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  • Best Apps for CRE Brokers in 2016

    Technology is undoubtedly a necessity in this day and age, especially for CRE brokers who are constantly on the go. If you want to be successful in the CRE industry, you simply have to stay technologically connected. Our Baton Rouge friends from SVN | GLL have compiled a list of the best apps for CRE brokers to use […]

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  • Lease vs. Own: New Rule Complicates Common CRE Decision

    The Lease vs. Own Dilemma Just Got More Complicated In commercial real estate, one of the most difficult decisions for both small and large companies is whether or not to lease or own the property or properties in which they operate their business. One vital factor to consider when debating lease vs. own is how […]

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  • Safety and the Economy

    Safety and the Economy Vital downtowns and communities require pedestrian movement. We need grocery stores, pharmacies and community amenities to be accessible to pedestrian traffic, and by accessible, we mean safe! Safety and the economy were the focus of a recent Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and United States Department of Transportation workshop on pedestrian safety […]

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  • How To Promote Your CRE Listings

    In this day and age, technology is obviously a relevant and major contributor to the sales and success of your CRE listings. Below, I will discuss several websites, tools, and marketing strategies to help you promote your CRE listings and increase sales. Planning The first step in any marketing or promotion strategy is to create a […]

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  • Connecting With Commercial Buyers of Different Generations

    Connecting With Commercial Buyers of Different Generations The generation gap is especially pronounced these days thanks to a rapid increase in technology, which can make connecting with commercial buyers of different generations challenging. If you’ve been in commercial real estate for many years, you may find it difficult to reach younger buyers through traditional techniques. […]

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  • The Masters and Investment Real Estate

    Golf & Investment Real Estate One of the great rituals I look forward to every spring is the Masters Golf Tournament. From the Monday it starts until the Sunday night finish, I simply cannot get enough of it. I first attended the Masters at Augusta National in 1989 when Sir Nick Faldo won his first of […]

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  • How Developers Determine Land Value

    Determine Land Value–3 Types of Land Buyers Generally speaking there are three types of land buyers – speculators, end users, and developers. Speculators buy land to hold as an investment with the hopes of reselling later for a profit. Examples of end users would be a person buying a lot to then build a home […]

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  • Pensacola Amtrak Station – To Lease or to Restore

    Pensacola Amtrak Station Update The Pensacola Amtrak Station project first came to view this past year when I began to look at government surplus property and to better understand why certain government owned property would remain vacant and underutilized for so long. One such property that garnered attention was the former Pensacola Amtrak station. As […]

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  • Get the Most Out of Your Restaurant Real Estate Location

    Opportunity I recently attended the SVN National Real Estate Conference in San Diego. One of the things I truly enjoy about traveling is discovering new restaurants in those cities and then figuring out how to bring them back home. Because I specialize in restaurant real estate, I’m often confronted by people whose opinion is that […]

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  • The Three R’s to Reduce Rent on Your Office Lease

    Everyone wants to save money – especially monthly rent on your office lease. You may think that once you’ve signed your lease and moved into your space, you have no escape from your rent commitment. That is not necessarily true. No matter how long it has been since you signed your lease agreement, there are […]

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  • Top Producers at SVN International

    Congratulations to the 2015 Top Producers These Advisors were recently recognized on both the state level and the national level, for their outstanding commercial real estate achievements during the 2015 calendar year. We are proud to have these Advisors on our team, covering the northwest Florida area, and are thankful to SVN Florida for creating […]

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  • Understanding the Ground Lease in Commercial Real Estate

    A Cash-Flow Option that Doesn’t Involve Selling Land Most users and developers of commercial real estate would prefer to own their land before developing a property. On the other side of the transaction most owners who are looking to monetize their land would prefer to do so by selling land. However, there is another path […]

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  • What is Commercial Real Estate?

    Commercial Real Estate Defined Any property used to generate income is classified as a type of commercial real estate. The word “commercial” implies that commercial real estate has something to do with commerce and is used for making a profit. I Googled “commercial definition” and you can see what I found in the inserted image to the […]

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  • What’s a Multifamily Property?

    The Types of Multifamily Properties A multifamily property is any type of housing where multiple separate housing units are contained within one building or several buildings within one complex. If there are five or more buildings for the property, then it is classified as a commercial multifamily property, rather than a residential multifamily property. Under the […]

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  • Negotiating the Office Lease (Part 1): Length of Lease and Hidden Costs

    Over the years I’ve had plenty of time to figure out a few things to pay attention to when helping tenants find their perfect office space. I’ve decided to write a series of posts that will provide tips on negotiating an office lease. In this, the first blog post of the series, I’m going to […]

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  • Can You Open a Business on Public Land?

    Can You Do Business on Public Land? Public land, such as state and national parks, might be very appealing to you as a business owner. If you own a fishing and kayaking rental business, it would be great to set up shop as close to the river or lake as possible. If you’re a wedding […]

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  • How to Choose a Listing Agent to Promote Your Commercial Property (Part 2): Pricing & Advertising

    “Catch a Tiger by Its Toe – Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing a Listing Agent” Trying to Find the Right CRE Listing Agent? Owners of commercial property may think that advertising their own properties for sale or lease will save money on agent commissions. The truth is, advertising a commercial property is easy, unless […]

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  • How to Choose a Listing Agent to Promote Your Commercial Property (Part 1): Marketing & Commission Rates

    “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe – Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing a Listing Agent” Commercial property owners can be tempted to advertise their own properties for sale or lease. What they fail to realize is that listing a commercial property is easy, unless you are doing it right. Why is it that some agents are […]

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  • How to Find the Restaurant Space of Your Dreams

    Restaurant space and brides/grooms share something in common: They’re not always available! Last year was an amazing year for the restaurant entrepreneur in their quest for expansion. It seemed like the restaurant inventory virtually vanished overnight. When we take on new clients, there’s an expectation that they will have numerous choices of available restaurant space for […]

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  • News Update – SVN Advisors Take Home Awards From NAIOP NW Florida

    About the Awards and the Reasons for Winning Them At the recent Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet held by NAIOP of NW Florida, SVN Advisors Sonny Granger and Chris Palmer earned the 2015 Broker Deal of the Year award for their roles in the sale of a 2,718 acre development parcel in Pace, Florida. The […]

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  • News Update – Sonny Granger Joins Board of Trustees

    Sonny Granger Joins Board of Trustees Here at SVN | SouthLand Commercial, we believe it’s important for our Advisors to be actively involved in the local community. Having said that, we are proud to announce that Sonny Granger has accepted an invitation to join the Creative Learning Academy (CLA) Board of Trustees, in Pensacola, Florida. We know […]

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  • Commercial Brokers and Urban Planners Team up to Make Great Placemakers

    What is placemaking? You need to know because there is a global placemaking movement underway and it involves visionaries coming together to create extraordinary places. Surely you’ve traveled to some of these places. They’re easy to recognize. Often times you hate to leave these cities and towns and your conversation turns to how do we […]

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  • Five Ways to Limber up the Ironclad Office Lease

    Signing an office lease does not have to be a make it or break it, long-term business decision. Most landlords understand that businesses need flexibility, even regarding their office space. While landlords usually prefer the security of a long-term, ironclad office lease, more and more landlords are allowing flexible alternatives to help their tenants be […]

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  • An Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market for 2016

    A Summary of What Kevin Maggiacomo Sees for the Future The commercial real estate market obviously took a hit in 2007/2008, because of the economic recession that took place. Since that time, I’ve seen many articles published by various commercial real estate professionals, at the beginning of each new year. Those articles are typically geared […]

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  • What Commercial Realtors, Popsicles and Rollerblades Have in Common

    Each one of these commonly used terms is trademarked! The Popsicle Situation Popsicles are the same thing as ice pops, but with one big difference. These yummy blocks of ice on a stick are created by the company called Unilever. If anyone else makes an ice pop, no matter how delicious it is, they can’t call it […]

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