CRE~ICYMI (In Case You Missed It), A Replay of the live, video recap of the weeks top CRE Stories – from March 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am, PST

The Difference between Advertising on Social Media and Marketing on Social Media

CRE Radio & TV's CRE~ICYMI series will be a regular show in which we will be discussing the top commercial real estate news stories from the past weeks. The stories will be aggregated from various sources, including our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook feeds, stories from Money Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The News Funnel, our audience and many, many other sources. Our plan is to take the, predominantly, written stories and present them to you in a visual and auditory format with commentary. This is a recording of the live, online interactive TV show originally recorded on March 3, 2016. You don't have to just watch and listen, you can bring in your own stories that you want to talk about. Read more

A Guaranteed Way to Tell Which Way the Economy is Heading

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You may be surprised to hear that a national economist may not be the one with their ear on the track waiting for the economic train coming. The economist goes to the people in the trenches, who are dealing with the effects of economic conditions on a day-to-day basis. Those people include............. Read more

5 Killer Apps to Maximize Commercial Real Estate Productivity, (guest post by Andrew Bermudez)

Andrew Bermudez

Andrew Bermudez, our guest author, attributes much of his success to his unsatiated obsession using technology tools to improve his productivity and workflow so he can win more clients and quickly close more deals. As an entrepreneur, Andrew is a super busy with a never-ending list of things to get done. Here are the apps that he uses to kick ass and take names throughout the day and be ultra productive Read more

Critical Issues When Leasing to a Marijuana Business

Matt and Bill

Are you considering opening your own cannabis business and looking to lease space or are you a landlord hoping to take advantage of the premium rents being demanded? Are you a leasing professional who wants to take advantage of these new opportunities or are you just interested in the topic of marijuana? Whatever the reason, this is your opportunity to discover the myriad issues facing landlords and tenants who are involved in the marijuana business. If you are more of a voyeur and just want to watch, click on the image just below and watch at your heart's content. You don't need to download or join anything. However, if you want to ask questions or comment live just click here, to take you to You will need a free Twitter account and need to join Blab, but won't have to download anything. However, not everyone will be able to get on the show.......we only have so much time. Read more

Can Congress Be Convinced to allow States to Collect Tax on Internet Sales?

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In order to get this legislation passed, the members of Congress must be convinced that their electorate favors passage. The electorate are the people who vote our representatives in and out of office. A few letters from real estate brokers and the owners of shopping centers, isn't enough. Haven't we already learned that lesson? What is required is a concerted and combined effort by our trade organizations and their lobbyists to, not only to reach out to Congress, but reach out to the people who vote. Let our legislators know, from every corner of their life, that there are people who do favor this legislation. Read more

Things You Need to Know about Real Estate & Big Data Integration

Things You Need to Know about Real Estate & Big Data Integration

Read my Post first then click on the video. By itself and without context, Big Data has little or no value. Over the years, businesses have been collecting data. However, we have only been scratching the surface. Now, more than a Googolplex of Data is available for analysis. But what will we do with all of that data? The collection of data is still meaningless unless ....... Read more

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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).

Who Should Train Mall Security Guards?

"Training, training, training" is Brian’s Cescolini's mantra. Landlords and tenants might think in terms of fire drills, but more often it should be the landlord’s responsibility to make sure their in-house or contract security group has the best training. Training must be verified and the landlord must ensure the training is continuous. How nice it was to hear Brian make these statements with such assertiveness and passion. Read more