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Real Estate Takeaways From Morocco

If Dallas-Fort Worth finds itself short of construction cranes, Neal Sleeper and I can tell you where to find them; they’ve gone to the Kingdom of Morocco. Full Story

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Know Your Options for Funding Nonprofit Deals

The amount of the purchase price and the time required for closing on the transaction make it almost impossible to fund an acquisition solely through donations, which can easily take two or three years. This situation opens the door to all sorts of loan options. Full Story

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Using CRE Skills in Your Own Neighborhoods

Commercial real estate professionals have so many valuable skills. Using them to improve our own neighborhoods is just one of the many ways we can give back to the community. Full Story

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Beware of APZs and RPZs

Our client purchased a great property in Fort Worth for a new school. A newspaper article about the new school was followed by a telephone call from Carswell Air Force Base: “We need to talk.” Full Story

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Donating Leased Space – Cont’d

I received some interesting emails following the publication of my last post. I must say there are certainly some creative landlords in our community! Here are two landlord situations that I thought were particularly interesting. Full Story

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Donating Leased Space – It’s Not What You...

“Will the landlord donate leased space to us as a charitable gift?” or “Can’t the landlord lease us space at a below market rate and take the difference as a donation?” I get asked some version of these two questions every week. Full Story

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Involvement Leads To Rewards

Sometimes it is good to reflect on past experiences and how they have influenced your career, with an eye toward how they might apply to others. I had an unexpected opportunity to do recently when the national Commercial Real Estate Women Network presented me with the Circle of Excellence Award at its national convention in Chicago. It’s the organization’s highest award, and I am …

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Eliza Solender: Nontraditional Users Make Great Retail...

We get contacted all the time by retail brokers who know we specialize in representing nonprofit organizations. They usually do so because they have been stuck with difficult-to-lease retail space and wonder if one of our clients might be a potential tenant or, in some cases, a purchaser. Read More

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