Commercial Real Estate 101 

6 Must-Consider Factors When Investing in Commercial Real Estate

So you’re embarking on a journey in commercial real estate investment. Commercial real estate investing can be incredibly rewarding by providing additional income, security, and longevity that are less common in other types of investments. However, whether you’re looking at an office space, industrial location, flex space, or rental property, amongst the varied other commercial real estate properties, it is important to consider a few factors prior to beginning your new journey. Financials It is pivotal to ask yourself, are my financials organized to invest? How much do you want…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Thinking About Investing in an Opportunity Zone? Consider This First

Opportunity Zones is a new buzzworthy concept that has investors’ interest piqued. Areas of the country that have been left behind after the Great Recession have been deemed Opportunity Zones and are now getting a refresh with private capital and development. Now that we have established what Opportunity Zones are, what makes them so attractive to investors? Investing in Opportunity Zones offers federal tax incentives for realizing the capital gains into the opportunity funds,which are used to propel business and commercial real estate development in thelow-income areas that have been…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Trending Fitness Concepts Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

From indoor climbing gyms to ping-pong clubs and ballet studios, there has been a big push for unique “fitness concepts” in recent years in vacant shopping centers and malls. We expect this trend to continue into 2018 and beyond with a variety of new fitness concept trends coming to a neighborhood near you. Charlotte Country Club, Fitness Center, and Resort In-One In Charlotte, unique fitness concepts aretaking over the city. One fitness concept in particular just opened at the end of last year called Life Time Athletic. The builders call…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

5 Ways E-commerce Has Changed the Game for Industrial Real Estate

E-commerce has been a crucial driver in the industrial real estate market for both leasing and investment activity. The new niche market of retail is transforming the entire industrial sector from logistics to warehouse design. Let’s take a look at a few ways e-commerce has changed the game for industrial real estate. Logistics The logistics part of the industrial sector is on fire, primarily because of e-commerce. The requirements behind logistics facilities for e-commerce are very different than for in-store retail. As e-commerce grows, retailers will need to expand their…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Move Over Millennials, Let’s Look at Gen Z

It seems like all the talk has been about millennials recently, but there is a new generation coming up that is surely going to shake things up, from how we live to how we work and have fun. Let’s take a deep dive into everything Gen Z and how they are mixing things up in business. Gen Z Grew Up with Smartphones While millennials may have grown up being glued to their televisions, Gen Z certainly grew up with the use of smartphones on a constant basis. Brands have started…

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September Transactions

NAI Ohio Equities closed over 23 transactions during the month of September, including the sale of an office portfolio at 825 Tech Center and 8101 N. High Street. The 209,440 square feet of Class A Office Space was sold by our Office Brokerage Group of Matt Gregory, SIOR, CCIM, Andy Dutcher, SIOR and Philip Bird. To download our entire report, please click Here.

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Four Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Brokerage

Starting the business was the hard part. Now you are looking for 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…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

5 Reasons to View Flexible Space as an Amenity to Attract Tenants

WeWork started the concept but it has only grown and expanded from there. The co-working or flex space model which began in NYC is fast becoming the new Uber of commercial office space. With large corporations abandoning the traditional work model for more flex space, it is changing how landlords attract and retain tenants.   Recently, landlords are discovering that they can use their building’s flex space as an amenity to attract tenants. Flex space isn’t just a coworking hub: it is bookable meeting space, conference rooms, event space, and…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

4 Commercial Leasing Myths Debunked

Commercial leasing is a complex business. Understanding terms, finding the right properties, negotiating the best short or long-term deal possible is all complicated by the detailed financial and legal processes that have to be secured along the way. Without the aid of a professional broker, tenants can find themselves locked in a long-term deal that doesn’t work all because of some common leasing misconceptions. #1: Trying to Lease in Retail is Futile Unless speaking of online retail, the industry has taken its lumps over the last couple of years, leading…

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