April 22, 2016
LDCRE recently launched its API (Application Program Interface) allowing Commercial Real Estate brokerage firms to connect their inventory directly from their listing platform to Leavitt Digital’s listing platform. This enables CRE 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
March 30, 2016
Robb Bollhoffer, along with his acquisition team have grown 29th Street Capital’s apartment portfolio to over 7,000 units in only a few years. Robb’s career in commercial real estate began as a Senior Acquisitions Analyst at Trizec Properties, then Managing Director at Strategic Capital Partners, and now Managing Director at 29th Street Capital. Robb and his team at 29th Street Capital focus on acquiring add-value multifamily assets in 10 high growth markets across the U.S. In addition to Robb’s impressive resume and his many successes he is an all around great guy on a personal and professional level. Search Apartments for Sale on LDCRE.
Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Robb Bollhoffer: Managing Principal, 29th Street Capital
January 26, 2016
Leavitt Digital recently caught up with David Wilson, CCIM, who was recently elected into office as CCIM President for 2018 and asked Wilson to explain the CCIM Organization. If you are wondering what a CCIM is, you aren’t alone! Only six percent (6%) of all commercial real estate practitioners wear the prestigious CCIM pin and have gone through the extensive educational program to become a CCIM Designee. CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member. Based in Chicago, IL, the CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® and has approximately 13,000 members from 31 countries throughout the world. CCIMs are trained experts who can analyze opportunities to help clients make confident, informed choices. Employing a data-driven approach to commercial real estate, CCIMs guide clients’ real estate decisions using financial and market analysis skills, combined with their own experience and knowledge of local and national markets. With a CCIM, clients have access to an educated, deliberate process. Continue reading CCIM: What is it and what do they provide Commercial Real Estate Professionals?
November 17, 2015
It’s the bottom of the 9th for 2015 and time to start designing your CRE Marketing 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 websites was 32%. Continue reading CRE Marketing Plans for 2016 & Maximizing CRETech
November 03, 2015
Sean is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners. He has close to 15 years of experience selling investment real estate, both in Chicago and throughout the country. Before starting Triad, Sean was a Senior Associate at Marcus & Millichap. As a Director of its National Multi Housing Group, he concentrated his efforts on selling Chicago apartment properties and in several tertiary markets throughout The Midwest. He has also serviced his clients by diversifying their real estate investment portfolios and helping facilitate their 1031 Exchanges into other product types, including Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Retail, Office, and Industrial Investments. Sean and his two partners at Triad, Shaun Buss and Ryan Tobias, have brokered the sale of more than $850 million of investment property, in over 175 transactions, including 4,000+ apartment and student housing units.
LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college? Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Sean Lyons, Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners
October 29, 2015
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. Continue reading Leavitt Digital Breaks into Institutional Real Estate with Priced to Market Student Housing Portfolio Estimated to Sell for as Much as $85MM
October 21, 2015
Lee Kiser co-founded Kiser Group with his partner Estella Kiser, in 2005, and has developed the company into the most recognized brand in Chicagoland for mid-market multi-family commercial real estate brokerage. Kiser Group currently has 23 staff members.
LD: Congratulations on Kiser Group’s 10-year anniversary! Your team has a very impressive track record for selling apartments throughout the Greater Chicagoland area. Can you tell us a little bit about how Kiser Group distinguishes itself from other commercial real estate brokerage firms?
LK: Kiser Group brokers are the most highly educated, best-trained agents in the market. Our brokers’ ability to lead their clients to solid investments is unrivaled. Another differentiator is that Kiser Group provides its agents with everything they need to help their clients, including the latest technology, research, and marketing tools. No other firm in Chicagoland knows multi-family investment like Kiser Group. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Lee Kiser: Principal/Managing Broker, Kiser Group / Principal KIG / Principal, KIG Analytics
September 30, 2015
Joey Odom is one of the top brokers and Atlanta Director at Stan Johnson Company based in their Atlanta Office. Joey has been with Stan Johnson Company for over ten years. Odom oversees the Atlanta office and southeast region, focusing on serving net lease buyers and sellers within the geography. Odom specializes in the sale of net lease retail properties, which is arguably one of the leading investment sectors within commercial real estate.
LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?
JO: My original plan in college was to go into youth ministry, and the college I attended had a strong program in this field. After a few semesters with this in mind, though, I shifted to a business focus in sales and marketing. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Joey Odom: Atlanta Director, Stan Johnson Company
September 23, 2015
Jeff Rowlett, along with the support of his team is among the top investment brokers at Marcus & Millichap. Over the years Jeff has honed his skills and developed a niche, concentrating on Net-Lease assets and multi-tenant retail assets throughout the Midwest and Nationally. Jeff has worked at two of the top commercial real estate brokerage firms and been pursed by many other top CRE Firms. Jeff’s exposure to these top commercial real estate brokerage companies has given him a unique peek behind the curtains at some of the major firms and allowed him to see which corporate structure and culture worked best for his style of brokerage and most importantly, for his clients.
LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?
JR: Surprisingly I have a degree in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Cardiac Rehab and my goal was to become an Athletic Trainer in the NFL. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Jeff Rowlett, Vice President Investments/ Dir. National Retail Group/ Dir. Net Leased Property Group at Marcus & Millichap
September 18, 2015
To know where the CRE Market is going you have to know where we are today…
A good way to gauge where the commercial real estate market is going is check who is hiring/ expanding, and/or who is downsizing, as it can foreshadow the good or bad times ahead for commercial real estate. Over the past 20 years Todd Justic, President of ALJ Group LLC has a 94% placement rate for senior employees in Real Estate Development, Construction, Engineering, and Architecture. Not only is Todd a great guy, but also he is a good guy to know when it is time to grow your company or time to look for a new employer.
LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college? What events in your career path brought you to establishing your own company? Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Todd Justic President, ALJ Group, LLC