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New Year, – New Hire

We are all aware of the turmoil in the CRE markets for the past two years and how that has impacted all A&E firms in some manner. I would argue that there is a tremendous amount of technical talent (and business … Continue reading

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CRE Deal Activity on the Rise? Really? Where?

After reading Market Maven's blog on Nov 12, I was encouraged, yet skeptical, we are seeing a true “trend” in CRE activity. I'm almost a convert as we have seen the following activity increase in the following specific areas: write an … Continue reading

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Communicating Value to your Clients

In these uncertain times in Commercial Real Estate, many firms must find ways to reinvent and rebrand themselves to their existing clients and new opportunities. Many of us perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments as well as surveys for radon, … Continue reading

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Real Time Client Feedback for Planning

Given the lack of deal activity, our firm took advantage of the  $599 Jet Blue “all you can jet” promotion this month to visit as many clients as possible to get their thoughts on what deals make sense and when … Continue reading

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Asset Management Anyone?? Consultant's Role

How many of your clients have converted their “deal” or acquisitions team players to asset managers to ride out this storm? Many real estate equity firms and lenders do not want to lose key personnel during this downturn in the marketplace … Continue reading

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All firms could use Five Minds!

Our respective firms have an abundance of talent, no question, but what can we do as firm leaders to maximize their potential within the firm and for our clients? I recently read Five Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner … Continue reading

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Accidents Happen! Insurance Opportunities

During this time in our economy where all firms face challenging conditions if they are tied to transactional work, many turn their attention to opportunities in the government sector (infrastructure, HUD, defense, etc.) to reduce their exposure to a private sector … Continue reading

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What to do with those extra car dealerships?

All asset classes run in cycles and certainly car dealerships are no exception, however these sites present unique challenges and opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Our real estate clients are uniquely positioned to redefine the car dealership model into … Continue reading

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Where has the development gone? Tax Credits?

All of us are painfully aware of the dearth of new development for any asset class, however there is one niche that you may want to look at and may grow in the next few years and that is Low … Continue reading

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