Things to Consider when Purchasing a Multi-Unit Commercial Property

Contributing Author: Michael McGovern

An enormous amount of concern goes into the decision to purchase and renovate multi-unit property and therefore becoming a landlord. Additionally, providing pro-active property management and the necessity of being on call can affect all aspects of life yet the rewards of creating quality housing while realizing a generous financial return can provide quite a benefit offsetting these demands.

Before agreeing to accept this business model and lifestyle it is critical to fully understand the process, therefore increasing the odds of having a financially and personally rewarding experience. It is also of great value to work with an experienced, licensed Real Estate Broker who can assist with the entire process from site selection to document review. Continue reading Things to Consider when Purchasing a Multi-Unit Commercial Property

Retail…For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Looking at current affairs in commercial real estate (CRE), you will quickly note a lot of ink is being spilled over retail and its impending death. As a digital marketer and tech enthusiast, I am keenly interested in the conversation surrounding the state of retail. Daily headlines announcing the closure of various retail outlets and a never-ending barrage of articles on the growth of Amazon has probably convinced many that the death knell is indeed ringing for retail.

And it’s not just retail. We are seeing this type of disruption across many industries. Technological disruptions, including automation, are bringing about drastic changes across many industries. Obviously, in some instances, industries will die. Broader reading, however, illuminates us to the probability of significant change in retail rather than outright death. Continue reading Retail…For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Surviving a Multi-Offer Process in Commercial Real Estate

Contributing Author: Cory M. Tyksinski

The process of buying commercial real estate (CRE) can be complex, long-winded and sometimes challenging, even if you are the only buyer negotiating to purchase a property.  The complexity increases when multiple buyers seek to purchase a property at or about the same time. While simultaneous multiple offers in CRE are rare, it will be helpful to keep the following tips and tools in mind if you find yourself in the middle of a potential bidding war.

A. The Seller always wins. If you are one of the potential suitors for a commercial property, a common misconception is that the seller always wins in a multi-offer process Continue reading Surviving a Multi-Offer Process in Commercial Real Estate

Choosing the Right Warehouse Space – One Size Does Not fit All

Contributing Author: Cory M. Tyksinski

The decision to lease, or buy the right warehouse space for your operation can be much more complex than just ceiling heights and dock doors. Often the process involves items that have little to do with the building itself. Most local municipalities and fire districts have the final say over who occupies a warehouse space and what is being stored in it or around it.

Would-be occupants of a warehouse need to assess their overall needs for both space and location.  During this assessment some important details are sometimes overlooked: Continue reading Choosing the Right Warehouse Space – One Size Does Not fit All

Seattle, Washington goes to the Côte d’Azur / Seattle goes to MIPIM 2018

Contributing Author: Chad Gleason, CCIM

It is not often that the State of Washington attends international real estate conferences, but with the incredible growth of the Greater Seattle Area and growing interest from international investors, Washington State made its debut at MIPIM 2018.  MIPIM (Le Marché International des Professionnels de l’immobilier)is an international property, real estate development and investment event hosted annually in Cannes, France. From the official press release from MIPIM, there were over 26,000 real estate professionals, many city and political leaders, with well over 4,500 investors from over 100 countries, who came together for the 4-day event at the Palais des Festival, Cannes. They came to see, share and network with what the world has to offer in real estate investment and development. Continue reading Seattle, Washington goes to the Côte d’Azur / Seattle goes to MIPIM 2018

A Net Lease Asset History Lesson

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

We believe it is, in fact, helpful to have some historical sense of the evolution of the Net Lease Niche of the Real Estate Industry to have a better sense as to how these asset fit into the investment objectives of investors small and large in today’s maturing marketplace.

If you think about it, real estate, as an investment asset class, is a relatively recent development. It was always an entrepreneurial endeavor and was fueled as a worthy investment vehicle going back to the ‘mid-70’s and ERISA provisions, in those days total assets of private pension funds amounted to something like $164 billion dollars; today, of course, its in the “Trillions.” Continue reading A Net Lease Asset History Lesson

The Lost Art of Due Diligence

Contributing Author: Jay Verro, CCIM

Today’s CRE investment transactions involve investors from around the globe, which can lead to pertinent due diligence items being over-looked. A significant percentage of larger property sellers and buyers rely on 3rd party vendors to provide items such as building size, acreage, ceiling height, etc. As an example, Leases that have missing Exhibits, such as site plans, building / space drawings should be a red flag that further “boots on the ground” verification is warranted. It is not uncommon for buyers to submit offers and even purchase properties sight unseen.

Engaging local experts is an excellent way for a buyer to hedge their bets for the future vs. simply buying for an acceptable return now. Continue reading The Lost Art of Due Diligence

Apto Connects to LDCRE

LDCRE is pleased to announce Apto has connected to LDCRE’s Commercial Real
Estate Listing Distribution Platform, enabling Apto clients to easily syndicate CRE listings to LDCRE and its network of 500 news websites throughout the world.

“This is a win-win-win solution,” Says Brendan Hotchkiss of LDCRE “it allows Apto to offer greater market reach to its clients for free, it enables Apto’s clients to push their listings to 500 news websites with the click of a button for free, and it allows LDCRE to better serve investors and tenants searching properties for sale or lease on LDCRE.com and throughout LDCRE’s publisher network by increasing listing inventory.” Continue reading Apto Connects to LDCRE

LDCRE included in National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) published list of “Commercial Data & Listing Resources”

NAR recently compiled a list of third party commercial real estate technology
companies that offer commercial real estate listing services, email marketing, and research as third party tools for NAR’s commercial real estate members. The Lists can be viewed at: Commercial Data & Listing Sources (NAR)

  • Listing Platform Services (LDCRE is listed)
  • Research Property Data (LDCRE is listed)
  • Marketing/Email Blast Services
  • Commercial Information Exchange/Commercial MLS Providers (LDCRE is listed)

Continue reading LDCRE included in National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) published list of “Commercial Data & Listing Resources”

Spotlight Interview: Fred Mercaldo, CEO & Partner at Geocentric Media

LDCRE Interview with Fred Mercaldo, Founder and CEO of Geocentric Media.
Geocentric Media is the largest owner and manager of city-based websites throughout the world. LDCRE provides commercial real estate listings to all of Geocentric Media’s 500+ city and regional based websites. Fred and his team develop all their own websites, create and integrate relevant content for each of these websites throughout 500 markets while providing a number of services to businesses and consumers in each of their markets.

LD: I know you initially entered the geo-domain space (websites with city, state, regional, or country based URLs) with the acquisition of Scottsdale.com. Scottsdale is a well-known city, and one of the top travel and golf destinations, it is obviously a great website. But what made you recognize it was a great investment, what did you see beyond what it was? Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Fred Mercaldo, CEO & Partner at Geocentric Media

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