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Companies Can Improve Cash Flow With These Strategies 

Corporate real estate professionals always look for creative ways to help their companies manage costs while growing their core businesses. In today's cooler economic climate, finding them is not a luxury — it's a necessity. Myriad corporate financing strategies are

Commercial Real Estate Markets Tackle Unique Challenges 

The United States is facing many challenges as we enter 2002. The Federal Reserve Board cut interest rates dramatically throughout 2001, and a previously wobbly economy has plunged into a recession. On the political front, fear and uncertainty present unique

Exclusive-Use Covenants Often Restrict Retail Leases 

Exclusives, or restrictions imposed upon the permitted activities of tenants for the benefit of an anchor or other significant tenant, are fairly common in retail leases. A recent case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of

Recession Gnaws at Beaver State 

Oregon is a state of contradictions. Despite a strong history of logging and fur trapping — hence the nickname, the Beaver State — Oregon now offers a diverse economy based on manufacturing. Yet the state is known for its environmentalism,

The Sleeping Sector 

The hospitality industry's struggle to regain some semblance of normalcy after the events of September 2001 is compounded by the travel industry, which is suffering through the worst short term prospects since the Persian Gulf War. The U.S. lodging industry

Structured Networking Helps to Build Business 

Commercial real estate professionals know that business just doesn't fall into their laps. Developing the contacts that generate transactions takes time, dedication, and a lot of legwork. Many hours must be spent networking with colleagues, community members, past clients, and

Online Video Transmissions Offer a Cost-Effective Alternative 

In today's fast paced world, businesses require up to the minute information from all over the world. Spending hours flying to remote locations for meetings is not always an option. And telephone conferences, while helpful, lack the personal touch often

Overcoming Zoning Opposition 

Many commercial real estate professionals feel challenged when facing local administrators, politicians, and citizens groups to obtain rezoning approval for new development. Even though the rezoning process can be as simple as presenting the proper information to the planning commission

QER Expenditures May Provide Tax Breaks for Brownfield Redevelopers 

When commercial real estate professionals advise their clients on redeveloping brownfield properties, they should consider the tax implications. The treatment of costs incurred to remediate environmentally damaged sites might affect a project's economic feasibility. Remediation Cost Considerations The time during

Constructing an Exchange 

Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges on investment real estate are now quite commonplace however, in certain situations a normal delayed exchange won't work due to timing or value problems. To avoid losing the tremendous tax benefits of

Returning to the Ring 

In their search for answers about the economy, commercial real estate professionals should consider the career of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The brash young fighter swaggered to the heavyweight title in the 1960s, dazzling opponents with his speed and power.

Where the People Are 

At the beginning of each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau makes commercial real estate professionals' lives a little bit easier by disseminating the data collected in its decennial census. Brokers and developers can use information gleaned from this comprehensive survey