CRE and the True Cost Of Capital During COVID-19

August 19, 2020

Portrait fragment of Benjamin Franklin close-up from one hundred dollars bill The wisdom and ability to tap “cheap” capital for commercial real estate investments There’s very little doubt the 2020 global economy isn’t pretty. Ravaged by COVID-19 and government actions to curtail the public health crisis, there is record unemployment, record stimulus-relief packages, and record-low

Potential CRE Property Improvements To Adapt To COVID-19

August 5, 2020

Social Distancing in Modern Office With Glass Cubicle. How the pandemic is changing—and could transform—commercial real estate spaces In addition to everything else we can blame on COVID-19, the pandemic has altered what’s important in commercial real estate. Not long ago, landscaping, security, and lighting were among the key elements to increase property values, and

5 Reasons Commercial Real Estate Occupiers/Tenants Benefit from Using a Tenant Rep Advisor

July 22, 2020

Lease Agreement Negotiating the new normal during the pandemic’s fallout and beyond Over the past few months, we’ve written a lot about the impact COVID-19 has had on commercial real estate. In a short span, the landscape drastically changed—from commercial real estate (CRE) prospects to rent strategies to strategies for business survival. Another area that

Millennials on the Move to the Suburbs?

July 8, 2020

The new downtown is often in suburbia Leave it to the Millennials. Regardless of the misplaced blame that generation receives, there’s no denying that they have single-handedly changed the real estate landscape as much as Boomers have. Consider the urban downtown landscape, a space that was transformed by a live/work/play lifestyle that embraces walkability and

Micro-Units Are A Big Deal:

October 4, 2017

And they’re coming to your city In 1963, Walt Disney approached two of his staff songwriters, the Sherman Brothers, to come up with a catchy tune for the UNICEF exhibition in the upcoming New York World’s Fair. The result was “It’s A Small World (After All).” Little did Mr. Disney know that his song could

When Old Buildings Are Reborn

August 14, 2017

CRE discovers its repurpose Repurposing objects and residential properties has been big business for several years. HGTV has a long list of shows that have made repurposing their core theme – taking former banks and converting them into homes, teams of crafty folk raiding flea markets to re-do found objects, and remodels using reclaimed wood

6 Ways to Save On a CRE Lease

July 12, 2017

Because everyone loves a good bargain – if the space is right “Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.” Economist Adam Smith wrote these words in 1776 in his seminal Wealth of Nations, and this macroeconomic maxim is just as appropriate for today’s

Florida Is the Only State to Tax Commercial Leases

May 24, 2017

Politicians, business owners, realtors, and lobbyists are all baffled While this notoriety can be blamed on ease of access to police blotters thanks to the state’s open records law, there’s another item that is uniquely Florida: We are the only state that imposes a sales tax on commercial leases. The monetary benefit of the Business

How an Uptick in Collaborative Workspaces Could Affect the Demand for Commercial Real Estate

April 26, 2017

Workspace evolution contributes to the CRE revolution The world of work – or at least the world of the workspace – is undergoing a major evolution as a result of a changing workforce, technology, and the twists and turns of the modern economy. As a result, the commercial real estate market is also seeing a

How the JOBS Act Is Affecting Commercial Real Estate Investment

April 5, 2017

Crowdfunding is the name of the game Once upon a time, anyone with a commercial real estate (CRE) investment opportunity could only offer it, courtesy of a 1933 law, to a select group of people – only those with whom they had a substantial business relationship. That usually meant friends, family, and business associates. All

5 More Apps That are Revolutionizing the Commercial Real Estate Industry

March 8, 2017

Learn how commercial real estate brokers are leveraging the power of technology to better serve their clients In a recent blog post, we showcased five smartphone and tablet apps that have drastically changed the commercial real estate industry. But those are by no means all of the technological innovations geared toward CRE; here are 5