Tenant Targets in Retail Shopping Center Leasing

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The retail part of the investment property market is quite special given the types of landlord clients and the tenants you must work with and help.  I have said many times before, that ‘retail’ is unique as a property type, given the occupancy factors that influence leasing decisions in shopping centres and stand alone ‘shops’.…

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Commercial Real Estate Management Crisis Management Strategies

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When you manage a commercial or retail property of any size, there are things that can go wrong in the building or across the property.  Those things can then disrupt occupancy, safety, and investment performance.  You need a comprehensive crisis control plan to keep those events under direction.  Forward planning is a good idea to…

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How to Manage a Shopping Center for Improved Results

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Most shopping centres have challenges in some form or another.  When you look at all the issues of the typical retail property, there are things to watch and shape over time.  Control is important; the focus of the Shopping Centre Manager is or should be part of that.  The Landlord owner of the property is…

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Commercial Property Management Handover Checklist Format

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When you are to take over a new building to manage, be it office, retail, or industrial, there are many things to look at and control IMMEDIATELY.  It is easy for errors to occur and omissions to be made as the property facts are gathered. People will not tell you everything and or overlook key…

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The Secrets to Creating New Commercial Property Managements

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There are some special people in your town or city that you can tap into when it comes to looking for and finding new Clients and Commercial Property Management appointments.  A professional property management service is something that is both very marketable and highly desirable in a brokerage business.  NB – you can get plenty…

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Fee Structures for Commercial Property Management

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So, a client asks you to manage their commercial property.  What do you do at that point?  How much should you charge for your services?  So many agents and brokers make mistakes in setting property management fees.  They adopt some formula of a percentage fee taken from the passing income for the property.  What then happens…

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Resolving the Opportunities of the Tenant Mix in Shopping Malls

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When it comes to leasing, and managing any shopping centre, take the time to establish and implement a tenancy mix and tenant retention process; it is a wise business strategy to use to boost property and retail performance. (NB – you can get plenty of tenant mix tips for retail shopping malls in our Snapshot…

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How to Create a Commercial Property Management Listing Kit

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If you specialise in commercial or retail property management then you should have a listing kit with you to use at any time with clients and prospects.  Some of the kit can be in hard copy and the balance of the kit should be in the ‘cloud’ for ‘drawing down’ when you are talking to…

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Ways of Looking for Commercial Property Management Answers

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Landlords of investment property always need some degree of help when it comes to commercial property management and leasing.  Look for those landlords and then centre on their problems.  Provide solutions that are clear, specific, and specialized.  It is hard for a client or prospect to ignore relevant recommendations on a property matter.  Go ‘deep’…

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How to Enrich Your Commercial Property Management Fees

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The strategy behind growing commercial property management fees will always be something separate and different to the commissions and the fees that you can get from sales and leasing activity.  Any real estate brokerage business plan and team structure should consider the different fee types and the unique strategies required to grow those channels of…

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The Benefits of a High Quality Commercial Property Management Team

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A high-quality property management team is a good thing to have in any commercial real estate brokerage.  In referring to a team of ‘high-quality’, I mean people with the appropriate management skills and knowledge for the location, the clients, and the property types. Good property managers are hard to find and the best ones are…

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Attaining True Independence in Commercial Property Management

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There is a certain ‘attainable mass’ of properties in commercial or retail property management that will seem to create its ongoing portfolio growth momentum.  Getting up to and beyond that point is the focus for many brokerages.  (NB – you can get plenty of commercial property management tips in our Snapshot program right here –…

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A Users Guide to Better Clients in Commercial Property Management

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Who are your important clients in your property management portfolio?  They are the clients that own the better buildings, several buildings locally, and or pay the larger fees for management services.  Know how many of these people that you now service and understand their investment focus.  (NB – you can get plenty of commercial property…

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The Advantage of Using Stories to Win Commercial Property Managements

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When you work with many different property clients in commercial and or retail property management, the information and the strategies that you share about other properties and situations locally can be of great value to winning the listing or closing on a transaction.  (NB – you can get plenty of property management ideas in our…

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Why a Commercial Property Management System is a Valuable Resource

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In managing a commercial or retail property, there are many things to monitor from the perspective of maintenance, lease management, cash-flow, and rent control. The best way to control things will be through some dedicated software program; there are several good programs available for review and consideration, but they all have differences and costs.  …

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Commercial Property Management – How to Control Environmental Factors in your Property Portfolio

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Your property management portfolio and the individual properties under management will be impacted by environmental issues through the year.  Some of those properties will be impacted more than others; that can lead to loss of rent, failure of tenant businesses, and a landlord suffering some investment pressure.  That is where professional property management controls come…

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Commercial Property Management – How to Ask the Right Questions in a Handover

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When you are taking on a new retail, office, or industrial property for management, make sure you have a good set of deliberate questions to work through and help you identify the performance issues within the property.  Get to the bottom of the issues relating to income, tenancy mix, maintenance, risk, documentation, and occupancy.  Where…

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Chart – Asset Planning for Shopping Centers

Retail Asset Plan

Over the years I have seen many different challenges with Shopping Centers of all types in diverse cities and towns.  Recently I was in Dubai, sharing that information and speaking at a conference on tenant mix and tenant retention strategies.  (NB – you can get plenty of Retail Shopping Center ideas in our Snapshot program…

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