As a property management professional, your personal goal should be to have any information that you may need readily available – anywhere, at any hour! To accomplish this, organization is key.  With the explosion of the mobile app marketplace in recent years, there are a number of great options to keep busy property management professionals…

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Two of the largest costs associated with owning commercial real estate are taxes and insurance.  While it is often a foregone conclusion that the costs are fairly fixed from year-to-year, Sperry Van Ness International Corporation  (SVNIC) has introduced a product exclusively for property management clients, which has shown success in reducing owners’ insurance costs. Through…

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As a company that prides itself on constantly utilizing the best technology in order to benefit its clients, we at Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC) have launched SVNGreen.com, which operates off of the GreenPSF technology platform.  The new website will assist our property management staff by providing their clients with a quick snapshot of…

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The title of this blog post alone can give property management executives anxiety just by reading it. In a white paper that we released earlier this year, the Top 5 Things that Keep Property Management Executives Up at Night, 4 out of the 5 issues identified were related to business development. Most property management executives…

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As a commercial real estate property owner who manages multifamily properties, the biggest challenge with the property isn’t so much the maintenance and upkeep as it is keeping the building occupied. Even when you’re able to keep your properties full, there is still the challenge of finding ideal tenants. These problems are actually relatively easy…

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Running a business can often be a thankless job.  When you couple that with the business being a property management company, the things that can keep you up at night are endless.  In January, the Sperry Van Ness® property management team conducted a survey of 100 commercial property management executives across the country to identify…

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Self storage fared better than every other commercial real estate sector during this past recession. However, the sector was not recession-proof, rather it was recession-resistant. After two years of losses (nine consecutive quarters), the four publicly traded REITS turned the corner and now have reported eight consecutive positive quarters. Occupancies are up; concessions are down;…

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SVN’s Medical Office Council Chair, Mark Alexander, CCIM, recently wrote an article for News-Press.com in which he predicts, The manner in which healthcare is delivered to Americans is changing. Increased demand for new types of medical office building design is part of that, along with locations different from past conventions to meet the needs of…

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SVN Deal Stories: Bankruptcy Auction of a Shopping Center The Property: Avalon Plaza, a neighborhood retail shopping center in Salisbury, MD. The Challenges: This retail property was in a permitted sales process under 363 Federal Bankruptcy and approved for a structured bankruptcy auction to be conducted with all liens attaching to the proceeds of sale.The Brokers: Brent C. Miller,…

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Portland, Oregon–More than 70 advisors, managing directors and operational staff came together September 11 and12 for an insightful Regional Training session. The event was produced by regional franchisees and organized by Curt Arthur, SIOR, Managing Director Sperry Van Ness, Salem, Oregon and his amazing team Meghan Salinas and Christy Bailey. The corporate team was pleased to be in attendance…

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