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Financing Still Available for Well- Structured Technology Ventures 

Less than a year ago, landlords and lenders were trading warrants for security deposits and leasing space at exorbitant rents to technology tenants. Currently, with the Nasdaq below 2000 and capital spending for technology at a halt, corporate credit has

Lease or Own? 

Helping a client decide whether to purchase or lease a property can be a complex process. Apart from the financial analysis, the decision may be influenced by the client's internal operational objectives, which generally fluctuate from year to year. The

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Holding Hands With Handhelds 

An e mail survey of commercial real estate professionals who use personal digital assistants reads like a wish list for Santa Claus. Many industry people — especially those on the road — are tired of juggling PDAs, pagers, laptops, cell

IRS Ruling May Free Up Corporate Real Estate Value 

In June, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2001 29, which states that a real estate investment trust might be party to a tax free separation of corporate owned real estate if certain conditions are met. This ruling comes

Investing in Education 

Today, many commercial real estate companies are investing in training programs for new recruits and experienced brokers alike. Technology, the advent of the Internet, and the increased use of mobile communications have changed the way business is conducted. Mergers and

Broker Helps Clients Profit From Group Investments 

Terry Moore, CCIM, helps people make money. Of course, most good commercial real estate professionals strive to make money for their clients, but they can't help those people who don't have property to sell or enough capital to purchase investments

Digging Up the Dirt on Land Sales 

Of all the real estate disciplines, buying and developing raw land presents the greatest amount of risk. Buyers often encounter pitfalls because of development issues that weren't properly investigated road changes, inadequate capacity of existing utilities, a change in local

Digital Transformation Requires a Multifaceted Approach 

If they haven't done so already, many commercial real estate companies are considering the transition from a paper based operation to a digital process. However, creating a digital office entails more than implementing new technology it means evaluating all business

Consider Market Cycles When Reassessing Portfolio Strategies 

The recent economic slowdown, while unevenly affecting various U.S. regions, has led to a diminished gross domestic product, corporate restructuring, and a loss in wealth due to the stock market's decline. These changes have pushed the commercial real estate market

Missouri Shows the Way 

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark commenced a journey from St. Louis to the West Coast, an expedition that would prove to be the impetus behind commercial growth in the United States. The famous trek earned Missouri one of

Score! 

In a country where most kids learn the names of sports stars before the name of the president, it is no wonder that cities across the United States place so much emphasis on building stadiums to house their local teams

Supreme Court Favors Property Owner Rights in Development Challenge 

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a significant decision concerning inverse condemnation, or regulatory takings, in the case of Palazzolo v. Rhode Island. The ruling states that acquisition of property with notice of a prior regulation restricting its use

Virtual Money 

The dot com massacre that ravaged the e commerce landscape has left only a handful of survivors in the online commercial real estate financing sector. But those companies that still are breathing have developed business models and strategic partnerships that

Wired for the Future 

When the so called Internet economy emerged in the late 1990s, a new and lucrative market for technology intensive real estate opened up for property developers. The companies that were the driving force behind the dot com revolution demanded extensive