The Business Owner’s Guide to Buying a Building

When you start to look around your office and realize that you need more room, it could be time to make the leap from renting to buying. This is particularly true if you’re renting almost an entire building for your company. The first time ...
September 30, 2019
property manager

A Day in the Life of a Property Manager

You may know your property manager as the guy who swings by sometimes to see if you need anything, fixes what’s broken and generally keeps the building in good shape. If the property manager is a good one, tenants will never see him or her because...
September 12, 2019
commercial real estate in MD

What You Need to Know About Opportunity Zones

If you’re an investor in commercial real estate in MD, you’ve probably heard of opportunity zones. These zones provide a lot of tax benefits to investors who are looking to buy commercial buildings in designated areas. Unlike other incenti...
May 21, 2019
rent commercial property

10 Tips to Rent Commercial Property

When you rent commercial property for the first time, it’s good to know a few tips that can guide you through the lease negotiation process. Unlike renting an apartment or house, more negotiation and haggling often goes into renting a commercial build...

Podcast Interview – Frederick Advice Givers

It was an honor to be interviewed on the Frederick Advice Givers podcast a few weeks ago. Eric Verdi and the team at Frederick Advice Givers are experts at sharing stories. They have been interviewing business owners and professionals all around t...
May 16, 2019
Frederick commercial real estate

5 Things to Look for In Frederick Commercial Real Estate

Investing in commercial real estate can be exciting. You’re embarking on a new journey as a building owner. Soon you’ll have tenants, passive income, and a building to hang your hat on. But the process of choosing a building can...
May 3, 2019
manufacturing property

5 Tips for Buying Manufacturing Property

Manufacturing property is unique. It’s required to meet a different set of needs than your average office park, corporate campus, or medical facility. Instead of air conditioning for tenants, manufacturing properties need to accommodate climate-c...
April 30, 2019
commercial real estate tenant

5 Warning Signs to Watch for in a Potential CRE Tenant

There are commercial real estate tenants that make leasing easy – the ones that are committed for the long-term, that treat your property with respect, and that provide value. On the other hand, there are tenants that elicit complai...
April 23, 2019
industrial property

What to Look for in an Industrial Property

Industrial property is a unique subset of the commercial real estate market that can be tricky to shop for if you’re not working with a knowledgeable broker. Typically, companies that are searching for an industrial property have unique needs a...
March 12, 2019
commercial real estate in hagerstown

Why You Should Consider Investing in Hagerstown

When you’re looking to invest in commercial real estate, where you put your money is important. Between D.C., Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Frederick, and Gaithersburg, there are plenty of options in Maryland. But one city that is often ov...
February 21, 2019
commercial real estate agent in Hagerstown

A Guide to the CRE Buying Process

Are you thinking of buying your own commercial real estate? Whether you’re looking at land for commercial use, an apartment building, or an office building, there are a lot of similarities in the process. Our first recommendation is to find a great comm...
January 15, 2019

5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent Commercial Property

Whether you’re starting a business or moving your old one to a new location, renting a new office space can be exciting and stressful. Oftentimes it represents a growth period for your business. But there’s a lot to consider when ...
December 11, 2018

How Long Should My Lease Be?

  How long should a commercial lease be? If you’re searching for a new office location, it’s an important question to get right. A good lease can prime your business for long-term success. The wrong lease can cause recurring inefficiencies that drag yo...
November 27, 2018
commercial real estate investment

Five Factors that Affect the ROI of Your Commercial Property

Investing in commercial real estate can be a fun and exciting business. You get to transform buildings from something unwanted into to something beautiful, productive, and money-making. But it can be a risky business, too. The s...
November 8, 2018

How Much of the Moving Process Should I Delegate?

The process of moving an office is a ton of work. Identifying the right space. Negotiating the lease. Nailing the fit out. Coordinating the move. Most people underestimate the amount of work involved, and by the time the process gets rollin...
October 31, 2018

Why It’s Important to Work with a CRE Broker

With the proliferation of apps in the marketplace that connect buyers or renters directly with real estate sellers, you may be tempted to “go it alone” when attempting to buy or rent commercial properties. And sometimes, certain people with ...
October 30, 2018
buying/selling commercial real estate

10 Things You Need to Know About Letters of Intent

There is often a lot of confusion around a letter of intent when buying/selling commercial real estate. Is it binding or non-binding? Is it the same thing as a term sheet or memoranda of understanding? Buying/selling commercial real estat...
October 8, 2018

What to Do When the End of the Lease Is in Sight

The end of your business’ lease is in sight, and decision time is approaching. There’s an impending choice to make. Should you stay in the space? Should you move? Your choice will carry significant weight; after all, location can play a...
September 25, 2018
property management

How to Properly Vet Potential Tenants

As a commercial property owner, you may be tempted to accept the first tenant with good credit and decent handwriting on the application that comes through your door. Don’t do it. It pays off to do a little bit more digging into your potential tenan...
September 14, 2018

Investments to Increase the Value of Commercial Property

In any form of investing, the basic objective is to maximize returns. It sounds simple enough. But, in almost any arena, it’s much easier said than done. Commercial real estate investments have the particular advantage in that a w...
September 6, 2018

The Biggest Barriers to the Sale

Selling commercial property isn’t something most people do every day. That’s understandable. The timescales in commercial real estate are generally longer than in many fields, because commercial real estate is a large investment it takes time to manage...
July 23, 2018
frederick maryland commercial real estate

How to Maintain Commercial Real Estate

Frederick Maryland is a beautiful city that is becoming a profitable location for commercial real estate fast. It’s home to over 3,500 businesses and has an average household income of $87,860. Commercial real estate is a big investment, and Freder...
July 10, 2018

4 Reasons to Choose Commercial Property Management

  While you may think you’re qualified to be a property manager for your own commercial real estate property, a lot more goes into it than you may think. A good commercial property management company can help you retain the clients...

3 Game-Changing Tech Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Drones flying overhead, people wearing virtual reality headsets, artificial intelligence predicting human behavior – these tools are no longer inventions you might see in a futuristic movie. We live in a world where these tools are helping revolutio...
July 2, 2018
lease agreements

Tips to Commercial Real Estate Lease Negotiation

So, your organization is looking for commercial real estate space. You’ve identified a potential landing spot, and you’ve begun to envision your business in the space. Get ready: it’s time for commercial real estate lease negotiation....
June 28, 2018

Is it Worth More to You?

Selling commercial real estate in Hagerstown, Maryland can be a very cautious and detail-oriented game. Selling real estate is unlike most other types of transactions, mainly due to the large sums of money involved. There are numerous factors that can affect a prop...
May 30, 2018

How Well Do You Know the Market?

“Knowledge itself is power.” – Francis Bacon There’s no denying that better knowledge leads to better decisions. That’s as true for commercial real estate decisions as it is for decisions in any other walk of life. Unlike common decisions, though (lik...
May 29, 2018

25 Need-to-Know Commercial Real Estate Terms

If you’re not familiar with commercial real estate industry jargon, it can feel like a foreign language. If you’re confused by things like Differential Cash Flow or Load Factor, don’t worry – you’re not alone. But don’t lose heart. Und...
May 3, 2018