How to Market Retail Property and Shopping Centres Today – Tips for Commercial Real Estate Agents
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How to Market Retail Property and Shopping Centres Today – Tips for Commercial Real Estate Agents

When marketing a retail property or shopping centre today, there are some critical factors to be considered prior to the commencement of the marketing program. Every marketing campaign needs to be optimised for the right type of inquiry and the target market. There are enough frustrations today with property finance and finance availability to frustrate many…

How to Manage Commercial and Retail Property Today
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How to Manage Commercial and Retail Property Today

When you work as a commercial property manager, it is essential that you really understand the demands of the job and your clients.  Commercial and Retail property management is a specialist task. Shortcuts are not possible if you want to make your mark as a really good investment property manager. The Tasks of Managing Commercial Property…

Skills and Systems Required to Manage Commercial Real Estate
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Skills and Systems Required to Manage Commercial Real Estate

The tasks you undertake vary when you work as a commercial or retail property manager. It could be said that commercial and retail property managers are the busiest in the property industry (ok, so I am probably biased). On that basis, they have to be intelligent, diligent and driven. The top property managers are like that. Property…

Retail Tenant Mix Strategies Today
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Retail Tenant Mix Strategies Today

When it comes to leasing and managing commercial and retail property today, it is wise to adopt a tenant mix strategy that encompasses the landlord’s requirements and the property’s special attributes. The designing of a tenancy mix can be quite a specialised process.  Local market knowledge will assist you greatly in establishing the plan and…

Commercial Property Managers – Tips for Managing Commercial Property Today
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Commercial Property Managers – Tips for Managing Commercial Property Today

When you manage commercial or retail real estate, you really do need to know what’s going on with the property every day of the week. Regular inspections and meetings with tenants will be part of that. In larger properties under management, many things can happen daily, challenging your organization and business skills.  The diversity of the…

Franchise Tenants for Your Shopping Centre – Tips for Shopping Centre Managers
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Franchise Tenants for Your Shopping Centre – Tips for Shopping Centre Managers

Many landlords view a franchise as either a chain store tenant or an independent operator – a perception that can cause problems in franchise lease negotiations.  To understand the key issues, start by examining the concept of franchising. Why are Franchises Successful? What is it about this business strategy that has made it so successful?…

Commercial Property Management Business Plan – Tips for Property Managers Today
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Commercial Property Management Business Plan – Tips for Property Managers Today

Every commercial property should be managed and optimised to a plan. This is in fact, a business plan or version of it and it is to be prepared by property managers.  It should be prepared once a year and just before the commencement of the financial period to which the building performs.  It should be monitored…

How to Manage a Commercial or Retail Property Today
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How to Manage a Commercial or Retail Property Today

So often we see landlords choose commercial or retail property managers to manage their property with little or no regard to the experience of the people doing the actual management work.  When property performance matters, so do the applied experiences of the property manager and their role in the real estate team. Invariably when you…

Commercial Property Manager Skills for Todays Property Requirements
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Commercial Property Manager Skills for Todays Property Requirements

People that choose to become commercial property managers should respect the need for specialised knowledge and control in the job. There are plenty of commercial property management things to learn over time and with all property types. What are the things to think about here? It is a focused career of real estate opportunity and it…

Commercial Property Managers – Maintenance Management Systems and Tips
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Commercial Property Managers – Maintenance Management Systems and Tips

When you manage a commercial property, have a formal process to maintaining and managing all physical aspects of the property. That will include issues associated with tenant occupancy, property function, and building performance.  On an annual basis, maintenance programs require a budget so that costs are controlled. The budget will be within acceptable limits for the…