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3 Retail Companies Thriving Now & How

Amazon didn’t kill retail. It’s challenging the old way of doing retail. Think of it as the circle of retail life, if you will: Companies that are most popular among the public take center stage,...

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Factors to Consider When Drawing Your Project Timeline

No two projects are the same; however, the following statement should be true for every projected timeline:

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5 Questions to Ask During Site Selection & Due Diligence

Perhaps the most overused real estate term to date, “location, location, location” still rings true today during the site selection process, no matter how much the business and technology have...

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Lessons to Learn From Retail Closures

The threat of the “Retail Apocalypse” has been oversaturating the news headlines for the past few years, but nevertheless when news breaks about J.C. Penney, Toys “R” Us, Charlotte Russe, Payless...

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Back to the Drawing Board: When Projects Require Site Plan Revisions

No commercial development project goes from planning to completion without a hiccup or two. From multiple site plan revisions to meeting various municipal requirements, these types of projects can...

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The Value of Hiring Civil Engineers

As part of our effort to break down the value of hiring different professionals (such as general contractors or architects) to assist in the development process, let’s look at a profession that’s...

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How to Establish Accurate Site Valuation

Estimating the value of real estate is necessary for a variety of endeavors, including financing, sales listing, investment analysis, property insurance, and taxation. Improper site valuation can...

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A Closer Look at Soft Costs in Commercial Development

As part of our “series” breaking down commercial development costs, let’s take a closer look at the soft costs associated with the commercial real estate development process.

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A Closer Look at Hard Costs in Commercial Development

When budgeting for a commercial development project it’s important to remember that costs typically break down into two broad categories: hard costs and soft costs.

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Measuring Cap Rates in Build to Suit Development

Steady income, not having to deal with management issues, and solid tenants make build to suit triple net (NNN) leases very attractive for investors interested in diversifying their portfolio with...

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