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Brand-Name Recognition 

Establishing a unique identity in today's marketplace is a challenge, particularly in the competitive commercial real estate world. How can you stand out among the bevy of local and national companies vying for business in your market? While service and

High-Tech Note Taking 

At the Fall 2000 Comdex show in Las Vegas, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates unveiled prototypes of a new portable personal computer called the tablet PC. Two years later, seven computer manufacturers launched their versions of the product. While some computer

Affordable Money 

With the ever increasing need for more affordable housing, both nonprofit and for profit developers must consider every available below market rate financing program to make such projects economically feasible. Viable sources may be 501(c)(3) bonds for nonprofit developers

Tablet PC Buyers Guide 

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Tablet PC Web Resources 

PC Magazine has published several articles that can help you purchase and use a tablet PC ?Tablet PCs Ready for Prime Time? delves into the technology's background, offers tips for determining whether a tablet PC is right for your business,

June 2004 Online Deal Makers 

OfficeRobert J. Dikman, CCIM, SIOR, ALC, of the Dikman Co. in Tampa, Fla., represented Pinebrooke Joint Venture in a more than $1.3 million, five year, 21,100 sf office space lease to Hillsborough County, Fla. Specialty Mark Alexander, CCIM, ALC, of

Deal Makers(21) 

Industrial Mark B. Goode, CCIM, SIOR, of Venture One Real Estate LLC in Riverwoods, Ill., and a partner represented Prudential Insurance Co. of America in the approximately $22.7 million sale of a four building, 506,022 sf industrial portfolio in Crystal

May 2004 Online Deal Makers 

Specialty Neil E. Merin, CCIM, SIOR, of NAI Merin Hunter Codman in West Palm Beach, Fla., represented JEC LLC in the $3 million sale of 11,500 sf of medical office property in Jupiter, Fla., to the Report Investment Corp. «

Connecting With Corporate Clients 

More than ever before, corporations today are outsourcing real estate functions, including strategic planning and financial structuring, transaction management, and design and construction consulting, according to a recent Ernst & Young Real Estate Advisory Services study. But they are steering

More Power to You 

There you are, stuck in traffic, calling your client to explain, and your cell phone dies. While waiting for a weather delayed flight, you catch up on e mail correspondence until your notebook nods off. Working in a restaurant between

Sustainable Design Resources 

This list of online resources provides further information on sustainable design. Most of these sites contain more Web links for further in depth coverage. BuildingGreen.com This site offers a collection of electronic and print resources on design and build construction

Top Branding Tips 

The following guidelines can help you establish a brand for your company in today's marketplace. Your brand is your reputation   the most valuable thing you possess. A strong brand and the trust it engenders are the only aspects of

Resident Expert 

When she began preliminary site development for Florida's first Chipotle fast casual restaurant, Mary Hurley, CCIM, real estate and leasing manager with Pineloch Management Corp. in Orlando, had no idea she'd become wrapped up in a local controversy. "I can

No Uncertain Terms 

What does it mean to vacate the premises in commercial leases? The denotation can be critical, particularly in cases where vacating the premises triggers a default. Last August, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals was called on to

A Breath of Fresh Air 

"From a new development point of view, it seems that three pillars have decided that open air is the best the municipalities that are approving these new centers, the tenants who are going in them, and the customers who are

Foreign Affairs 

Foreign investment in U.S. real estate is a substantial industry. U.S. properties currently account for 56 percent of foreign investors' overall real estate holdings, and office, industrial, retail, and hotel properties account for about 85 percent of their target

Picture Perfect 

In today's electronic world, commercial real estate professionals are exposed to digital photography daily, and many of us frequently use digital images in our businesses. Understanding digital photo production is the first step to creating visually appealing marketing materials

Investing in Sustainable Design 

Many commercial building owners and investors favor green, and now they are discovering that buildings designed with sustainable features are another reason to prize the color of money. Attracted by lower operating and maintenance costs, corporate tenants are recognizing green

Promising Pittsburgh 

As the economy perks up, Pittsburgh office tenants appear more willing to commit to space decisions than in the nearly two years previous. Although vacancies remain high, indicators point to market stabilization. Year end 2003 net absorption was negative 73,880

Think Before You Brand 

Most commercial real estate companies have similar goals serve clients well, achieve profitability, grow the business. While identifying your company's goals is important, determining how effectively you are reaching your intended audience is just as critical. "Businesses have a vision