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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Why I jumped off a cliff

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Moving Offices: Things to Remember

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 […]


Did You Know: Alpena Lighthouse

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 […]