Industrial Properties Are Expected to Outperform in 2015

Industrial properties are expected to outperform and to offer the best growth potential among the major commercial real estate categories in 2015. That’s according to the “Commercial Property Executive’s Quarterly Sentiment Survey.” More than half of the survey
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Are You Keeping up with the Competition?

While some people cringe when they hear clichés, it’s important to remember that these shopworn phrases became so overused because they contain important kernels of truth that never lose their relevance. Take the expression, “You can’t see the forest for the trees,&#
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The Mall Ain’t What It Used to Be

We’ve written before in this space about the transformation of the American suburban shopping mall in the face of changes in demographics, technology and consumer habits. Many mall owners and managers have responded by radically changing their mix of tenants. As retailers that c
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Help Your Tenants “Do It Themselves”

What’s the main reason renters renew their lease? It’s not the appearance or condition of their unit, or more parking. And it’s not perks and parties. If you said service and maintenance, you win! Jen Piccotti, senior vice president of education and consulting at Sat
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Budgetrac Project Costing & Managing Vendor Contracts

There are different levels of project costing and reporting that companies need to track and audit. Our Budgetrac solution enables companies to not only track and account for project costs, but a most important feature is to also track contracts with vendors. As an organization enters
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SKYLINE Relationship Management

SKYLINE Property Management Software has a variety of useful resources to accomplish not only documentation of initial contact with the tenant, but also defines and documents steps for follow-up to ensure total customer satisfaction. Whether these objectives are Tenant build- out proj
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Everybody into the Pool!

It’s probably too early in many parts of the U.S. to start pool season, but it’s definitely not too early to start planning for it. “At least once per year, properties should have all of their pools inspected to ensure compliance with the appropriate federal, state a
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Strip Mall Recovery Is Under Way

The recovery in the residential housing market and the economy at large is finally starting to have a positive effect on neighborhood strip malls. CoStar, a leader in commercial real estate information, said retailers absorbed about 13 million square feet of neighborhood and strip sho
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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em …

Want a sure sign that the bull market for rental housing still has plenty of legs? The second largest U.S. homebuilder is now offering newly-built rental properties. On March 14, Lennar Corp. opened its first single-family rental home community, an 80-home development in Sparks, Nevad
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