Category Archives for "Commerical Real Estate"

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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Urban vs Suburban Commercial Real Estate Investment
Sep 05

Urban vs. Suburban Commercial Real Estate Investment – What’s Best for You?

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate Investing

One of the beautiful aspects of commercial real estate investing is its diversity. Urban, suburban, rural… you have plenty of options in the route you want to take. A popular debate CRE pros have with each other, however, is whether urban or suburban is a smarter play. 

This is a bit of a seesaw argument here driven by fluctuations in generational factors, costs and consumer habits. There is not a right or wrong answer. That being said, let’s take a look at the pros and cons for each to allow CRE investors to further make educated decisions on investing in urban or suburban areas.

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Top 5 Types of Shopping Malls Excelling Into 2020
Aug 28

Top 5 Types of Shopping Malls Excelling Into 2020

By Guy Gray | Shopping Malls

Netflix’s hit television show Stranger Things is stirring up nostalgia in all who watch it—especially those who grew up in the 1980s. The latest season of the show, which is set in 1985 and was released earlier this summer, centers around the fictional Starcourt Mall and is full of familiar sights: neon signs, department stores, a food court and lots of teenagers. While the mall used in the show is a dead mall in real life, it begs the question for commercial real estate professionals: are malls a sound investment?

The truth is, malls aren’t dead; they’re just evolving. 

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Is Going Paperless in CRE Even an Option
Mar 28

Is Going Paperless in CRE Even an Option?

By Guy Gray | Commerical Real Estate

Evolution is an important part of moving forward and achieving success in any industry. Going paperless is just one of the ways that forward-thinking companies are embracing change –think financial institutions, doctor offices, or retail. However, in the commercial real estate space, is going paperless a positive change? Is it even possible?

To really put it all in perspective, let’s start with just a few of the ways that the real estate transaction currently hinges on paper.

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Commercial Real Estate vs. Residential Investing
Mar 13

Commercial Real Estate vs. Residential Investing

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate Investing

When comparing things, apples and oranges come to mind for most people. But what happens when the two things you’re comparing are a bit more similar than these two fruit? Take real estate, for instance. What are the differences between commercial real estate and residential investing? When it comes down to it, these two are more like nectarines and oranges, but if you take a closer look, you’ll see they have their differences.

From potential transaction size to financing nuances, let’s review how CRE investing compares to residential investing:

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Aug 30

Does Commercial Real Estate Software Help with Your Tax Preparations?

By Guy Gray | Commerical Real Estate , Taxes

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The only difference between them, as actor Will Rogers once noted, is that, “Death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

All humor aside, taxes definitely present potential pitfalls for all of us. This is especially true for commercial real estate (CRE) professionals — even those with the best intentions. How do you ensure you prepare your taxes properly? CRE portfolio management software is a good place to start. Read on to discover how it can help with your tax preparations.

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Feb 22

How Should CRE Professionals Leverage Social Media?

By Guy Gray | Commerical Real Estate , Social Media

It’s no secret that social media has taken over most of our lives. Just stand in line at any grocery store or movie theater and you’ll likely see more people glued to their phones on a social media app than actually talking to another human being in person. For Commercial Real Estate (CRE) professionals, this is something to keep in mind. Social media should be more than just a blip on your radar.

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