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4 Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Broker

Starting the business was the hard part. Now you are looking for a space but how do you find the right commercial building? You need a good commercial real estate brokerage but each brokerage and broker is different. How do you choose the one that’s right for you? Here are 4 things to look for: #1: A broker that specializes in the type of commercial property that you need. One of the first things you’ll come up against when you start looking for commercial property is zoning. You may think…

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How to Help Office Clients Rebrand their Asset

With the shift in today’s population, Millennials are quickly becoming THE working generation, or the 30-somethings who tend to work full time, make significant purchases, and act as the driving force behind the national economy. One of the biggest misconceptions about Millennials is how “different” they are; and, while this is categorically untrue in some areas, in others, it may hold some weight. Take, for instance, the way Millennials work. Millennials are pros at working smarter, not harder. They are demanding change in today’s office landscape, and CRE investors are…

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Sustainability and CRE: 4 Things to Keep Your Eye On

When asked about sustainability, most people immediately think of energy consumption and savings. However, energy is just one small component of sustainability. Sustainability is an overarching spectrum — and while it’s true that focusing on the regulation of energy is a necessary piece of the puzzle, as it impacts the overall operating cost on a daily basis, it’s important to remember to pay attention to the other pieces, as well. Let’s take a closer look at sustainability as it pertains to CRE and these 4 trends to keep your eye…

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Searching for Commercial Real Estate? Here’s how to do it right!

If you are in the market to purchase or lease commercial real estate, you probably know there are a lot of options out there.  Here at NAI Martens, we want to help you search the right way so you can make the best decision for you and your business. First off, you should set a budget and figure out what your needs are.  Then comes the hardest and most important step: finding the perfect commercial space to meet your business needs. There are many tools out there that can help…

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5 Ways to Vet Potential Commercial Real Estate Tenants

Don’t expect landlords to rent out their commercial space to the first tenant who puts in an offer. In many cases, landlords have a lot of variables they consider when deciding to accept an offer to lease. This can include things such as background checks, reviewing tax returns, credit reports and references or even just connecting personally with a tenant. Here are five ways to vet a potential real estate tenant. Check Finances One of the first things commercial landlords are going to look at when a company submits an…

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5 Tips for Commercial Lease Negotiations

  Ready to move?  Many clients are surprised at the time it takes to negotiate a commercial lease.  At NAI Martens, our tenant rep brokers are ready to help make sure you get the best deal possible. Here are some tips: 1.  Start Early If you wait until your lease is about to expire you are at a disadvantage.  If you and your landlord hit an impasse, you need to have time to explore other options and not have to rush into a less than ideal situation.  For most clients,…

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4 Must Haves When Hiring a Commerical Real Estate Agent

  The decision to hire a CRE Agent is not one that should be taken lightly.  NAI Global put together this list of things to look for when you need an agent. 1. Honesty You want to make sure that your agent has a well-established record for being honest and having ethical business practices. Many of your investment decisions will be informed by the research and data presented to you by your agent, so you want to make sure that you have the full picture before making any serious investment…

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