Category Archives for "Commercial Real Estate"

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Investing in Commercial Real Estate, the Pros and Cons

Investing in Commercial Real Estate, the Pros and Cons Investing in Commercial Real Estate can be an excellent opportunity when it’s time to make your money work for you. But if you’re on the fence on whether to invest in commercial or residential real estate, know that commercial properties tend to offer more financial rewards. […]

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Madison WI Area CRE Leases

Madison WI Area CRE Leases: November 2017 Roundup

Madison WI Area CRE Leases Commercial leasing activity continues to remain very strong in the greater Madison, WI real estate market.  Retail, office, and industrial properties continue to lease up relatively quickly.  We are seeing strong activity from national, regional, and local businesses needing more space or relocating for more ideal locations.  Below, we highlight […]

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B Lux After

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 […]

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CRE Expert John Seamon

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 […]

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CRE Expert Chad Eschler

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 […]

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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. […]

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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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office space for lease

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 […]

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Planning an Office Move

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 […]

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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 […]

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Check Plans

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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Buy Lease Commercial Real Estate

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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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 […]

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8 Live Your Life Golden Tova

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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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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