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Mike DeGiorgio on The Real Market with Chris Rising

Posted: August 30, 2018 by Ashley Tate   Mike DeGiorgio on The Real Market with Chris Rising - Episode 19   Mike DeGiorgio is Founder and CEO of Commercial Real Estate Exchange, Inc. (CREXi). CREXi is a platform developed to advance the trillion-dollar commercial real...

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Introducing CREXI’s Lease Marketplace

Since our launch in 2015, we’ve received numerous requests to also provide leasing capabilities that leverages CREXi’s high-powered platform and online marketplace and we heard you. We pushed our team to make this a reality, and we are excited to announce that our lease marketplace is now live!

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Trends & Tips For Those Heading To RECon 2018

Posted: May 17, 2018 by Eli Randel In advance of the 2018 ICSC RECON expo in Las Vegas, it’s an opportune time for our annual “Analysis Without Paralysis” retail market predictions. As we’ve done in the past, our analysis takes a qualitative view of the unique...

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Retailers Join Forces to Combat Amazon Effect

Posted: June 6, 2018 by Team CREXi Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods last year was a definite tipping point in the retail real estate landscape. The online giant, already thought of as the leading threat to brick-and-mortar retailing, squarely became a significant...

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Oscars CRE Edition

Posted: March 2, 2018 by Sarah Metzger The 90th Academy Awards Ceremony is happening this weekend. To get in on the Oscar fun, we created our own version with a CRE twist. Read on to take a look at all the amazing winners and don't forget to enter your prediction for...

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New Feature: Pursuits

Instantly get a visual of how well your email marketing initiatives are performing with the new Marketing Widget. This widget shows the total reach attributed to a specific email campaign. Run your email marketing campaigns from one convenient location, CREXi’s Marketing Portal…

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New Feature: Marketing Performance

Instantly get a visual of how well your email marketing initiatives are performing with the new Marketing Widget. This widget shows the total reach attributed to a specific email campaign. Run your email marketing campaigns from one convenient location, CREXi’s Marketing Portal…

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Property Email Campaign Myth Busters

Email marketing continues to be a vital component in every industry, particularly commercial real estate. At CREXi we have sent more than 10,000 emails in the past 24 mos. Those 10,000 emails have provided endless amounts of data, and we continue to tailor our email strategy…

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CREXi PRO – The Most Powerful CRE Platform Offered

Our newest offering, CREXi PRO, delivers brokers enhanced listing, marketing, contact management, due diligence storage, and closing features on the most advanced CRE marketplace. CREXi, the most advanced CRE marketplace, has a line up of CREXi membership plans...

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Is the CRE Marketplace Under-Exposed?

In this modern-age digital landscape, being over-exposed is not an uncommon sentiment. From our personal lives being on full display via social media to our online shopping habits tracked, bundled, and sold to the highest bidder, it seems that sentiment is not without merit.

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Tech Updates: Property Boards

CREXi continually improves its CRE tech offerings by adding new features, oftentimes stemming from valued user feedback.  For our latest Tech Update, the goal was to provide a way for the CREXi user to categorize their listings into portfolio-style groups with the ability to share…

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Tech Updates: 5 New Features

Here at CREXi we are passionate about continuously developing meaningful product features that help CRE professionals save time & resources while accelerating their business results. Our latest tech update is filled with a host of new features and improvements, from enhanced deal marketing…

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CRE World Series 2017

Here at CREXi, we’ve got more than a few heavy hitting baseball fans. Couple that with the excitement of a LA Dodgers World Series appearance that has brought a real buzz to the greater LA area and we figured it was a great time to have a little fun and share some ‘CRE by the numbers’…

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A Marketing Portal Tale

A CREXi Marketing Portal Tale: There once was a story about Tom and Jane, two commercial real estate professionals whose journey was documented by the CREXi Marketing Team, and the paths they took produced two very different conclusions with one sailing on a yacht….

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Want to Break into CRE?

It must be that time of year. We’ve had three calls from acquaintances asking what’s the best way for their child, who just obtained their degree in Greek Mythology (or some other similar study), to get into Commercial Real Estate (“CRE”). Perhaps it’s a sign of “market heat” and CRE’s

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New to Commercial Real Estate?

Read these 10 books and accelerate your career. It started in the 1990’s and is becoming more and more pervasive.  I’m talking about the new wave of brokers and their shocking lack of reading. I noticed it first when junior brokers in my firm would start using basic phrases that every salesperson…

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Top 10 Books for the CRE Professional

Top 10 Summer Reading Picks for the CRE Professional: But first, “to read or not to read” that is the question being hotly debated over a couple of brews at the local tavern. After a busy day of work Eli and I got a couple pints and discussed life, the Universe and the books we are currently reading…

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ICSC RECon 2017 Redux

In May I shared my Top Ten Tips for Surviving ICSC RECON 2017. Having now had two weeks to work off my hangover, I thought it valuable to share some additional thoughts from this year’s ICSC RECon conference. Send me your tips for surviving and thriving at ICSC RECon Las Vegas…

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Side St vs Main St

Who will win the battle for retailers? Traditionally in retail, traffic counts and signalized corners are the most coveted locations for retailers and therefore generally the most expensive. While I don’t expect this to change for some uses like gas stations which are dependent on ingress and egress…

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Top 10 Tips For Surviving ICSC RECon

I attended my first ICSC in Vegas when I was 22 years old representing a shopping center management and leasing firm. Boy, did I make some rookie mistakes. Here are ten tips that I’ve learned the hard way over the last 25 years of attending ICSC and other RE conferences in Las Vegas…

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Pre ICSC Retail Forecast Part III

Last week I touched on why cities will see more activity than suburbs for a cycle in Pre ICSC Retail Forecast – Part II.  In preparation for ICSC, we are putting together several prediction pieces starting with last week’s opener. Driven by economic and societal trends and a quest…

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Pre ICSC Retail Forecast & Predictions II

Urbanization will dominate suburbia in population movement next cycle: In preparation for ICSC, we are putting together several prediction pieces starting with last week’s opener Pre ICSC Retail Forecast – Part I. Based on anecdotal data, interviews with institutional investors…

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Pre ICSC Retail Forecast and Predictions

It’s nearing May signifying that retail analysis on the eve of ISCS is fast approaching. In the wake of recent store closures from once iconic retail flags, the discussion has already begun. At the risk of being bold and possibly wrong, we are publishing a series of ICSC/retail trends…

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SRS Continues Momentum – Closes $150MM in Deals

In two large deals illustrating the benefits of Zero-Cash-Flow net-lease properties, SRS Real Estate Partners has closed a 921K SF single tenant AT&T (NYSE: T) corp facility in Morristown, NJ for $101,500,000, and a 27-property net-leased Flower Foods (MYSE: FLO) portfolio for $47,500,000…

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Profile of a Legend: The Empire Builder Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross – The Empire Builder: Stephen Ross, with an est net worth of approximately $8B, is one of the wealthiest RE developers in the world. Ross is a generous philanthropist and owner of the Miami Dolphins. How did the Detroit native build his NYC and beyond empire..

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Sell Properties Like Stephen Gostkowski

I know what you’re thinking. Have I lost my mind? Why is the kicker for the New England Patriots selling real estate? Did he just get fired by Belichick and get picked up by the local Remax on the waiver wire? Not even close. Stephen Gostkowski is still alive and kicking (punt intended)…

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Why CREXi Reminds Me of Uber

This just happened on my way to the airport. I am leaving on a trip to visit clients in the Carolinas so I order an Uber and head to the lobby of my building. As I enter, a woman is screaming into her phone that she ordered a cab over half-an-hour ago and was going to miss her flight…

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13 Questions on CRE & Work/Life Balance

In 2012 Chris Sheldon was acknowledged as a “Rising Star” at Cassidy Turley (now Cushman & Wakefield) after emerging as a net-lease market expert. Specializing in single and multi-tenant net leased investment properties, Chris has since grown into one of the top NNN brokers in the nation…

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Lessons Learned Part V – The Final Installment

Here’s the final installment in our 5 part series on advice from commercial brokers around the US. In all, we heard from 25 Top Brokers who shared experience from over 500 years in the CRE business. While we won’t be posting any more, feel free to comment on LinkedIn and share your wisdom…

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Profile of a Legend – The Queen of Mean

Leona Helmsley was a fierce business woman who would earn the nickname “The Queen of Mean” for “tyrannizing her employees.” According to Helmsley’s famed defense attorney, when he was brought a cup of tea during breakfast at one of her hotels, Helmsley grabbed the cup and smashed it…

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CREXi Product Q&A with Co-Founder Luke Morris

CREXi Co-Founder Luke Morris tells us where he finds inspiration for developing new commercial real estate tools and features and his favorite products offered on the platform as CREXi enters 2017 with a fast-growing user-base and tens of thousands of CRE listings that grows daily…

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Profile of a Legend – The Hometown Hero – Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert is known as the founder of Quicken Loans and sometimes associated with the city of Cleveland given his ownership of the Cavaliers, however, Gilbert is a Detroit native and has done more to revitalize downtown Detroit and bring the city back to prominence…

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To Price or Not To Price?

10+ years-ago, when I was a Sr Analyst at CBRE, there was an ongoing debate among several of our investment sales teams: is it best to price sale offerings or bring them to market unpriced? Now, 10+ years later, our listing marketplace, CREXi, has 15,000+ assets valued at over $100B so I’ve received the opportunity to see significant deal velocity and think about the discussion once again…

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Profile of a CRE Marketing Executive – DJ Sandler

DJ Sandler joined CRE powerhouse, JLL, in 2015 after a very successful four-year tenure at Raytheon as the Deputy Director of Communications. Now as VP of Marketing for the West Coast at JLL, the Seattle native has brought his data-driven, multi-channel marketing approach to another Fortune 500 company…

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Profile of a Legend – The Tech Geek, Paul Allen

Paul Allen, the famed co-founder of Microsoft has slowly built a real estate empire through Vulcan Real Estate, a name chosen as a homage to the extraterrestrial humanoid species from Star Trek. Though lesser known nationally, Vulcan has been a major player in the Seattle RE scene, one of the hottest markets in the nation…

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Lessons Learned Part IV

And the advice keeps on coming. In continuing our ever popular “Lessons Learned” series, in this post we cover topics on the importance of networking, honesty, and teaming. The broker advice from around the country offers insight for novice industry professionals as well as those with many years of experience. Always be willing to learn something new…

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CREXi Teams up with Habitat LA

CREXi is committed to giving back to the community and our first philanthropic mission in 2017 was teaming up with @HabitatLA on March 3 to build a house in our local community. We share the belief that the best way to make a positive impact on the world is to start with our local communities…

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Size Does and Doesn’t Matter

While some of our peers boast of having hundreds or thousands of employees, we believe a large head count needs to be managed (which can create cultural divides), but more importantly size brings large overheard costs which must be passed on to the consumer in the form of high fees to maintain margins. Philosophically we believe tech should make life more efficient…

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Startup Culture Is King

Startup-life can sometimes feel like armies of naysayers and competitors are telling you to give up and get a “normal job.” Our team approaches those armies like Spartan warriors: aligned incentives, firm principals, a unified direction, and a honed ability to do more with less than those who can sometimes be paralyzed…

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CRE Developer – Andrew Frey

Andrew Frey is part of an emerging class of developers with institutional experience, entrepreneurial vision, energy, and creativity. As the market cycle appears to be changing and several iconic developers have announced their retirements, emerging developers like Frey will help shape Miami’s next development…

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Profile of a Legend

Jorge Perez, the Argentinian born Cuban real estate developer, moved to the US to attend college. Later he would obtain his master’s degree from the U of Michigan which his future business partner – Stephen Ross – also attended. Eventually Perez would move to Miami to lead the economic development…

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Lessons Learned Part III

Lessons Learned Part II – More Broker Advice from Around the Country. Since Lessons Learned Part II prompted such an overwhelmingly positive response, we decided to gather more words of wisdom from additional CRE industry leaders across the country for our third installment in the Lessons Learned series…

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Profile of a CRE Legend

Gerald Hines, the famed developer and investor, developed some of the nation’s most iconic buildings, set new industry standards for building quality, and would ultimately build what’s been affectionately called a “complex empire” in reference to the complexity of his developments and his net worth of an est $1.3B…

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Lessons Learned Part II

Lessons Learned Part II – Broker advice from around the country. As a follow-up to last week’s post Ten Takeaways From 25 Years in Brokerage outlining my 25 years in commercial brokerage, we received several additional gems from top brokers around the Southeast. Here are some of our favorites…

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Lessons Learned Part I

Ten Takeaways from 25 Years in Brokerage. Before retiring from CBRE (while I still had hair) my team had a twenty plus percent market share in the non-institutional Miami Office and Industrial investment sales market. Here are some things I learned over twenty-five years in the Commercial Real Estate business…

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Lender Profile

Lender Profile and Interview – Trez Forman Capital’s Ben Jacobson. Ben honed his skills while modeling and executing deals for the national advisory firm’s Equity Practice Group. The group’s sweet spot was in raising LP equity and corresponding debt usually for ground-up developers across the nation….

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Profile of a Legend

While east coasters may not be as familiar with Donald Bren, Bren has amassed an approx. $17B fortune through development and investment in Southern CA and beyond. The OC Weekly wrote the Bren “wields more power than Howard Hughes ever did, probably as much as any man in America over a concentrated region…

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The $7MM Question

Ask your group a provoking choice question. Encourage debate. It keeps the brain moving even while you’re potentially ingesting liquids that slow it down. Would you take $7MM today, if you could never earn money again (you can work without pay, but no salary, no interest, no home appreciation, no investing)…

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Investor Profile

For seven years Scott Sherman represented ubiquitous NYC retail investor, Thor Equities, most recently as VP of Investments. During his tenure, Scott executed over $2B in urban retail acquisitions in markets including Miami, London, Washington DC, Nashville, Austin, and Charleston…

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Profile of a Legend

Profile of a Legend: Trammell Crow was a famed developer, investor, and executive who for decades built iconic properties and lasting partnerships across the country before taking Trammell Crow Company public in 1997. TCC would sell to CBRE in 2006. After World War II Crow left the Navy…

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Why Now?

When discussing our company mission with a well-known investor he asked one wise and Buddha-like question in its simplicity: “why now?” While I had immediate answers, I continue to ponder the question. The entrepreneur says “why not now” and presses forward. Why should anything happen NOW and not tomorrow?…

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Top Ten Sam Zell Quotes

Sometimes gruff, foul-mouthed, and a political instigator, Sam Zell, known for his prowess in timing market-cycles, is credited with having helped create the modern CRE industry, and has been dubbed “the Grave Dancer” for his ability to “dance on the graves of others’ mistakes” and profit off of distressed deals…

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Short & Sweet With No Fluff

This week’s blog is meant to be short, sweet, and sans any company fluff about why you should visit us at CREXi.com (although you should). Having grown up and spent my whole career in the commercial real estate industry, I wanted to share some concise thoughts on why I love the industry and asset class…

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Where Do Your Emails Go?

I recently met a long-time broker-friend for lunch. In typical broker-friend style, he texted me five minutes before we were due to meet telling me he was finishing up a project and asked if I would come to his office first. I did. He was hunched over a workstation with who I assumed was his marketing assistant at the computer’s controls…

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How Long Should It Take To Receive An OM?

Back in ’02, I was at a conference for a select group of CBRE brokers invited to be part of a new division called the Private Client Group. It was an exciting time. Led by a maverick named Glen Esnard, we had one mandate: to design and build a platform…

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CRE Data-Less ’17 Market Outlook II

Despite the moving market pieces and political volatility which could affect the US capital markets, I muted the noise and “what-if” scenarios, spoke to several trusted advisors, and put my thumb in the air to paint a picture of what I think the 2017 CRE capital markets will look like…

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CRE Data-Less ’17 Market Outlook

As a tech company and a marketplace that has seen approximately 7,000 deals come through our doors since our inception in Oct 2015, we are data driven and pattern focused. However, for our market predictions we walked away from our computers to drive our neighborhoods, speak with our clients…

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What Does “Off-Market” Mean Anyway?

What makes a deal “off-market” when the offering is being shared on web platforms designed for mass distribution? This status was generally employed for speed or discretion. A seller would show a deal to a select few known-closers to: dispose quickly; save a broker fee; or avoid alerting sensitive parties to a sale…

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Nothing Is Easy

There is a supply and demand disconnect when it comes to commercial real estate deals. Sellers and their brokers always want more buyers/offers for their dispositions while buyers want access/exposure to more deals. Both are searching for each other yet often fail to connect…

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