Changes in Brokerage, 1997 vs 2017

Changes in Brokerage, 1997 vs 2017

The past twenty years have seen some massive changes to CRE, while other things have stayed pretty much the same! This is a great infographic from apto.com detailing some these changes!

Crowdfunding Comes to Commercial Real Estate

Change is on the way

Changes in the last 5 years to SEC regulations have opened the door for more individuals to invest in the commercial real estate world than was previously possible. With the increasing number of companies like RealtyShares, and RealtyMogul, and Fundrise who allow minimum investments as low as $1,000 in some cases, more and more people are able to get involved in the strong annual yields that commercial real estate usually tends to offer. There is also the benefit of having an investment that is backed by a physical asset rather than simply an investment into the market at large.

It also is pretty cool to be able to drive by a building and know that you own a piece of it, even if it is maybe the equivalent of just a few square feet. 

Nav Athwal, the Founder, and CEO of RealtyShares, writes a great Forbes piece that outlines how he sees commercial real estate investing changing as crowdfunding becomes a larger player in that sector.

You can read his article HERE

 

Skyline Tower Ground Breaking ceremony/press conference

We had a great time at the Skyline Tower groundbreaking ceremony on the Skyline/Ash Building Rooftop Park! Thanks to everyone who braved the wind and slight chill to attend! Great things coming to downtown Fort Wayne.

It was an awesome day to break ground on Skyline Tower in Ft. Wayne! Fort Wayne, Indiana Downtown Fort Wayne #ReInvent #BuildUp#HereComesFtWayne !!

https://www.facebook.com/BradleyCompanyCRE/videos/725006740984820/

 

The Development Conundrum

The Development Conundrum

There has been much talk over the past 12 months about the return of speculative development, or more affectionately referred to as “Spec Building”. We commonly break down commercial development into three basic categories; office, retail, and industrial.

What is Your "E" Office Culture?

What is Your "E" Office Culture?

I am not a big fan of "titles".  Most corporate cultures, in general, tend to use "titles" for motivating employees to "climb the ladder,” because most titles come with more money and responsibility. If you agree with my observation, odds are you live in an Entitlement culture.