Effective Communication

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 […]

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Find Commercial Property Like a Pro!

Find Commercial Property for Retail, Office, and Industrial Needs 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 […]

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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 […]

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Planning an Office Move

Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate Has Moved!

Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate 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 […]

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

Larry Barton from Strang Architects Explains the Key Commercial Real Estate Role that Architects Play in the Commercial Lease Process 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Alpena Lighthouse

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 […]

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Making Sense of Office Space

Finding New Office Space Can Be Difficult 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 […]

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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 […]

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Holiday Giving

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 […]

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Live Your Life Golden

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 […]

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Pilot Island Lighthouse

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 […]

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Michael Maass

CRE Expert – Wisconsin Manufacturing Credit

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 […]

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Did You Know: Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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 […]

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4 Navigating Business and Life

Navigating Business and Life

I’ve always had a fascination with Lighthouses. I think it started when I was a young boy sailing through the Apostle Islands National Park with about 7 other young boys and 1 certified Coast Guard captain. We had an entire week to explore 21 islands from Madeline to Sand to Raspberry. Our little sailboat was […]

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Fostering forward motion with Forward Fest

Madison, Wis., has a reputation for attracting quirky, offbeat risk-takers who are passionate about what they do. The Forward Festival, an annual conference that bills itself as “Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival,” is tailor-made for just those sorts of entrepreneurs. The conference, which started in 2010, features more than 40 events to foster innovation […]

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