This Week’s Recommended Reading


Here’s this week’s recommended reading:

From Thanks To Action To Impact: Why, Why Not? Guest Post: Gavin Mogan.

Uplifting messages light up the blogosphere during Thanksgiving week. I hope my contribution is uplifting, but my purpose is to challenge. Challenge sort of fuels you, the CRE Tech Maverick.

Be thankful, +52. Gratitude as a platform.

But is thanks enough? An attitude of gratitude is only a platitude to many less blessed than you. If thanks is the idea, then giving is the finished product… Via Duke Long.

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Why Giving is Better Than Receiving


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“Giving starts the receiving process.” – Jim Rohn

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This Week’s Recommended Reading


Here’s this week’s recommended reading:

8 Challenges of Starting a Real Estate Investment Firm

Real estate is an entrepreneurial business where almost everyone aspires to do their own deals. That’s part of what makes it so interesting. There are a lot of really smart professionals out there eager to do their own deals, however starting your own firm is incredibly challenging. Here are the 8 challenges of starting a real estate investment firm in today’s hot market… Via A Student of the Real Estate Game.

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Infographic: 3 Steps to Boost Your Real Estate Dollars


Here’s a quick look at how you can boost your real estate dollars in just 3 easy steps.

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This Week’s Recommended Reading – 11.13.15


3 Articles to Read This Weekend

Five Mega-trends Shaping Commercial Office Development

The developments and offices we plan and construct today are being governed by something I like to call New Office-ism. It’s a design approach that eschews monolithic uses in favor of mixed-use, walkable patterns. New Office-ism incorporates aspects of master planning, urban design and landscape architecture into commercial office development. It is what the next generation workforce expects, and communities that cannot provide it will fail to attract new businesses and be in danger of losing the ones they already have.

New Office-ism yields fully-functioning and walkable neighborhoods that just happen to be anchored by commercial office buildings. Here are five megatrends driving this new paradigm.

Via GenslerOn

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3 Easy Ways to Spot a Sloppy Seller in 6 Seconds


The commercial real estate market is on the upswing and deal activity is soaring! Today, there are hundreds of thousands of investment properties for sale or lease. Unfortunately, a large number of those properties are represented by folks who are inexperienced, or worse, lazy. Whether you’re looking to sell or make a purchase, or to protect yourself, your money and your future investment, here are 3 easy ways you can spot a sloppy seller in seconds.

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This Week’s Recommended Reading


3 Articles to Read This Weekend

Fed Survey: Bank Reports stronger Demand For CRE Loans

The Federal Reserve reports that banks reported little change in their standards on commercial and industrial (C&I) loans in the third quarter of 2015. However, banks also indicated that they increased premiums charged on riskier loans for larger firms on net. Via Calculated Risk Blog

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Infographic: How to Negotiate the Renewal Option in Your Lease


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