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As an entrepreneur and business leader, your commercial real estate is vital to your success. Failure in this decision making is not an option. If you are solely tasked with commercial real estate decisions at your business, it can be easy to feel all alone at times. Sometimes the waters are calm and smooth sailing. At other times, you may feel desperate to make it through the current storm you are in. No matter where you are, or what your challenge, Lighthouse is here for you. We have the commercial real estate navigation tools you need to achieve success. Contact Lighthouse today to discuss CRE market conditions and learn about new developments not yet public in the marketplace. Call us to ask us anything related to commercial real estate: - How to search for space properly (yes, there is a wrong way to do it) - How to plan all the important details of your move if you are a tenant - How to propose letters of intent for both purchase and lease scenarios, we help Sellers, Buyers, Landlords, and Tenants - How to negotiate everything properly. This step alone could cost you many thousands of dollars if done poorly. Leveraging our expertise could save or make you thousands. - How to effectively make points and counterpoints throughout the highly complex commercial lease and purchase documents. Many of these documents are dozens of pages long and they have been fine-tuned through many years by some of the brightest minds in the business. There is an adage that it is not what you don’t know that can hurt you. It’s what you don’t know you don’t know that really does. That statement holds tremendous truth in commercial real estate. Far too often it is the hidden dangers, just over the horizon, that can sink you. Your hopes and dreams as a business owner deserve to find safe harbor. You deserve to reach your port. With Lighthouse just a call away, you can be confident you will reach your destination safely.
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Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate Every month, Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate features a lighthouse. These lighthouses have guided many a captain safely to port. These magnificent beacons and their operators are an important fabric of American industry and we simply love to share their stories. Grays Harbor Lighthouse The 107-foot Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport, Wash., Read more about Did You Know: Grays Harbor Lighthouse[…]
Winning Negotiations with a Letter of Intent (LOI) Once you have toured various properties and narrowed your search down a bit, it is time to make some proposals on the lease of space for your business. In commercial real estate, we typically refer to these proposals as a Letter of Intent, or LOI, for short. Read more about Master your commercial real estate negotiations with a Letter of Intent[…]
Effective communication is vital in everyday life, but when you’re negotiating commercial real estate transactions, it’s especially important. You’ll mostly likely have lots of questions when creating a proposal and negotiating the deal. You’ll want to be sure to get answers to all of them and you’ll want to make sure you get them in Read more about Effective communication in real estate[…]
Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate Every month, Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate features a lighthouse. These lighthouses have guided many a captain safely to port. These magnificent beacons and their operators are an important fabric of American industry and we simply love to share their stories. Rock of Ages Lighthouse The Rock of Ages Light, near Isle Read more about Did You Know: Rock of Ages Lighthouse[…]
Find Retail, Office, and Industrial Property Like a Pro At first glance, it may seem like finding commercial space is simple. You hop in your car and start driving around. You look for signs, you start calling, and you see what you can find out. It may seem simple enough, but eventually you will realize that Read more about Find Commercial Property Like a Pro![…]
Restaurant Trends of 2017 The restaurant scene is always changing. Eateries, food trends and design trends all come and go with regularity, so it’s fun to check in and see what’s trending at this moment. Are carbs in or out? Is overstuffed pastel furniture making a comeback? Is tiramisu back on the menu? Here’s what Read more about Restaurant Trends of 2017[…]
Synergy Coworking is a social business that provides flexible workspace, including private offices, coworking, meeting rooms, and DIY event space. We foster a diverse and professional environment and community of growth and collaboration through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, ideas, resources, and tools. We also facilitate strategic connections and provide coaching and guidance for utilizing Read more about Would You Like Your Very Own Business Launching Pad?[…]
Lighthouse CRE has moved! Here at Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate, we have some exciting news: We’ve Moved! But we haven’t gone far. We’ve joined the folks at Synergy Coworking, at the corner of Old Middleton Road and Whitney Way here in Madison. For small teams of entrepreneurs, branch location/remote professionals, or solo entrepreneurs who might Read more about Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate Has Moved![…]
Point Sur Lighthouse in Point Sur, Calif., opened in 1889 after the U.S. Lighthouse Service spent more than a decade petitioning Congress for funds for the tower’s construction. The site was inaccessible to the construction workers, so a set of railroad tracks was built and even then, when the building was finished, the keepers’ main Read more about Did You Know: Point Sur Lighthouse[…]
Every month we feature an industry expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Larry Barton, President and CEO of Strang, Inc., provides great insights into the role of architects in lease decisions. Week One You’ve spoken with your realtor and decided to explore extending your current lease or Read more about CRE Expert – An Architect’s Role In Early Lease Decisions[…]
Depending on the type of business you own or operate, you may want to contact an architect during your space search and lease negotiation. If you are a large office tenant, you will likely want to meet with an architect early in your process because you want to make sure you have a list of Read more about Finding an architect[…]
The Rondout Creek Leading Light in Kingston, N.Y., was originally built in 1837 to mark the entrance of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which was a major waterway for shipping coal from Pennsylvania and for travelers to New York City. The current 48-foot yellow brick beacon (unofficially called the Rondout II Lighthouse) was built in Read more about Did You Know: Rondout Creek Leading Light[…]
Standing on the edge of the cliff, I knew I was going to jump. I was at a place in my life where I had had enough of the life I was living. As I share my story with you I do not mean to make light of the plight of jumpers. We all jump Read more about Why I jumped off a cliff[…]
When you begin to look at moving offices, figuring out the requirements for your new space is one of the most important things you should do at the beginning of your search. In Week 1 of your search, think about the future and how you anticipate your company will develop over the next five to Read more about Planning an Office Move: What are the critical first steps?[…]
New Hampshire has a short Atlantic coastline — only 18 miles long — between Maine and Massachusetts, but that strip of shore has two lighthouses, one of which is the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. The lighthouse protects the harbor of Portsmouth, which is on the Piscataqua River and is New Hampshire’s only deep water port. The Read more about Did You Know: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse[…]
If you do not take these simple steps, Right Now, I can almost guarantee that you will lose money on your next lease negotiation. The reason is simple, when negotiating a new lease or extending a current lease, the single most important asset you have as a tenant is TIME. Time wasted or spent foolishly Read more about Procrastination In Commercial Real Estate Can Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars[…]
The time has come — you need to move to a new office space. It’s going to be a big task, but with some planning and a carefully thought-out timeline, you’ll be able to get the job done. Assuming you are moving on your own terms, not because your landlord has told you that you Read more about Moving Offices: Things to Remember[…]
The Alpena Lighthouse in Alpena, Mich., does not look like a typical lighthouse. The red tower, which marks the entrance to Thunder Bay River from Lake Huron, is thought to be the only lighthouse of its type in the U.S. A beacon has been on the site since 1875; the current tower, which is 40 Read more about Did You Know: Alpena Lighthouse[…]
The prospect of moving your business to a new space can feel overwhelming. There are dozens of things that you have to take into consideration and it can seem impossible to figure out what’s critical and what’s not — especially since there’s no one-size-fits-all solution because every business is different and every business owner’s needs Read more about Making Sense of Office Space[…]
As we wrap up 2016 and plan for 2017, I’ve always found the holidays a perfect time to reflect on the things we are grateful for. Our families, our friends, our volunteer efforts, and business successes all provide fuel for our souls throughout the year. A wise person once shared with me that the secret Read more about Unleash Your Inner Warrior[…]
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world, thanks to its distinctive black and white candy cane striping. The beacon was built in 1803 and its light marked the dangerous shoals of the Outer Banks. At 208 feet, it is Read more about Did You Know: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse[…]
Every month we feature an industry expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Walter Jankowski, Reinvention Consultant for Better Dash Faster Consulting, offers some great insights into making 2017 your best year yet. Now is the time to plan for your best year yet in 2017 Do Read more about CRE Expert – Organizational Leadership[…]
We’ve had a rough and tumble election season, so with the holidays coming up, we want to share some ideas on how each of us can give back to our communities. We could all benefit from a little bit of kindness and nothing creates that faster than sharing your kindness with someone else first. The Read more about Holiday Giving[…]
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in Ohio, is not a traditional lighthouse. The monument, a 352-foot-tall Doric column, was built between 1912 and 1915 to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The memorial also celebrates the peace that has existed ever Read more about Did You Know: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial[…]
By David Haug Despite her petite size she bowled me right over. She showered me with kiss after kiss. It was a relentless onslaught of licks, kisses, and whimpers. Where did this come from? Why was she so insatiable? Was my face made of chocolate or salt? Had I become some sort of salty sweetness Read more about Live Your Life Golden[…]
A few weeks ago, we asked for your real estate horror stories. We’ve compiled our favorites, plus a few ghastly real estate tales from the spookier corners of the Internet. Settle in and enjoy! Our first story comes from Brian Roberts, a broker for J.B. Roberts, Jr. & Co. in Madison: We had a Pizza Read more about Real Estate Horror Stories to Make Your Halloween Extra Spooky[…]
The Pilot Island Light, on Pilot Island in the Death’s Door passage at the tip of Door County, Wis., was built in 1858 after sailors complained that a range light on Plum Island was too far from the entrance of the passage to be effective. The 41-foot beacon was constructed from Milwaukee cream brick and Read more about Did You Know: Pilot Island Light[…]
We are compiling a list of real estate horror stories this October. The goal is to then provide insights into how to avoid these horrors. If you could please share a real estate horror story you or a friend has experienced, along with a quick recap of what you would do differently to avoid it, Read more about Looking for Real Estate Horror Stories this Halloween Season…[…]
Every month we feature a CRE Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Michael Maass, CPA, CVA Senior Manager at Wegner CPAs in Madison, discusses the Wisconsin Manufacturing Credit. Wisconsin Manufacturing Credit: Eliminate Almost All of your Wisconsin Tax Liability in 2016 Wisconsin is one of the country’s Read more about CRE Expert – Wisconsin Manufacturing Credit[…]
The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Mich., was initially used as a fog signal; the light station wasn’t completed until 1892, two years later. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1957, after the Mackinac Bridge was completed because the lights on the bridge were considered a better beacon. The lighthouse was restored in 2000 Read more about Did You Know: Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse[…]