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Are You Making the Best Use of Your Time & Skills? Hiring an Assistant or Outsourcing

Have you just been bursting to give advice to other brokers on how to do things right? Well, now is your chance. We are going to help Allen Buchanan best prepare for bringing his son-in-law into the real estate business.

Rather than our usual format, we are going to treat this radio show as a problem solving forum where the listeners become the heavy participants and become more the speakers than the listeners.

Among other things, we will discuss: How to best prepare for a new trainee? What can or should a trainee do both over the short term and long term? Best training practices? How soon should they join organizations such as Boma and CCIM? How much should they be paid and how effective is the bonus or commission system? How to best involve them in social media and when?

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Tenant/Business Relocation and Alternative Strategies

You’re looking for new space for yourself or a tenant. Is this the time to consider relocating the business, sometime during the new lease term? You bet, or so says Allen Buchanan. It’s part of your initial lease strategy to anticipate changes, including business growth or contraction. Are there lease provisions that can help ease the pain should the need arise? What happens when a tenant needs to move before the lease ends? What does the tenant do if it can’t? Featured guests: Allen Buchanan (Lee & Associates) and Simon Walker (Raymond Handling).

CRE Radio Travels to ICSC Western Division Conference

Once again the mighty "CRE Radio Traveling Roadshow" has a riveting lineup of interviews with a star studded group of top notch executives from the biggest name firms in commercial real estate. Meaningful perspectives on the recovery, the changing face of retail and more. More than just "the what," we bring you "the why and the how." See our schedule of video interviews! Read more

Investing in Phoenix and Detroit May Seem Counterintuitive; Ed Indvik of Lee & Associates Believes It’s the Right Move

Investing in Phoenix and Detroit May Seem Counterintuitive; Ed Indvik of Lee & Associates Believes It’s the Right Move

It's hard not to like this guy. As he walked away from our interview at RECON, he slung his backpack over his shoulder looking like a 20-year-old. I couldn't get him to take any credit for the success that he's achieved over the last 7 years as President of Lee & Associates, with 47 offices run by the brokers themselves and a dominante role in Southern California. Read more