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Commercial Real Estate for Beginners

Commercial Real Estate for Beginners

When researching your next commercial real estate purchase, there is a lot of vocabulary to get familiar with. Regardless of if you are a seasoned pro or if this is your first time considering commercial property, we have compiled a list of things that will help you make an informed decision. This blog can serve as your comprehensive guide with everything you need to know for commercial real estate for beginners.  Types of commercial real estate A few of the major classifications of commercial real estate include: Apartments: This is any...

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7 Reasons Why you Need a Commercial Real Estate Broker

7 Reasons Why you Need a Commercial Real Estate Broker

When it comes to buying or leasing a house, it is a no-brainer to use a real estate agent. However, when looking for a commercial listing, most tackle this alone. We have found 7 reasons why you need a commercial real estate broker. A commercial real estate broker possesses expertise and knowledge of the industry, saves you time and money, and provides a wide network of connections that you can readily access. A broker knows the odds and ins of commercial real estate and they understand the needs of their client. Enlisting a commercial real...

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How to Diversify Your Portfolio: An Investor’s Guide

How to Diversify Your Portfolio: An Investor’s Guide

When it comes to investing, it’s important to diversify your portfolio. This means spreading your money around and investing in a variety of different asset classes.  Diversifying the portfolio with property involves identifying the right types of assets for funding, choosing between debt and equity instruments, understanding market trends, staying abreast of economic factors that impact returns, and more. It's important to have a well-diversified portfolio that encompasses all real estate investment opportunities. Real estate is one of the...

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What is ESG in Real Estate Investment?

What is ESG in Real Estate Investment?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a set of criteria that investors use to evaluate their stocks to keep their portfolios as socially responsible and as sustainable as possible. ESG in real estate involves applying the awareness that investment properties can have a significant social impact on the environment. This can be attained through social housing, construction of green buildings, and public space rehabilitation. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a set of criteria that investors use to evaluate their stocks to...

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Industry Outlook 2022: Industrial Real Estate

Industry Outlook 2022: Industrial Real Estate

Following the coronavirus pandemic, the industry outlook for manufacturing and industrial real estate grew and remained strong. From an increased demand for distribution space to meet ecommerce demands, to new manufacturing startups, Texas has been one of the top-growing markets for new industrial construction. Dallas, Austin and Belvoir’s hometown of Houston are three of the fastest-growing areas in the country, and the industrial real estate sector is on track to continue growing in 2022. Here are a few things to know. Industrial Real...

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The Flex Space: What it is and What You Should Know

The Flex Space: What it is and What You Should Know

The flex space is nothing new in commercial real estate, but in today’s world of co-working concepts and flexible workdays, it’s gained in popularity. But what exactly is a flex space — and what are your options if you plan to work out of (or purchase) one? We’re glad you asked. Read on for an overview from Belvoir’s real estate pros. First and Foremost: What is a Flex Space? The term “flex space” traditionally refers to a large, warehouse-style structure that can be customized to suit retail, office and warehouse needs. (Often all at once!)...

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The Central Business District in a Post-COVID World

The Central Business District in a Post-COVID World

The central business district has long been a corporate mainstay. It’s where a city’s movers and shakers hash out important deals. It’s a centralized spot with the eateries, transportation and office space that make day-to-day business doable. It’s a hub for many in the business community. At least, it was before the pandemic took hold. Between work-from-home orders that led many professionals to transform living rooms into office spaces — and led to closures for many restaurants and retail sites — the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way...

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The Return of American Manufacturing — and What it Means for Real Estate

The Return of American Manufacturing — and What it Means for Real Estate

American manufacturing ranks among the many (many) aspects of everyday life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the announcement of lockdown orders in 2020 came lower demand for countless products and materials. In response, manufacturing operations sold off product, lessened their output and, in some instances, opted to close shop altogether. Of course, the industrial space has always put forth a “can-do” attitude. And, as the nation continues to emerge from the global pandemic, the industrial real estate sector appears poised to offer...

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The New Normal: Commercial Real Estate Market Trends to Watch

The New Normal: Commercial Real Estate Market Trends to Watch

As organizations look to reopen their doors in 2021, commercial real estate market trends will continue to evolve to meet the “new normal.” With vaccine rollouts and restrictions being lifted across the country, many companies are already welcoming employees back to the office. That also means increased foot traffic and the potential for new businesses to open in prime retail locations. However, research shows that up to 47% of employees would consider leaving a job if it didn’t offer a hybrid work model as an alternative to the old 9-to-5....

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How to Remain Relevant When a Building Life Cycle Shrinks

How to Remain Relevant When a Building Life Cycle Shrinks

Commercial real estate pros have eyed building life cycle trends for years now, and cycles seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Now, in light of the pandemic, flexibility has become even more of a concern for owners and tenants alike. To remain relevant, developers are looking at new approaches to reusing historic spaces, using modular elements that can be demolished and replaced easily, and evaluating amenities that provide the best value throughout the life of the building. First up are historic buildings, which tend to have a longer...

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