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Retail Tenants Get Tax Break for Construction Allowances 

For years, federal income tax law was unclear about how to treat payments that owners or landlords make to tenants for construction allowances to improve leased retail space. Last September, the Internal Revenue Service adopted final regulations on previously created

Rev Up Your Business With High-Speed Internet Access 

It wasn't so long ago that 14.4 kilobytes per second modems were the norm. However, speeds quickly have progressed past 28.8 kps and 56 kps to integrated services digital network &mdash or ISDN &mdash lines, digital subscriber lines, cable modems,

2001 Outlook: The View From the Top 

In the current, comfortable economic climate, it may be helpful to step out of line to consider the outlook for 2001 and beyond. Despite claims of a “new economy,” some of the most basic rules haven't changed at all supply

Companies Focus on Real Estate Strategies for the New Economy 

As new e businesses emerge and existing companies reinvent themselves by converting current operations to adapt to the new economy, their real estate strategies increasingly focus on off balance sheet alternatives.  Many companies seek to alleviate earnings pressures, improve net

Developer Plots New Story Line for Adult Movie Theater 

An adult movie theater isn't everyone's idea of a good investment. When Juan Creixell, CCIM, president of CSA Realty Group in Austin, Texas, learned that the notorious Cinema West building was for sale, however, he jumped on the opportunity. In

MOB Diagnosis 

Few commercial real estate niches have changed as much during the last 30 years as medical office buildings. The same factors that have driven health care to the brink of nationalization and back have caused MOBs to adapt as well.

Making Mixed-Use Work 

Mixed use developments often are attractive to developers, leasing agents, owners, and tenants precisely because they combine a number of uses. Access to amenities such as a gas station, bank, restaurants, health club, or child care center is an important

Motivating Factors 

Commercial real estate brokers at IPC Commercial Real Estate in La Jolla, Calif., are motivated by fear of missing the boat &mdash literally. Last year, top brokers in this office and their spouses were treated to an eight day cruise

Nothing Could Be Finer Than the Carolina Markets 

Wedged between the Appalachians and the Atlantic, North Carolina and South Carolina enjoy a strategic location that business owners find extremely attractive. Other key attributes such as strong economies, low property taxes, and relatively mild climates also have contributed to

Consider the Future When Negotiating Loan Document Details 

After the basic business terms have been agreed on, proper negotiation and execution of loan documents can make or break a commercial real estate deal. Whether acquiring an existing income producing property, developing a new property, or refinancing the debt

Courts Examine Brokers' Fiduciary Duties 

Once an owner hires a broker to sell or lease a property, a fiduciary relationship is established. The term fiduciary describes a position of trust The broker owes the seller loyalty and a duty to act in good faith during

Picking a Property Manager 

More than 25,000 property management companies do business in the United States, ranging from single person operations to national companies employing thousands of people. Even when property owners narrow down their options by geographical area or property type, numerous choices