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14 Best Commercial Real Estate Investment Blogs, Books & Podcasts

Commercial Real Estate Investment BlogsEvery year, new commercial real estate investment blogs and podcasts are started and books published. They all promise to have the best secrets and latest tips on CRE investing, but which resources are worth your time? Whether you are a seasoned commercial real estate investor or just entering the game, it’s important to have “go-to” resources to support – or strengthen – your growth in the industry. As a top commercial real estate company in Columbus, Ohio, our expert CRE team frequently reviews various CRE blogs, books, and podcasts to ensure we stay at the top of our game.

Here are the top commercial real estate investment resources that we suggest you look into:

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What are Land Brokers? Learn Their Key Roles and Responsibilities!

What Are Land Brokers?Are you interested in learning about land brokers – including their responsibilities, the types of transactions they specialize in, and whether this might be the right career path for you? Well, you came to the right place! We, at The Robert Weiler Company, have highlighted important information that we think you’ll find useful. As one of the top commercial real estate firms in Columbus, Ohio, we’re here to provide you with everything you may want to know about this field. Continue reading to learn more about this interesting, challenging, and rewarding career.

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How to Become a Columbus Property Manager… and Earn $100,754! [2021]

Columbus Property ManagerHere in Ohio, the number of licensed property management professionals is increasing – and with good reason. The median annual salary for a Columbus property manager, for instance, is $100,754, according to Salary.com as of October 2021. And that amount is not even including bonus, commission, and benefits, as well as other factors that impact base pay. Now, also factor in great market access, the standard of living, and valuable tax climate; you can easily see why individuals seek out Columbus, Ohio as a place to start their property management career. Below is an overview of the full salary ranges, as well as licensing and certification options that may help you decide the path you want to take today.

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Commercial Property Manager Maintenance Tips for Every Season

Commercial Property Manager Tips

Commercial property management is a year-round task as weather changes can bring unexpected complexities throughout the seasons. This is the case for any property manager, from off-site property management companies to professional on-site property managers, and especially for inexperienced property owners. Every season poses a unique set of challenges. The commercial real estate investment property you oversee must be ready for any weather condition, regardless if you’re encountering winter snow or summer winds. Managing apartment buildings, or an office, retail, or warehouse space? Get out your calendar and start jotting down these property manager maintenance tips to follow during each of the four seasons.

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From Industrial to Retail: A Deep Dive into Evaluating Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Industrial to RetailWhen it comes to commercial real estate – both across the US and here in Columbus, Ohio – the diversity of enterprises and sheer size of the industry can be staggering. In fact, according to the US Energy Information Administration, there are an estimated 5.9 million commercial buildings in the US for a total of 97 billion square feet. By comparison, an Olympic-sized pool contains 13,455 square feet. To match the girth of American commercial real estate, it would take 7.2 million pools to fit it all in.

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The “Science” Behind Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

Residential Commercial AppraisalWith the global economy rebounding from its pandemic lows, residential and commercial property hunters are again on the prowl, eager for exciting opportunities at optimal prices.

The question is, how exactly is property value determined? And how does the real estate appraisal process work? The following article delves into the “science” of residential and commercial real estate appraisal and discusses the steps to succeed.

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Which Ingredients Make the Perfect Hunting Land for Sale?

Hunting Land for Sale with DeerIf you are one of over 15 million avid hunters in the United States, then you know the importance of pristine hunting land for sale. Whether you are in search of the perfect place to visit with your buddies or a property where you can truly “live off the land,” there is a checklist that you must follow. So, what should you be looking for? What are the perfect ingredients that create ideal hunting land conditions? Before you write a sizable check to make that important purchase, be certain that you have the right components for hunting success.

 

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10 Ways to Get Organized After Finding Small Office Space for Rent

Finding Small Office Space for RentAre you still sticking with your New Year’s resolutions of becoming more organized? Maybe you can up the ante after landing a new small office space for rent!

For many business owners, the beginning of the year marks the time to start fresh and work on efficiency. Perhaps, in an effort to do so, you have decided to begin with a completely blank canvas for your small business by relocating to a new officespace. No matter what the reason is for the change, one thing is for certain: You need to know how to become (and stay) organized… today.

The idea of organizing your small office space rental may seem daunting. You are busy! How can you find time to do all of this with everything else on your plate?

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Where Are the Warehouses for Rent in Columbus Ohio? The Industrial Real Estate Wave Continues

Warehouses for Rent in Columbus OhioLooking at warehouses for rent in Columbus, Ohio might leave you empty-handed or, at the very least, with an unflattering representation from the good old Oxford English dictionary. The definition reads as follows: “a large building where raw materials or manufactured goods may be stored before their export or distribution for sale.”

Jolly good, right? Not! Because when you dig a little deeper, it becomes clear that Oxford’s matter-of-fact prose doesn’t do warehouse space for rent any justice. Not at all. In fact, in many respects, warehouse rental space is the backbone of the U.S. economy. While our air, rail, interstate highway, and shipping network is undoubtedly robust, without warehouses to rent in Columbus, Ohio, the American economy would grind to a halt. (Consider the strategically located facilities in our region that are striking distance to numerous population centers throughout the Midwest, South, and Northeast/Mid-Atlantic!)

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How the Ohio COVID-19 Tax Relief Reduces Your Commercial Property Value

Every six years, commercial property owners in Ohio face a reassessment of their property values conducted by their local County Auditor’s office. Typically, owners can only contest these values once every three years. But we all know that 2020 was anything but typical. Continue reading…


11 Tips to Buy Commercial Buildings for Sale in Columbus, Ohio

Commercial Buildings for Sale in Columbus, OhioAre you looking to buy commercial buildings for sale in Columbus, Ohio? If you’re considering investing in Downtown Columbus, you have made a great decision! Are you familiar with the Columbus, Ohio real estate market conditions? What about the financial viability of the types of property in which you are looking to invest? Buying commercial property for sale can have an incredible outcome; however, it can also come with its fair share of challenges. Below are eleven areas of focus and questions to consider.

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5 Investing Tips for Commercial Real Estate Beginners from Industry Leaders [2021]

Investing Tips for Commercial Real Estate BeginnersWith the warmth of the summer season on everybody’s mind, it’s natural for investors, especially those in commercial real estate, to divert their attention to new opportunities. Spring brings tax season, a time when investors assess their current holdings and plan for the future. Now, with the tax season behind us, investors are in the driver’s seat and ready to diversify their portfolio. This realization is as true for commercial real estate investors as it is for residential property holders.

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Why Industrial Space for Rent Is the Hottest CRE Sector in 2021

Industrial Space for RentAn Overview: What Is Industrial Space for Rent?

While not the most scenic part of any city, industrial space for rent powers the corporate infrastructure of America.

Before 1760, most Americans made their living farming and lived in widespread rural communities. The onset of the industrial revolution fundamentally changed the way that ordinary people interacted within society. With the emergence of factories, production efficiency, and mass manufacturing, industrial space for rent became the backbone that supports today’s modern cities. The great strides in production and manufacturing fostered our economic infrastructure, a system that provides more products with greater efficiency at lower prices.

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5 Reasons Why Banking on the Future of Retail Rental Space is a Brainy Choice

Just as many today predict an all-digital retail environment, a final death blow to brick-and-mortar retail rental space, so have they expected the long-coveted “paperless office.” Nearly 50 years ago, in a Business Week article titled, “The Office of the Future,” writer Vincent E. Giuliano typed out a reasonably prophetic sentence: “By 1990, most record-handling will be electronic.”

Considering that by 1991, nearly a quarter of college graduates owned a personal computer, it would be easy to assume the paperless office would undoubtedly be around today, 31 years after the article’s publication.

Except that it’s not. Not even close. And neither has “Amazon everything” come to pass. Continue reading…


The Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning Appraisal for Real Estate Properties

Estate Planning Appraisal ServicesRecently, a beloved Canadian reached the milestone age of 90, joining a group of more than 2 million strong south of his native border. It is a group of increasingly vibrant – “and growing” – individuals with many estate planning appraisal and real estate planning needs for multiple properties.

No, we’re not talking about Jim Carrey; he’s 59. We’re also not talking about Justin Bieber. He’s not even 30. We’re talking about none other than Captain Kirk himself (or, if you prefer, the Priceline pitchman) William Shatner. While his addition to the coveted 90-year-old club is welcomed news for nonagenarians and their families alike (not to mention his rabid fans), the logistics of that longevity include some serious discussions over estate planning. As people live longer than ever before, they are increasing the time they have to add to their property and wealth accumulation. Estate planning and real estate planning can feel daunting at first (especially if your list of assets is galaxy-stretching long like a certain Starfleet captain), but it doesn’t have to be.

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In-House vs. 3rd-Party On-Site Property Managers: Which Is Best for Your CRE?

In-House vs 3rd Party On-Site Property ManagersWhen it comes to property management – and property management companies – a great debate rages on. In some sense, it’s a debate that is as old as the commercial real estate industry itself; a profession that got its unofficial start in the 19th century. (Consider that it was only a few short decades after Founding Father, elder statesman, and successful businessman Benjamin Franklin passed into history.

No stranger to offering business-related sage advice, Benjamin Franklin was fond of reminding us all that “death and taxes” were the only two certainties in this world. While Franklin knew that death and taxes were guarantees, how those taxes are paid, and who’s managing the properties taxed is anything but certain. Then, as now, there are two schools of thought: third-party on-site property management companies vs. in-house property management (or “self” management).

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What’s My Business Really Worth? 12 Q&A To Solving Your Business Valuation Mystery [2021]

Business ValuationHave you watched shows such as Shark Tank or The Profit and wondered how Kevin O’Leary or Marcus Lemonis calculate business valuation? Unfortunately, reality television shows aren’t the best platform for learning how to value a small business (or a company of any size). That’s why we surveyed our business valuation experts, captured the 12 most frequently asked questions, and provided answers that can offer the guidance you need.

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4 Sustainability Trends Driving Commercial Real Estate for Earth Day 2021

CRE Trends Earth DayOver half a century ago, the United States inaugurated a special day, April 22, as Earth Day. As we prepare to commemorate the global phenomenon, The Robert Weiler Company is excited to announce that the green movement is alive and well in the commercial real estate industry.

What began as a localized, American movement, is now celebrated by more than 192 countries. The goal is simple but profound: raise awareness regarding humanity’s impact on the global climate and how, collectively, we can affect positive change. Commercial real estate developers are ensuring that the goal of Earth Day is being met, as evidenced by widespread initiatives in green design and sustainable building. Continue reading…


Investors’ Guide to Mixed-Use Property for Sale: Understanding the Live-Work-Play Hybrid [2021]

Guide to Mixed-Use Property for SaleIt’s easy to be mixed-up about mixed-use property for sale! The sector offers a head-spinning amalgam of residential, commercial, hotel, and retail space; however, each piece harmonizes to form an immediate community. Not to mention that mixed-use properties are especially popular in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio, spread across the urban and suburban landscape.

Are you ready to mess around with mixed-use property for sale? First, as a prospective investor interested in the mixed-use real estate development concept, you must understand the requirements of these unique community environments and the people inhabiting these structures. That’s why our in-depth review of mixed-use space will provide the insight to make a wise investment decision. Join us as we explore the benefits of investing in mixed-use properties, survey a cross-section of the different types of properties, scrutinize current trends in the market, and discover why mixed-use property for sale is such a good investment.

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Celebrate Central Ohio Real Estate During Fair Housing Month [2021]

Central Ohio Real Estate | Fair HousingDid you know that all across the nation and in the Central Ohio real estate community, April is known as Fair Housing Month? A commitment to equal opportunity for every community, this year marks the 53rd anniversary of the landmark celebration. Each year, we recognize the importance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing laws through our property management services; we accomplish this through our commitment to offering equal CRE services to everyone throughout their commercial real estate journey.

As you look at prospective investors of residential and multifamily properties (as well as commercial properties), join us in taking fair housing in our great region seriously – not just this month, but every month. Learn more about Fair Housing and what you can do to get involved, below.

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