Cheat Sheet for Finding More Commercial and Retail Tenants – Brokerage Leasing Chart

commercial real estate tenant attraction chart by John Highman

Here is a confession.  I love leasing in quality buildings. A good leasing transaction can lead to more leasing, a sales opportunity, or a property management.  Landlords love professional leasing help with their investments.  That’s a fact. (NB – you can get more commercial and retail leasing ideas and tenant contact systems in Snapshot right…

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Exploit Your Local Commercial Property Market Facts for Better Listings

city buildings and Hong Kong harbour

When you consider a commercial property market in any town or city, you can find many factors of pressure and property ‘pain’ that will potentially be leverage and listing sources for you to work with over time.  Work those ‘pressure points’ for the opportunities that they provide in both sales and leasing appointments for you…

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How to Enrich Your Commercial Property Management Fees

commercial property management chart

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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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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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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Useful Asset Planning Tips for Commercial and Retail Property Managements

Hong Kong harbour and high rise properties.

A complex office or retail investment property needs an Asset Plan.  Things should be considered and decided as part of the planning process.  Over time that then allows the right indicators to be tracked, negotiated, and changed as required. (NB – you can get Commercial Property Asset Planning tips in our Snapshot program right here)…

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Why the Best Buildings are a Key Part of Your Commercial Real Estate Business

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In commercial real estate brokerage, put some focus into choosing the better buildings and owners in the location to work on and for.  Selectivity in this way will help you get some traction in your real estate business.  (NB – Learn how to network and prospect in commercial real estate in our free ‘Snapshot’ course)…

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Power Marketing Tips in Commercial Real Estate Leasing

city buildings on harbour

In commercial real estate leasing, you need to know plenty of people, and as part of that, all the landlords and the tenants in your territory. Secure a database software solution to track the interactions and the connections that you are making in a regular and ongoing way.  Your list will be invaluable as the…

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An Inside Guide to Shopping Center Management and Leasing

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Retail Shopping Center Management and Leasing is potentially a lucrative part of the real estate business.  In saying that, the right people with the specialized expertise are required in the management and leasing team to produce the retail results. (NB – you can get our shopping center leasing and management tips here)   Those property…

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A Complete Guide to Shopping Center Operations

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The daily operations and management of a Shopping Center is a complex process. In this audio program, John Highman talks about the important systems and strategies to control as part of Shopping Center Operations. Learn about the strategies of a team and the roles that they play in the management and running of a retail…

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A Commercial Real Estate Database Software Program that Handles the Tough Jobs

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In commercial real estate brokerage, your database should be captured into a ‘cloud based’ software program that manages your pipeline of clients and prospects in both activity and opportunity. A ‘cloud based’ program will allow you to add to and access your programs anywhere and at any time.  (NB – you can get our Commercial…

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Systems to Follow to Improve Commercial Property Management Business

city buildings at sunrise

In commercial property management you can easily get ‘swamped’ by daily issues and events.  Every day you can be busy day doing things that really don’t matter in the scheme of things.  Yes, I know that you have client and property issues to attend to, but the real focus here should be on selective control. …

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Simple Things to Do in Commercial Real Estate Prospecting

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Every agent or broker in commercial real estate today should have a deliberate and direct prospecting model that they implement each and every day. In saying that, simplicity is preferable as you design the prospecting model to suit your own requirements and the properties in your location.   If you make things too hard or…

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A Simple System for Leasing More Commercial Property

leasing tips for city buildings

The leasing process in commercial property today does not need to be complex. If you’re looking to identify more local leasing opportunities in your town or city, there are certain things that you should do as part of establishing your system of contact with both landlords and tenants. They need your help, and they are…

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5 Ways to Create a Captive Prospect List in Commercial Real Estate

industrial warehouse and office

In commercial real estate brokerage, you need to have a comprehensive database of prospects that you can connect with regularly and directly for any property related reason. The client or prospect list should be split into groups, zones, prices, rents, timing, and many other categories that will allow you to find and match the right…

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How to Make Commercial Property Management the Sharp End of Your Brokerage Business

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Commercial property management is not just about collecting the rent.  It’s about looking for ‘issues’ and resolving them before they impact the property.  Every property will have ‘issues’ for identification and resolve.  That is where we ‘value add’. (N.B. these ideas are also sent out to regularly to our friends in Commercial Real Estate Online…

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The Key Performance Indicators in Commercial Property Management

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In commercial property management today, there are many important things to track across issues relating to tenants, leases, maintenance, and financial performance of the property. Note you can get our free special reports, charts, and templates here by email. In this special report about ‘Commercial and Retail Property Management Performance‘ you can understand just what…

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Why You Need a Power Marketing Program in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

city scene commercial real estate marketing

There is no point in being commonplace and ordinary as a broker or agent in commercial real estate brokerage.  The competition will ‘walk all over you’, then take your listings and your clients.  That doesn’t mean to say that the competition is anything special in most locations, it’s just that ‘on average’ the volume of…

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