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Can CRE be Uberized?

Posted by Anna Jotham on December 14, 2018 in  uncategorized
When you think about it, transportation services and commercial real estate have a lot in common. Both have been around for decades, and both services essentially rent time and space in property owned by others. Another thing the two industries have in common is the drastic disruption resulting from modern technology. Where once we had taxicabs to get us from one place to another, we now have personal drivers we hail via our smartphones. In fact, as of this year, Uber and Lyft together have amassed a huge 70 percen... read more

Blockchain coming to a CRE transaction near you

Posted by Anna Jotham on November 28, 2018 in  uncategorized
With cryptocurrency seeping into industries around the globe, it was only a matter of time before it made its way to real estate. And rest assured, it’s here. Already, a third of millennials have invested in cryptocurrency, according to a study last year by London Block Exchange and reported in Independent. And Hacked.com notes that analysts in both technology and real estate expect blockchain will be widely adopted in the next ten years.   Savvy commercial real estate owners and investors need to start ... read more

8 Things to Consider Before Leasing Your Commercial Property

Posted by Anna Jotham on November 15, 2018 in  uncategorized
When you’re pondering leasing out your commercial property, there is much to consider. Just as every potential commercial real estate tenant has a list of must-haves, every commercial real estate owner should have a (sometimes corresponding) list of must-dos. After all, if you want quality tenants, want to keep them long-term, and you want to turn a profit on your investment, it’s important to lay the groundwork to make that happen.  Here’s a look at eight things you should consider before l... read more

Marketing Commercial Property on LinkedIn

Posted by Anna Jotham on November 02, 2018 in  uncategorized
When it comes to your social media marketing strategy, LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in helping you market commercial property. Much more than a place where distant friends connect and swap photos, LinkedIn is the most active social network for business. It makes sense, then, that LinkedIn should play an integral role when it’s time to market commercial real estate.   LinkedIn: a powerful tool for marketing commercial real estate When it’s time to market commercial property, connecting with busi... read more

Commercial property investors: adjusting to rising rates

Posted by Anna Jotham on October 22, 2018 in  uncategorized
As interest rates continue to rise, commercial property investors find it necessary to adjust to these increases. At issue is that rate increases can and often do make it costlier to refinance some debt and to develop commercial real estate, necessitating careful and thoughtful strategy. More, if interest rates rise too fast they can impact property values, driving them down, while increasing capitalization rates, which can in turn weaken property values and investment performance in the commercial real estate mark... read more
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