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Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

One of the most thoughtful organizations in commercial real estate is The Counselors of Real Estate. I have been a long time member and find their membership and work output to be outstanding. In June, we published our top 10 issues affecting real estate. Below is that list. My favorite topic over the past six …

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I am always on the lookout for new trends in the Commercial Office market and potential side effects/tangents. You may recall in a previous narratives my ongoing discussion about “open plan” office space. Since I was one of eight founders of Lee & Associates Arizona in 1991, we have worked in this type of environment. …

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For years, US-based companies outsourced their call centers overseas to save money. In many cases, this created a backlash from customers because of poor language skills, limited knowledge of the product and an inability to get through to someone who could actually help solve your problem. We did a deal with an India based company …

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We all have this picture of a startup office, at least I do – Steve Jobs, working out of his parents’ garage. Mark Cuban, making his first billion dollars by starting a company in his dorm room. We now have commercials where they wax nostalgic about startups (Here is a Dell commercial in case you …

22 Gorgeous Startup Offices You Wish You Worked In Read More »

I have sent you $100 million homes and condos that are now reaching that same level. I sent the top ten land owners including Ted Turner who once again was the top land owner in America with over 2,000,000 acres. Today, you get to see the world’s smallest homes. How small? Less than 500 square …

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I have bemoaned this anemic job recovery to no end. Without jobs, office space is difficult to lease. One outcome of this slow recovery is that owners and developers are getting creative with their buildings. Or, more likely, the new owners who bought the building from the bank that reposed the project are now redeveloping …

Week 3–The Changing Office Market…Into Condos?? Read More »

Normally, I am focused on office space, employment numbers, trends and wild-looking buildings and spaces. This week I’m looking at something a little different, but still following the major themes. Below is a long but fascinating article about the most expensive condos in the world and who owns them. Written as an investigative piece by …

Week 2–Most Expensive Condos in the World and Who Owns Them Read More »

I got some really interesting replies from my narrative about $100 million dollar homes. I knew there was a bigger market for homes worth less than that, but the amount of condos selling for $50 million or more is amazing – Condos – No yard. Below is some of the craziness going on now in …

First We Send You $100 Million Homes, Now Apartments–A 3-Week Report Read More »

I love entrepreneurs. I have no idea if this will work, but I saw this company and looked over the website and thought what a creative mind. AND of course, what creative office space. Blueseed (http://blueseed.co/) is a group trying to raise money to build a ship that will sit 12 miles off the coast …

Floating Office for Startups? Let’s Get Outside of the Box Today Read More »

Recently, I attended an interesting event on site selection at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) office downtown. They hosted a panel of corporate site selectors from New York, Texas, California, Ohio and Colorado who discussed their criteria when choosing a city and project. These types of events are exclusive to members of the GPEC …

The Top 12 Ingredients in Site Selection You Need to Know Read More »

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