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  • What To Do When Listing Your Property for Lease


    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

    Groundbreaking of Spearman Center

    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

    Due Diligence in CRE

    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. Even though you may not be a soda drinker (good for you), the slogan is one many people remember instantly. Do the Dew and Commercial Real […]

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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

    Self Storage Facility Sold

    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

    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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    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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