Fall Is The Time To Finalize

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Proper fall temperatures have finally descended upon Dallas/ Ft Worth and I couldn’t be happier. Despite our well deserved reputation for sweltering summers, the D/FW area can produce some incredible weather. Now’s the time to get outside and enjoy it before the weather turns chilly. Speaking of good timing, many in the industry refer to this time of the year …

CORFAC International Experts Weigh In on Industrial

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CORFAC International is an alliance of entrepreneurial commercial real estate firms that partner to deliver experienced service locally, nationally, and internationally. In recent years, CORFAC affiliates completed an average of over 9,600 transactions annually totaling more than 513 million square feet worth an excess of $5.95 billion on behalf of their customers. The link below is a discussion between Globest.com …

Commercial Real Estate – Then and Now

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It can be said that our country was changed forever on the day that I started in the commercial real estate business…that day was September 11, 2001. Now let’s fast forward twelve years. Everyone is aware of the changes that our country has gone through, but what about the commercial real estate industry? The three biggest changes I have seen …

Answer The Phone And Return Those 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 Landlord’s Market In Commercial Real Estate

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I started in the business in 1999, doing corporate tenant representation at Fischer & Company. I kept hearing at that time that it was a tenant’s market but with the cyclical nature of the business, it would soon be a Landlord’s market. It was easy to look like a hero while Representing tenants during this time period when landlords were …

NTCAR Members’ Generous Gifts

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Our very own Joe Sanatularia is a member of the NTCAR YPE Committee and was present as the committee delivered the check.  Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services is proud to be associated with NTCAR. The NTCAR YPF Committee delivered a check Monday for $14k to Scottish Rite Hospital, one of the four charities that benefited from this year’s NTCAR Golf …

The Role of Entrepreneurial Businesses in Commercial Real Estate

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I’ve been leasing and selling commercial real estate in North Texas for over thirty years. During that time I’ve sold land for investment or development and income producing properties such as retail shopping centers and office buildings. I’ve also leased office space, flex space and space in retail shopping centers. Many times, I’ve leased space to start-up companies and frequently …

The Value of the Handwritten Note

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Growing up I tended to take my dad’s advice with a grain of salt: “Take a jacket, it’s going to be cold tonight,” “Saving is a better choice than spending” and “Always remember to change your oil every 3,000 miles”. My thought process when it came to his great wisdom usually went something like this: “It’s annoying to carry a …

Is North Texas being targeted for RE Investment?

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Last week there was an article in the Dallas Business Journal touting that North Texas is being targeted for Real Estate Investment.  After reading the article we decided to ask our resident Investment Services, Senior Vice President, Leigh Richter for thoughts on the article.  She also recently provided contributions for an article regarding the same subject for the Biznow. “At …

Office Market Set for Unprecedented Growth?

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There was an article in the Dallas Business Journal (click here for link) yesterday indicating that the commercial real estate Office Market in the Dallas Fort Worth area was set for unprecedented growth.  For a Bradford inside opinion, we asked Ed Pachecano, Senior Vice President, Managing Partner, Office for his views on the article. “I think it is telling that …

Meet Andrew Stone

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My name is Andrew Stone and as of four months ago, I am a proud associate of Bradford Commercial Real Estate. Although I just began my career this past February, my first day of work feels like a long time ago. My journey into the world of commercial real estate might still be in its early stages but my experiences …

Brokerage Lessons: From a day with Coach K

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We thought this contained some valuable Brokerage Tips from a remarkable individual. This past weekend I had the honor of attending a lecture from one of my coaching icons, Coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University and USA Basketball. Coach K is widely considered one of the greatest coaches of all time. My most gracious host was Brian Zoubek, current broker …

Taking the Fast Track with Commercial Lease Transactions

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This reprint is definitely worth the read. by John Culbertson, SIOR, CRE, CCIM from SIOR HQ Too often do true opportunities for great landlord/tenant relations get lost in lease negotiations. However, if all parties work together to “fast track” commercial lease contracts, the benefits lead to significantly lower legal fees, more deals closed, and good relationships between landlords and tenants. …

CORFAC International Announces Second Quarter Completed Major Transactions

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Falls Church, VA (June 4, 2013) –2013 CORFAC International President Bill Hawkins is pleased to announce some of CORFAC International’s major completed transactions from the second quarter of 2013. “These are some of the largest deals completed by affiliate firms this quarter and they are good examples of the deals CORFAC completes around the world. Our goal is to surpass …