The bidding war: I’m ready to change the way we think about the real estate leasing business

The bidding war: I’m ready to change the way we think about the real estate leasing business

  By Howard Ecker I’d like to change the game. Change how tenants and how brokers think about the real estate leasing business. Actually, how the world thinks about the real estate leasing business. My plan? I’d like to propose a bidding process for potential clients, and then let the best person, combined with the best bid, win. Imagine being…

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Wherever Amazon ends up, it can — and should — make a difference in the community it chooses

Wherever Amazon ends up, it can — and should — make a difference in the community it chooses

By Howard Ecker With all the excitement and speculation surrounding which city Amazon will choose for its second headquarters, I really have to pause to think of all the ramifications, both good and bad, that will result from the decision. The good part is, it will create more jobs than anyone can anticipate. Not only will the decision obviously create…

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SWNE

SWNE

4 or 5 years ago, I began an effort to re-brand our company. To make a long story short, I came up with the phrase “seeing with new eyes”. It was my opinion that the commercial real estate market was changing dramatically, and unless we looked at things in a “different way” we would continue to make the same mistakes…

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What is a square foot?

What is a square foot?

Often times it takes reading some interesting articles for me to focus on a real issue. I recently read an article about the swelling number of commercial real estate brokers coming into the industry. It is my opinion that the heart of this increase is a combination of two things. First, the common “get rich quick” attitude of many millennials,…

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Surprise…Surprise!

Surprise…Surprise!

Never thought you guys would hear from me this soon again. Needless to say, it wasn’t my intention, but a situation occurred after writing my most recent blog post about American Pharaoh that I couldn’t pass up. Your law firm goes through a conflict resolution process before they are able to take your case; your accountant goes through a similar…

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