So now it's time to think about taking on new or different CRE, office, retail, warehouse or other space for your business. Business has been going well and it's time to expand. You've hired a broker and maybe an attorney and the landlord has just delivered a lease for your signature. It's tough enough to understand and run your business successfully, but now you're expected to know and understand 30 - 60 pages of lease language that is as foreign to you as swahili. You have a general idea of what you want from the space, but you're not sure how to express it in the lease so you get what you expect.
During this show, Peter Morris and I will discuss the things that you should include in the lease to make your life, during the lease, more manageable and predictable and how obtain from the lease what you think you want as well as those things that you didn't know that you will want. Read more
Howard will be a panelist at the, first ever, International BlockChain Real Estate Association, (IBREA), Conference in Newport Beach, Ca. on May 17, 2016.
The International Blockchain Real Estate Association is nonprofit, member-focused trade organization dedicated to implementing Bitcoin and related blockchain technology in real estate transactions. Most likely you don't need to fully understand what "blockchain" is except that it is the technological concept behind "bitcoin" and is touted as many as the secure future for real estate and other online transactions.
I will be part of the panel, entitled, "Reverse Pitch" where, instead of entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to investors, I and the other panelists will pitch their industry wide challenges to the entrepreneurs and investors in the audience. Following the conference, participants can continue the conversation through IBREA's Slack community and AngelList page. The focus will be on specific, significant, but solvable pain points affecting payments, escrow, title, information veracity, legal issues, and sales.
Although I will be a panelist and expected to be an "expert", I will also be attending to learn more about this technology that is held out to the the future of commercial real estate. Read more
Join us for our annual ICSC Recon Preview show, with Jesse Tron, ICSC, Vice President, Communications & Media Relations and Julie Augustyn, Senior Director - Real Estate for Office Depot's Eastern half, US portfolio, (Please see their bios below). In this show, we will be providing tips, tricks and advise you how to get the most out of Recon, whether you are a broker, vendor, retailer or just visiting.
Some clues are provided in the conference title. Without giving it away, this is called a "deal making" session. Yes, Recon offers tremendous opportunities to learn and party. Did I say party? But, if done properly, you can make deals or set up your next twelve months to be the most successful ever.
If you just want to watch the show, watch it in the box below. However, what makes this show different from our previous RECON previews is that it is "Interactive". That's right, you can ask questions, live and online. You can be seen and heard and make comments. This show is best when the audience participates Read more
CRE Radio & TV’s “CRE~ICYMI” series is where we discuss the top commercial real estate stories from the past weeks as well as discussion topics submitted by our audience. If you've got a great CRE story from the last few weeks, this is your opportunity to bring it to our attention. In addition, I will also be aggregating stories from various sources, including our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook feeds, stories from Money Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The News Funnel, and many, many other sources. Our goal is to take the stories provided by others, bring them to life with commentary and provide a deeper understanding. You can simply watch on this page, (see below) or you can participate and be seen and heard online by joining "Blab" for free. We encourage you to participate in the conversation which is a great way for you to show everyone your knowledge, intelligence and expertise. Read more
Landlords want to get the most rent possible and tenants want to pay as little as possible. In this, the 3rd in a series of shows with Peter Morris, we delve into commercial lease strategies and techniques, Peter will explain how he positions the landlord to maximize rents. Getting the most rent and maximizing revenues... Read more
TheBrokerList and Buildout partnered together to evaluate the Genetic Makeup of the commercial real estate industry. Their survey asked some pretty basic questions and produced interesting results, including: What cre professional spend most of their time on; The type of property most often represented; Where most of cre business came from; Percentage of deals co-brokered, etc.,... Read more
In this show, we interview Adam Sledd, Director of Market Engagement at IMT. We will be discussing some of IMT's most recent initiatives and programs and how landlords and tenants can save money, increase a building's value while being environmentally and socially responsible, a win-win.
This will be a live, online, interactive TV show in which you can be seen and heard asking questions and directly letting us know your thoughts. We are using the "Blab" online platform which is free and doesn't require the downloading of any software to your computer. If you don't want to join in on the conversation, you can just watch the show in this page. See below along with the instructions. Read more
CRE Radio & TV’s “CRE~ICYMI” series is where we discuss the top commercial real estate stories from the past weeks as well as discussion topics submitted by our audience. You can simply watch on our website or you can participate and be seen and heard online by joining "Blab" for free. We encourage you to participate in the conversation which is a great way for you to show everyone your knowledge, intelligence and expertise.
Some of this weeks stories may include:
"Hotel, The Price is Right" the ever escalating bidding for hotelier, Starwood Hotels by Marriott and Chinese owned Anbang Insurance Group;
While we are on the subject of hotels, we might discuss where the hotel industry is heading and how it is dealing with the likes of AirBnb
Who is more influential, Gen X or Millenials
Recent cases regarding tenant insurance
Will CRE Lending up for some belt tightening
CRE Debt increase hits 8-year high
What is a constructive eviction? Read more
For this live, online, interactive TV show, our regular guest, Peter Morris and I discuss the Five Essential Elements of Lease Negotiations. This is the second in a series of shows co-hosted by Peter. The first show was The Only Questions You Need to Ask in a Negotiation.
The live show will air at 11:00 am, PST on March 15, 2016. Click here to register. You can just watch. But if you want to join in, ask questions or give your two cents, follow the directions at the end of this post. You will need a gmail, email address to participate live. After the live show, the recording will be made available, both in video and audio formats.
This topic is taken from Peter's book where he lays out the essential things that you need to accomplish if you are going to win, such as: Read more
Joe Fairless is a self taught expert in single home investing and has made the jump to multi-family. During this show, Joe will tell us what he paid attention to and how he made the transition to a more sophisticated type of real estate investing. If you've been dabbling in the single family market and want to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities in multi-Family, the hottest real estate sector, this is the show to watch. This is a live, interactive, online TV show in which you can participate and ask questions. See and be heard. Read more
CRE Radio & TV’s “CRE~ICYMI” series is where we discuss the top commercial real estate news stories from the past weeks and stories submitted by our audience. If you've got a great CRE story from the last few weeks, this is your opportunity to bring it to our attention. In addition, I will also be aggregating stories from various sources, including our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook feeds, stories from Money Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The News Funnel, and many, many other sources. Our goal is to take the stories provided by others, bring them to life with commentary and provide a deeper understanding. Some of the stories we may discuss on this show are:
The Results of The Broker List Survey
The Difference between Direct and indirect Real Estate Investing, an article written by Darren Powderly, co-founder or Crowdstreet;
SoFi Exploring Launch of REIT as reported by Bloomberg and Crowdfund Insider
The Retail Store Closing and Opening Report and what that means to the retail sector, including Staples, JC Penneys, Macy's. Amazon and Sport Authority