Advice for Self-Storage Investors

  • March 28, 2017
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Self-storage investors have definitely chosen a special type of commercial real estate investment. The self-storage sector is unique, provides high returns on investment and is a high-performing investment sector. Therefore, many people may be interested in becoming self-storage investors, but don’t know where to begin. Our friends at SVN Percival Partners recently published an article providing advice for
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How to Buy a Restaurant Business

  • March 21, 2017
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Buy a Restaurant There are several ways to make and invest money in the commercial real estate industry. From retail, land, office properties and more, the opportunities are endless. One way to invest in commercial real estate is to buy a restaurant business. There are many factors to consider and understand fully before you buy a
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5 Tips For Hiring Property Management

  • March 15, 2017
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Tips for Hiring Property Management Many commercial real estate property owners aren’t always available to run the daily operations of their commercial property. As a result, many owners hire a property management company to take care this aspect of business. If you’re a commercial investor looking into hiring property management, you want to make sure to hire
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Commercial Real Estate Markets Expanding in 2017

  • March 7, 2017
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Commercial real estate markets take part in a unique cycle when it comes to growth, occupancy rates, pricing and other facts. These markets experience peaks and valleys, which is very important to understand when it comes to investing in commercial real estate. SVN corporate research team recently published a blog post discussing the current cycle and
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Commercial Real Estate Investors: How to Adjust to Rising Rates

  • February 28, 2017
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As 2017 carries on in full swing, commercial real estate investors have experienced rising interest rates. There are many elements that have contributed to this short term and long term raise on interest rates. Some of these aspects include inflation, the Federal Reserve, and other contributing factors. The SVN Research team at SVN International Corp. recently published a blog
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According to commercial real estate market reports, U.S. industrial real estate was extremely successful in 2016. As we dive into 2017, this trend is expected to continue, but with some changes as a result of tenant expectations. Our friends over at View The Space  published a recent blog post on this topic of the U.S. industrial real
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Suburban Office is Ready to Rally

  • February 13, 2017
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It seems that downtown office space has been the primary focus of investors, buyers, sellers and other commercial real estate professionals in the industry. While downtown office development has been the spotlight, suburban office space has been pushed toward the back burner. Although, according to recent data and our friends at View The Space, suburban office
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Find the Restaurant Space of Your Dreams

  • February 15, 2016
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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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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
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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
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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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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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