We Hold These Truths . . .

10/17/2016 - By Stephen L. Burger, CPM®, CRX, CSM Recently we ran a story about the four basic truths of commercial real estate. The story was based on a recent blog that appeared on the website of the Institute of Real Estate Management, and it underscores some key points that frankly I believe are very easy to forget.Prime among these is that property managers don’t manage properties.They manage businesses. As the ... [ Read More ]

Keep on Keeping on

9/7/2016 - By Stephen L. Burger, CPM, CRX, CRM Tired of political polls? It seems that every time a candidate sneezes (or has a coughing fit), a new set of polls comes out, tracking in minute detail the ups and downs in the candidates’ popularity as spinmeisters from both sides read grand meaning into small upticks and dips. Much the same is happening on the economic front, ... [ Read More ]

Focus on Office: A Best-Kept Secret

7/11/2016 - By Stephen L. Burger, CPM, CRX, CRM Commercial real estate is a mystery. In one sense, it’s a huge industry, taken in its entirety, from financing and construction to leasing and sales, measuring in the multi-trillions of dollars. And yet, the majority of this industry is performed as if it is a local business. At EBMC, as I’ve stated before in this space, we strive and succeed, ... [ Read More ]

Best Practices for Tenant Retention

6/13/2016 - By Stephen L. Burger, CPM, CRX, CRM A presence. That, in two words, is the basis of best practices in the fine art of tenant retention in in the office space. As I have written in this blog, the central mission for any professional property management organization is to enhance net asset value. One of the key components of that mission is to find and retain creditworthy commercial ... [ Read More ]

Retail Alive & Well at RECon 2016

5/31/2016 - LAS VEGAS--If you were here at all last week, you got the clear sense that the US retail market is alive and well. The International Council of Shopping Centers held its annual RECon Conference here, jamming hotels, crowding taxi lines, filling the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center and generally celebrating the retail and retail real estate industries. As we reported last week, some 36,000 attendees ... [ Read More ]

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