How to Take Control of Your Commercial Property Management Career and Future

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Commercial and retail property management are special parts of the property investment industry. They require special approach and therefore the right people with the knowledge and commitment to produce good results across the property types and the locations.   Rarely will you find a sales experienced person taking up a role in commercial or retail…

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Commercial Property Management Made to Order – The 12 Essential Rules

When you take over a commercial property management today, it should be specifically designed for the client and the property portfolio. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to commercial real estate today. There are special things to look at when it comes to each and every property under management. (N.B. these ideas are…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – Professional Asset Management is a Decisive Advantage in Business

Commercial Asset Management is a specialised process.  It is not just a matter of collecting the rent and keeping the property full, there are many other strategies to bring into play. A professional management service can add considerable stability and opportunity to an investment property; such service can also be a valuable ‘pipeline’ in brokerage…

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Commercial Property Management – 4 Ways to Control Energy in Commercial Property Performance

If you work in commercial real estate property management and leasing, you will likely understand that the energy costs are increasingly a big part of property performance. Energy costs will impact property outgoings for the landlord and for the tenant.  Those costs have to be balanced and controlled so they do not drag down the…

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10 Essential Skills Needed by Commercial Property Managers Today

A commercial property manager is a skillful person and particularly so if they manage the larger office towers and or retail shopping centers.  It should be said that the skill mix for a property manager is not the same as that of a commercial sales and or leasing person.  The jobs are very different. So,…

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Observations About Effective Building Automation Systems in Commercial Properties Today

Frequently you will hear of the term ‘building automation system’ in the function of a commercial office building or retail shopping centre.  If you are a commercial property manager you will very likely have come across the terminology; perhaps the building that you manage has a ‘building automation system’ or otherwise called ‘BAS’ installed. To…

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Essential Questions to Ask a Commercial Property Manager in a Job Interview

Commercial property managers must understand how to lease properties locally.  They must have their ‘finger on the pulse’ of lease strategy, tenant enquiry, and tenant placement.  Ultimately the choices and recommendations that they make about a lease to the landlord property owner, will have great impact on the tenant mix and the rental income. So…

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Commercial Property Managers – How to Set a Property Budget for Investment Clients

When its budget time in commercial property management, it is time to look at the client’s property in greater detail as well as the investment plans that the client may have.  The client is likely to have changed focus when it comes to the property and or the financing arrangements for the asset may have…

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Commercial Property Managers – How to Control Your Property Energy Costs

In managing a commercial building today you will come across plenty of challenges and frustrations with high property running costs and expenditure.  Those outgoings will have an impact on property performance for the investors owning the asset.  A large slice of property operating costs will be devoted to energy and energy consumption.  The cost of…

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10 Ways to Prepare for an Outgoings Audit in Commercial Property Investment

An outgoings audit should be an important part of your property management and leasing services. As part of the audit, you can understand the efficiencies of the property when it comes to occupational expenses. That will then help you with attracting new tenants to the property and retaining current tenants in the mix. Any leasing…

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Commercial Property Managers – Lease Management Solutions Video

When it comes to managing a commercial or retail property, the leases are the important factors that should be checked and reviewed for important things such as critical dates, lease options, and rent reviews.  That can be done as part of the property handover and certainly that should be comprehensive and complete so that you…

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Rules for Managing Commercial Property and Shopping Centers

Every landlord of commercial and retail property today will have specific requirements for their asset.  That will be in income, outgoings, operational expenses, tenant mix, and documentation.  It is up to the property manager to fully understand those facts. Quality service that is matched to the client needs and property will be very important in…

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Tips for Commercial Property Managers in Working Smarter

It is a known fact that commercial and retail property managers work really hard and cover a large number of issues in the one working day.  That says they should work smarter to keep things under control and thereby give clients the quality of property control that is promised. Good property managers should have a…

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Do Not Let Commercial Real Estate Tenants Get Out of Control

In commercial real estate leasing and property management, don’t let your tenants get out of control.  The greater the number of properties that you manage, the harder this requirement will be to satisfy.  The same problem occurs when it comes to the larger retail properties and shopping centres. It is a fact that the larger…

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Commercial Property Managers – Tenant Management Tips and Strategies

In commercial or retail real estate the tenant management process will help strengthen property cash flow and tenant mix.  It therefore stands to reason that every well managed property should have a systemised tenant management process.  The process itself should feature as part of a property management strategy provided by real estate brokers and agents.…

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