A Message on Weathering the Coronavirus Storm

March 12, 2020

We will get through this. And we are here to support you. To our friends, clients, and colleagues: Like you, we are closely watching events unfold surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruption to the financial markets and our society. This impact will likely continue for several more months as the Coronavirus eventually peaks

The War Of The Tenants: How Landlords Can Broker Peace

November 20, 2019

Landlord can be another word for mediator When most landlords and developers decided to enter the CRE marketplace, they probably had lots of reasons. Perhaps it was the chance to give back to a particular community, or to reap the rewards of a strong investment, or to provide a high-quality service that others can enjoy.

The Importance Of Due Diligence In CRE

November 13, 2019

Doing your homework is part of the deal. When most of us were in elementary school, little did we realize that each time a teacher or a parent lectured us on the importance of doing homework, they were actually preparing us for … commercial real estate. Due diligence — really, just an adult word for

Want a Killer Real Estate Investment? Follow the Art.

February 20, 2019

Where the artists go, higher property values may follow South Florida is a region with artistic lifeblood pumping through its veins. From Wynwood and Little Haiti in Miami to FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale, creativity has lifted neighborhoods, boosted economic vitality, and changed lives. Mural art has long been a fixture of area communities, on

Technology vs. Relationships In CRE

November 22, 2017

Turning arm-wrestling into a handshake For better or for worse, CRE is evolving thanks to technology. In a very real sense, the industry is a bit late to the technology table. While other industries have already experienced the growing pains of transitioning to and making use of hard data, CRE is just now beginning to

6 Ways To Protect Your Investment During A Crisis

October 25, 2017

Today is the day to develop a sensible strategy Stronger hurricanes. Tornadoes in areas of the country where they’ve never occurred. Terrorist attacks. Fires, floods, and earthquakes. While it’s impossible to plan for every single crisis that can occur in this crazy day and age, it’s essential to plan for most of them. Very often,

The Road Ahead: How Uber, Lyft, and Driverless Cars Could Change Commercial Real Estate

February 20, 2017

A look at the potential impact of disruptive technology and service There’s a revolution on the road ahead and it’s picking up speed. Just a few years ago, order-by-phone car services like Uber and Lyft were a novelty. Today, they’re more like a necessity – so much so, that along with technological advances, the idea

5 Apps That Are Revolutionizing the Commercial Real Estate Industry

February 6, 2017

Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to help find and manage commercial real estate With mobile Internet access having overtaken desktop access in 2014, according to comScore, it’s no surprise that apps are becoming more popular for all professions – including the commercial real estate industry. These apps allow both investors and agents

How Builders, Investors, and Developers are Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software to Make Smarter Choices

January 31, 2017

BIM models help reduce risk, cut inefficiencies, and streamline the development, design, and construction process For most construction companies and architectural firms, 3D building modeling is now the norm. And each year, more and more companies are taking advantage of the range of benefits from employing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. BIM software allows all

South Florida Is Working – and Commercial Real Estate is Paying Attention

January 11, 2017

A look at job growth in the area and its impact on the real estate market There’s a lot to be happy about as the New Year begins, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the primary economic development organization in Broward County. At the end of 2016, job growth was up in the Ft.

5 Steps to Find Your Next Commercial Real Estate Investment

December 28, 2016

Develop your selection criteria and invest with profit in mind When it comes to finding the perfect commercial real estate investment, there are a lot of factors to account for, including your financial goals, your budget, your location, your risk tolerance, and a variety of other considerations. You’ll also want to factor in the specific