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2017 SWFL Commercial Real Estate Round Up

2017 Round Up   2017 turned out to be another solid year for commercial real estate here in Southwest Florida, with a couple of exceptions.  The long lasting recession has finally reversed itself and we are seeing a resurgence in select construction.  Here’s the quick recap by […]

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Yield Isn’t That Important!

Yield Isn’t That Important! When we examine investment properties for investors we often find that buyers often place too much focus on the marketed cap rate of a property, and that sellers often skip steps they should be taking in an attempt to maximize their property’s value. […]

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Real Estate Trends – Land Leases

Real Estate Trends – Land Leases One of the trends in the real estate development scene over the past couple of years has been the increasingly common use of land leases for chain retail stores. The typical scenario, historically, was that when a chain store wanted to […]

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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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