5 Commercial Real Estate YouTube Channels You Should Subscribe To
Feb 27

5 Commercial Real Estate YouTube Channels You Should Subscribe To

By Guy Gray | YouTube Channels

Contrary to popular belief, YouTube isn’t just a place to watch cat videos and other lighthearted content. In fact, YouTube is the second-most-popular search engine on the Internet and its videos reflect the diverse nature of its searches. Yes, commercial real estate is alive and well on YouTube and it’s time you noticed.

We’ve covered the top forums, Twitter hashtags and podcasts for commercial real estate professionals in the past. Now, we want to share the top CRE YouTube channels you should tap into to stay current on the CRE industry.

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The Critical Dates You Should Be Tracking With Lease Management Software
Feb 21

The Critical Dates You Should Be Tracking With Lease Management Software

By Meredith Beasley | Critical Date Management

Have you ever had that dreaded feeling of “Am I forgetting something?” You feel a little off, so you run through a mental checklist and then reflect on the past few days and the days to come. Then it hits you. Your stomach drops. Everything turns to slow motion. You completely and totally forgot about a critical date. Panic sets in and your mind goes into hyper speed. 

Be it birthdays, meetings, or even your keys, we’ve all experienced the aftermath of forgetting something important. Hey, at the end of the day we’re human and mistakes happen. The aftershocks that come with missing something, however, can often lead to a whole lot of mess. 

Missing a critical date in your commercial lease can open up a can of worms that leads to loss of time, resources, and money. So, prep we must! But which dates exactly should you be tracking? And what’s the most efficient way to ensure you’re always aware of upcoming dates? Keep reading to find out! 

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Accounting for Leasehold Improvement with Commercial Real Estate Software
Feb 18

Accounting for Leasehold Improvement with Commercial Real Estate Software

By Guy Gray | Leasehold Improvement

If there’s one thing the military world and the commercial real estate world have in common, it’s a love for acronyms. MREs. DTIs. ROTC. RTOs. What do all of these mean? The outside world may never know (and some on the inside might not either).

But just as they are with the military, some acronyms in commercial real estate are more important than others. Today, we’ll be covering one you may not have thought about enough: leasehold improvements (LHI). LHIs must be top of mind during initial lease negotiations. Let’s take a closer look at this, as well as how CRE software can protect you from LHI pitfalls.

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Get More Value Out of Your Lease Management Software RFP With These Questions
Feb 13

Get More Value Out of Your Lease Management Software RFP With These Questions

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Management Software

One of my favorite TV shows is The Office. If you watch it religiously like me, you know the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch is famous for their time-wasting antics, including pointless meetings, awkward birthday or holiday celebrations, and even murder mystery games that take up the entire day. These hilarious, and sometimes cringeworthy, situations are the heart of the show and the reason why it’s so relatable. We’ve all encountered instances that seem to lack the “time is money” attitude and they can leave us feeling quite frustrated 

When looking for the right lease management software vendor, an RFP is a great way to ensure that you’re using your time efficiently. In a nutshell, the RFP process helps you highlight your needs and expectations so that you can easily identify the right option for you. Thus, it’s important to ask effective questions that add the most value to your search. 

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Commercial Real Estate Statistics that Will Blow Your Mind
Feb 06

Commercial Real Estate Statistics that Will Blow Your Mind

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate Statistics

Statistics have a way of surprising even the most stoic of individuals. For example, did you know that 15 percent of Google searches have never been searched before? Or that 20 percent of songs on Spotify have zero plays?

Mind-blowing statistics like these are in every industry, including commercial real estate. Let’s tap into some trusted data sources to share some of the more jaw-dropping commercial real estate statistics.

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January 2020 CRE Content Roundup
Jan 31

January 2020 CRE Content Roundup

By Meredith Beasley | Monthly Roundups

As January comes to a close, we want to highlight our favorite content from around the industry. In this month’s roundup, we look into the nostalgic experiences of retail that are getting left behind, how a successful marriage can help you in your CRE career, the ways you can leverage employee input to find office space, brokers utilizing social media to grow their business, and how liens played into a famed developer’s failed revenge plot.

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7 Great CRE Related Accounts to Follow on Twitter
Jan 29

7 Great CRE Related Accounts to Follow on Twitter

By Meredith Beasley | Twitter

Coy Davidson, The Tenant Advisor

Coy is a fellow Houstonian so of course he’s on the list! What’s great about Coy is that you’ll always have one of his posts waiting for you in your timeline. His steady flow of content includes his personal blog posts, as well as articles related to the real estate market, retail, technology, workspace, and much more. Want more content? No problem! Coy has a second account, Healthcare_CRE, that focuses on healthcare real estate trends.

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6 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts You Should be Following
Jan 15

6 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts You Should be Following

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate Podcasts

Commercial real estate professionals love maximizing their time. If you could multitask in a way that is both enjoyable and benefits your business, why wouldn’t you? While forums and blogs are a great way to source information from top industry minds, podcasts may arguably offer a more modern and convenient way to obtain this knowledge.

Most of all, though, they allow CRE pros to multitask. Podcasts are perfect for commutes, gym time and lunch breaks. So, where should you get started? Here are six commercial real estate podcasts you should be following, if you aren’t already:

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Why Your Stakeholders Will Love CRE Software
Jan 09

Why Your Stakeholders Will Love CRE Software

By Guy Gray | CRE Software

If there’s one thing we can all agree on about the commercial real estate industry, it’s that it’s complex. This is especially true from the CRE stakeholders’ perspective, whether it’s an active team member, a supervisor or an investor. According to a global survey by KPMG (Confronting Complexity: Research Findings and Insights), more than 94 percent of commercial real estate executives “identified complexity as their greatest challenge.”

There are two ways to address complexity: 1, present and manage information in a way that’s easier to understand; and 2, involve the parties challenged by complexity. Those who participated in the above survey agreed, as 84 percent of them pointed to technology (and specifically information management) as the solution for CRE complexity. Let’s discuss why CRE software is that solution and, more importantly, why stakeholders will love it.

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