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 

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 

These 5 Technologies are Making Property Management Easier

Managing properties used to take a robust staff of dozens of people to collect rent, maintain the grounds, perform repairs and routine maintenance, etc. Current technology has made it so that nearly every single task in property management can be handled through technology, making it much easier to manage properties, engage with tenants, collect rent payments, and secure and retain new tenants.   #1: CRE Management Platforms  Commercial real estate was late to the game but as of late, there are tech companies catching up with this underrepresented market. It…

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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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June Transactions

NAI Ohio Equities closed over 19 transactions during the month of June, including large office sales and leases. Some of the larger transactions included an entirely in-house deal at 707 Park Meadow Road in Westerville. The owner was represented by the Office Brokerage Group of Andy Dutcher, Matt Gregory, and Philip Bird and the buyer was represented by the Capital City Team of Mark Francescon and Joe Menninger. The building sold for $1,800,000. To download our entire report, please click Here.

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May Transactions

NAI Ohio Equities closed over 25 transactions during the month of May, including a large number of Industrial sale and leases. Some of the larger transactions included the sale-leaseback of 1727 Georgesville Road, co-oped with NAI Hiffman, for $13,625,000 and the sale of 525 Maxtown Road for $2,350,000. For the month, our office closed on 13 leases and 9 sales. To download our entire report, please click Here.

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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…

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Commercial Real Estate 101 

Technology is Keeping Bodies in Brick and Mortar: Here’s How

Cutting-edge technology is essential for big-brands who want their retail empires to continue to succeed and outpace competitors in today’s (and probably tomorrow’s) retail landscape. E-commerce has created a shift in consumer wants and behaviors towards retail, however, the right technology can feed into those wants and positive behaviors. Here are three important ways technology is changing brick-and-mortar for the future. Tech experiences are bringing something to the table that shopping online can’t. Experiences are one thing that physical stores have, that online ones don’t. Technology that helps you choose…

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