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7 Key Considerations in Commercial Property Management Tenant Screening

7 Key Considerations in Commercial Property Management Tenant Screening

Master tenant screening in property management. Learn key strategies to secure reliable tenants and boost your commercial property's value.

April 29, 2024
What is Tenancy in Common in CRE?

What is Tenancy in Common in CRE?

What is tenancy in common (TIC) and how does it affect commercial real estate investments? Read our guide to discover the ins and outs of TIC.

April 26, 2024
Perform a Retail SWOT Risk Analysis in 6 Steps Using GIS

Perform a Retail SWOT Risk Analysis in 6 Steps Using GIS

Enhance your CRE decision-making and retail strategy development with a GIS-based SWOT risk analysis. Read the guide to learn how to perform one step-by-step.

April 24, 2024

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7 Key Considerations in Commercial Property Management Tenant Screening

7 Key Considerations in Commercial Property Management Tenant Screening

Master tenant screening in property management. Learn key strategies to secure reliable tenants and boost your commercial property's value.

April 29, 2024
What is Tenancy in Common in CRE?

What is Tenancy in Common in CRE?

What is tenancy in common (TIC) and how does it affect commercial real estate investments? Read our guide to discover the ins and outs of TIC.

April 26, 2024
Perform a Retail SWOT Risk Analysis in 6 Steps Using GIS

Perform a Retail SWOT Risk Analysis in 6 Steps Using GIS

Enhance your CRE decision-making and retail strategy development with a GIS-based SWOT risk analysis. Read the guide to learn how to perform one step-by-step.

April 24, 2024
How to do Credit Checks on Tenants

How to do Credit Checks on Tenants

Learn how to do credit checks on tenants effectively. From legal compliance to identifying red flags, get the insights you need for a robust screening process.

April 22, 2024
8 Ways to Perform a Commercial Property Valuation in Retail

8 Ways to Perform a Commercial Property Valuation in Retail

Explore 8 techniques for valuing retail properties in the CRE market. Make informed decisions using our blend of traditional methods and innovative tech.

April 19, 2024
How AlphaMap Simplifies Competitive Benchmarking in Commercial Real Estate

How AlphaMap Simplifies Competitive Benchmarking in Commercial Real Estate

AlphaMap redefines competitive benchmarking in CRE, enabling you to navigate the market with precision. Read our guide to explore our powerful GIS tool today.

March 28, 2024
Understanding Guaranteed Maximum Price in Commercial Real Estate Investment

Understanding Guaranteed Maximum Price in Commercial Real Estate Investment

Gain control of your CRE project’s budget and mitigate financial risk using a guaranteed maximum price strategy. Read the guide now for expert insights.

March 26, 2024
How to Use GIS to Create a Competitor Benchmark

How to Use GIS to Create a Competitor Benchmark

Unlock the secrets of CRE success with GIS-based competitor benchmarking. Gain insights into property trends and outpace the competition.

March 22, 2024
7 Ways Retail Data Impacts CRE Investments

7 Ways Retail Data Impacts CRE Investments

Maximize returns and minimize risks in CRE. Learn how retail data and GIS analytics can transform your investment strategy.

March 20, 2024
Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts to Follow

Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts to Follow

Discover the top 10 commercial real estate podcasts out there. Learn from the experts and stay up to date with industry news. Read our guide to learn more.

March 7, 2024
Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Firms of 2023

Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Firms of 2023

Discover the leaders of the commercial real estate industry – these 10 firms are the ones to watch.

February 29, 2024
7 Ways GIS can Help you Understand Consumer Demographics

7 Ways GIS can Help you Understand Consumer Demographics

Uncover techniques to optimize marketing efforts, strategic site selection, and predict consumer trends. Read the blog now.

February 28, 2024
Optimize CRE Site Selection with AlphaMap

Optimize CRE Site Selection with AlphaMap

Uncover the pivotal role AlphaMap plays in commercial real estate site selection. Pinpoint strategic locations and invest confidently. Read the guide now.

February 26, 2024
What is an Environmental Site Assessment?

What is an Environmental Site Assessment?

Environmental site assessments play a key role in CRE risk management. Read our guide to understand their importance in protecting property value and compliance

February 23, 2024
Commercial Real Estate Catchment Area Analysis for Retail Sites

Commercial Real Estate Catchment Area Analysis for Retail Sites

Use catchment area insights to find the best retail location and cater to your ideal customers. Start making more informed CRE choices. Read the blog now.

February 21, 2024
Top 10 Retail Property Management Firms for 2023

Top 10 Retail Property Management Firms for 2023

Find out which real estate companies manage the most square footage of commercial space in the world.

February 9, 2024
How to Calculate Gross Rental Income

How to Calculate Gross Rental Income

Understand gross rental income in CRE. Learn how to calculate and leverage this key metric to boost your CRE investment returns and make informed decisions.

January 24, 2024
Nine Strategies Retailers Use to Drive Traffic to Their Venues

Nine Strategies Retailers Use to Drive Traffic to Their Venues

Drive traffic to your retail venue with these 9 proven strategies. From social media to loyalty programs, read the blog to learn how to bring in more customers.

January 17, 2024
Using GIS to Learn Your Consumer's Habits

Using GIS to Learn Your Consumer's Habits

Discover the influence of consumer habits on decision-making in CRE. Learn how to use GIS for site selection, market analysis, predictive modeling, and more!

January 10, 2024
Using AlphaMap to Understand Consumer Buying Behavior

Using AlphaMap to Understand Consumer Buying Behavior

Explore powerful GIS analytics with AlphaMap to understand your consumers' buying habits. Read our guide to learn more and boost your CRE strategy today.

January 3, 2024
5 Ways to Access Commercial Real Estate Financing

5 Ways to Access Commercial Real Estate Financing

Explore five effective ways of securing commercial real estate financing for your next CRE project. Understand the pros, cons, and considerations of each.

December 22, 2023
10 CRE Investment Terms Every Professional Should Know

10 CRE Investment Terms Every Professional Should Know

Navigate the world of CRE with confidence with these 10 top real estate investment terms. Read our guide now.

December 20, 2023
The Best Ways to Increase Foot Traffic for Retail Owners

The Best Ways to Increase Foot Traffic for Retail Owners

From eye-catching window displays to using GIS platforms, learn strategies to increase foot traffic and drive revenue. Read the guide now.

December 15, 2023
How to Find Out Who Owns a Property

How to Find Out Who Owns a Property

Wondering how to find out who owns a property you have your eye on? Explore 9 reliable methods for finding CRE property owners and their details.

December 13, 2023
The 6 Types of Property Ownership

The 6 Types of Property Ownership

Explore the types of property ownership from sole ownership to corporate, and more. Read our guide to find the perfect fit for your CRE investments.

December 6, 2023
9 Types of Assets Commonly Managed by Equity REITs

9 Types of Assets Commonly Managed by Equity REITs

Explore the world of Equity REITs, the types of assets they manage and how these investments offer stable, low-risk returns. Read the blog now.

November 29, 2023
7 Aspects of Commercial Mortgage REITs Every CRE Professional Should Know

7 Aspects of Commercial Mortgage REITs Every CRE Professional Should Know

Learn how CRE mortgage REITs are the financial backbone for CRE projects. Explore how they operate and how they influence the market for CRE professionals.

November 22, 2023
8 of the Best Asset Management Firms for CRE in the United States

8 of the Best Asset Management Firms for CRE in the United States

Get to know some of the best asset management firms for CRE in the United States. Learn why top-quality asset management matters. Read the guide now.

November 15, 2023
10 Commercial Real Estate Calculations Every Investor Should Know

10 Commercial Real Estate Calculations Every Investor Should Know

Our guide breaks down the 10 most crucial metrics for commercial real estate investing, from ROI to Net Operating Income.

November 8, 2023
8 of the Top Retail REITs in the United States

8 of the Top Retail REITs in the United States

Learn about investing in the retail sector and gain liquidity, diversification, and stable income without the hassles of direct ownership.

November 1, 2023
What is the Process of a Gap Analysis in CRE?

What is the Process of a Gap Analysis in CRE?

Discover the process of gap analysis in CRE. Identify gaps, plan strategically, and gain a competitive edge with this essential guide.

October 31, 2023
What is a BPO?

What is a BPO?

A BPO is a quick and efficient way to assess a property’s market value. Done by a licensed CRE agent or broker, it’s less formal than an appraisal.

October 25, 2023
What Are the Uses of GIS in CRE?

What Are the Uses of GIS in CRE?

Explore the uses of GIS in commercial real estate. From site selection to portfolio management, GIS empowers intelligent decision-making.

October 18, 2023
The CRE Professional’s Guide to Consumer Insights

The CRE Professional’s Guide to Consumer Insights

Discover the power of consumer insights in commercial real estate. Tailor strategies, boost profits, and build lasting relationships. Learn more in our guide.

October 11, 2023
Commercial Real Estate Asset Classes

Commercial Real Estate Asset Classes

Everything you need to know about commercial real estate asset classes. Uncover the unique dynamics, risks, and opportunities of each property type.

October 4, 2023
Essential GIS Features for Location Insights in Commercial Real Estate

Essential GIS Features for Location Insights in Commercial Real Estate

Discover how GIS is revolutionizing CRE decision-making. Read our guide to understand key GIS features and how they offer valuable location insights.

September 30, 2023
Gross Rent Multiplier as an Investment Tool for CRE Professionals 

Gross Rent Multiplier as an Investment Tool for CRE Professionals 

Gross rent multiplier is a great tool for comparing CRE property deals. Learn how to calculate and use GRM to enhance your decision making.

September 29, 2023
What is Loan to Value?

What is Loan to Value?

Uncover the role of loan to value in CRE financing. Learn how it impacts borrowing capacity, interest rates, and risk assessment.

September 28, 2023
How to Calculate Price per Square Foot

How to Calculate Price per Square Foot

Discover the importance of price per square foot in commercial real estate. Compare properties, assess value, and maximize your ROI.

September 14, 2023
The Benefits of REITs Investments

The Benefits of REITs Investments

Explore the unique benefits of REITs investments - exposure to high-value CRE, a diversified portfolio, and a hedge against inflation. Read the guide now.

September 6, 2023
What is a Triple Net Lease?

What is a Triple Net Lease?

What is a triple net lease used for in commercial real estate? Evaluate the pros and cons for tenants and landlords.

August 31, 2023
The ROA Formula

The ROA Formula

Master the ROA formula to maximize your commercial real estate returns. Learn how to calculate, apply, and interpret ROA for intelligent property decisions.

August 30, 2023
What is a Good Rental Yield?

What is a Good Rental Yield?

Gain a comprehensive understanding of what 'good' rental yield means and how it can shape your commercial real estate investment strategy. Read the guide now.

August 23, 2023
How to Calculate Cap Rate

How to Calculate Cap Rate

Knowing a property’s return on investment is key for all CRE professionals. Learn how to calculate cap rate and why it's a critical ROI metric for investors.

August 16, 2023
How to Buy Foreclosed Commercial Property

How to Buy Foreclosed Commercial Property

Master the process of buying foreclosed commercial property. Learn how to find, assess, and buy these properties for optimal returns. Read the guide now.

August 2, 2023
How to Find Good Tenants for Your Commercial Space

How to Find Good Tenants for Your Commercial Space

Discover how to find good tenants for your commercial property. Explore tips for tenant hunting, networking, online marketing, and more in our handy guide.

July 19, 2023
How to Manage Tenants like a Pro

How to Manage Tenants like a Pro

Learn how to manage tenants like a pro. Maximize your property's potential with our detailed guide on tenant management strategies.

July 14, 2023
Why is GIS important?

Why is GIS important?

Why is GIS Important and how does it help CRE brokers and investors make data-driven decisions? Learn how location insights enhance your investment success.

July 12, 2023
How We Have Seen Obsolescence in Commercial Real Estate

How We Have Seen Obsolescence in Commercial Real Estate

Our tool is designed to arm CRE professionals with the means to fight the threat of automation in the CRE space.

July 5, 2023
What is a GIS Mapping System?

What is a GIS Mapping System?

Understand how GIS mapping systems work and discover how you can use them to make smart CRE investment decisions.

June 28, 2023
Why are Car Traffic Counts Important?

Why are Car Traffic Counts Important?

Discover the importance of car traffic counts in commercial real estate decision-making. Learn how to measure and leverage these metrics effectively.

June 21, 2023
Using GIS for Commercial Real Estate Investment

Using GIS for Commercial Real Estate Investment

Make smarter and faster CRE investment decisions using GIS analytics. Get tips on how to get started with investing, using GIS, and mistakes to avoid.

June 14, 2023
How AlphaMap's Mobile App is Revolutionizing Location Insights Through the Power of Technology

How AlphaMap's Mobile App is Revolutionizing Location Insights Through the Power of Technology

Discover how mobile apps and location insights platforms are transforming the CRE industry. Learn how the AlphaMap App can give you a competitive edge.

June 7, 2023
Buying Commercial Real Estate with GIS Tools

Buying Commercial Real Estate with GIS Tools

Transform your approach to buying commercial real estate with GIS tools - gain insights, make data-driven decisions and excel in the CRE market with our guide.

May 31, 2023
Understanding the Discounted Cash Flow Model

Understanding the Discounted Cash Flow Model

Use the discounted cash flow model to make strategic CRE investment decisions. Our comprehensive guide will show how to analyze cash flow using DCF, and more.

May 24, 2023
Retail Foot Traffic Analysis

Retail Foot Traffic Analysis

Learn retail foot traffic analysis with our comprehensive guide. Enhance your retail strategy, optimize store locations, and make informed investment decisions.

May 17, 2023
What is Foot Traffic?

What is Foot Traffic?

What is foot traffic? Dive into foot traffic's role in retail and its impact on CRE brokers and investors with our informative guide.

May 10, 2023
How to Find Top-Quality Retail Tenants with the TenantFinder™

How to Find Top-Quality Retail Tenants with the TenantFinder™

Looking for quality tenants for your commercial property? Discover how AlphaMap's TenantFinder™ feature can help you find the perfect fit quickly and easily.

May 3, 2023
How Does GIS Work?

How Does GIS Work?

Discover how GIS works and its applications in commercial real estate. Learn to harness its power for valuable insights, better decision-making, and a competiti

April 19, 2023
Understanding your Average Return on Commercial Real Estate Investment

Understanding your Average Return on Commercial Real Estate Investment

Maximize your CRE investments by understanding average return on investment. Learn calculations, tips for finding high-yielding properties, and more.

April 12, 2023
How to Choose Tenants for Your Commercial Property

How to Choose Tenants for Your Commercial Property

Discover how to select high-quality and reliable tenants for your commercial property with our expert guide on how to choose tenants.

April 5, 2023
Mortgage Loan Processor: When and Why You Need One

Mortgage Loan Processor: When and Why You Need One

When buying a commercial property, understanding the role of a loan processor is essential. Read to learn when and why you need one.

March 15, 2023
How to Calculate Net Operating Income

How to Calculate Net Operating Income

Learn how to calculate net operating income and use it to evaluate the profitability of a potential real estate investment.

March 8, 2023
Finding Property Owner Information with Ease

Finding Property Owner Information with Ease

Finding property owner contact information can be a challenge. Read the blog to learn how to find it quickly and easily using GIS tools.

March 1, 2023
Why a Rent Roll is an Essential Tool for CRE Brokers

Why a Rent Roll is an Essential Tool for CRE Brokers

CRE brokers are always looking for ways to increase efficiencies and generate more revenue. Read the blog to find out how a rent roll can help them do this.

February 22, 2023
Trade Area Analysis: What, Why & How?

Trade Area Analysis: What, Why & How?

Use a trade area analysis to pinpoint where your best customers are located and identify their buying patterns. Read the blog to find out more.

February 15, 2023
Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Firms of 2022

Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Firms of 2022

Discover the leaders of the commercial real estate industry – these 10 firms are the ones to watch.

February 1, 2023
How to Find Commercial Real Estate Buyers

How to Find Commercial Real Estate Buyers

If you're a commercial real estate broker looking for buyers, this guide will provide you with the tools and actionable tips to find them.

January 31, 2023
How to Choose the Best Retail Business Location Using GIS Analytics

How to Choose the Best Retail Business Location Using GIS Analytics

A retail business location is the cornerstone of success for any retailer. Learn how to use GIS analytics tools to find the perfect spot.

January 26, 2023
Foot Traffic Data: How to Find and Use It

Foot Traffic Data: How to Find and Use It

Foot traffic data is the cornerstone of retail analytics and well-informed decision making. Learn how to get good-quality and reliable data.

January 24, 2023
Retail Void Analysis: The Key to Identifying Gaps in the Market

Retail Void Analysis: The Key to Identifying Gaps in the Market

Retail void analysis is a powerful tool that helps retailers identify gaps in the market and make smart decisions. Read this article to learn more.

January 20, 2023
Nominal Returns vs Real Returns

Nominal Returns vs Real Returns

Learn about the differences between nominal returns and real returns in commercial real estate. Knowing them can help you make smart investment decisions!

January 18, 2023
The Changing Role of a GIS Analyst in Commercial Real Estate

The Changing Role of a GIS Analyst in Commercial Real Estate

Learn how GIS analysts help commercial real estate professionals make smart decisions by using advanced geospatial analytics tools to crunch data.

December 20, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About BOV's In CRE

Everything You Need to Know About BOV's In CRE

A broker's opinion of value (BOV) is an estimate of a property’s market value. How does it differ from an appraisal and what should it contain? Find out here.

December 15, 2022
What Are the Commercial Real Estate Market Cycles?

What Are the Commercial Real Estate Market Cycles?

Understanding commercial real estate market cycles is essential to making smart investment decisions. Learn when these cycles happen and what to expect.

November 23, 2022
Cash-on-Cash Return

Cash-on-Cash Return

Cash-on-cash return is one of the most important return metrics for commercial real estate investors. Find out what it means and how to calculate it.

November 15, 2022