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Pardon our Dust … Now Trending Citymark Improvements

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Summer has officially arrived and with it comes some great news from the Citymark on Katy Trail. While we will certainly feel the heat over the coming months, the Tenants at Citymark will be too busy enjoying all of the new amenities that will be completed by summer’s end. Under the guidance of award winning design firm Gensler, Citymark is …

Bradford Supports the Katy Trail

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Bradford is a sponsor of the Michelob Ultra Katy 5K which raises funds needed to care for the Katy Trail.  2016 is the 18th year for this event and it keeps getting bigger and bigger with a sell out each year  – much in part to the Katy Picnic following the race.  After that invigorating run, participants are welcomed in …

Our Friends Place Announces 2016 Ebby Award Winners

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Our Friends Place Announces 2016 Ebby Award Winners Leigh Richter and National Council of Jewish Women, Dallas Chapter Mary Frances Burleson and Suzan and Peter Fenner to be Honorary Co-Chairs at the 13th Annual Event Dallas, Texas February 26, 2016 – Our Friends Place announces the Presidents Council have selected one individual and one organization as winners for the 2016 …

Deal maker vs Deal breaker

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When a Real Estate attorney turns from a Deal Maker into a Deal Breaker: Throughout my career, I have referred several clients to a handful of RE attorneys to help them guide them through the lease transaction process. In every transactions you run into your bumps, or 3-5 points that put a sour taste in you client’s mouth, but every …

Sharp Dressed Man (or woman)

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Clean shirt, new shoes And I don’t know where I am goin’ to. Silk suit, black tie, I don’t need a reason why. They come runnin’ just as fast as they can ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man. Gold watch, diamond ring, I ain’t missin’ not a single thing. And cuff links, stick pin, When I step …

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas, Bradford Style On the First day of Christmas the boss gave to me a Detailed Lease to type. On the Second day of Christmas the boss gave to me Two Industrial showings and a Detailed Lease to type. On the Third day of Christmas the boss gave to me Three Office space inquiries, Two Industrial …

Do you know your needs?

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So a couple years back I had a health issue that kept resurfacing. It seemed out of nowhere I started having back issues. I would do a normal daily activity and then find I had pulled, twisted, or strained some area of my back. While I feel back issues are rather common, I hadn’t previously had any problems that led …

I’ll be brief

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Earlier this week while touring a prospective 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 at our chosen professions, we are able to speak to clients with authority. He shared a quote from the …

Answer the phone and be punctual in returning voicemails

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When I began my commercial real estate job search I knew it was going to be a process. As it turns out it definitely was and then some. The search was great training for when I entered the industry especially when relating it to cold calling. My number one takeaway was a promise to myself that I would always answer …

A Moving Experience

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Bradford recently moved our corporate office to a building we purchased on the Katy Trail in the Uptown area of Dallas. It’s a great building in a fantastic location. We were each responsible for packing the contents of our own desks into crates, with files we had into file boxes. Friday was moving day and a virtual office day for …

Opportunity Manager

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It was another busy day at the office – drafting proposals, arranging client tours, and returning emails as they flow in.  When asked to grab a quick lunch with colleagues, per my usual routine, I grab my iPad and off we go. I arrived at the restaurant and sit with colleagues – tenures ranging from two weeks to twenty-plus years …

Fun in Property Management

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In the property management world, rarely does one get a chance to have fun with a property.   Usually we are attending to “clean up” of past problems from prior ownerships or trying to fit a square peg into a round hole to meet a buyer`s required returns on investment.   However we now have an opportunity to actually have fun repositioning …

We Have A Deal!

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The game is tied and time has expired. It is the last inning. We are the home team so this is the last at bat. We have a runner on first base and a runner on second base. The stage is set and my Son is up to bat. I don’t remember the count, but I do remember he has …

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas, Bradford Style On the First day of Christmas the boss gave to me a Detailed Lease to type. On the Second day of Christmas the boss gave to me Two Industrial showings and a Detailed Lease to type. On the Third day of Christmas the boss gave to me Three Office space inquiries, Two Industrial …

Unexpected Results from a Networking Event

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Recently, I was fortunate to attend the 7th Annual Smart Talk Smart Women Luncheon, hosted by Alice Seale of Seale Realty Advisors. The event was held at the Pirch NorthPark showroom and was attended by at least 50 women that are commercial real estate brokers or are national retailers. I made some new friends and reconnected with many women that …

What’s in a Letter?

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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 would be wrong. Stay tuned. Let’s look at some examples: • …

What I Love about Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

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You can’t really be fired.  I make a living making rich people richer.  If, for some reason, my current boss, Kevin Santaularia, wanted to let me go (this is purely hypothetical you understand), I can always find another (inferior) shop that would let me bring in commissions for doing what I love. I will have job security as long as …

Broker Functions are not Supper Clubs

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It has become something of a phenomenon to me after all of these years. Whether it be a broker open house at a building, NTCAR Quarterly meeting or anything in between, I see CRE professionals from the same shop huddling with other members of their shop. Why? Outside of the main purpose of the specific event (educational, open house, NETWORKING) …

Go ahead, show them everything and the Kitchen Sink

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Earlier this year I completed a transaction in where I represented the tenant and my senior partner, Brock Wilson, represented the landlord. At first, I initially thought that loading was their key criteria in that they could not be “competing” with neighbors for truck court. They needed “exclusive use” of the area in front of their dock doors for staging …

Real Estate Dopp Kit

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A Dopp kit is a small toilet bag, made of leather, vinyl, or cloth, that is used for storing grooming tools for travel. 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 to …