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  • What is Commercial Real Estate?

    By Lisa Compton-Bradley The term commercial property refers to “buildings or land intended to generate a profit, either from capital gain or rental income.” Land Land is a popular investment as it appeals to a wide variety of buyers. Commercial land has the capability of being held (often referred to as land banking), divided, subdivided […]

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  • How to Buy a Restaurant Business

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    Most people dream of being their own boss, and being the captain of their future. One way to achieve that dream is to buy or start a business. There are literally thousands of business categories to choose from and people tend to gravitate towards what they know, enjoy or believe would be fulfilling. Who doesn’t […]

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  • The Full Scope of Tenant Representation: What You Need to Know

    A lot of business owners do all the work when finding their new space because they don’t understand what tenant representation is or how it could greatly aide them. Tenant representation is when a commercial real estate agent works for you to find the space you need. It is not required that you work with […]

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  • SVN | SouthLand Commercial Brings Home Top Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SVN | SouthLand Commercial Brings Home Top Awards Michael Carro and Rodney Sutton of SVN | SouthLand Commercial win both NAIOP’s “Broker Deal of the Year” and “Broker of the Year Runner Up.” Pensacola, Florida — January 26, 2017 — SVN | SouthLand Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm and […]

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  • Finding a Building For Sale: The Experts Matter

    Trying to Find a Building For Sale? Follow These Tips: Finding a building for sale that meets the needs of your individual business can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.  One of the first things I advise my friends and clients is to start with the end in mind.  This means […]

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  • SVN | SouthLand Commercial Adds Two in 2017

    SVN | SouthLand Commercial welcomed two new members to its staff in January. Michael Krueger, our new Marketing Director, and Bryan Morelock, our newest Commercial Real Estate Advisor, join us with a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields Michael joins SVN | SouthLand Commercial as a recent graduate of the University of West Florida […]

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  • What To Do When Listing Your Property for Lease

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    Available, Not Abandoned: What To Do When Listing Your Property for Lease We’ve all hear the expression, “don’t step over a dollar to save a dime.” This is great to think of when your property becomes vacant and goes on the market for a new tenant. Vacant listings require some effort and investment from the landlord. Your […]

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  • Groundbreaking of Spearman Center in Downtown Pensacola

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    The Spearman Center Groundbreaking Ceremony SVN | SouthLand Commercial and the law firm of Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A. are proud to announce the  groundbreaking ceremony for the future Spearman Center property, located in downtown Pensacola. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 pm. The location is 1755 Barrancas Avenue. The center will be […]

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  • Do the Dew – Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate

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    Do the Dew Mountain Dew, one of the PepsiCo soft drink brands, had a very popular marketing slogan, “Do the Dew”. This slogan was started over 20 years ago and reminded me of due diligence in commercial real estate. Even though you may not be a soda drinker (good for you), the slogan is one […]

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  • Office Suite Sold

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    Office Suite Sold! Congratulations to SVN | SouthLand Commercial advisors Stephanie Gilbert, Rodney Sutton and Chris Bouchard for the recent sale of a 1,200 SF office suite. This property is located just south of the University of West Florida on University Parkway. The office suite is part of the Dogwood Office Complex and was sold in August for $80,000. Read […]

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  • Reis Report: CRE Office Activity

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    Reis Report: CRE Office Activity The office sector of commercial real estate is extremely prominent in the industry. The property data company Reis provides valuable commercial real estate data. Their market intelligence includes reports and trends of eight commercial real estate sectors. These segments include flex/research and development, apartment, office, retail and others. In this 2016 […]

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  • Reis Report: CRE Construction Activity

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    Reis Report: CRE Construction Activity Construction is inevitable in the commercial real estate industry. The Reis second quarter report for 2016 provides a wealth of information to commercial real estate developers, buyers and professionals. Reis provides data for the national commercial real estate market. It is one of the most valued sources for understanding CRE […]

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  • Self Storage Facility Sold for $700,000

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    Self Storage Facility Sold! Congratulations to SVN | SouthLand Commercial advisor Chris Bouchard for the recent sale of a 30,400 SF self storage facility. The property is located on West Jackson Street and was sold in June for $700,000. Read below for more details of this recent transaction. Quick Look: Property Address: 4422 W. Jackson St. Date Closed: June […]

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  • Have Cap Rates Finally Hit Rock Bottom?

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    Have Cap Rates Finally Hit Rock Bottom? The commercial real estate market has shown a steady downfall of capitalization rates, or cap rates, over the past numerous years. After the release of The Boulder Group’s Net Lease Market Report, the net lease cap rate trends may slowly be starting to resuscitate. Follow along as I discuss […]

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  • Retail Property For Sale – Drone Video

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    Drone Video of Retail Property For Sale To view the full online listing for additional details on this property, click here. The SVN|SouthLand Commercial office in Tallahassee has produced an awesome and thorough way to view the available retail property for sale at 2615 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303. Drones have become a great tool for […]

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  • Best Apps for CRE Brokers in 2016

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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 […]

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

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    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

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    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

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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 […]

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  • Connecting With Commercial Buyers of Different Generations

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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