Real Estate – General
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The possibility of a new trend has surfaced in the housing market: the management of college dorms by private companies. Until recently, the job of on-campus housing maintenance fell directly on the university. This could all change.
BlueGreen is one of my favorite colors clients. A world-class resort, BlueGreen (NYSE: BXG) operates a little differently than our core of Corporate Real Estate clients. Their idea of tenant satisfaction is installing a 75,000 square-foot pool oasis.
We were very pleased this week to announce our new partnership with eSight Energy! eSight Energy is the creator of eSight, the world’s most sophisticated and comprehensive energy management suite. Utilizing 100% web-enabled technology, eSight offers an extensive range of techniques for analyzing energy usage and targeting sites for significant energy and cost savings. This partnership will […]
As National Preparedness month continues across the country, property owners and managers follow guidance and suggested best practices delivered thru top 10 lists from partners like Building Engines (10 Best Practice Points for Property Team Preparedness) or BOMA (Preparedness Top Ten List for National Preparedness Month.) The question is, who is preparing adequately for the […]
There are a lot of definitions for a double-dip recession – some of them disgusting and all of them dire. Generally, the following is the technical definition: The economy fails to generate positive Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for two consecutive fiscal quarters, recovers with at least one positive quarter, and then drops into the negative […]
“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ ~Samuel Beckett While I don’t think the Irish writer and poet ever owned or managed commercial property, you can certainly apply his quote to what we all do in the course of running our businesses or doing our jobs. This may be especially true now, given what the […]
In fishing they call it a feeding frenzy. It usually starts when a ball of bait fish get caught in predator-made whirlpool – a tuna swirl. Instinctively, they ball up to mimic a bigger fish, hoping to stave off predators. Then it happens – one tuna strikes, then another and another until blood colors the […]
Now, more than ever, the economic climate dictates that landlords and tenants need to work together for mutual survival. Join us for a complimentary Webinar presented by guest speaker Larry H. Haber, CEO, General Counsel & Principal of Colgate Real Estate Advisors, and learn how to create landlord/tenant partnerships where both parties enjoy their rights […]
You request them from your tenants and your vendors. You look quizzically at them when they arrive on your desk. Your boss asks you to make sure that they are current and valid. You file them away and hope that you remember to ask for them next year when they renew. You purchase access to […]
It may not seem like commercial real estate has a lot to be thankful for this year. Growing vacancies, tenants seeking rent reductions, dropping asset values and a tight lending market have all contributed to the unsavory situation that the real estate market is now facing heading into 2010. According to Bloomberg: U.S. office vacancies […]
“If you know what women want, you can rule!” says Bette Midler in the film “What Women Want” and Mel Gibson (Nick Marshall) proceeds to prove her right when he suddenly can hear everything that every woman he meets is thinking. We should be so lucky. Imagine now that you could hear everything that your […]
The food of survival for the commercial real estate industry in a starving economy is strong return on investment on your staffing decisions, your purchasing decisions and your resource investments.