Rep Brokers

I have recently completed a transaction where I was the representative for the Landlord on a property and executed a lease with a tenant who did not understand the talent (Tenant Rep) AND time required to open a new location! Although the tenant was a very smart medical doctor, they had no experience in commercial […]

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NAI Isaac Facilitates a 21,200 SF Lease in Lexington

Bruce Isaac, SIOR, CCIM, and Jim Holbrook of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties represented the Landlord, FFF Rental, Inc., and Eric Bumm of RE/MAX Elite, represented the Tenant, TP Mechanical Contractors, Inc., to lease 21,200 sf of warehouse space located in the Ferguson Building on East 7th Street in Lexington, Kentucky.

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NAI Isaac Brokers Land Sale to Goodwill Industries

NAI Isaac brokered the sale of 2.32 acres to Goodwill Industries of Kentucky located at 3140-3150 Mapleleaf Drive in Lexington. For more information visit www.goodwillky.org. Al Isaac, President and Jamie Adams, LEED AP of NAI Isaac represented the seller, Fifth Third Bank, in this transaction.

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Wilbur Properties Brings New Retail to Newark Marketplace

Palo Alto, CA – Wilbur Properties represented an experienced restaurateur in the site selection and lease negotiation for his new restaurants located at Newark Marketplace in Newark, California. Scheduled for opening in Spring 2014, Baby Lobster will feature a seafood menu with a Cajun-inspired influence. The restaurant occupies 1,668 sq. ft. at 5855 Jarvis Avenue. […]

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Utilizing the SOF Truths in CRE

A large part of my focus in both tBL posts and my personal blog, is taking experiences from my time in the Army and transferring them to business (commercial real estate) and life. The Special Operations Forces or SOF Truths were originally written in 1987 by retired Army Colonel John Collins.  According to United States […]

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NAI Isaac Brokers Sale of 3.914 Acres on North Broadway

NAI Isaac brokered the sale of a 13,092 sf building on 3.914 acres to Miss Priss Incorporated. Miss Priss is a complete prom and pageant boutique and will relocate to 908 North Broadway in Lexington and is slated to open Summer 2014. For more information visit www.missprisspromandpageant.com. Al Isaac, President and Jamie Adams, LEED AP […]

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NAI Isaac Brokers the Sale of Two Shopping Centers in Berea, Kentucky

NAI Isaac brokered the sale of Berea Shoppes consisting of 13,850 sf and Prince Royal Plaza consisting of 69,397 sf, both located on Prince Royal Plaza Drive in Berea, KY. Located in Madison County, both properties are centrally located just off the South Berea Interstate 75 interchange (Exit 76).  Paul Ray Smith, Executive Vice President, represented […]

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NAI Isaac Brings Jessamine Dry Cleaners to French Quarter Square

NAI Isaac welcomes Jessamine Dry Cleaners to French Quarter Square shopping center.  Jessamine Dry Cleaners opened their first Lexington location and is now open at 2573 Richmond Road. French Quarter Square is home to Doubletree Guest Suites, Panera Bread, Posh Salon & Spa and Sun Tan City. Paul Ray Smith and J.L. Cannady of NAI Isaac represented the Landlord […]

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Vestis Group Brokers Sale Of Midtown Phoenix Apartments For $1.15M

Phoenix – December 23, 2013 – Vestis Group is pleased to announce that brokers Victoria Miachika, Natan Jacobs and Les Litwin have completed the sale of Estates at Midtown Apartments, a 14-unit multifamily community located near the Valley Metro Light Rail in midtown Phoenix, Arizona for $1,150,000 / $82,143 per unit. Medlock Manor Apartments, LLC […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Online Marketing

Everyday we see so many of our members with some awesome Dos and we also see members with some terrible Don’ts. It is so hard to point the finger at the Don’ts as it is not our intent to embarrass anyone, but we love to point out the Dos and showcase the positive as often […]

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How Commercial Brokers Can Succeed if Sears & J.C. Penney Fail

Commercial brokers have to think like chess players. Anticipating the next move isn’t enough—to do right by your clients, you have to think three or four moves ahead. For example: Two of America’s largest retailers—Sears and J.C. Penney—may be sliding toward oblivion. If you work with mall owners, what’s your next move if those stores […]

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How Commercial Brokers Can Succeed if Sears & J.C. Penney Fail

Commercial brokers have to think like chess players. Anticipating the next move isn’t enough—to do right by your clients, you have to think three or four moves ahead. For example: Two of America’s largest retailers—Sears and J.C. Penney—may be sliding toward oblivion. If you work with mall owners, what’s your next move if those stores […]

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Arizona Shopping Center Sold- $13.7M- Arcadia Plaza

Arcadia Plaza – a Sprouts anchored neighborhood shopping center on the northeast corner of 28thStreet and Indian School has been sold.  Phillips Edison, a retail real estate company with a retail portfolio of 29 Million square feet and 280 properties across the country, has purchased the shopping center property for $13.7M.  The Seller was RJ Realty Advisors, LLC a […]

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Brokers for Kids: Shedding Light on Arizona’s Underprivileged Youth

Sunny, inviting Arizona – a home that guarantees warmth, growth, and plenty of room for success – and yet, many of the bright and gifted youth it houses are denied access to these invaluable amenities that are necessary for growth into healthy and self-sustaining adults. For many, a bright future is so close and yet access […]

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