Thought Leadership

Why Sellers Should Run Due Diligence, Too

Sell-Side Real Estate Due Diligence

Originally Appeared on Commercial Property Executive by Max Garbus and Karl Thompson While still relatively rare, sell-side real estate due diligence can reduce the property’s time on the market, lower the risk of re-trades and improve the return, advise two consultants with CREModels. Why Sellers Should Run Due Diligence Too (PDF) Commercial real estate investors…

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Due Diligence is Critical for West Coast Real Estate Investors

Due Diligence is Critical for West Coast Real Estate Investors

Originally Appeared in Western Real Estate Business by Max Garbus Due diligence is of the utmost importance in all real estate transactions. However, it is particularly crucial in the West where taxes, resources and weather can play a role in a landlord’s ability to increase (or decrease) their ROI. Investors are vying to buy assets…

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A New Formula for Retail Rents

A New Formula for Retail Rents

Originally Appeared in Retail Leader by Mike Harris As shopper behavior continues to evolve, shopping center owners are exploring new ways of calculating rents that are less dependent on sales. Could the evolution of U.S. retail stores into showroom-type spaces, whether operated by clicks-to-bricks retailers or mainline chains with advanced multichannel strategies, ultimately alter the…

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Why Retail Landlords Lose Tons Of Money To Faulty Expense Calculations

Why Retail Landlords Lose Tons Of Money To Faulty Expense Calculations

Originally Appeared on Forbes.com by Mike Harris Retail real estate has an underappreciated problem: Year after year, incorrect or incomplete tenant expense reconciliations cost landlords an enormous amount of money. Erroneous common area maintenance and other reconciliations (generally referred to by the catchall term “CAM recs”) can account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in…

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West Coast Real Estate Developers Making the Leap to Mixed-Use

West Coast Real Estate Developers Making the Leap to Mixed-Use

Originally Appeared in Western Real Estate Business by Mike Harris and Max Garbus Mix Well for Best Results Adding a mix of uses to a project brings an air of diversity, attracting more people to the same place. Below, mixed-use experts give their impressions of where this trend is headed. Incentives for single-use developers to…

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Single-Use Developers, Mixed-Use World: Making the Switch

Single-Use Developers, Mixed-Use World: Making the Switch

Originally Appeared on Commercial Property Executive by Mike Harris and Max Garbus For traditional project sponsors, embracing the opportunities of multi-use projects often involves a significant learning curve. Two experts from CREModels offer insights into making the transition. Should multifamily and other single-use developers brace for a time in which all new development is mixed-use?…

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Store Closings Put Co-Tenancy Clauses In The Hot Seat

Originally Appeared on Forbes.com by Mike Harris The surge in store closures from the likes of Best Buy, Macy’s and Toys “R” Us is shining a brighter spotlight on a hidden risk for retail real estate owners, investors and lenders. Losing a key retail anchor tenant in a shopping center is bad enough. While this creates…

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