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Three common commercial real estate myths

There are many opportunities for investors within the commercial real estate market. However, a failure to recognize some common myths as falsehoods can steer an investor in the wrong direction. As such, it is wise to take note of these three common commercial real estate myths to help better ensure a successful investment strategy within this market:

Leasing commercial property? Check your negotiation strategy.

Entrepreneurs that start up a new business or look to change locations will likely need to negotiate a commercial lease. These negotiations are often intimidating. An entrepreneur for a small business may go up against a landlord that has negotiated dozens of these contracts in the past.

Commercial real estate in Texas: What to watch in 2018

Entrepreneurs are wise to keep close tabs on the real estate market in Texas. A recent report by the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Commercial Real Estate Development Association ranks the Lone Star State top in the nation for growth within the commercial real estate market.

Houston commercial real estate takes a fresh approach

The commercial real estate market often fluctuates with the economy. As the economy is doing well, so is the commercial real estate market. The market in Houston has experienced a few set-backs in recent years, but appears to be poised for growth.

Some pitfalls in first-time leasing of commercial real estate

There are some real dangers that a business owner in Texas may encounter when leasing its first commercial business space. Experts have postulated the common mistakes that first-time lessees may encounter when leasing commercial real estate. One common mistake is to commit to a rental rate that is higher than the business can afford. A basic site is sufficient in the early stages of the business and the owners should not get obsessed with glitter and fancy facades.

Commercial real estate guidelines for spotting the serious buyer

The commercial real estate business in Texas these days is reportedly robust and active. In such an environment, several inquiries and offers may come in on any particular commercial real estate property that is on the market. With that volume of activity, the seller often needs to determine the quality of the supposed buyer that is encountered.

Common rules for commercial real estate investments

Real estate investors in Texas sometimes start with single family residences that they rent out. When an investor feels confident with that kind of property, he or she may move on to multi-family projects and into other areas of commercial real estate. For those who are unsure of the process of moving into multi-family and commercial investments, there are some general rules to consider.

Commercial real estate moving toward emissions standards

Texas is vulnerable to the impact of climate change on its commercial properties, an impact that also affects commercial properties worldwide. Many of the world's leading commercial real estate owners are coming around to seeing the dangers of global warming and are responding accordingly. According to the Urban Land Institute's Greenprint Center for Building Performance, building owners on a global level are making progress in mitigating the risks of climate change. They are reducing water usage, carbon emissions and energy consumption by significant percentages.

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