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5 Questions to Ask During Site Selection & Due Diligence

Site Selection

Here are 5 specific key questions you should be asking to ensure efficiency and minimize unforeseen costs before site...
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Lessons to Learn From Retail Closures

Best Practices

Here are some lessons learned from recent retail case studies as well as insight into how the industrial sector has...
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Back to the Drawing Board: When Projects Require Site Plan Revisions

Municipality Issues

What happens when you're faced with site plan revisions? Here's how to be proactive in minimizing expenses and delays,...
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The Value of Hiring Civil Engineers

Hiring

Hiring civil engineers is crucial to achieving quality and success in a new commercial development project while...
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How to Establish Accurate Site Valuation

Site Selection

Improper site valuation can have a significant trickle-down effect on the entire commercial real estate project. 
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A Closer Look at Soft Costs in Commercial Development

Costs

Taking a closer look at soft costs in commercial development, most of which are not directly related to the physical...
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A Closer Look at Hard Costs in Commercial Development

Construction

We take a closer look at hard costs in commercial development and how they can impact your commercial real estate...
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Measuring Cap Rates in Build to Suit Development

Property Values

Several factors influencing cap rates in build to suit development include construction costs, lease type, historical...
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Examining the Variables that Influence Cost of Occupancy

Costs

It’s crucial for all parties involved to understand the variables that directly impact the overall cost of occupancy...
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Ensuring the Use of a Qualified General Contractor

Hiring

Hiring a contractor can be a big decision. Regardless of what type of project, it’s important to have the right company...
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Putting 'Punch' Into Remediating Your Construction Issues

Construction

A good construction punch list will define all items that need to be addressed before final occupancy and include a...
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Constructing a Credible Build to Suit Work Letter

Build to Suit

A build to suit work letter contains all of the vital construction elements to help achieve a successful commercial...
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