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Commercial Ground Leases May Solve Scarce Land Dilemma

Commercial Ground Leases May Solve Scarce Land Dilemma

- Commercial Ground Leases May Solve Scarce Land Dilemma - Ground leases, also known as land leases, may offer value to both business owners and landowners. But it’s essential for both parties to conduct due diligence before committing. As vacant commercial lots become scarce and increasingly expensive to buy,  commercial ground leases can present a solution for businesses in the retail and ...


Today’s Companies Profit From Being Employee-Centric

Today’s Companies Profit From Being Employee-Centric

- Today’s Companies Profit From Being Employee-Centric - Some believe that the business mantra of putting the customer first is so 20th century. But that doesn't mean that customers don’t really matter. Today’s businesses have learned that delivering a great customer experience means putting employees first. The logic behind this trend is that happy employees lead to happy customers; if ...


Maximize Return by Assessing ‘Highest and Best Use’ for San Antonio, TX Commercial Real Estate

Maximize Return by Assessing ‘Highest and Best Use’ for San Antonio, TX Commercial Real Estate

Maximize Return by Assessing ‘Highest and Best Use’ for San Antonio, TX Commercial Real Estate “The highest and best use” is a real estate appraisal concept designed to show the greatest value of a specific property. As an investor, you will find this concept useful in determining how to maximize your investment return. There are four tests each property must meet when determining the hig...


Avoid Costly Re-Zoning: Research Zoning Rules First

Avoid Costly Re-Zoning

- Avoid Costly Re-Zoning: Research Zoning Rules First - When purchasing property for a business, the location often trumps all other features. However, new business owners, in particular, may fail to determine if the zoning for the building meets their company’s needs. Re-zoning a property can be a costly and time-consuming process. By doing some initial research, you can confirm – before yo...


How to Identify and Liquidate Surplus Commercial Investment Properties

How to Identify and Liquidate Surplus Commercial Investment Properties

-  How to Identify and Liquidate Surplus Commercial Investment Properties -   Commercial real estate investors often have to evaluate whether their real estate assets are continuing to generate the highest and best value. It can cost you money to carry a property that is underutilized and not meeting your investment needs. Identifying surplus real estate assets and then liquidating them c...


How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Tenants

How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Tenants

How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Tenants - Creating policies to deal with tenant requests creates a positive landlord-tenant relationship and protects your long-term property investment. Policies need to include time frames for dealing with complaints, tenant-landlord responsibilities, a list of qualified professionals, the various types of common requests that may be encountered and th...


Why Building Owners Need to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Why Building Owners Need to Stay Ahead of the Curve

 - Why Building Owners Need to Stay Ahead of the Curve -   Redevelopment of existing office buildings will be necessary to meet the ever-changing demands of the commercial marketplace. There is strong evidence to suggest that approximately 80% of the nation’s commercial building stock will still be standing for the next 10 to 15 years. Using this knowledge, agents can identify building...


Don’t Forget Contents in Conducting Due Diligence on Your Next Commercial Real Estate Purchase

Don’t Forget Contents in Conducting Due Diligence on Your Next Commercial Real Estate Purchase

Don’t Forget Contents in Conducting Due Diligence on Your Next Commercial Real Estate Purchase -   You know how important it is to conduct due diligence when you invest in an existing property. Due diligence refers to the analysis the purchaser conducts prior to submitting an offer to purchase. Based on the results of this analysis you may decide to purchase … or not. Of course, the ...


Seller Default: It Happens, So Prepare in Advance if You are a Commercial Real Estate Investor

Commercial Real Estate Investor

- Seller Default: It Happens, So Prepare in Advance if You are a Commercial Real Estate Investor - It doesn't happen that often, but when a seller backs out of a transaction, it can create havoc for the commercial real estate investor. There are remedies for the buyer scorned. Sales contracts Most standard contracts include provisions that clearly spell out what will happen in case either par...


Net and Gross Leases: What’s the Difference?

Net and Gross Leases: What’s the Difference?

Net and Gross Leases: What’s the Difference?  Commercial tenants can quickly get bogged down in the differences between net and gross leases. There are distinct economic differences between the two lease types and their variations. Understanding those differences can mean a substantial savings when negotiating lease terms. Gross Lease A gross lease is an agreement whereby the tenant pays a ...


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