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Broker Stays a Step Ahead of High-Tech Company's Needs 

Even experienced brokers can learn new tricks. In 1996, when Fran Cassidy, CCIM, MAI, entered into a tenant representative contract with ManagedOps.com, a full service application service provider, he did not know the extent to which the relationship would challenge

Smooth Moves 

Despite the best intentions and careful tax planning, common errors often can cause bumps in the road or completely detour tax deferred exchanges. Misconceptions and inexperience often collide with an increasing number of complex situations. Unfortunately, the exchange crashes, or

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Offer Options for Multifamily Investors 

Property owners with large multifamily portfolios may be aware of the benefits of obtaining financing from the Federal National Mortgage Association, known as Fannie Mae, and the Federal Home Mortgage Corp., dubbed Freddie Mac. Generally, these two organizations can handle

The Internet Rewrites the Rules for Brokers 

Clearly, the Internet has changed how commercial real estate is leased and sold. Web sites in use that are run by commercial real estate professionals range from those that provide simple information to sites that assist buyers and sellers or

Finding the Right Site 

Technology, competition, speed to market, and a highly fragmented consumer marketplace have changed the world of retail site selection. On top of that, e commerce still wages the shopping war of bricks vs. clicks. But despite these changes, many fundamentals

IRS Clarifies Reverse Exchange Qualifications 

The Internal Revenue Service's recent Revenue Procedure providing a safe harbor for reverse like kind exchanges adds clarity to what has been a hazy situation. In the past, many taxpayers have been hesitant to enter into reverse exchanges due to

Dive Into Digital Imaging 

Remember when a camera and a roll of film were all that was needed to take photographs for use with property listings and presentation materials? Times have changed. Today, digital cameras and scanners, coupled with computers, various software programs, and

Up in the Air 

The process of inspecting a facility or business before acquiring it has evolved into a sophisticated and exhaustive procedure. Due diligence usually includes an inspection of a property's structural integrity and compliance with applicable environmental and health and safety requirements.

Southern Texas Real Estate Sizzles 

Southern Texas melds influences from both Mexico and the United States, creating a mélange of tastes and senses. From five alarm chili to the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this region offers a multitude of experiences for every

That's Entertainment! 

Donald Eaton, CCIM, CPM, entertains clients in a bucolic setting — on his boat on a New Hampshire lake. Eaton, vice president of Eaton Partners in Manchester, N.H., takes groups of five or six on his 24 foot boat several

Wireless Technology Is the Way to Go 

This could be considered a breakout year in technology, according to industry professionals who attended Comdex, the world's largest technology convention, in November in Las Vegas. Unlike the recent past, this show introduced a whole new generation of technology and,

WWWarehouse 

Perhaps no other real estate sector reflects the ebb and flow — and convergence — between new economy dot com companies and traditional old economy providers and suppliers than warehouse and flex space. Warehouses traditionally were reserved for use by