What is a full-service real estate firm?

Submitted by D. Saperstone Commercial real estate is a highly diversified industry — ·         diverse property types – retail, office, multi-family, industrial, office, healthcare, etc. ·          diverse forms of property interests – developer, owner, tenant, investor, lender, etc., and ·          diverse advisory and service specialists who assist those who have property interests – consultant, mortgage broker, leasing agent, property manager, tenant representative, sales broker, facilities manager, etc. When  an organization provides its clients with all or most of these advisory and service specialties, it is referred to as a FULL…

Why Should Medical Practices Hire A Commercial Real Estate Advisor?

Submitted by S.Laraby Real estate occupancy costs are among the largest expense to any medical practice.  It is important that when the decision regarding space is made, it is the perfect fit for the practice, both present and future.  In the present, it is essential that the space accommodates those with special needs, as well as the specialized equipment of the facility.  Because leases on medical spaces tend to be longer than typical office lease, it is also important that the space is able to meet the future needs of…

Utilizing “Advocates” to Increase Occupancy in Multifamily Communities

Submitted by S.Laraby Multifamily advertising has turned the corner and the days of print advertising, and increasingly so, digital advertising are limited.  Consumers are armed with the skills, knowledge, and most importantly, social networks to make informed decisions about the best multifamily living spaces.  Who would be an “Advocate” for your organization? These would be the people who like your company the most, be it the family with a plumbing problem in their multifamily unit that was resolved within 60 minutes, or the tenant who broke his arm to find…

Smart Buildings: A Rational Investment with Proven Returns

Submitted By P. Barry Technology affords efficiency by optimal resource allocation. Through integrated data collection, analysis, and informed regulation, modern industries have been able to pin-point and eliminate sources of waste in their respective processes. Now, this same approach is being taken to the functional systems of a building. The result: the ‘smart building,’ an investment in efficiency that pays dividends. Automated buildings, or ‘smart buildings,’ are structures with integrated HVAC, lighting, security, and other electronically operated systems. The various systems of the structure are networked together with a user…