Category Archives: Our Industry

My Landlord is the Best!

My Landlord is the Best! Your Landlord may be the best. Many great Landlords exist in each and every market. I especially like those Landlords that give the cool gifts to their tenants every December. A good friend once showed me the custom wood grill set he received from his Landlord. A year later when…
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Is the CBD Becoming a Tenant’s Market?

Is the CBD becoming a tenant’s market? A 'tenant's market" is a term used to describe a real estate market in which tenants hold the upper hand over landlords during negotiation. This can occur when vacancy rates rise in a certain area and landlords must provide their current and future tenants with incentives that they…
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Rightsizing

Rightsizing I’ve been thinking a lot about rightsizing lately. In just a few months, I will be turning (dare I say it out loud?) 55 years old. My children are grown and on their own. My husband and I both work fulltime outside the home, and, in the case of my husband, on the other…
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The Autonomous Impact

The Autonomous Impact (This map of Pittsburgh's dedicated parking areas shows how much additional space could be gained should the need for these spaces go away due to autonomous vehicles.)   Autonomous cars will have a tremendous impact on real estate. Everyone knows the saying, “Location, location, location,” and the same will remain true. Landlords…
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Keep the new ideas rolling in

Keep the new ideas rolling in Every year, since I was 12, my family has taken a beach vacation. Most of those years, we have gone to the same place – Bethany Beach, Delaware. It’s familiar, easy for us to get to from Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Allentown, and we know we can find homes…
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4 Critical Ideas For Your Growing Company Part 1

4 Critical Ideas For Your Growing Company (Part I) Imagine with me for a moment… You’ve just started your own company. You have dreams of making the bigtime – hundreds of employees, unique office space, cool kids breaking down your door to work for you. Then reality hits you smack dab in the face. You’re…
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Timing of the Cracker Plant and its role in commercial real estate

Timing of the Cracker Plant and its role in commercial real estate Royal Dutch Shell is in the process of constructing a $6 billion petrochemical plant in Beaver county on the banks of the Ohio River. The facility, also known as a “cracker plant”, will take in oil and gas and break it into smaller…
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