Inflation and Its Effect on the Market

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During the early stages of the Covid pandemic, supply chain disruptions due to plant shutdowns and widespread employee shortages resulted in price increases as demand rapidly outweighed supply.  Consumers have remained burdened with high prices on most goods, and prognosticators are predicting that costs will remain high or continue to increase moderately for the foreseeable future.

What to Consider Before Buying Land

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For the experienced investor, a checklist and due diligence results in confidence in the process. For a novice investor, ignoring some of these steps can result in a failed investment. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, it’s a starting point highlighting some considerations before purchasing land.

CRE Market Shakeup

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Online retail sales surged over 40% in 2020 fueled by the Coronavirus pandemic. With overall easing of pandemic rules and society getting back to school, work, and leisure activities we …

Logistics, Land, and Industrial Real Estate

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Industrial real estate, and more importantly, logistics real estate, serves as the conduit everyday consumers have become accustomed to receiving goods and services. Warehouses provide for product storage, truck terminals and distribution centers bring the product one step closer to the consumer while storage yards for trucks, trailers, and containers allow for the aggregation of equipment necessary to match the product to the consumer. The consumer, however, is the catalyst that dictates how each of these components thrives or declines, and ultimately interacts.

With more than 50,000 facilities and upwards of 2.3 billion square feet of self-storage in the United States, this segment of commercial real estate has steadily evolved over the last 60 years into big business.  As the Covid pandemic enters its third year there has been an accelerated need for families to create space for both employees working from home, and/or a workplace for students while remote schooling.  

The Newest Real Estate Influencers: PETS!

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Yes, you read it right. According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 70% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 90.5 million homes. This means that many residential …

Bubble, No Bubble? It Doesn’t Matter!

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The parallels between the last real estate run and this are hard to ignore; the record prices, the bidding wars, warehouses being leased before they’re built, the off-market transactions that …

The timing for this burgeoning industry is not ideal; already low vacancy rates in strategically desirable industrial areas coupled with the continued growth of e-commerce has put pressure on cannabis operators to pony up higher than market rents, driving up square footage costs seemingly by the week. The need to secure property in order to be licensed to operate has thus far not dissuaded those willing to take on substantial financial risk in order to get a piece of this multi-billion dollar (and growing) industry.

Relationship Advice

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The most important lesson I have learned (and taught), is that you build relationships through integrity. This obviously works in all aspects of life, not just sales, but it is key to longevity in a sales environment and has been the backbone of my many sales endeavors throughout my career. If we (my customers and I) are going to mutually benefit from our working relationship, I have to outwork the competition and fully appreciate and empathize with what my customer wants and needs. Relationships, in life and in the office, are a two-way street.