Did You Know: Five Finger Islands Light

Did You Know: Five Finger Islands Light

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. Five Finger Islands Light The Five Finger Islands Light in Frederick Read more about Did You Know: Five Finger Islands Light[…]

CRE Expert – The Construction Process

CRE Expert – The Construction Process

Every month we feature an industry expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month, Chad Eschler, Business Development, JH Findorff & Son Inc., provides great insights into the construction process. Hopefully after reading this article you will be as excited about the construction process as you were when you Read more about CRE Expert – The Construction Process[…]

Planning an Office Move: Submitting Plans to Your Landlord

Planning an Office Move: Submitting Plans to Your Landlord

You’ve now made it to Week 9 in the process of moving your office. Phew! It’s been a lot of hard work so far — and there’s more hard work ahead. But for now, we’ll concentrate on Week 9. This is the week you should submit your tenant improvement plans to your landlord. By this Read more about Planning an Office Move: Submitting Plans to Your Landlord[…]

Did You Know: Grays Harbor Lighthouse

Did You Know: Grays Harbor Lighthouse

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[…]

Master your commercial real estate negotiations with a Letter of Intent

Master your commercial real estate negotiations with a Letter of Intent

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 in real estate

Effective communication in real estate

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[…]

Did You Know: Rock of Ages Lighthouse

Did You Know: Rock of Ages Lighthouse

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 Commercial Property Like a Pro!

Find Commercial Property Like a Pro!

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![…]

Would You Like Your Very Own Business Launching Pad?

Would You Like Your Very Own Business Launching Pad?

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 Commercial Real Estate Has Moved!

Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate Has Moved!

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![…]

Did You Know: Point Sur Lighthouse

Did You Know: Point Sur Lighthouse

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[…]

CRE Expert – An Architect’s Role In Early Lease Decisions

CRE Expert – An Architect’s Role In Early Lease Decisions

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[…]

Finding an architect

Finding an architect

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[…]

Did You Know: Rondout Creek Leading Light

Did You Know: Rondout Creek Leading Light

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[…]

Planning an Office Move: What are the critical first steps?

Planning an Office Move: What are the critical first steps?

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?[…]

Did You Know: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Did You Know: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

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[…]

Procrastination In Commercial Real Estate Can Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

Procrastination In Commercial Real Estate Can Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

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[…]

Making Sense of Office Space

Making Sense of Office Space

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[…]

Unleash Your Inner Warrior

Unleash Your Inner Warrior

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[…]

Did You Know: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Did You Know: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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[…]

CRE Expert – Organizational Leadership

CRE Expert – Organizational Leadership

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[…]

Did You Know: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Did You Know: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

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[…]

Real Estate Horror Stories to Make Your Halloween Extra Spooky

Real Estate Horror Stories to Make Your Halloween Extra Spooky

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[…]

Did You Know: Pilot Island Light

Did You Know: Pilot Island Light

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[…]