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Retail Investments: Falling From Grace?

Retail Investments – Falling from Grace? With the increased impact of the internet on the retail world we are now seeing an increasing crescendo of change. Even in economic times as strong as the present we are seeing higher profile retail names fall victim to bankruptcy protection. […]

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Interest Rates Rise: Will Cap Rates Follow?

Interest Rates Rise, Are Cap Rates About to Follow? In the March Federal Reserve meeting the FED raised their FED funds rate by a quarter of a percent, a second time in the last couple of months. There’s more than one view on interest rates when it […]

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City Profile: Safety Harbor

I have always been a big fan of main street USA and small towns, and Safety Harbor is just such a town.  Safety Harbor is really more of an enclave in a big metro area than anything else. It sits away from the main highway up Pinellas […]

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Q1 2016 Cap Rate Report

The national real estate firm Calkain specializes in net lease real estate, often called single tenant or NNN properties. Given their national base, they are able to collect a lot of great data on recent sales activity on these unique assets (like drug stores, banks, dollar stores, […]

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Guaranteed 30% Return on Investment!

If you could get a 30% annual return on investment for the next 20 years and get all your money back in about three years, starting tomorrow, would you do it? Of course you would! But how? The answer: ditch all of the light bulbs in your […]

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Does the Stock Market Affect Real Estate

The rout the January stock market experienced was the worst start for the market in history! What does that mean for commercial real estate? Is that the next asset class to tumble?   The stock market absolutely impacts commercial real estate, sometimes negatively and sometimes positively, depending […]

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Retail Red Flags

In the past thirty something years I have had both the pleasure and horror of having met, interviewed, negotiated, and worked with countless retailers. For the most part their ranks are filled with ambitious and optimistic sorts that somehow can not only eek out a living, but […]

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A Quick Capital Market Update – Q4 2015

The following excerpt is given by N. Edward Tamer, Senior Vice President of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.  Long term non-recourse fixed interest rates are priced on a spread over the corresponding 10, 15, 20 or 25 year treasury rate.  As the treasury rates have moved down, spreads have increased significantly. […]

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New Team Member!

We’re so excited to announce that the McCorkle team brought on a new team member. Her name is Lucy, she has a degree in animal behavior from University of Georgia (the BullDOGS). She is in charge of client relations, office morale, and being distracting in the best […]

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8 Overused Terms

8 most over-used terms (and biggest fabrications) in commercial real estate!   “trophy” property – since when did a Taco Bell or Wendy’s become a trophy property! “irreplaceable real estate” – that’s a pretty high standard for a gas station site!  “location location location” – please, never use […]

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