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China Offers Opportunities Despite International Incidents 

Behind the Great Wall of China, growing opportunity exists for commercial real estate investors and developers willing to take a risk on untapped markets. U.S. Sino relations have been strained this year, due to disputes over the crippled U.S. Navy

Helpful Hiring Hints 

Help wanted Commercial real estate company seeks professional with strong sales and people skills and considerable industry experience who fits the company's culture. Anyone who's ever hired a commercial real estate professional knows the demands of trying to find the

Seven Steps to Lease Renogotiations 

In a perfect world, all property owners and managers would know and understand their tenants' current economic conditions and future business prospects. Tenants would be able to predict business slowdowns and use that knowledge to accumulate financial cushions to survive

Student Housing 101 

In 10 years, U.S. campuses will host a million more college students than they do today. To meet the steadily growing demand for student housing, college and university markets are seeing a proliferation of multifamily development projects driven by the

Mobile Internet Access Opens Business Doors From Anywhere 

Mobile Internet access is an important strategy for commercial real estate professionals to consider in an increasingly technological world. Hundreds of different devices that access the Internet now exist, freeing people from their desks. This not only has profound implications

Property Market Predictions 

Since fourth quarter 2000, U.S. economic growth has slowed dramatically, especially in the Deep South and the southern Midwestern states. While the overall economy has not stopped growing, some sectors and regions have experienced declines. On the East and West

Secrets of Successful Presentations 

A fantastic presentation doesn't just happen. For all but a few gifted souls, it's a painstakingly mapped out, repeatedly rehearsed performance on which a considerable financial reward hinges. Talk about pressure Anyone can point and click through 15 slides and

Pre-Underwriting Helps to Sell Properties 

Residential homebuyers often get pre qualified to facilitate their negotiating and purchasing process. Commercial property brokers can use a less common but similar process for their income property listings — although it's the property that gets pre qualified, or pre

Financing Fine-Tunes Its Game 

In the financial arena, 2001 started turbulently. The Dow Jones industrial average and NASDAQ plummeted, dot coms vanished as quickly as they once appeared, and layoff and unemployment percentages rose to heights unseen in years. Yet despite the general bad

International Relocation Deal Begins on the Internet 

Anyone not living under a rock the past few years knows that the Internet has blossomed into a widely used and successful marketing tool for commercial real estate professionals. Now, however, simply having a Web site is not enough Sites

The Keystone State Holds Strong 

Host to the creation of the Stars and Stripes, the drafting of the Constitution, and four games of the first World Series, Pennsylvania is steeped in U.S. history. Today the state claims the nation's largest rural population, which contributes to

IRS Guides Taxpayers on Repeal of Installment-Sales Repeal 

The Internal Revenue Service has clarified the implications of Congress' recent change of heart about repealing the installment sales method for accrual basis taxpayers. Signed in December 2000, the Installment Tax Correction Act repeals former Internal Revenue Code Section 453(a)(2),

Word Rights and Options Provisions Carefully to Avoid Contract Confusion 

Avoiding imprecise language is immensely important when drafting documents for property sales or leases. This especially is true when dealing with options to purchase, rights of first offer, and rights of first refusal. While most real estate professionals understand the