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5 WAYS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE LIKE ENTREPRENEURS

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to start your own business. The days of punching in and out are dragging you down, and the opportunity for you to go at it on your own has come. You’ve heard commercial real estate can generate revenue from the start, but you’re curious - is a commercial real estate [...]

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3 PROFESSIONS YOU NEED RELATIONSHIPS WITH IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

As a commercial real estate agent, you know you need to network in order to find clients and to keep your pipeline full of ongoing transactions. From individual sellers to those consistently purchasing commercial real estate, no matter your goals in commercial real estate, your relationships will help you reach them.   Yet, besides the obvious buyers, [...]

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6 NETWORKING TIPS TO BUILD YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CAREER

Because relationships are so important in the commercial real estate industry, networking is a crucial piece of building your commercial real estate career. Your network will provide advice, support and, if you’ve done it right, prospects that will eventually land you deals.   Building your network takes work. It can sometimes take years to make the right [...]

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HOW TO BREAK INTO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

If you’ve made the decision to pursue a career selling commercial real estate, no matter what stage of your career, you may be thinking, now what? How do you break into a field where most of the people working have been doing it for twenty some years?   While breaking into commercial real estate can be [...]

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THE CHANGING FACE OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

The last 30 years have brought extreme changes to the commercial real estate industry, and the next ten are sure to bring even more as new technologies are introduced, and a new generation enters the workforce. As these shifts occur, where should those in the industry expect to see the most change and how can they [...]

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IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN: TIPS FROM A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER

Commercial Real Estate isn’t an industry that just anyone can step into. It takes a thick skin, and a knack for communication and sometimes even the professionals have things they would have done differently at the beginning of their careers. If you’re in the industry long enough, you learn lessons and recognize trends that are [...]

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MAKE YOUR PROPERTY MORE VALUABLE TO TENANTS

There are certain perks you can offer to fill up your commercial real estate developments. Of course, a good price per square foot is imperative, and flexible lease terms are appealing, but beyond that, what amenities will bring tenants to your buildings and keep them there?     Fiber Optic Internet   People do everything online. [...]

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FINDING BALANCE FOR EMPLOYEES

Ford’s new Dearborn campus, planned for development over the next ten years, wasn’t designed simply as a place to work, but as a place where employees would enjoy spending time. Early plans of the two campus facility include, basketball courts, softball fields, walkable paths with lakes, flowers, trees, collaborative work spaces, adjustable-height desks, natural lighting, indoor [...]

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OWNING VS RENTING – WHAT MOVE IS RIGHT

You've heard the saying a million times before; location, location, location. Exposure for your business is essential for growth and longevity. However, you also shouldn't exceed your financial limitations, especially when first starting out. Every business is unique, and location importance may not prove as valuable to your company as other factors. Regardless of this, [...]

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HOW SPACE AND LOCATION CAN IMPROVE STAFF ACQUISITION RATES

The location of your business and its office space design impacts how you and your employees feel, reason, and work. It also affects people who visit your business, such as clients and job candidates. If your workplace does not inspire confidence in potential employees, they will not be ready to take your job offers. However, if [...]

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