#CRE Checkmate: Seeing the Whole Board

Some commercial real estate agents rely on the razzle-dazzle of dollar signs to capture and hold a client’s attention, stretching projected property valuation to the limits of market tolerance.  But big flashing dollar signs aren’t always the best tool for Building Great Relationships or delivering a great outcome. For veteran San Francisco office and investment … Continue reading #CRE Checkmate: Seeing the Whole Board

CORFAC Austin – Spring Conference 2018

Once again, the CORFAC conference proved to be a fruitful weekend of networking, knowledge-building, and forward movement. TRI garnered three COR$TAR awards for 2017 at Friday night’s Awards Banquet including Top Industrial Sale, Top Investment Sale, and Top Retail Lease. Also, the CORFAC Standards of Excellence Committee made headway on the CORFAC branding revamp by … Continue reading CORFAC Austin – Spring Conference 2018

Gary Cohen, The Intrepid #CRE Sleuth

Award-winning San Francisco investment advisor Gary Cohen has a gift for unsnarling quirky puzzles in #CRE. His five-year quest to track down the owners of 500 Turk St. and acquire the property on behalf of his client, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, is a prime example. Through his work with TNDC, Gary is always on the … Continue reading Gary Cohen, The Intrepid #CRE Sleuth

Gaining the Advantage: There’s No Substitute for Boots on the Ground

In our previous post, "3 Old School Tactics For the Arsenal of Modern CRE Tools," we talked about characteristics of a successful agent that transcend the philosophical chasm between Millennials and Boomers.  Now, let’s look at their approach to business. At its core, brokerage is a grassroots business. We can take advantage of every high-tech … Continue reading Gaining the Advantage: There’s No Substitute for Boots on the Ground

3 Old School Tactics For the Arsenal of Modern CRE Tools

BTI (Before the Internet), commercial real estate professionals worked their business the old-fashioned way, with reams of forms filled out in triplicate on an IBM Selectric and telephones wired to the office wall. (We’ll pause for a moment of silence while the Millennials roll their eyes.) Despite the lack of modern tools and technology, those … Continue reading 3 Old School Tactics For the Arsenal of Modern CRE Tools

Agent Spotlight: David Hosbein

Your key to success? More effort, more calls, NOW! Biggest moment/feeling of success? In 2015, six-digit success.  Greatest challenge and how you overcame it? Challenge: Losing several big listings.  Solution: reviewing client database and brainstorming bigger, better opportunities. It’s a matter of connecting the dots – matching trade buyers who want to invest here with the right … Continue reading Agent Spotlight: David Hosbein