Engineering Due Diligence

Last week, Partner Engineering and Science led a webinar earlier today explaining the basics of due diligence, including environmental, engineering, surveys, and more.  Fewer lenders require engineering assessments than environmental, but engineering assessments are still an important way to look at a property. A Property Condition Assessment looks at the condition of all improvements, immediate repairs, and assessment reserves. Partner ESI includes an Immediate Repairs […]

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Environmental Due Diligence

Due diligence is something that every commercial real estate broker has to worry about, and it can be confusing if you don’t understand the terms and know what reports are required.  All brokers need to understand the risk associated with any give property before they complete the sale to best serve their clients.  Depending on who the lender is, different due diligence reports are required. […]

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Key Strategies for Commercial Real Estate

At the 2013 Spring Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, Chris Lee of CEL & Associates covered a variety of topics related to the economy and real estate, including Real Estate and Psychology.  He also gave an overview of the state of the economy, and how he sees the industry changing by 2020. According to Lee, The Real Estate Industry Is… Shifting from a […]

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Evaluate Your Business Development Resolutions

The first quarter of 2013 has flown by (I can’t believe it’s April!).  Way back in January, we talked about your Business Development Resolutions for 2013.  Now that we’ve had a couple of months to work on the resolutions, let’s evaluate our progress. Call more potential clients – Have you made an effort to reach out to new clients?  Your fellow CORFAC brokers are a […]

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Building Your Online Reputation

In this increasing mobile and online world, your company’s online reputation is becoming more and more important. Online Reputation Management is a science of it’s own, but there are easy steps you can take to improve your online presence. According to SearchMojo.com, “Your reputation IS your brand, that’s why it’s so important to protect. Use this list to take preventive measures to start protecting your […]

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Find Your Real Estate Mojo

Has the Real Estate Industry Lost It’s Mojo? This is the question raised in the new Strategic Advantage Newsletter from CEL & Associates, Inc. The article discusses how to get real estate firms back on track by being a student of business so that you can outperform your peers and competitors. Here are seven key strategies to help get your real estate mojo back: Drop […]

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Career Goals – Getting it Done

Most of us have goals at work or business development goals for the company.  These are goals we know we need to reach in order to have a successful and more profitable year.  If you’re like a lot of companies, staff probably meets once or twice to discuss and set goals for the year. But what about your career and personal goals? Do you set […]

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