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  • Shopping centers have been changing. Increased spending power in the population is supporting new mall construction and the renovation of existing centers. Newer and renovated centers are becoming more mixed use, with hotels and office buildings being incorporated into the plans. Larger malls are providing......

  • An option on commercial real estate is an extremely versatile investment tool that comes in a variety of forms and can be used for a variety of purposes. The primary use of the option is that it gives the optionee (the party holding the option)......

  • Insurance coverage for commercial properties must be addressed by both landlords and commercial tenants alike. Landlords must have the maximum coverage for the building and the tenant’s leases, and the tenant must protect the business with appropriate coverage.  Here are the common types of coverage......

  • When an investment property is located in an overbuilt market such as Annapolis, the marketing effort must have good planning and direction. While many investors rely on advertising, we often find this is not enough and keeping local brokers who specialize in leasing consistently updated......

  • For real estate investors looking at purchasing an apartment property, commercial real estate brokers will furnish full information on existing and potential loans, income, expenses, etc., to help you make the right choice. In addition to the financial data that you expect, we can also......

  • Commercial property owners looking to fill vacancies should always evaluate prospective tenants before agreeing to enter into a lease. There is little to be gained from entering into a lease with a commercial tenant if that tenant won’t be able to fulfill the terms of......

  • During both strong and weak economies, real estate foreclosure is a common occurrence. One of the challenges that banks and insurance companies face following foreclosure is the decision of whether to dispose of the property immediately or hold it for a period of time in......

  • A lease is an integral part of many commercial real estate investments and outlines all the obligations of the tenant and of the landlord. This sounds simple, but many questions arise when drafting leases. If, for example, property taxes increase, does the tenant pay all......

  • A prospective commercial real estate investor may feel overwhelmed when getting started with real estate investment because of the great variety of commercial properties. New real estate investors in particular may be fearful that someone will “sell” them something that is the wrong fit for......

  • Each commercial real estate investor has a “comfort zone” about loans. The leverage seeker wants the largest loan that is practical. Others may have experience or training that calls for no loans at all. They must have the property free and clear. Most of us......