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What Does Your Company’s Back-to-Business Plan Look Like?
As many states begin setting schedules for lifting their COVID-19 related shelter in place orders, businesses across the United States are beginning to think about what that means for the business. Make no mistake about it: experts predict that the world will never be the same again after this pandemic. In many of the...
The CRE Family Tree: How These Father and Son Teams are Growing
The following is a post by Lynn Kaiser Conrad, Brand Ambassador Trees provide food and sustenance. Trees provide shelter. Trees are needed to build. Bifurcation is the point or area at which the tree divides and branches off. This is a story about two family trees in commercial real estate that are stronger and...
5 Video Conferencing Apps That are Now Household Names
If your organization is like most others, you have multiple team members spread out in different locations, or even just working remotely from home or another location. Whatever the case, these remote team members usually interact with your in-office employees, making it crucial to have systems in place that can allow...
Will COVID Precautions Become the New Tenant Amenity? 
If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media, it seems hard to escape news about the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, spread largely by people coming into close contact with one another (within 6 feet), apartment buildings and multifamily dwellings...
“May I Take You to Dinner?” Restaurant Dining in a Post-COVID-19 World
The following is a guest post by D. Scott McLain, CCIM of Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate in Huntsville, Alabama  In a matter of weeks one of the most common and pleasant activities we have enjoyed for decades came to a screeching halt. The Coronavirus has devastated the restaurant industry in a way...
Real Estate’s Industrial Sector Amid COVID-19
No matter where you turn to get your news, you’re likely to be bombarded by anything and everything related to COVID-19 right now. The full impact of this novel virus on our world has yet to be fully understood. In fact, you’ve probably heard the term “unchartered water” more than once — and this is probably...
The Importance of Integrity and Empathy – Lessons from our Mother and Business Partner
The following a a guest post by Allyson Lewis and Tommy Lewis of Coldwell Banker Commercial Lewis Realty Group This Mother’s Day, we celebrated our mother, Carol Lewis, who isn’t just our mom, but our business partner at Coldwell Banker Commercial Lewis Realty Group. To honor her, we want to share the story of our...
Turning your Capital into Commercial Capitol
The following is a guest post by Lynn Kaiser Conrad Chicago is well known for being nicknamed “the windy city.” Some say it is because of the cold winds coming off Great Lake Michigan. Others say the nickname originated from the residents who allegedly were well known for being braggarts. Yet, there are those that...
Managing Real Estate Expenses in the Coronavirus Economy
The following is a guest post by Tom Hershey, Dan Spiegel and Jane Thorn Leeson Read the original article on GlobeSt.com.  Real estate premise expense can consume as much as 20% of revenue for many businesses, making it one of the top operating costs. It is therefore no surprise that in these times of uncertainty,...
Acquiring Commercial Property and Environmental Audits: Do I Need One?
The following is a guest post from Dan Stiebel, CCIM of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schmidt Realtors, Traverse City, MI When purchasing any commercial property, it is important to know the history of that property and find out if there might be environmental contamination that could impact plans for, or the occupants...