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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NAI Isaac Brokers the Sale of Freestanding Retail Building

Bruce Isaac, SIOR, CCIM, Senior Vice President of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties represented the seller, White’s Dairy Queen, Inc. in the sale of a freestanding, single-story retail building located just off Richmond Road at 2222 Coburn Boulevard. The buyer, ANSH LLC, is slated to open a laundry mat in first Quarter 2014. 

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How to Create Dominating Market Presence by Blogging in These 4 Categories

There is no better way to create dominating market presence quickly than to demonstrate your expertise by blogging. Blogging harnesses the power of digital real estate (first page of google!).  It allows you to demonstrate your experience and expertise without tooting your own horn.  It works for you 24/7 all across the globe.  There is […]

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Top 7 Non-CRE Blogs that Commercial Brokers Should Read

We know, we know—who has time to read more blogs? Commercial brokers are busy people, and there’s plenty of essential CRE reading you’re already way behind on. Still, you can’t just read what other commercial brokers are saying. Widen your perspective a bit, and you’ll discover new ways of thinking about life and business that […]

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GPE Welcomes Ranier Robinson as Director of Accounting

GPE Companies is happy to introduce Ranier Robinson as the Director of Accounting for GPE Management Services, LLC. Mr. Robinson will oversee the accounting department, managing all corporate and property management operation standards, facilitating inter-departmental communication and assisting the Director of Property Management.  “We are excited to have Rainer join the GPE team.  The leadership […]

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GPE Closes Transaction on 64,375 SF Industrial Building in Phoenix

GPE Commercial Advisors, one of the oldest privately owned commercial real estate firm in Arizona, secured the sale of a 64,375 square foot, 6.95 Acre property at 4039 East Raymond Street in Phoenix. The property sold for $2,895,000. Built in 1974, the property was most recently occupied by River of Life Church. The new owner […]

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Top 10+ CRE Blogs of 2013

Wishing all a healthy and Happy New Year! Wanted to say good bye to 2013 and welcome 2014 with our Top 10+ CRE Blogs of 2013! This is a great way to say thanks to all of our hard working bloggers and team bloggers at tBL! All of our contributors deserve a huge thanks for […]

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NAI Isaac Brokers the sale of HQ Facility in Harrodsburg, KY

Bruce Isaac, SIOR, CCIM and Chad Voelkert, of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties and Michael Shigley with USI Real Estate Brokerage Services, Inc. represented the seller, Trim Masters, Inc. in the sale of the +/- 60,000 SF HQ Facility on +/- 20 acres located at 1090 Industry Road in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to a local investor.

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NAI Isaac Welcomes Pioneer Credit Company to Richmond Woods Centre

Pioneer Credit Company will relocate to Richmond Woods Centre just off Richmond Road in January 2014. Pioneer Credit Company provides consumer and auto loans and tax preparation. Richmond Woods Centre is now a fully leased 22,000 SF shopping center located at the corner of Todds Road and Codell Drive directly across from the Lowe’s entrance.  The […]

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NAI Isaac Facilitates a Lease with the LFUCG for an Industrial Facility in Lexington, KY

Al Isaac, President and Bruce Isaac, SIOR, CCIM, Senior Vice President of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties represented the Landlord, James R. Kemper, in lease negotiations with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Water Quality for a 13,322 SF industrial facility located at 951 Enterprise Drive in Lexington, Kentucky.

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NAI Isaac Welcomes Big Blue Vapor Shop to South Broadway Marketplace

NAI Isaac assisted with the leasing of Big Blue Vapor Shop’s second location at 1030 South Broadway. Big Blue Vapor Shop is expected to open the end of December 2013. Big Blue Vapor Shop sells electronic cigarettes and accessories. South Broadway Marketplace tenants include Saddle Ridge, Jalapeno’s, Thai Orchard Café & Jet’s Pizza. South Broadway Marketplace […]

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NAI Isaac Assists Stantec in Relocation & Expansion to CentrePointe Development

Bruce Isaac, SIOR, CCIM, Senior Vice President of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties and Dina Zavislak with Mohr Partners, represented Stantec in lease negotiations and Ken Michul with The Webb Companies represented the Owner, The Offices of CentrePointe, LLC in this transaction. Stantec will occupy the top +/- 2½ floors consisting of +/-35,000 SF in the […]

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NAI Isaac Brokers the Sale of the Grand Central Place Outlot in Somerset

NAI Isaac brokered the sale of the 0.79 AC outlot situated in front of Grand Central Place Shopping Center at 2711 South Highway 27 in Somerset, Kentucky. The outlot was sold to Hwy 27 Somerset KY, LLC for retail development. Jim Kemper and Paul Ray Smith of NAI Isaac Commercial Properties represented the seller, Linda Hassur […]

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NAI Isaac Welcomes Rue 21 to Festival Plaza in Glasgow, KY

NAI Isaac welcomes Rue 21 to Festival Plaza, bringing the 42,000 square foot center to 100% occupancy. Rue 21 is a national specialty discount retailer of young men and women’s casual apparel and accessories.  The 5,900 square foot store is slated to open in the spring of 2014. Rue 21 will join Dollar General, Hibbett […]

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Ensemble Real Estate Solutions’ Tracy Altemus and Jamie Krahne Author a Chapter in “The Textbook of Urgent Care Management”

Tracy Altemus, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Brokerage Services and Jamie Krahne, Regional Manager for Ensemble Real Estate Solutions recently collaborated on writing a chapter in “The Textbook of Urgent Care Management” by John Shufeldt M.D. J.D., MBA, FACEP. Altemus and Krahne provided their industry expertise for a chapter in the textbook titled “Building out an […]

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GPE Healthcare Forum – Panelists explore how health care changes impact patient care and real estate

Fundamental shifts underway in health care, influenced by the Affordable Care Act and senior citizens’ changing needs, are shaping not only the care people receive, but the buildings in which they receive it, panel members said at the inaugural GPE Health Care Forum held on Oct. 24. Big trends involve hospitals and health systems buying […]

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Vestis Group Brokers Sale Of Midtown Phoenix Office Building

(Phoenix – November 27, 2013) – Vestis Group is pleased to announce that Principals Natan Jacobs and Les Litwin have completed the sale of The Doyle Building, a 2,100 square feet, single-level, mid-century modern office building designed by award-winning architect Gerald A. Doyle, located in Midtown Phoenix, for $260,000 / $123.81 per square foot. Sid […]

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Top 10 Growing Trends for CRE in 2014

I truly believe there are many more trends than 10, but as a start into 2014, I thought a top 10 list was in order! These trends come from my observations of our tBL members and from feedback from our valued Marketplace Partners. I am wishing everyone a wonderful 2014 and remember, share our site […]

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