The Coldwell Banker Commercial® organization & CENTURY 21 Commercial® connect commercial listings to LDCRE to increase local and global market reach

LDCRE’s global listing syndication enables Coldwell Banker Commercial® and CENTURY 21® domestic and international offices, agents and listings to enhance local and global marketing through news websites around the globe.

For more information on Coldwell Banker Commercial or CENTURY 21 Commercial, visit: cbcworldwide.com or https://commercial.century21.com

Search $70 Billion in commercial Real Estate for Sale and hundreds of million of square feet for lease across 6,500 global cities and 28 countries on LDCRE.com.

Spotlight Interview: Vishu Ramanathan/ CEO, Buildout Inc.

LDCRE is happy to announce its listing syndication partnership with Buildout! Buildout is a Commercial Real Estate marketing and document creation platform designed to unburden commercial real estate brokers of much of the administrative work that goes into creating marketing materials and listing properties on the broker’s website, as well as on third party websites. This partnership enables Buildout clients to easily post their listings and updates on LDCRE’s Free Commercial Real Estate Listing Distribution Platform via Buildout.

 

LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?

VR: I wasn’t a career-oriented kid. I wanted to hang out and play in a band. I studied physics in college because I liked physics, not because I thought it would get me a job. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Vishu Ramanathan/ CEO, Buildout Inc.

Buildout and LDCRE (Leavitt Digital) Forge Strategic Syndication Partnership

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Buildout and LDCRE’s partnership enables Buildout clients to increase their local and global reach via LDCRE’s listing platform and listing distribution network of 500+ News Websites throughout the world, growing to 2,000 News Websites over the next 24 months. This partnership allows commercial real estate professionals to increase the local and global market reach on their respective listings, while increasing the ease and accessibility of accurate commercial real estate listings to parties all over the world.

Continue reading Buildout and LDCRE (Leavitt Digital) Forge Strategic Syndication Partnership

City Brand Media (CBM) & Leavitt Digital (LDCRE) form Strategic Partnership bringing Commercial Real Estate listings to City Brand Media’s 400 City-Based Websites.

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August 29, 2016. Scottsdale, AZ. CBM and LDCRE announce today that they have formed a publishing and marketing alliance that will result in CBM’s 400 PLUS City branded websites having a Commercial Real Estate section in each market they service.

Continue reading City Brand Media (CBM) & Leavitt Digital (LDCRE) form Strategic Partnership bringing Commercial Real Estate listings to City Brand Media’s 400 City-Based Websites.

Let’s Talk About Why Your Listing isn’t seeing any Traction…

 

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The listing is solid, but the traction is light, sound familiar? Obviously, the main reason brokers post listings are to sell, or lease properties. Sometimes the listing side does not think about the buying side when they post a listing for lease or for sale on www.LDCRE.com, or one of the other CRE listing platforms. People want all the major specs on the offering before they look into it. If you are leaving out most of the specs, or have “Contact us for more information” posted, you are going to see interest drop of, as people tend to assume the worse and/or that it’s over priced.

Continue reading Let’s Talk About Why Your Listing isn’t seeing any Traction…

Promote Listings in Real-Time on Leavitt Digital via your own Website: LDCRE Launches API

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Leavitt Digital recently launched its API (Application Program Interface) allowing Commercial Real Estate brokerage firms to connect their inventory directly from their website/ internal listing platform to Leavitt Digital’s listing platform. This enables brokerage firms to market their listings for FREE on the largest open network, listing platform while saving hundreds of hours of data implementation and data management. Adding, editing, or deleting listings on a company’s website will have the same impact on Leavitt Digital.

Continue reading Promote Listings in Real-Time on Leavitt Digital via your own Website: LDCRE Launches API

Increase your Commercial Real Estate Firm’s Bottom-line with 8 Simple Tasks

Leavitt Digital conducted surveys on 300+ Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firms’ websites and online presence. Majority of commercial real estate firms have antiquated websites, no online marketing plan, and no SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plan in place. The place I order my pizza from every Friday night for $23.95 invests more time and money into its website, online marketing and SEO than many brokerage firms that have 100+ listings priced well beyond a thousand pizzas. Why is that? Why does the company selling $20 items invest more time and money to increase sales than the company selling multi-million dollar properties? If a company is able to gain more listings, represent more tenants, and find few more buyers by bettering its online presence, gaining an edge on competition, and significantly increasing its bottom line why wouldn’t they?

Continue reading Increase your Commercial Real Estate Firm’s Bottom-line with 8 Simple Tasks

CRE Business Plans for 2016 & Maximizing Tech

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It’s the bottom of the 9th for 2015 and time to start designing your business attack plan for 2016. Now is the time to layout your goals for 2016, not January 5th after everyone has gained 10 pounds and feeling gloom.

Commercial Real Estate Companies are becoming more and more active in implementing technology products so they may operate more efficiently and increase business opportunities.  However, the Commercial Real Estate Industry has a lot of room for improvement.

Leavitt Digital conducted a survey where it ran tests on 300 commercial real estate firms throughout the United States.  The average online presence rating over the top 50 local sites was 32%.  This survey does not discount the score based on incorrect information, it simply checks for a company’s presence.  Once you take a more granular look at the results the average commercial real estate company has a 16% online presence report of correct information over the top 50 local sites.  Having a low presence and incorrect information drastically work against a company’s Local SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rankings.

There are the obvious points to include in your annual plan: More Calls, More Meetings, More Listings = More Money.  These are all great things, but you should also be taking advantage of free marketing platforms to drastically increase your online presence, market your successes, and market your current listings through Leavitt Digital’s Commercial Real Estate Marketing Platforms.

A few key technology points of interest for Commercial Real Estate Firms to focus on in 2016:

  • Increase your online presence
  • Increase market reach for your closed transactions for free
  • Increase market reach for your active listings for free
  • Increase the online prince of your company
  • Increase the Local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your company
  • Increase the Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your company
  • Actively Monitor the reviews on your company and assets you represent- not responding to reviews can have a negative impact on your SEO
  • Encourage clients to write positive reviews on major review sites

Leavitt Digital’s free and paid Commercial Real Estate Marketing Platforms cover all the above mentioned.  Contact Leavitt Digital for a  free consultation, search your company’s online presence, and/ or search the online presence of a property you own, lease, or manage.

 

Contact Leavitt Digital to learn more about how you can market your listings for free, market your recent transactions for free, maximize your online presence, increase your Local SEO, and increase your Organic SEO.

 

 

Leavitt Digital Breaks into Institutional Real Estate with Priced to Market Student Housing Portfolio Estimated to Sell for as Much as $85MM

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Leavitt Digital is excited to add Triad Real Estate Partners’ newest listing to Leavitt Digital’s Free Commercial Listing Platform. Triad Real Estate Partners recently listed a 42 property Student Housing Portfolio with assets at Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University. The 98.76% occupied Star Properties Portfolio contains 980 Units, and has the upside of rent increases.

Sean Lyons of Triad Real Estate Partners spoke with Leavitt Digital in detail about this offering; both Triad Real Estate Partners and the portfolio owner feel this offering should be listed as “Priced to Market”. This portfolio offering is a very unique opportunity and Triad is already seeing serious demand from student housing investors all over the country. Both Triad Real Estate Partners and the portfolio owner are confident the market will dictate the price on this portfolio and it will ultimately fetch a sales price as much as $85 Million.

This portfolio is Student Housing and the location is in the Secondary Markets; both of which have seen a growing surge of investment dollars. Even with the growing levels of interest and capital flowing into Student Housing and Secondary Markets investors are still able to find above average returns within this product type and these markets when compared to Institutional Office, Industrial, Retail, and Apartments in the Primary Markets.

“Leavitt Digital is excited Triad Real Estate Partners sees the value in   adding its Institutional Student Housing portfolio to Leavitt Digital’s Free Commercial Listing Platform. Without an official price tag (estimated $85+ Million) on this portfolio it is the highest priced offering listed on Leavitt Digital to date. We are reaching milestones every day, just recently Leavitt Digital surpassed $1 Billion in listings on its Free Commercial Real Estate Listing Platform. Triad Real Estate Partners listing this portfolio on Leavitt Digital further validates Leavitt Digital’s becoming a commodity in the commercial real estate market,” said Brendan Hotchkiss, CEO of Leavitt Digital.

For more information on this portfolio please visit the portfolio listing on Leavitt Digital. For more information on Sean Lyons and Triad Real Estate Partners please visit Triad Real Estate Partners’ website.

Leavitt Digital Surpasses $1 Billion in Commercial Real Estate Listings Within First 90 Days of Launching Free Commercial Real Estate Listing Platform

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Leavitt Digital, a commercial real estate marketing company recently launched its proprietary, FREE commercial listing and search platform.  “Within 90 days of launching Leavitt Digital’s Free Listing Platform we have accumulated over One Billion Dollars in commercial real estate listings from major brokerage firms around the country,” said Brendan Hotchkiss, Founder and CEO.

Hotchkiss has been in commercial real estate for close to 15 years and used other commercial listing platforms and grew tired of their never ending rate hikes and limitations. “I felt the fees to use the other platforms were outrageous, so I used the limited, free version of their platform. On the limited, free version you can only see deals that are 30 days old and passed over by all the premium members.  So, I was seeing shopped deals that have been passed over by all the premium members for at least 30 days.  Applying this logic to the list side- why would you want to list on a platform that charges you and limits your listings exposure?  It didn’t make sense to our team, so we decided to create an entirely free platform that allows everyone to view all listings immediately upon posting.

Unlike paid listing platforms, that only offer the ability to list assets for sale and for lease, Leavitt Digital offers the ability to list assets for sale, for lease, seeking debt, seeking equity, and loans for sale.  The only existing platforms to connecting commercial real estate borrowers/ sponsors with debt and equity are either designed for institutional clients, or for crowd-funding deals and those all cost the sponsor a fortune to utilize. Having a background in real estate investment banking Hotchkiss felt it was necessary to implement both a debt and equity listing platform into Leavitt Digital’s Free Listing Platform.

Leavitt Digital has been asked a number of times when it plans to convert to a paid listing platform and the answer is NEVER.  Leavitt Digital generates revenues from its other platforms: Local Search Engine Optimization and Review Monitoring for Commercial Real Estate, Organic Search Engine Optimization for Commercial Real Estate, and Press Release Distribution.  According to Hotchkiss “We have no interest in converting Leavitt Digital’s Free Commercial Listing Platform to a paid listing platform, not now, not ever. Leavitt Digital is not a publicly traded company catering to shareholder interests; we rolled out this platform to increase market connectivity and have a positive impact on the commercial real estate industry.”

Listings can be added on Leavitt Digital manually (one at a time) via Leavitt Digital’s client dashboard, or multiple listings can be added via Leavitt Digital’s bulk listing template available upon request.  Please contact Leavitt Digital for any additional information: info@ldcre.com

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