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

Building Bridges not Walls, the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Technology (CRE Tech) firms have emerged addressing a number of industry challenges, which have long been accepted as normal. A few of the solutions are enhancing Customer Relationship Management (CRM), centralizing information sharing, simplifying the creation of marketing materials, increasing the quality of market data, and increasing market reach on offerings. Each CRE Tech Company offers beneficial solutions, but what is most important is the value these CRE Tech firms collectively offer to their clients. Continue reading Building Bridges not Walls, the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Clemson University Student Housing Research Report 2017–2018

Contributing Author: Sean Lyons

An in-depth analysis of the private student housing market at Clemson University conducted by Triad Real Estate Partners. Triad Real Estate Partners concentrates in private student housing and multi-family real estate brokerage. Triad Real Estate Partners’ research team compiles in-depth market research reports on leading Universities in the United States.

Total enrollment at Clemson University in South Carolina increased for at least the 15th consecutive year, registering a University-record 24,387 students. Over the past decade, enrollment has grown by a total of 27.78%, averaging an annual increase of 3.24% over that span. Continue reading Clemson University Student Housing Research Report 2017–2018

Commercial Real Estate Listing Distribution Platform Grows in Multiples

LDCRE is a free commercial real estate listing distribution platform that allows
brokerage firms to connect their listing inventory directly to LDCRE.com through an API (Application Program Interface). Once the connection is set up all new listings and listing edits flow from the broker/brokerage firm to LDCRE on auto-pilot without any further work by the broker/brokerage firm.

LDCRE set out to not only be a free CRE listing platform, but to be a CRE Listing Distribution Platform with the largest distribution network of news websites where LDCRE powers the CRE listings. In the beginning of 2017 LDCRE was distributing CRE listings to 3 news websites in NYC, Chicago, and Scottsdale. By the close of 2017 LDCRE grew its distribution publisher network from 3 to 500 (Domestic and International news websites). “Our team has worked very hard growing our network for a couple years; it was not an overnight success by any means. A few key elements that aided us in rapidly growing our publisher network were growing LDCRE’s commercial real estate listing inventory from 20 markets to 9,000 markets throughout 32 countries, LDCRE has grown its total for sale CRE assets to $150 Billion, through the many great relationships our team has developed over the years,” said Brendan Hotchkiss CEO of LDCRE.

LDCRE continues to grow its listings on a daily basis with 2,000+ new/updated listings flowing into its platform on a daily basis.

Looking for CRE Contributing Authors in the top 50 MSAs

Are you a CRE Expert in your market? Are you interested in being a contributing author for LDCRE covering CRE News in your market? Your columns would be posted in LDCRE’s News and upwards of 500+ news websites around the world. What better way to show clients you are THE MARKET EXPERT than being the point person for CRE news in your market for LDCRE its syndicated network of 500+ news websites.

Benefits to Contributing Authors:

  • Free PR on LDCRE and upwards of 500+ news websites.
  • Your contact information and linked website will be posted in every article you write, in every website where the article is posted.
  • Each article will deliver hundreds of links back to your website.

Continue reading Looking for CRE Contributing Authors in the top 50 MSAs

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

LDCRE’s Roundtable Discussion on 2018 CRE State of the Market with Jeff Rowlett, Sean Lyons, and Nick Miner

Say I inherit $25,000,000 and it has to be invested in Commercial Real Estate before the close of 2018; where should I invest in Commercial Real Estate?

LDCRE conducts a Roundtable discussion on the commercial real estate state of the market with three leading commercial real estate brokers, all of whom are all in the trenches every day. Nick Miner,CCIM is Senior Vice President at ORION Investment Real Estate, Sean Lyons is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners, and Jeff Rowlett is a leading Investment Advisor at Marcus & Millichap serving private capital investors in Chicago, Milwaukee and nationwide. Continue reading LDCRE’s Roundtable Discussion on 2018 CRE State of the Market with Jeff Rowlett, Sean Lyons, and Nick Miner

The Benefits of Associating your Independent Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm with a National/International Brand

Independently owned and operated commercial real estate firms account for approximately half of the market place for commercial real estate. Some of these firms choose to remain unattached to a national/international brand and some see the value in being part of a larger group or brand. Through the thousands of commercial real estate firms and tens of thousands of commercial brokers Leavitt Digital (LDCRE) works with, we spoke with a few of these national and international companies and explored what they offer to independently owned brokerage firms and their brokers.

Continue reading The Benefits of Associating your Independent Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm with a National/International Brand

Spotlight Interview: Laurence “Larry” Bergman,Principal at NAI Bergman

Laurence Bergman, a founding member of NAI Bergman, is a licensed real estate
broker in Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia. Larry oversees business and client development, NAI Bergman licensee supervision, acquisition / disposition representation, and engages in transactional activity.

Larry is a consistent award winner in Commercial Real Estate. In 2014, he was selected by the Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. He was also awarded NAI Global’s President’s Award – Eastern US Markets. The President’s Award recognizes leadership, teamwork and business generation. Out of 400 NAI Global affiliates, NAI Bergman was nominated for company of the year and was recipient of The Eagle Award – Major Markets – US. Larry has been consistently recognized as a Top 10 Costar Power Broker in Sales and/or Leasing transactions, and was also recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a Top 10 Commercial Real Estate broker. Through Larry’s community efforts, NAI Bergman was selected as the 2012 Blue Ash Business Advocate of the Year. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Laurence “Larry” Bergman,Principal at NAI Bergman

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