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?

1Q18 Officially in the Books

Contributing Author: Nick Miner, CCIM

It is amazing how fast the first quarter of each year always seems to fly by.  It is a non-stop, press on the gas pedal type of quarter and 2018 was no different than 2017; well, maybe?

In looking back at total transaction velocity for Phoenix Metro in 2017, there was on average about 260 closings a month (office, retail, industrial, land, apartments, etc.).  When you look at 1Q18, that number is about 192 closings a month; a net drop of almost 26% just in transaction velocity. This is before a deep dive into any one product class; just the macro look at transaction velocity.

There are several reasons that could go into the drop in transaction velocity with one of the main issues being tax reform and the debates leading up to the final product.  The banter back and forth in Washington definitely had the investment markets captivated as to what would ultimately be passed. Continue reading 1Q18 Officially in the Books

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

LDCRE’s global Commercial Real Estate listing syndication enables Coldwell Banker Commercial® and CENTURY 21® domestic and international offices, agents and listings to enhance local and global CRE 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 $100+ Billion in commercial Real Estate for Sale and 3+ Billion square feet for lease across 7,600 global cities and 29 countries on LDCRE.com.

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

Spotlight Interview: Bob Sattler, President Lee & Associates Orange

Bob has over 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate from developing small industrial buildings for sale and multi-tenant parks for lease to being a broker leasing and selling office and industrial properties in the North Orange County market. After 15 years at CB Richard Ellis he joined Lee & Associates in 1998 and has been a consistent Top producer. His community and civic involvement includes being president and board member of organizations such as the Rotary Club of Fullerton and the Executive Council of the College of Business at Cal State Fullerton.

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

BS: An unusual one of getting a degree in physiology and a masters degree in business. Commercial Real Estate wasn’t on my radar until my father came to me wondering if I would be willing to build a multi-tenant industrial project on some land he owned. Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Bob Sattler, President Lee & Associates Orange

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