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Last week we introduced you to a two-part series designed to help you keep your tenants happy and your building occupied. We looked at the eight BEs to being a good landlord. This week we continue with part two, the conclusion, focusing on five tips for positive landlord-tenant communication—a key component to making it all work.   #1 It takes two. One-way communication isn’t really communication; it’s more of a monologue. If you really want to have healthy communication with tenants, you m... read more
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The Eight BEs of Tenant Retention - Part 1

Posted by Anna Jotham on October 26, 2016 in No Category
You know how people often say it’s a better deal to retain good employees than to go to the effort and expense of finding and training new ones? The same goes for tenants in commercial buildings. Keeping your tenants happy keeps your building occupied and your income steady.   In this first of a two-part series, we offer the eight BEs to retaining your tenants.   #1 BE nice. Successful commercial property owners are pleasant, fair-minded and understanding—even when a tenant calls at 5 a.m.... read more
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The right property manager can make or break your rental property investments. They not only collect the rent, they also interact with tenants, oversee repairs and, ultimately, keep your tenants happy. Their ability to do the latter will make a huge difference in your occupancy levels. That’s why vetting them is critical; you’d be wise to spend as much time (or more) screening them as you do screening tenants.   To improve your odds of finding the right property manager for your investments, be s... read more
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3 Myths About CRE Debunked

Posted by Anna Jotham on September 29, 2016 in No Category
Myths permeate every industry, and the commercial real estate industry is no exception. In fact, whether you are a wanna-be investor, a commercial real estate owner or a tenant, chances are you've come across a few myths along the way. Here are a few common commercial real estate myths, debunked.   1. Myth: Renting is always best. No, wait, buying is always best! Truth: Everyone has a different perspective, and the decision to buy or rent commercial space should depend upon your business needs. So while yo... read more
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Retail Renovation Spurs Construction Growth in 2016

Retail Renovation Spurs Construction Growth in 2016
Posted by Anna Jotham on September 12, 2016 in No Category
Consumers are purchasing more big-ticket items than in recent history, and the resulting uptick in retail sales is expected to continue to have a huge impact on construction growth in 2016. That's according to construction outlook forecasts from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Dodge Data and Construction Market Data (CMD). Retail construction projects increased 24.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016, according to JLL Americas, (Jones Lang LaSalle), a financial and professional s... read more
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