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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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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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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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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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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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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CRE Marketing in the Digital Era

  • March 9, 2016
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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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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 I’ve Learned in my First Year as a CRE Agent

  • December 23, 2015
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  Real Estate is a tangible asset. A tangible thing that people can see. Most people are even willing to take the time out of their day to talk about it. In fact, most of the time, a CRE agent will spend numerous hours every day giving free advice to those willing to listen. We Give Free
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It’s important to know when to say a lot and when to only say a little. This is true for life in general. It’s also very important for a good CRE Broker to know when to speak up and when to be quiet. When it comes to negotiating a contract or purchase agreement, for example, the answer
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5 Tips to Perfect the Fast Pitch by Diane Danielson

  • November 24, 2015
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Delivering Your Fast Pitch When meeting potential clients you only have a small amount of time to both tell them your services, and impress their socks off. Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer of SVN, wrote an excellent article (below) on how to deliver your message when you don’t have a lot of time. In her article she provides great tips
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Buying or leasing commercial real estate is a huge undertaking and one that is full of risks, and huge rewards. Before you weigh the factors, do your due diligence, evaluate a property, secure financing and sign on the dotted line…you first need to FIND that perfect space. The following guide will outline all of the
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How to Find the Perfect CRE Broker in Baton Rouge

  • November 13, 2015
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What Not to Look For When Hiring a CRE Broker in Baton Rouge Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step in the right direction by deciding to hire a licensed commercial real estate professional. Now what? When searching for a CRE Broker in Baton Rouge, or wherever your needs are geographically located, you will quickly notice that
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