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How To Be Productive While Working at Home During a Snow Storm

By Diana Podaski on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @ 17:03 PM

After reading a NECN headline that mentioned the upcoming storm is "potentially life threatening" I thought it would be the perfect time to write a blog on how to still be productive when working at home. Here are some tips:

Get up and take a...

Topics: Leasing Resources, how to be productive, working from home, How To

Commercial Real Estate Comics

By Diana Podaski on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 13:02 PM

We try to find humor in our daily challenges, our annoyances or just things that we find funny in our daily lives in the retail real estate industry. We try not to take ourselves too seriously. If we generate more smiles than groans, cringes, head...

Topics: Comic Strip Center

Common Commercial Real Estate Terms

By Diana Podaski on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 13:02 PM

There are many shopping center and commercial real estate terms and acronyms to be aware of but here is a common list to get you started. The list is broken up by 5 main departments in the industry/Commercial Real Estate: Leasing, Development,...

Topics: Leasing Resources

How Much Space You Should Lease For Your Retail Business

By Bill Beckeman on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

I would say that you need exactly 1,850 sq. ft., 2,307 sq.ft. or 4,202 sq.ft.  OK, you’re on to me – those are the actual measurements of spaces we are currently seeking to lease in our portfolio.  But seriously, how do you decide how much space you...

Topics: commercial real estate, Resources For Retailers, retail real estate, independent retailer, selecting retail space, Leasing Tips, store sizes, retail store sizes, space requirements, sf needed for retail store, store dimensions, average store size for convenience store, average store size for coffee shop, average store size for pizza shop, average store size for mexican restaurant, average store size for burger restaurant, average store size for yogurt store, average store size for ice cream store, average store size for dry cleaner, average store size of nail salon, average store size for fitness services

How To Lease the Right Retail Space For Your Retail or Service Business

By Bill Beckeman on Fri, Jun 03, 2011 @ 13:06 PM

So maybe you missed out on tying up a domain name like shoes.com. And anyhow, you’re not a web master seeking to create an Internet business that you can run from your bedroom.  You actually enjoy interacting personally with customers and you’ve...

Topics: Resources For Retailers, retail real estate, selecting retail space, Leasing Tips, Boston, consumer service business