Did You Know: Chicago Harbor Lighthouse

Did You Know: Chicago 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. Chicago Harbor Lighthouse The Chicago Harbor Light lights the confluence of Read more about Did You Know: Chicago Harbor Lighthouse[…]

Planning an office move: Begin Required Construction

Planning an office move: Begin Required Construction

Your Office Move is Entering the Construction Phase You’ve made it to Weeks 11-17 of your office move. Your plans are in place, your permits have been granted — now it’s time to begin construction. For this part of the process, you’ll need to keep a close eye on your bank account. Costs of labor Read more about Planning an office move: Begin Required Construction[…]

Master the Commercial Construction Process

Master the Commercial Construction Process

What are the Key Steps in the Commercial Construction Process? Are you a business owner or developer looking to hire a commercial construction company? This month, we turn to commercial construction expert Scott Treuhl to offer insights into this sometimes challenging process. As commercial brokers we have seen plenty of budget and planning disasters in Read more about Master the Commercial Construction Process[…]

Did You Know: Ladies Delight Lighthouse

Did You Know: Ladies Delight 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. Ladies Delight Lighthouse The only active inland lighthouse in Maine is Read more about Did You Know: Ladies Delight Lighthouse[…]

CRE Expert — The Municipal Approval Process

CRE Expert — The Municipal Approval Process

Every month we feature a CRE Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month CRE Expert John Seamon, director of design strategy at Iconica, discusses the municipal approval process. To receive more information on CRE Advisory Services, please connect with Lighthouse CRE. CRE Expert John Seamon Discusses the Municipal Approval Read more about CRE Expert — The Municipal Approval Process[…]

How will Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affect local construction industry?

How will Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affect local construction industry?

In the past month, two major hurricanes blew across the southern U.S. These storms brought damaging floods and wind. As a result, many homes and businesses were destroyed, and the final cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma won’t be known for months. The costs will total many billions of dollars in Texas and Florida alone. Read more about How will Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affect local construction industry?[…]

Did You Know: Heceta Head Lighthouse

Did You Know: Heceta Head 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. Heceta Head Lighthouse Heceta Head Lighthouse in Yachats, Oregon, has shone Read more about Did You Know: Heceta Head Lighthouse[…]

Planning an Office Move: Applying for Permits

Planning an Office Move: Applying for Permits

Applying for Permits Your office move is still on track and you’ve arrived at Week 11. This is when you need to start applying for your business permits. Nearly all businesses need some sort of permit. However, the permits you need vary by state and municipality, so it is essential that you do your homework. Read more about Planning an Office Move: Applying for Permits[…]

Did You Know: Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Did You Know: Sandy Hook 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.   Sandy Hook Lighthouse The oldest operating lighthouse in the United Read more about Did You Know: Sandy Hook Lighthouse[…]

Today is the Best Day of Your Life

Today is the Best Day of Your Life

Today is the best day of your life I will get to why today is the best day of your life in a moment.  But first I have some questions. How many times a day do you find yourself saying to someone, “How’s it going?” How many times does someone say this to you? Perhaps Read more about Today is the Best Day of Your Life[…]

Planning an Office Move: Double-, Triple-, Quadruple-Check Your Plans

Planning an Office Move: Double-, Triple-, Quadruple-Check Your Plans

Check Your Plans Time to check your plans, it’s Week 13. Assuming your landlord green-lighted the plans for your new space that you submitted in Week 9, your project is about to start barreling toward the finish line. Rather than wait for something to go wrong, this is the week to pause and check your Read more about Planning an Office Move: Double-, Triple-, Quadruple-Check Your Plans[…]

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[…]