5 Commercial Real Estate Auction Myths Investors Believe

  • February 7, 2017
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The commercial real estate auction sector of the industry is an exciting opportunity for investors, buyers and sellers. The process for auctions is unique and requires the knowledge and skills of experienced auction Advisors. Since commercial real estate auctions are different, there are many myths about them that investors believe. Our friends over at BiggerPockets,
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Commercial land is a smart investment no matter which way you cut it. Why is it such a popular investment? Short answer: because it’s affordable and relatively easy to maintain. Perfect for first-time investors, or even the most seasoned buyer, commercial land is a pretty safe investment that can see high earnings…with low maintenance costs.
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CRE 101: 3 Reasons to Invest Today

  • January 31, 2017
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Reasons to Invest in CRE The commercial real estate industry, or CRE industry, can provide lucrative investment options for numerous investors. There are several different property types, which creates a diverse selection of exciting investment opportunities. There are several reasons to invest in commercial real estate…almost too many to count! Our friends at Simon CRE recently published a blog post
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How much is my Shopping Center Worth?

  • January 27, 2017
  • Donato Mucciacciaro
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“How much is my shopping center worth?” Valuations are a large part of being a commercial real estate broker, and the answer to valuing a CRE asset often depends on who you ask. Tenant credit worthiness, length of remaining terms, lease rates, landlord and tenant expenses / obligations, property location, interest rates, and demographic trends
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2 Key Reasons Why Green Offices Continue to Grow

  • January 24, 2017
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Eco-friendly buildings, or green buildings, are a trend that has been growing quickly over the past ten years. Commercial real estate brokers, investors and developers have noticed this trend in their properties as well, especially green offices. Our friends over at Hightower, a leasing management platform, recently published a blog post about green offices and why the
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In no uncertain terms, if you are not using a professionally licensed commercial broker to buy or sell commercial real estate assets…you’re losing money. Read below to learn why. Commercial Brokers Have Unparalleled Listing Access The first thing anyone does when they want to buy or lease commercial real estate is head online to search
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Generational Divide: How it Impacts Multifamily

  • January 17, 2017
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It’s no doubt that millennials have a huge impact on the nation’s economy. According to the U.S. Census, Millennials are people born between 1982 and 2000. This massive generation represents a fourth of the United State’s population and almost half of the nation’s working people. These realities aren’t something to overlook. Our friends at Rescour have
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Breaking Down Triple Net Lease Properties

  • January 13, 2017
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Triple net lease properties (NNN) are also sometimes referred to as single-tenant or a triple N. They are a safe and attractive investment that never seems to decrease in commercial real estate popularity. These properties offer low risk with a steady monthly income stream. This investment type can include office buildings, malls, industrial parks or
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7 Smarter CRE Goals for 2017

  • January 6, 2017
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Great Advice for Setting Your CRE Goals The new year is always exciting. We finish the holidays and then it’s time to roll up our sleeves and set our CRE goals for 2017! It’s easy to sit back and say “I’m going to be a more successful person this year!” That’s all good and well,
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CRE Tech Lessons Learned in 2016…

  • January 3, 2017
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CRE Tech Lessons Learned in 2016 In 2016, technology for the commercial real estate industry has seen a lot of growth, change, wins and losses. Michael Beckerman is extremely well-versed in the topic of commercial real estate technology. In a recent blog post featured on theBrokerList, Beckerman discusses the top five CRE tech lessons learned
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Benefits of Commercial Auctions

  • December 29, 2016
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Reasons for buying and selling properties at commercial auctions vary. Although, no matter your “why”, one thing is always certain – the sale. Whether you are looking to dispose of distressed assets, properties that just seem not to want to sell, or simply need to get rid of assets quickly, commercial auctions are a highly
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Active Hotel Investors of 2016

  • December 27, 2016
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ACTIVE HOTEL INVESTORS OF 2016 2016 has brought about lots of major events and changes, including changes in the commercial real estate industry. According to recent market updates, investors have been spending less on hospitality properties than they did last year. CapitalBrain recently published a blog post outlining active hotel investors of 2016. Some of these investors
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Commercial Land Investments: Time is Running Out

  • December 20, 2016
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Commercial Land Supply is Dwindling Here is a not-so-fun fact: There’s a limited supply of land in the world. You’re probably saying to yourself, “KJ that is not true, there are buildings everywhere with land under them.” Yes, technically you would be correct, but I’m referring to raw, undisturbed, developable land. In some markets, this
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Hunting for Industrial Space in and around Baton Rouge?

  • December 16, 2016
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Business expansion? Business downsize? Merger? Acquisition? No matter the reason, if you are seeking industrial space for the New Year, whether to own or lease, then you will most likely be headed out on your weekends to prospect space…and that is where we come in. Perfect timing for the perfect article. To maximize your time and
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Ways to Use Tech-Enabled Offices to Attract High-Tech Tenants

  • December 13, 2016
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3 Ways to Use Tech-Enabled Offices to Attract High-Tech Tenants In the office sector of commercial real estate, we have seen several high-tech trends and a growing importance of technology. With the increasing use of tech-enabled offices, what should commercial brokers and property owners be aware of? The Hightower Blog published a blog post with a few
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Finding Retail Real Estate in Baton Rouge

  • December 7, 2016
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Finding Retail Real Estate in Baton Rouge Trends in retail real estate in Baton Rouge are continually evolving and growing. Although, they have remained fairly steady overall in the past year. In April, Baton Rouge Business Report featured Managing Director of SVN | GLL Ben Graham, CCIM. Ben discussed the Baton Rouge retail market’s future
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5 CRE Tech Trends to Watch as 2017 Approaches

  • December 6, 2016
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Technology is continually a big factor in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. As 2017 quickly approaches, there have been several CRE tech trends that are becoming more prominent. Whether it’s big data, mobile apps or even virtual reality, CRE tech trends are becoming prominent in the way CRE professionals conduct business. REscour, a company that
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Affordable Housing Initiatives in 2016

  • December 1, 2016
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As of 2016, finding affordable housing has been a huge issue for many Americans. According to an Ipsos poll conducted in July 2016, 59% of Americans agree that affordable housing is a major issue for them. This presents the multifamily sector of the commercial real estate industry with a few issues. Recently, many cities have
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How to Calculate the Amount of Restaurant Space You Need

  • November 30, 2016
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Calculating Restaurant Space In commercial real estate you most certainly get what you pay for, literally, as your rent is based off of total square footage. As you begin leasing or buying space, you want to do your research. Conducting research helps you determine how much square footage you need so that you don’t pay too much.
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E-commerce Looms Large in Holiday Retail Forecasts

  • November 22, 2016
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Online Holiday Retail Forecasts Tis the season for retail craziness! With Thanksgiving coming up this week, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other holiday retail shopping will follow. This means price reductions, sales and an overall increase in business for retail shops. Technology and e-commerce has definitely impacted retail shopping trends. Our friends at NAIOP Commercial Real Estate
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Hunting for Retail Space For Lease this Weekend?

  • November 18, 2016
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If you are seeking retail space for lease, chances are you use the weekend as your “go to time” to shop for available space. We understand better than anyone else that time is precious, so we pulled out the best and brightest retail space listings in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Greater Baton Rouge Retail Space For Lease From Carencro
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The E-grocery Onslaught?

  • November 15, 2016
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As everyone knows, smart phones, the internet, technology and e-commerce seem to be taking over almost every industry. The commercial real estate industry has definitely experienced changes from the growing use of smart technology. The NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association recently published a blog post about the effects technology has had on the retail segment, specifically
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5 Qualities of a Great Commercial Broker

  • November 8, 2016
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5 Qualities of a Great Commercial Broker I have been a Managing Director at an SVN franchise for two years and a commercial broker. In these past 21 years, I have learned from the several brokers I’ve worked with and done deals with. By taking the good and bad from my experiences, I have compiled a list of qualities
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Like it or Not, Millennials Are Changing Office Environments

  • November 3, 2016
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Millennials Are Changing Office Environments Whether you’re a fan of them or not, millennials are putting new spins on office environments and their tenant needs are evolving. According to the United States census, millennials make up more than 25% of the population. So what does this mean for commercial real estate? They’ve already taken up a majority
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Can Cows Keep You From Having Wetlands?

  • November 1, 2016
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Cows and Wetlands In short, yes cows can keep you from having wetlands! Cows and commercial real estate, how do this things relate?! In this post, I’ll explain how having cows on your commercial land property can keep you from having wetlands. Reducing the amount of wetland on your property will increase property value and sale price.
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How to Find the Best Location to Lease Restaurant Space

  • October 28, 2016
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When seeking to lease restaurant space it’s important to be very well informed before you sign on the dotted line. In the early stages of your restaurant business planning investigating the location is the most crucial step. Below we outline the important factors to include in your due diligence as you seek the best location
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What To Do When Listing Your Property for Lease

  • October 25, 2016
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When listing your property for lease, it may seem easier to just let your property sit vacant to save a few bucks. Stephanie Gilbert, Advisor with SVN SouthLand Commercial in Pensacola, FL, discusses why this isn’t a good idea in a recent blog post. Keeping up with services such as electricity, landscaping and water is important when
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Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission Fills Vacant Seat In case you missed it, there has been a vacant seat open on the Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission. This month, the highly sought after seat was filled and a new Commission member appointed. Baton Rouge Commercial Real Estate Advisor Chosen SVN | GLL, a
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3 Reasons Why Smart Owners are Investing in Smart Buildings

  • October 18, 2016
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Investing in Smart Buildings As our technology-driven world continues to develop, we are introduced to all kinds of “smart” technology, including smart commercial real estate buildings. Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, or S.M.A.R.T., was a method originally developed by IBM. Over time, technology that is considered “smart” now means it can operate with little to no human interaction.
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The Trickiest Clause in an Office Space Lease

  • October 14, 2016
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Entering into a leasing agreement for any type of commercial real estate requires a lot of patience, due diligence and expertise. We know all too well the face of a first-timer. So excited to have found their perfect office space, and then when they see the lease for the first time…the look of panic sets
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Reis Report: CRE Office Sector Market Update

  • October 12, 2016
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It’s important for brokers, buyers, sellers and tenants to stay updated on current commercial real estate trends. Reis reports are valuable for those who wish to keep up with the various sectors of the commercial real estate industry. Victor Calanog, PhD is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Reis. In his second quarter market report, he discusses
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The Baton Rouge Flood The Baton Rouge flood has been called the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, claiming the lives of 13 people while displacing approximately 100,000 and costing several billion. A few of our Baton Rouge team members had homes that were flooded and nearly everyone in
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Who Does a Commercial Real Estate Broker Work For?

  • September 23, 2016
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When you think of a commercial real estate broker you should think of someone who manages transactions in the sale, purchase or lease of commercial real estate assets. A pretty good description of what a CRE broker does…but whom exactly do they work for? Generally a CRE broker will work for one of three groups
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Flood Law Blog From McGlinchey Stafford

  • September 21, 2016
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Flood Law Blog – Great Resource for Baton Rouge Communities McGlinchey Stafford is a corporate defense litigation law firm with headquarters in New Orleans and offices throughout the United States. One of those offices is located here in Baton Rouge and is no exception to the impact of the recent disastrous flooding. In an effort to support the
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Bogalusa Retail Center Sold for $722,500

  • September 21, 2016
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SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre is proud to announce the sale of 412 Avenue B in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The 21,682 square-foot retail center, currently occupied by Family Dollar, Sears and a CPA office, was purchased by a Baton Rouge investment group on September 16 2016. Just Sold: The SVN | GLL Team Collaborates on Retail Center
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Just Sold: Office Building in Baton Rouge

  • September 16, 2016
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Just Sold: The SVN | GLL Team Helps Neighbors Federal Credit Union Become its Own Neighbor SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre is proud to announce the sale of 8245 YMCA Plaza Drive in Baton Rouge, LA. The office building in Baton Rouge was sold on September 15, 2016 for $1,625,000. The 10,486 sq. ft. garden-style office
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What is a CCIM?

  • September 14, 2016
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CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member As a young agent many years ago, I worked for a group of guys who prided themselves on obtaining commercial real estate designations…specifically the prestigious CCIM designation. As a “new to business broker” I had no idea what the designation meant nor did I truly understand its benefits. Being
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Selling Commercial Real Estate? You have already done the hard part… You’ve thought about selling commercial real estate and now you’re researching the best way to get the most out of your asset. Hopefully you have also decided that you are going to let a professional commercial real estate broker sell it for you (wink, wink). Even if
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Do the Dew – Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate

  • September 7, 2016
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PepsiCo consistently uses the well-known slogan “Do the Dew” to promote their Mountain Dew soft drink. Simple and to the point, it has served as a staple in marketing the product. Carlton Dean, Managing Director and advisor at SVN | SouthLand Commercial in Tallahassee, thought of “Do the Dew” in relation to due diligence in commercial real estate. By
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Late Summer 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

  • August 31, 2016
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SVN consistently keeps up with the most recent commercial real estate reports and industry trends. In a recent blog post, SVN researchers discuss the late summer 2016 commercial real estate update. By analyzing second quarter market reports from REIS, SVN produced market information that is valuable to commercial real estate investors and advisors. Overall, the commercial real estate
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Reis Report: CRE Construction Activity

  • August 25, 2016
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In the United States, Reis is an extremely valuable source for commercial real estate market information. Reis provides important commercial real estate information such as vacancy rates, rent levels, cap rates and much more. The information provided includes the following commercial real estate sectors: apartment, office, Flex/R&D, self storage, senior housing, retail, student housing and
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After the Flood The Baton Rouge flooding is one of the nations worst disasters since Hurricane Sandy. While it will take a lot more time to really know the extent of the damage, the current numbers coming in are shocking to say the least. On Monday, August 23rd Nola.com reported, “As many as 188,729 occupied
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As most people around the country already know, Louisiana has been struck with yet another natural hardship. Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas have experienced brutal flooding that has shaken the entire community. Commercial real estate is not exempt from these flood damages. There are many legal aspects that are prominent regarding floods. Steven Boutwell
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Why Millennials Should Embrace CRE Investments

  • August 16, 2016
  • Whitney Bourgeois
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In my first couple of months working here at SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre (SVN GLL), my mentors and colleagues introduced me to the many sides of commercial real estate (CRE). Each facet of CRE holds its own individualized characteristics that make different property types unique. I believe that many millennials, like myself, have
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2016 Commercial Real Estate Update

  • August 11, 2016
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Mid Summer 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update – According to data and market research, the United States economy is slowly growing. As the overall economy grows, so does the economy on the commercial real estate industry. The Mid Summer 2016 Commercial Real Estate Update from SVN research headquarters discusses these economic trends. The commercial real estate update
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Owning Commercial Real Estate Investing in real estate is a choice. On the residential side, it’s a choice when you decide to finally stop renting and buy your first home. On the commercial side it’s a choice when you decide to purchase retail space for your business instead of continuing to rent. While these are
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Have Cap Rates Finally Hit Rock Bottom?

  • August 5, 2016
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A capitalization rate (cap rate) is the ratio of Net Operating Income (NOI) to property asset value in commercial real estate. Cap rates of net leases in CRE have shown a steady decline in recent years. The Boulder Group recently released a net lease market report about cap rates. This report shows recent trends, future
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Ben Graham – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

  • July 29, 2016
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Ben Graham – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Ben Graham is a Managing Director and Partner right here at SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre. Ben was recently featured in The Franchisee for the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. The report discusses several topics concerning the greater Baton Rouge area. Its’ main categories include business, politics and real estate. In
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Industrial Real Estate: 3 Tips for Buying

  • July 27, 2016
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Tips for Buying Industrial Real Estate Industrial real estate is a valuable and unique sector of the commercial industry. Since it can typically handle and remain steadfast during market fluctuations, and the turnover rates are low, industrial real estate offers promising ROI. Industrial real estate is also flexible when it comes to zoning, space use and other
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An Advisor’s Take on ICSC: Noticing the SVN Difference

  • July 22, 2016
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As Advisors with SVN, we know how effective the SVN Difference is, as we apply it directly to our daily commercial real estate operations and work ethic. It means being open, inclusive and innovative and here at SVN | Graham, Langlois and Legendre we live it every day. But what about outside the SVN office, to
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Top Commercial Real Estate Listing Sites

  • July 19, 2016
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Like everything in today’s world, there are many different ways to accomplish a goal, and searching for a good commercial real estate listing is no different. Traditionally, when searching for commercial real estate listings, you will do so one of two ways: (1) using a local commercial real estate broker and/or (2) searching online. We aren’t
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Five Traits of an Exemplary Property Manager

  • July 15, 2016
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If you own a property with the intentions of leasing or renting it, you will know first hand the time, effort, and money it takes to maintain a asset. When CRE owners don’t have the time or resources to manage their CRE property they hire a property manager to make sure their investment value grows. Rory Williams, Managing Partner at SVN/Demetree Real Estate Services,
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SVN Wins CRE Industry Award for Social Responsibility SVN International Corp. is one of the commercial real estate industry’s top franchisors, with over 1,200 international staff, brokers and advisors, and over 5,500 clients located all over the world. SVN has recently been awarded the 2016 National Real Estate Investor (NREI) and Information Management Network (IMN)
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We are already on the downside of 2016 and as we all lament about “How quickly the year has gone by!”, we thought it would be the perfect time for a Capital Region market gut check. So, we carved out some time and examined the commercial real estate projects that are currently underway, or those on the radar, that impact
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The BREXIT: Analyzed by Kevin Maggiacomo In late June, of this year, the British voted to exit the European Union. Since that time, there have been many speculations as to how this change may impact the economy, for both the United Kingdom and for the United States. Kevin Maggiacomo, President and CEO of SVN, is
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If you are in the market for office space then you have asked yourself this question before. You saw the title of this blog post and thought, “Hey, I need an answer to that…” and here we are. So, what is this magical right answer to the lease or buy debate? We hate to do
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Monday, June 20, 2016… the first official day of summer! With all the excitement of family vacations, cruises, and time off work, we can’t forget that the summer is your time as a commercial real estate professional to set yourself up for success. Many CRE brokers think nobody does CRE business in the summertime, so why
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Three Qualities of a Successful Land Broker

  • June 21, 2016
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We have a rule in our office: No commercial real estate or commercial broker is created equal. This could not be more true for every land broker when dealing with commercial land investments. Not often the most glamorous sector among investors, land is a super solid investment class that can pay big over the long-term. Since land
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Leasing office space? Leasing office space is different than leasing other types of commercial real estate. Especially for new businesses, finding and leasing office space that is specific to what your company wants and needs can be a challenging process. When leasing office space, make sure to first ask yourself these three questions in order
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Baton Rouge Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm Expands Adding Office in New Orleans SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre extends market coverage by opening new Gulf Coast location under the leadership of industry powerhouse   Baton Rouge, LA – June 13, 2016 – SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre (SVNGLL), a commercial real estate (CRE)
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In this technology-ridden, digital world we live in, it is rare to have a true conversation with people and potential clients other than email or text. Think about it – how often are you actually talking to real potential clients? Most likely, these conversations are pretty rare. Since relationships and conversations drive CRE sales and are a
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Sold: Corner Lot for Future Urgent Care Clinic Justin Langlois, CCIM and Kathryn “KJ” Juneau of SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre sold the lot at the southwest corner of Perkins Road and Lee Drive for $725,000. One of the most high-profile locations in Baton Rouge, the lot was purchased by investor group Docbox LLC. The group
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Apartment Complex Sold for $1.4 Million

  • June 2, 2016
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Apartment Complex Sold Congratulations to SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre Managing Director Justin Langlois, CCIM and Associate Advisor Troy Collins on their recent commercial real estate sale involving a 96-unit apartment complex. Read below for details of the sale: Quick Details: Newport Villa Apartment Complex on La Annie Drive off of Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge, LA
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Retail Trends in Baton Rouge – From 1720 Through Today

  • May 27, 2016
  • Donato Mucciacciaro
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Humble Retail Beginnings in 1720 Baton Rouge was first settled by the Europeans around 1720 as a military post in an area along the Mississippi River which is now downtown. Over the next few hundred years, as the settlement grew into a city, retail development first expanded mostly eastward, then north and south along the
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Welcome to the World of Commercial Real Estate Your first year beginning as a Commercial Real Estate Advisor can be quite daunting, as you can imagine. With an income based off pure commission, and having only a few contacts at best, the future can look bleak and leave you wandering around the office like a
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Baton Rouge Development Projects to Watch

  • May 19, 2016
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This week the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report released its 2016 Baton Rouge Business Resource Guide and Market Factbook. The 48-page comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for anyone that has a stake in the Capital Region economy. It includes Baton Rouge development projects to watch. A mandatory read for site selectors, those who own a business, and those who are thinking of starting one, the
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Vacant Land Site Sold for $1,435,840

  • May 17, 2016
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Vacant Land – Just Sold Congratulations are in order for SVNGLL Managing Director Justin Langlois, CCIM on his recent vacant land site sale. Below is a summary of the deal points: General Info Address: 43109 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, LA 70769 Month Closed: May, 2016 Acreage: 52.15 Transaction Value: $1,435,840 Location Vacant land site located on Hwy.
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Need a Commercial Real Estate Broker?

  • May 13, 2016
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Do You Need a Commercial Real Estate Broker? Ever wonder why the most experienced property owners use licensed real estate brokers and the small guys like to try and market the property themselves to try and save a fee? It’s easy to understand that people want to save as much money as possible, but there
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The SVN Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Report

  • May 11, 2016
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The SVN Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Report When it comes to residential real estate, it’s always been clear that sellers achieve higher sales prices when brokers cooperate. This concept wasn’t proven for the commercial real estate side, until now. Recent research from 15,000 Real Capital Analytics (RCA) sales transactions shows that broker cooperation within the commercial real
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The location and use of commercial real estate can make or break a business’ success, something that we’re sure is not a surprise to hear. That is why it is so imperative to do proper planning and due diligence before you even begin searching for commercial space, let alone sign any sort of legal agreement
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TheBrokerList recently published a blog post by Troy Golden, and I thought it was an interesting post. People don’t usually like to think about their business not working out, and needing to terminate their office space lease. There are plenty of reasons why someone might need to terminate their office lease. It could be for personal reasons,
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Tony Veldkamp, CCIM is one of our friends from the SVN Commercial Advisory Group. I was intrigued when I read the title of his blog post, and then I couldn’t stop reading it until I reached the end. He gives three very good points on how to really work on improving your business. His points were
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Best Apps for CRE Brokers 2016

  • April 27, 2016
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Best Apps for CRE Brokers 2016 If you are one of those people who doesn’t use your smartphone to run several parts of your daily life then good for you. I don’t know who you are, but enjoy your flip phone and Members-Only jacket. Like the other 99.9% of the population, we rely on a smartphone
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The SVN | GLL office in Baton Rouge has grown exponentially, and the local community seems to notice too. In the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, SVN | GLL was discussed as being one of the Baton Rouge area’s largest commercial real estate firms. Ben Graham, one of the managing directors, says in the report that
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Commercial Real Estate TRENDS: 2016 Seminar Recap This morning, many commercial real estate professionals in the Greater Baton Rouge area gathered in Baton Rouge to participate in the 2016 TRENDS in Real Estate Seminar put on by the Commercial Investment division of the Greater Baton Rouge Board of Realtors. TRENDS is a four hour seminar, jam packed with
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State of the Market: Baton Rouge Retail Investment Opportunities This month the Baton Rouge Business Report ran an article featuring SVN|GLL Managing Director Ben Graham, CCIM. He provided his insight into the current state of the Baton Rouge retail investment market. Ben sees the market as healthy and active noting, “With increased confidence in the economy and
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For those who actively seek commercial real estate space, chances are there are a lot of other issues on your mind than just executing a lease. When relocating, expanding or establishing a business there are always hundreds of fires to put out that require consideration. Although securing the right space to ensure success is a
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We’ve seen a lot of great content about Millennials and their stereotypes, tendencies, and contributions to the work force, but how do commercial real estate advisors appeal to and connect with this generation, when it comes to their commercial real estate needs? What about the needs of people who come from other generations? In the blog post
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Last year was a banner year for the commercial real estate industry and it was felt in every market across the U.S., including Baton Rouge. Cash liquidity was high, interest rates were low and investments were being scooped up at a fevered pitch. This of course had many commercial real estate Baton Rouge insiders beginning
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SVN/Graham, Langlois & Legendre Becomes Third Largest Commercial Real Estate Firm in Baton Rouge The commercial real estate brokerage firm quadrupled size in less than two years Baton Rouge, LA – April 4, 2016 – SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre (SVNGLL), a commercial real estate (CRE) brokerage firm servicing clients in
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This week Commercial Property Executive announced that U-Haul Moving & Storage has expanded into the Baton Rouge market. Acquiring a former self-storage facility in the city’s northeast sector, U-Haul has added 10 buildings with over 60,000 square feet to its Baton Rouge footprint. Prior to the recent acquisition there were only 55 U-Haul-owned storage units
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What is Commercial Real Estate?

  • March 31, 2016
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What is Commercial Real Estate? That’s a really good question. We hear about real estate pretty often and we probably hear about real estate that is classified as “commercial” every now and then. If you’re looking for commercial property in Baton Rouge, then this is a must read for you. The excerpted blog post below was written
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Buying Retail Space vs. Leasing: Which Is Better?

  • March 29, 2016
  • Retail
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As commercial real estate brokers we get asked this question a lot, and no one ever likes the short answer: It depends. Commercial real estate, whether it be retail or industrial, is an investment and, as such, is very situational. On any given transaction there will be certain advantages to buying retail space or certain
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Five Rules for CRE Broker Success

  • March 22, 2016
  • CRE
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CRE Broker Success Isn’t Rocket Science It takes hard work and dedication. I’ve fallen a lot since the beginning of my career as a commercial real estate Advisor in Baton Rouge. Honestly, I’ve had a lot of failures in life. The first failure I remember was playing softball when I was eight years-old. My dad
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Out of every sector of commercial real estate investment, vacant land can be the most complex. Although it’s literally just dirt on the ground, and bought for much cheaper than its CRE sector counterparts, buying land can be a very lucrative investment. An investment that requires a lot of due diligence prior to purchase. From issues
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What Are Business Brokers and What Do They Do? [Part 2]

  • March 15, 2016
  • Camm Morton
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What You Should Look for in a Business Broker In Part I we went over the definition of a business broker and what they do.  In this edition, I want to cover why you should use a business broker and what to look for when choosing one. You should use a business broker to help
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Our Observations As Office Space Brokers A lot has changed for the office over the past 30 years. Since physical space is developed for its use, it’s no wonder that office space has evolved so radically, as the manner in which we work has been completely redefined. Autonomous tasks bound to a private office have
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CRE Marketing in the Digital Era

  • March 9, 2016
  • CRE
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The roots of modern day marketing can be traced to places like the Athenian Agora in Ancient Greece where retail traders carefully laid out their wares and used verbal persuasion to increase sales volume.   It seems fitting that a culture perhaps most well-known for its development of philosophy and the study of human interaction would
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7 Tips for Negotiating a Restaurant Lease

  • March 3, 2016
  • CRE
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Often thought of as a four-letter word, the restaurant lease is typically long, typically confusing, and contain more information than just your rental amount and term. They are the ironclad keeper of everything that makes – and breaks – your business and should be given extra time and attention in order to avoid costly future issues.
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Ben Graham of SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC recently brokered a multi-tenant office warehouse building in the Cloverland area of Baton Rouge.  The property at 6032 Fieldstone Dr consisted of 18,400 SF in eight separate suites situated on a 1.6 acre site and sold for $960,000.  All but one of the suites are
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Should You Change Brokerage Companies? Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Managing Director of SVN/Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors, did a great job exploring this topic in his recent post on the SVN Florida blog. He doesn’t simply give a straight-up answer telling all his readers exactly what they should do with their brokerage business. Rather, he presents the questions
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New Family Dollar Store Planned for North Baton Rouge

  • February 22, 2016
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Plans for North Baton Rouge Site A new Family Dollar store is planned in north Baton Rouge following the recent sale of previously vacant land on Plank Rd., says Ben Graham of SVNGraham, Langlois & Legendre Commercial Real Estate.  The site measures approximately 3.2 acres and sold for $400,000.  The site included the purchase of
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10 FAQs Prospective Tenants Have About Retail Space

  • February 22, 2016
  • Retail
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Let’s face it, we have all been in a situation while viewing a retail space with a leasing prospect where they blindside us with a question that we can’t answer.  I’ve been a commercial real estate Advisor in Baton Rouge for just under three years and have shown quite a few retail spaces, and more
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How to Find the Restaurant Space of Your Dreams

  • February 15, 2016
  • Posts from Friends
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Looking for Restaurant Space in Baton Rouge? Selecting the right space for your particular restaurant concept is incredibly important to the success of your business. There are many factors you will need to pay attention to, if you want to get your business off to a good start. We were happy to see another article
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All of us in the industry can agree that commercial real estate has been seeing some very good years and 2016 is expected to be yet another excellent year for the CRE Broker. Though it’s been an exciting and fruitful time for investments across every sector, it’s been one full of uncertainty for CRE Brokerage
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Tracking Mileage Ain’t Fun! There are many perks to working in the commercial real estate industry. The flexibility of making your own schedule, and the ability to earn as much income as possible are definitely worth the inherent difficulties of being an independent contractor. One of the things that can easily become the bane of
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Louisiana: A Top Business Climate

  • February 4, 2016
  • CRE
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2015’s surge of commercial real estate activity solidifies that Baton Rouge, and the state of the Louisiana, is one of the top business climate locations in the nation. In the most recent years our state has become a leading destination for business investment and prosperity. The opportunities that currently exist for business owners and investors are unprecedented,
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An Overview of Kevin Maggiacomo’s Outlook for 2016 After a record year in commercial real estate we turned our attention to the start of 2016 with lofty goals and CRE visions swimming around in our head. After so much success in 2015 the bar is set high, and it has many investors worried if new year
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What Commercial Realtors, Popsicles and Rollerblades Have in Common

  • February 1, 2016
  • Posts from Friends
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Looking for Commercial Realtors in Baton Rouge? I really enjoy sharing this excerpted blog post with you. This was written by one of our friends in the industry, and I think he had a lot of fun writing the post. What was this post about? He explained what a commercial realtor is. This is true
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Project REAP Promotes Diversity in the CRE Industry

  • January 28, 2016
  • News
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Project REAP And Community Involvement We at SVN Graham, Langlois and Legendre believe it’s important to be involved in our local Baton Rouge community. For that very reason, along with other SVN Advisors around the nation, we make a point to support the community as often as we are able. In the expert below, SVNIC COO Diane
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