KensTrends - Commercial Real Estate

All things somewhat related to Commercial Real Estate in South Florida. I strive to be unconventional, entertaining and educational. For over 30 years I've been a go-to source for market info and try put my own spin on topics related to the sale and leasing of office and industrial space in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

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Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

At the dollar store, everything's a dollar - that's price transparency. What isn't price transparency? Try buying a car. What looks like a deal may not be after reading the fine print.  Leasing an office, warehouse or retail space is can be even worse with the fine print taking the form of a 30 page lease. That's why you need professional tenant representation to save time, money and aggravation.  

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

I'm in the business of leasing and selling square feet. But a square foot in one building can actually be larger than a square foot in another. How can that be? Listen to the pod.

Monday May 25, 2020

Here is an audio version an of my interview  on Yardi's Commercial Café blog . The blog covers market data, technology, urbanism, design and more. Which makes you wonder why they would interview me. The interview was actually conducted by email from Romania.  But my wife Lisa handled the questions on the audio from KensTrends’ Boca Raton Studios.

Thursday Apr 16, 2020

With all the craziness going on in the world right now, I decided to dig into the archive to revisit and update one of my lighter pieces from 2012. Join me and my guests Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Ronald Reagan for a fun and deliberately nonpartisan look at politics, social media and economic development.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

CBD is one of the most commonly used terms in commercial real estate,  but the definition has changed. “Central Business District”  was a more impressive way to say Downtown and non-CBD was suburban. Today, CBD is impacting the Commercial Real Estate market in a different way.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

So the economy was riding high, businesses were thriving and the commercial real estate market was seeing all-time high rental rates and historically low vacancies. Then a virus hits and everything is in chaos. On March 18, the CEO of Cheesecake Factory sent a letter to all of his landlords saying they won’t be paying their rent on April 1. I don’t think anyone told him that April Fool’s day was postponed due to the coronavirus, but this is no joke.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

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