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: Adam Tarantur, CCIM Principal at Podolsky Circle CORFAC International

Adam Tarantur is a Principal at Podolsky Circle CORFAC International and also sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. He began his career in commercial real estate upon graduating from the business school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics. Adam’s commercial real estate expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including investment sales; landlord representation; distressed property consulting; and tenant representation. His client base is similarly diverse, consisting of both global and local clients, as well as institutional and entrepreneurial owners. Adam has successfully completed the disposition of over 3.6 million square feet of industrial, office, flex and retail properties. He has also transacted countless leases, both representing tenants and working on behalf of ownership.

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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.

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.

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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

Spotlight Interview: Joey Odom: Atlanta Director, Stan Johnson Company

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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.

LD: What events in your career path brought you to your current position at Stan Johnson Company?

JO: Out of College I worked in the athletic industry for several years, but I had always been interested in the commercial real estate industry and was fortunate to know several people at Stan Johnson Company, namely Brad Pepin, who is a top producer at the company. Brad introduced me to the company and I was fortunate to be hired on soon after.

LD: Can you tell us what your “average” week of work is like?

JO: My role within SJC is the “player coach.” On the player side, our team (including Maggie Holmes, Mike Sladich & KB Yabuku) focuses primarily on representing sellers of net lease retail properties in the Southeast – it has been a tremendous year for our team on this front. In any given week, I will visit existing or prospective clients, manage current deals or strategize on upcoming listing pitches.

On the coach side, I work alongside our other teams in the Southeast. This includes Van Barron, whose team focuses on medical sales, Britton Burdette, whose team focuses on office & industrial sales, Jason Long, whose team focuses on retail sales and Jason Powell, whose team focuses on drug store and other retail sales. We are having a record year in the Southeast and are excited to continue the momentum. Additionally, my goal is to recruit top talent to join the Stan Johnson Company team.

LD: Joey, why do you believe the STNL space has become so hot? Why are there a growing number of investors entering the STNL space? Income Predictability? Less property management headaches? Perceived ease of understanding the STNL investments?

JO: The STNL space has grown hotter and hotter over the past few years. As a general statement, the space is viewed as a flight to quality and safety. It has been a safe haven investment for many individual investors deploying money from the market to alternative investments. Institutional investors have grown increasingly more active as well, with new and existing funds having larger allocations to net lease. Foreign investors have been particularly active in the space; in the past several weeks, we have closed with an Israeli group and a French individual investor, as examples. Even with compressed cap rates, yields for real estate in the U.S. are still very attractive to foreign investors, particularly those with turmoil in their own countries (Venezuela, Greece, etc.). Because Stan Johnson Company focuses exclusively on net lease sales, we are able to tap into a broad array of investor groups, and are the bridge between institutional and private capital.

LD: Everyone has a few transactions that stand out in the careers.  What is one deal thus far in your career that stands out to you and what is the significance to that deal?

JO: We were fortunate to be asked to present for a large portfolio of Dollar General properties several years ago, and were competing against several large competitors. In preparation for the pitch, I spent several days at the office until 4am! We connected very well with the client and were awarded the business. That year we sold 135 Dollar General properties for this client, and have closed in excess of 200 sites in total for them to date. More rewarding is the relationship we have developed with this client; I consider them very close personal friends.

LD: What advice would you give a young Joey Odom just out of college and starting his professional career?

JO: Some of the best advice I received was to not stress out too much about your first job. Every experience we have can be used as a stepping-stone, whether in that particular job or a future job. The key is to use every experience as an opportunity to grow, especially in turmoil or difficulty. I heard John Maxwell recently say, “Growth isn’t guaranteed in difficulty, but it’s the only environment in which it happens.” We can take comfort in difficulty or turmoil, knowing it has the potential to make us better.

For more information on Joey Odom and Stan Johnson Company please visit www.stanjohnsonco.com. For more information on Leavitt Digital please visit www.ldcre.com.

How does the market know you’re awesome?

Your Company is closing deals (acquisitions, dispositions, development, sales, leasing, finance, etc.), but how does anyone other than the 20 people that saw your LinkedIn post, or Twitter post know that your company is doing a great job?

Nobody likes braggers, but people always like a good press release that focuses on market transactions and market news.  Leavitt Digital works with its commercial real estate clients to design a press release that captures their success and elevate their company in a crowded market space.  Let us tell the world about your story and successes; Leavitt Digital’s Press Release Distribution reaches 5,500+ websites, hundreds of CRE journalists, and provides custom analytics for its clients to measure each press releases success/ market reach.

There is no better way to elevate your status in the market than by letting the market know you are closing deals on a continual basis. Leavitt Digital’s Press Release Distribution Platform are sold as an annual Press Release Distribution Package with either a biweekly or monthly distribution, custom packages can be designed for additional distributions.

Leavitt Digital’s Press Releases contain the text press release, photo, logo, company’s home page URL, etc. Press Releases do more than tell the market of your companies recent accomplishments. Every press release puts out hundreds, if not thousands additional links to your company’s homepage (website). This is a steady traffic driver to increase website traffic. As Leavitt Digital CEO Brendan Hotchkiss explains it, “The more roads that lead to your store, the higher your sales will be.”

To learn more about Leavitt Digital’s Press Release Distribution Platform please contact us.

~The Leavitt Digital Team

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