How to Prepare Mentally and Financially for Getting into Commercial Real Estate Investing
Apr 27

How to Prepare Mentally and Financially for Getting into Commercial Real Estate Investing

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” It doesn’t matter if you’re in commercial real estate, professional sports or sandwich building—if you want to be successful, you have to prepare for it.

If you’re considering getting into commercial real estate investing, this goes without saying. Here are some ways to prepare for it mentally and financially.

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Short-Term vs. Long-Term Leases — A CRE Pro Perspective
Apr 21

Short-Term Vs. Long-Term Leases – a CRE Pro Perspective

By Guy Gray | Leases

In the minds of many commercial real estate professionals, the only ideal options for leases are long-term and… long-term. After all, who would want a short-term lease and all of the unpredictability that comes with it? Well, allow us to present a few reasons why both short-term and long-term leases are viable options to a commercial real estate professional.

Here’s a pros and cons look at the two, from the Tenant and Property Manager perspective.

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How Tenants Can Prepare Their Leases During Uncertain Times
Apr 16

How Tenants Can Prepare Their Leases During Uncertain Times

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Preparation

About a month ago, I was sitting at my desk in the office watching in shock as city officials announced the closure of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due to the spread of the Coronavirus in the city and surrounding counties. The Rodeo is a big deal to us Houstonians. It’s a treasured tradition that brings the whole city together, creates thousands of jobs, stimulates the economy, and, most importantly, awards millions in scholarships each year. This announcement rocked the city, to say the least, and I honestly couldn’t believe it. I look back at myself during that time and can’t help but think, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” 

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Online Resources for Commercial Real Estate Professionals Adjusting to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Apr 08

Online Resources for Commercial Real Estate Professionals Adjusting to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Guy Gray | Coronavirus

It’s no secret that the coronavirus (or COVID-19, as it’s technically known) has had an impact on all of our lives. While we won’t pretend to be epidemiologists, we do understand the severity of the situation with many counties across the country issuing stay-at-home orders. COVID-19 has affected nearly every industry and commercial real estate is one of them.

To keep you informed on this ever-changing coronavirus pandemic, here is a list of resources for CRE pros to educate themselves on how to approach it.

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A Problem and Solution Look at Lease Administration Software
Mar 25

A Problem and Solution Look at Lease Administration Software

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Administration Software

All great products offer an effective solution to a problem.Trying to have fun at an outdoor event but your drink keeps getting warm? Graba koozie! Want to snap a group selfie but your arms aren’t long enough? Connect your phone to a selfie stick!

Effective solutions improve processes, save time &money, and even reduce risk in certain situations. Good lease administration solutions are no different.

Lease administration software might not capture the world’s best selfie, or keep your beverage icy cold, but it can transform your lease management strategy in a way that improves your processes, protects your resources, and helps you make better decisions.

So, let’s take a problem and solution look at lease administration software.

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Real Estate Portfolio Management and Your FF_E Assets
Mar 19

Real Estate Portfolio Management and Your FF&E Assets

By Guy Gray | FF&E Assets

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Aristotle’s famous quote is a lesson on synergy. Simply put, a single thing is made up of several parts and it’s useful or important because those parts come together. The individual parts may be slightly useful on their own but connecting them in a certain way produces more value. There are many examples of this in our lives. The words you’re reading right now are formed by individual letters combining to produce a word that has meaning. A brainstorming session is made more valuable if several minds come together to produce a great idea.


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Organize. Control. Simplify. A Look at Three Key Benefits of Quarem_s CRE Software
Mar 16

Organize. Control. Simplify. A Look at Three Key Benefits of Quarem’s CRE Software

By Meredith Beasley | CRE Software

At some point in our lives we’ve all been asked, “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” Without fail, your brain freezes up and you can’t formulate an answer. Why is that question so hard to answer? Usually, it’s because there’s too much to say and we don’t know where to start.

Brands encounter that same question. While individuals might answer with a carefully crafted elevator pitch, brands answer with a succinct tagline or slogan that, among many things, highlights value and distinguishes the brand from others.

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The Most Common Benefits of Lease Management Software, As Told By Online Reviewers _
Mar 11

The Most Common Benefits of Lease Management Software, As Told By Online Reviewers

By Guy Gray | Lease Management Software

When you’re considering technological solutions to a problem, sometimes you want to hear from customers that actually use the product instead of the companies pitching it. In honor of this, we scoured the Internet for reviews for “lease management software.” 

Lease management software is becoming more and more popular among CRE professionals. After analyzing users’ reviews of the various lease management software platforms out there, we compiled a list of the most common benefits these platforms provide. 

This is what people had to say:

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ASC 842 The New Compliance Deadline for Private Companies and How You Can Prepare
Mar 06

ASC 842: The New Compliance Deadline for Private Companies and How You Can Prepare

By Meredith Beasley | ASC 842

In mid-October of 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved the August 2019 proposal to delay the effective dates of some of its major accounting standards. Included on the list was the ASC 842 lease accounting compliance date for privately help companies with domestic leases. Moving forward, these companies have until January 1, 2021 to meet the compliance standard.

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February CRE Content Roundup
Mar 03

February CRE Content Roundup

By Meredith Beasley | Monthly Roundups

February feels like it flew by, but not to worry! We made sure to keep track of the best of the month. In this month’s roundup, we take a trip around the U.S. to the 50 best cities for new business growth, make a pit stop in the Caribbean to learn about the future of famous Caneel Bay Resort, share the link to one of the best surveys in the industry, learn how to effectively ask for help, and take a quick look at the economic impact new commercial real estate projects will have in 2020.

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