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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Genuine Authority Calls for Brevity

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Earlier this week while touring a prospective commercial office leasing tenant and longtime friend, Dan Sampson, through one of my properties, he shared with me some good thoughts on the concept of authority. He said that when we have a great deal of experience in our chosen professions, we are able to speak to clients with authority. He shared a …

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Bradford Women Breaking Barriers in CRE

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Recent headlines depict women as bumping into a ‘glass ceiling’ in their quest for corporate success.  Does this apply to women in commercial real estate also? The glass ceiling is described as a barrier “so subtle that it is transparent, yet so strong that it prevents women from moving up the corporate hierarchy.” From their vantage point on the corporate …

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Kids Have an Awesome Day at BRADFORD

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Bradford’s Take your Kids to Work Day last Friday was an action-packed day filled with lots of activities. Bradford encouraged their employees to invite the kids to join them at work to gain exposure to the workplace and see where mom or dad worked. An awesome day Coordinated by Miriam Dominguez, office manager, executive assistant, a fun-filled day was planned …

Hot Days Cool Treats

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The sounds of summer:  a string of jingly notes cutting through the sticky-hot air.  Mouths water.  Parents reach for their wallets.  Kids lace up their shoes and hit the pavement. The ice cream truck was coming. Does that fun end when we grow up?  What’s better on a hot day than a cool treat. How about an ice cream float …

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My First Year in Commercial Real Estate

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As many tenured agents and property managers can attest, the first year in commercial real estate can be grueling. Being prepared for what’s to come is your best bet for achieving success during your first year. Every workplace has a mix of skilled professionals covering the gamut of generations. Generation Xers grew up at the peak of the Cold War …

Fishing the Talent Pool

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Mentoring and training are some of the most important components in finding the next crop of Commercial Real Estate professionals. One firm dedicated to growing with young professionals is Dallas-based CORFAC member Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services.  President and CEO Kevin Santaularia, says his firm is committed to being a generational, “evergreen” company. To achieve this, he says, “there is …

Bradford Secures over 75,000 sf of Deals in 45 days

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DALLAS – Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has inked over 75,000 sf of deals in the last 45 days across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Stellar results and successful deals are a product of our philosophy and Bradfords’ leasing team is motivated to see that through. Size of the deal is not the driving factor; our client’s satisfaction is the measure …

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Why We Network

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The North Texas commercial real estate community is truly blessed by the number of quality organizations for professionals. The Real Estate Council, NTCAR, NAIOP, SIOR, ICSC, CREW, TREC and many others offer avenues for CRE professionals to enhance their expertise and build relationships. With so many organizations and events to choose from, how does one decide? I always suggest aligning …