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2024 Predictions – A Mid Year Update

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Today marks the end of the first half of 2024. Wow! Christmas decorations will grace the shelves of do it yourself retailers in no time. Be sure and buy yours early. […]

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Pricing – Steps To Anticipate

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Recently, we discussed price reductions and the factors which cause them. In short, when supply exceeds demand, a shortage occurs – also called an imbalance. This imbalance is like a seesaw […]

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Negotiating The BEST Deal

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Last week, we spent some time discussing the morphing industrial market and its impact upon pricing. To review, north Orange County – especially in large logistics boxes – approaching an imbalance […]

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Price Reductions

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Our industrial market in Southern California is rapidly morphing into a buyer’s/tenant’s market. By that I mean, a supply of available buildings which exceeds demand and a softening of prices. We’re […]

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Midwest Meanderings

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Our travels took us to the upper Midwest to witness the nuptials of our dear friend’s daughter. We found ourselves in the land of Lincoln – Illinois and Wisconsin.  You may be […]

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Capital Markets – Institutional Investors

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Commercial real estate ownership is divided into those that use it for their operations and those who rely upon the occupant to pay rent – also referred to as investors. Sure. […]

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SIOR Meanderings

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. From SIOR.com – “For more than 80 years, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) has been the leading global professional office and industrial real estate association, and continues to […]

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What Can The Southeast Teach Us About Commercial Real Estate

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList.   Semi-annually, an organization called the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors – SIOR – gathers to compare notes on what’s happening around the country. This year’s soirée is in Florida […]

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Top Ten Killers of Commercial Real Estate Deals

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Today I must get my David Letterman on and discuss the top 10 reasons commercial real estate deals fail to close. As I have discussed in this column, ad nauseam, commercial […]

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Occupant Mistakes

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Occupants of commercial real estate, also referred to as users or occupiers fall into two categories – tenants or owners. To draw a finer distinction – both are tenants – however […]

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Education of Buyers and Sellers As The Market Adjusts

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. In order for a real estate transaction to close – whether it is a lease or a sale – a properly motivated buyer and seller must be present. By this I […]

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What can Little House on the Prairie teach us about Commercial real estate

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Fifty years. Wow! Has it really been that long since Half Pint, Ma, Pa and Almanzo graced our tv screens? In a word, yes. Little House on the Prairie, the iconic […]

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Reflections from Paradise – Commercial Real Estate Insights from My Florida Keys Adventure

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. I Just got back from an unforgettable getaway in the Florida Keys, and let me tell you, the experience was more than just sun, sand, and sea. It got me thinking […]

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Can Subleases A Market Make?

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. By the time you read this, we will have exhausted two months of 2024. Christmas lights will be appearing in home improvement retailers in no time. But I digress.  Last month, I […]

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What Are Experts Saying?

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. I am a huge networker and have been since the commercial real estate market tumbled in late 2008. As I scanned the scorched earth of what little remained of a vibrant […]

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Subleases

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Sublease listings remind me of a half-yearly sale at Nordstrom. You better get there early in the markdowns to get a deal on selection and price. The longer you wait, the […]

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Valentine’s Day

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. A day for lovers. Valentine’s Day falls every February 14th and is celebrated by couples worldwide.  According to Wikipedia – “It originated as a Christian feast day honoring a martyr named Valentine and through later folk traditions, it […]

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Selling Motivation

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. What’s selling motivation, you may be wondering. True that! We’ve not experienced much since the middle of 2022 when the Federal Reserve mounted its stair climber and hiked interest rates several […]

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Trends

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Over the past three years we experienced changing markets. By that I mean the dynamic between buyers and sellers that sets stage for negotiation and results in transactions. At the beginning […]

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Institutional vs Private

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.clipart.com One of my predictions headed into 2024 is that we’ll see an uptick of buying activity – especially from institutional purchasers. Why you may be wondering? For three […]

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Predictions 2024

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.clipart-library.com  Happy new year! If you’re reading this, most likely you’ve already blown two or three resolutions. That’s ok. Just resolve to read this column each week and you’ll […]

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2023 Recap

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.openclipart.com  Happy new year, dear readers. I trust your 2023 was productive and I wish you great success for 2024. As you read this on New Year’s Eve 2023 […]

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Home for the Holidays – Navigating Real Estate in Family Business Traditions

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution:www.etsy.com Family owned and operated manufacturing and logistics providers – and the ways in which their commercial real estate is managed – provide the cornerstone of my brokerage practice. Growing […]

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The True Measure Of A Lease Comp

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.clipart-library.com  Tracking the market is a task that consumes some of our time as commercial real estate professionals. A fancy way of saying “what’s happening” in our commercial real […]

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Season of Giving

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.pinterest.com   We are now in the season of giving. Having survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we now turn our thoughts and plans toward the epitome of fall holidays, […]

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Finding the Right Commercial Real Estate Professional for You

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.pinterest.com  Owning commercial property often means facing vacancies at some point. When that happens, consider the opportunity to rescue the occupancy. Take, for example, one of our long-term clients […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: Allen Buchanan This post originally appeared on Location Advice and is republished with permission. Find out how to blog with us on theBrokerList. Image Attribution: www.pngtree.com “Giving Thanks for a Bountiful Year in Commercial Real Estate”  To all my readers, Happy Thanksgiving! As we gather to celebrate this cherished holiday, I can’t help but […]

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