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DFW’s Largest Office & Industrial Deals of 2019

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The deal ticker counts down the region’s largest leases and sales of the past year. Congratulations to the Bradford Power Brokers who made the list! Each week, D CEO’s real estate news site publishes a roundup of commercial real estate leases and sales across all sectors. For the Real Estate Annual, we pulled together the DFW’s largest office and industrial deals from the past 12 …

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D-FW tops the country in warehouse activity

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North Texas will lead in building and leasing through 2021. A surge in e-commerce company leasing is gobbling up millions of square feet of North Texas warehouse space — so much so that D-FW warehouse activity is the top market in the country for industrial building construction and leasing in a new report by Cushman & Wakefield. The big commercial …

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Lennox International Taps Bradford to Lease Class A Vacancy, One Lake Park, on Far North Dallas Campus

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RICHARDSON, Texas – Lennox International Inc., a Fortune 500 company, has retained Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services to backfill a plug n’ play class A vacancy, One Lake Park, on its 15-acre campus in the Telecom Corridor in far north Dallas. Melanie Hughes, senior vice president with Dallas-based Bradford, and Elizabeth Robertson, director of advisory services, have jumpstarted the marketing …

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What is the Bradford CRE Property Manager Difference?

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Often when interviewing to add another CRE property manager to our team, many candidates’ lack the versatility that Bradford expects and receives from its managers. Many candidates’ work history has been managing for single or in-house ownerships. This requires them to comply with only one property owner’s requirements. Also, often CRE property manager candidates’ prior employers segregated property management responsibilities into …

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20 Ways to Confidently Sell on Value Rather Than Price

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The truth is the average B2B salesperson and entrepreneur is way more comfortable talking about their products than discussing their customer business issues. Buyers seek solutions to their problems, not a salesperson or entrepreneur who regurgitate their product features, functionality, and benefits. According to SBI, 87% of the revenue in complex B2B sales is generated by 13% of sales professionals. …

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6 Essential Rules for Successful Sales Calls or Meetings

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Does your job description include “salesperson-in-chief”?  If so, keep these 6 simple things in mind to make those first sales calls and meetings a success. Research Anything you can do to learn about the person or people that you are meeting like the company, their products, their competition, and their customers can make a huge difference. It will help you …

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Seven Tips And Tricks For A Growing Warehouse

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Need more space but adding a whole new warehouse to your business isn’t on the table? Consider a redesign focused on optimization of storage and racking. With the continued growth and domination of e-commerce in the retail market, the demands on warehouses and distribution centers across the globe are also rising. From higher customer expectations — such as an increase of available …

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Is a Long Term Lease Right for Your Business?

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The Pros and Cons of a long term lease. JASON FINCH – One of the most common and important question that comes up when finding a new office/warehouse from a company’s perspective is “How long of a lease term should I sign?” This question is important because it impacts many aspects of the company’s future. In my experience, most small …

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My Takeaways from Trammell Crow Master Builder: The Story of America’s Largest Real Estate Empire

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CHARLIE HAWKINS – In the foreword of Trammell Crow – Master Builder, H. Ross Perot remarks that “some of the country’s finest, smartest, brightest, and most ambitious men and women with superb credentials, willingly start out ringing doorbells, seeking leases from clients, at a fraction of the remuneration they might receive in another industry. They do so because they have …

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From the 2008 Great Depression to an Upward Swing of Investments in Dallas Commercial Real Estate

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RICHMOND COLLINSWORTH – Money is flowing all around us, like oil gushing out the top of Spindletop, one of the most famous wells of the Texas oil boom. Now is a good time to start investments in Dallas Commercial Real Estate. The economy has recovered nicely, with the DOW up to $26,313,89 from $6,547.05, the unemployment rate down 3.5% in …

CORFAC International a Network Of CRE Professionals Helps Companies Make Local and Global Connections

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CORFAC International sought to solve challenges with local and global connections through its international network. CORFAC optimizes its database of brokers to deliver client-focused solutions and connect the industry. For small companies, establishing local relationships can ensure we handle real estate transactions with market expertise. Local commercial real estate professionals and brokers know what works and what doesn’t work in …

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The Value of a Handwritten Note

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ERIK BLAIS Growing up I tended to take my dad’s advice with a grain of salt. Some words of wisdom he told me were: “Take a jacket, it will be cold tonight.” “Saving is a better choice than spending.” Last, “Always remember to change your oil every 3,000 miles.” My thought process when it came to his great wisdom usually …

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10 Labor Day Facts

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Monday, September 2, 2019, is Labor Day, in the U.S. The holiday will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, barbecues, road trips, and sports events. It is the last blast of the summer vacation season.  Labor Day now is a federal holiday and most Government offices, schools, and, businesses are closed.  So what is labor day? Here …

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Replace Rejection with Value

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CHARLIE HAWKINS – Leather is peeling off my dress shoes. Sweat is pouring through the back of my dress shirt in the 100-degree Texas summer heat. Alas, the American Dream. Analysts estimate that anywhere between 75% and 90% of all real estate agents fail within the first five years of starting their real estate career. Most would agree that the …

Real Estate Dopp Kit

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A Dopp kit is a small toiletry bag made of leather, vinyl, or cloth. It stores grooming tools for travel. Some common items kept in a Dopp kit are deodorant, a razor, shaving cream, comb, shampoo, nail clippers, scissors, toothbrush, toothpaste, and cologne. The name derives from early 20th-century leather craftsman Charles Doppelt, a German immigrant in the United States, …

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What’s in a Letter?

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MICHAEL T. GRANT – So, what’s in a letter? A lot of people would say “not much”. What can you express in just one letter, particularly if you are trying to brand a company? Will people understand what you are trying to do or even what you do? You need at least a few letters right? These people are wrong. …

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Rethinking the Dallas-Fort Worth Retail Market

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No asset class has realized more seismic changes during this cycle than retail. From technology to tastes, the space we devote to the consumption of goods and services continues to evolve, CoStar states.  Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services’ retail gurus, Leigh Richter – Executive Vice President and Paul Richter – Vice President rethink retail by providing insight on the Dallas-Fort …

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Bradford Gives Back on Amazon Prime Day

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Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has had the privilege over the years to serve as advocates for nonprofit organizations. We have represented many agencies for more than a decade and spanning multiple transactions per agency. Bradford remains proud of their tradition of partnering with Not For Profit Agencies in their mission. Today is Amazon Prime Day, it is the annual …