Confessions of a Recovering Landlord

Commercial Real Estate Agent - REATA Commercial Realty, Inc. - Texas 537349
This is the second Texaplex video from a residential realtor, David Winans. It's a little long, but really excellent.  
It's 7:30 PM on October 31 and I'm sitting alone with a large bowl of candy. No, I'm not binging, well, maybe a little. But last I checked, October 31 is Halloween. The day when tons of small children are supposed to storm my door begging for candy. And I give the good stuff - Peanut M&M's, Peanu...
So the economy has been bad for 3 years now. What has been the impact on office leasing? There are a few trends that have become apparent. First, tenants are trading up to nicer space. When rental rates fall companies often move into higher class office buildings for close to the same price as th...
How many of us go downtown for shopping, entertainment or to live? Very few I expect. I lived in downtown Dallas in 1985 for about a year. Not because it was cool to do so at that time, but because the company allowed me to use an upstairs office as a bedroom while I finished college. We do despe...
So what's the best way to get new business? By new, I mean new clients with whom you haven't worked before.  In my business as a Corporate Real Estate Advisor (tenant rep), my ideal clients are companies which already lease office space in the Plano/Dallas area. Most of my competitors make tons o...
A strange thing happened to me today. But first a little background.  I received a call on Friday from a woman starting a new business. She had been working with an agent at a reputable company, but she wasn't confident that the agent was experienced enough to negotiate the lease document itself....
Just a couple of months ago I told my wife that it would be great if a service were available which called a group of people and left them a voice message. If someone actually answered the phone, the call would hang up. This way you could leave a message to clients or prospects in bulk without h...
It sounds like I'm in a 12-step program, doesn't it? Well, in a way, I am. After working for landlords for 20 years as a Property Manager, Leasing Agent, Construction Manager and Asset Manager, I switched sides and now use that experience strictly for the benefit of tenants who lease office and i...
"Once I have mine, I want to make it more difficult for others to get theirs." That seems to be the mantra of most professional licensees and holders of professional designations. It makes sense. Those who have put in the effort and education to earn a license or designation want to increase the ...
I was at a trade show this week and the Plano Economic Development Board had a booth. They gave me a marketing piece that gave some stats about Plano that I knew to be true, but it's always good to have outside confirmation. So here they are: #1 City in America for Women - as ranked by Women's He...

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Anything and everything related to corporate real estate - a company's use of real estate. This is usually a company's lease or purchase of office, warehouse or retail space.