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4 Tips for Getting Your Commercial Property Ready to Sell

Are you thinking about selling your commercial space? Whether you need a bigger space, or you’re retiring, here are a few tips to help sell your commercial property for more money and fast!

 

Curb Appeal

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Curb appeal isn’t just for residential real estate. Your space only gets one first impression so it’s important you make it a memorable one. We suggest taking a walk around and noticing what improvements need to be made. Sprucing up the landscaping, power washing and add a fresh coat of paint really go a long way. The goal is to make your property as appealing as possible in order to give potential buyers a great first impression. A neglected building can discourage buyers and affect the sale price.

 

Clean up the interior

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Just like the outside, your inside needs to impress buyers as well. Make sure the interior is clean and well maintained to attract any potential buyers. Have all minor repairs and floors cleaned. If there are any major repairs that need to be handled, it is best to make them before putting the property on the market. Similar to residential real estate, clutter can prevent buyers from visualizing inhabiting the commercial space. Clear the clutter and stage it to catch the eye.

 

Implement a price strategy

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The first step is to look at properties close to your property. If available, look for how far they are from your property, what those properties sold for, and the date of the sale. Checking out the competition can give you a leg up and ensure you won’t lose out on money.

The #1 thing we can’t stress enough is to make sure your listing information is up-to-date and accurate. It’s much easier to negotiate a strong contract if your information cannot be disputed.

Know your potential investors’ preferences. Are they an investor that is looking for a turnkey property that is 100% leased or are they willing to make improvements to the building and/or the tenant mix? Analyze your tenant mix so that you know where you stand before talking to investors.

 

Call The Chamber Group

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The best way to buy commercial real estate is to have a commercial retail broker working alongside you. When choosing a broker to partner with, be sure to look for these skills:

  • Expert in local market knowledge
  • Embraces current technology for marketing CRE
  • Strong presence for attracting qualified buyers
  • Strong presence in the community
  • Customized marketing package, both digital and traditional
  • Skilled in contract negotiation
  • Knowledgeable in best practices for market research

 

To learn more about selling commercial property, contact the experts at The Chambers Group. Since its founding in 1999, The Chambers Group has established itself as one of the leading Tenant and Landlord representative brokerage firms in the Southeast. Contact us at 704-752-8350 for our Charlotte office or 919-900-2201 for our Raleigh office. Email inquiries can be sent to info@chambers-group.com

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Complete list of all 23 restaurants, bars and breweries opening in March

A complete list of all 24 restaurants, bars and breweries opening in March

Wow, March is a power-packed month for grand openings in Charlotte. Here’s a complete list of all 23 restaurants, bars and breweries opening this month.

Cinnaholic

Berkeley-based vegan cinnamon roll shop.

Address: 6461 Old Monroe Road, Suite F, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Projected opening: Open now!
Read more: Coming Soon: Cinnaholic gourmet vegan cinnamon rolls

Aroy Thai

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New Thai restaurant from a husband-and-wife team that recently relocated to Charlotte from Las Vegas.

Address: 5301 E. Independence Blvd. Ste F Charlotte, NC 28212.
Projected opening: Open now!

Bang Bang Bites

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Fast-casual restaurant serving sliders in South End from  the same ownership as Bang Bang Burger in Elizabeth.

Address: 235 W. Tremont Avenue, Suite 101
Projected opening: Open now!
Agenda pro tip: The pimento slider will be a fan favorite, but don’t underestimate the guacamole slider.
Read more: Details emerge on Bang Bang Bites, targeting a February 26 grand opening in South End. Here’s the menu

Golden Cow

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Handcrafted small-batch ice cream. It’s their second location (the original is in South End).

Address: Corner of Colony and Sharon, in the same shopping center as Yafo.
Fun fact: Expect patio space with picnic tables and lots of inside seating.
Agenda pro tip: If you’ve never been, the must-try flavors are Salted Oreo and Dunkaroos.
Projected opening: March 9

Divine Barrel Brewing

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Address: 3701 N. Davidson Street

Agenda pro tip: Saturday’s grand opening party starts at noon and they’ll have 500 signature glasses for sale.
Projected opening: March 10

Beverage options via Facebook

World of Beer

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Chain restaurant and bar with 50 taps coming to Uptown

Address: 210 E Trade St (EpiCentre second story)
Projected opening: March 12

via Facebook

Crane Coffee

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San Francisco style coffee brand coming into Uptown

Address: 550 S Caldwell St (Nascar Building in Uptown)
Projected opening: March 12

Crane Coffee does tasty cinnamon rolls

Holler & Dash

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Cracker Barrel’s trendy new millennial-focused biscuit concept will be opening a location near the new Harris Teeter on South Boulevard.

Address: 2725 South Boulevard (20 yards from the new Harris Teeter)
Projected opening: March 13
Read more: Holler & Dash, described as “Cracker Barrel for Millennials,” opens March 13 in South End

Chicken. Set. Go. ($9) – Fried chicken, pimento cheese, jalapeno, sorghum.

King Poke

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Poke bowl and sushi burrito restaurant in University

Address: 350 E McCullough Dr
Projected opening: March14
Agenda pro tip: They’re running a BOGO deal for their grand opening (buy one, get one free on menu items)

Sushi Guru

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This popular sushi restaurant is expanding into the heart of Plaza Midwood (the original location is in SouthPark).

Address: 1217 The Plaza (30 yards from Whiskey Warehouse)
Fun fact: The two-story restaurant will feature dining on both levels, plus two large glass garage doors and a spacious outdoor patio.
Projected opening: Mid-March
Read More: 5 details to know about Sushi Guru’s new Plaza Midwood location, opening in mid-March

Sushi Guru’s signature roll (also their most popular) – Guru Roll ($15) – Tuna, lump crab, avocado drizzled with our signature spicy aioli, flash baked and topped with fried garlic and shallots.

Suki Akor

The sushi bar and Japanese steakhouse will be at the Embassy Suites in Uptown.

Address: 401 E. MLK Jr. Boulevard
Fun fact: It’ll have Uptown’s only robata grill, a charcoal grill used to cook skewered meats.
Projected opening: Mid-March
Read More: Suki Akor, a new sushi bar and Japanese steakhouse, opening soon in Uptown

Let’s Meat

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Seoul Food Meat Company’s new sister concept will feature authentic Korean BBQ you cook right at your table.

Address: 1400 S. Church Street
Projected opening: Mid-March

via Facebook

Famous Toastery Uptown

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The popular breakfast restaurant chain is expanding into Uptown.

Address: 330 S. Tryon Street
Projected opening: Mid-March

Haymaker

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Appalachian-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant on the ground floor of the Ascent in Uptown.

Address: 225 S. Poplar Street
Projected opening: Mid-March
Read more: Inside Haymaker, Chef William Dissen’s farm-focused restaurant opening mid-March in Uptown

Queen City Grounds

Uptown’s first coffee shop with an on-site roasting facility will open soon on the ground floor of Skyhouse’s north tower in Uptown.

Address: 644 N. Church Street
Projected opening: March
Fun fact: Paul Waggoner, a full-time musician and founding member of Between the Buried and Me will lead the coffee program. Jeff McElwee, the creator of FuD at Salud, will run the kitchen.
Read more: A new coffee shop with in-house roaster is coming to Skyhouse in Uptown

via Facebook

Poke Bar

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The California poke bowl giant is coming to Midtown.

Address: 601 S. Kings Drive (same shopping center as Mama Ricotta’s)
Fun fact: Sushi-grade fish is delivered every single day.
Agenda pro tip: For the grand opening, they’ll be running a 50% off deal on your entire order.
Projected opening: Late March

littleSpoon / Comida 2.0

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Comida is moving into littleSpoon after a stint in Plaza Midwood.

Address: 2820 Selwyn Avenue (near Mellow Mushroom in Myers Park)
Projected opening: Late March

Tacos at Comida, formerly in Plaza Midwood

Davidson Ice House

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Fast-casual concept, but with a level of cooking that’s something you’d find at a white-tablecloth restaurant

Address: 416 South Main St (downtown Davidson)
Projected opening: Late March

Chef Jenny is representing the Davidson Ice House at Charleston Wine + Food 2018 via Facebook

Duckworth’s Kitchen & Taphouse

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The Duckworth’s at Park Road is currently undergoing a significant renovation and rebrand. It’ll reopen with a smaller menu and updated design.

Address: 4435 Park Road
Projected opening: Late March

Bulla Gastrobar

New tapas restaurant taking the space formerly occupied by Chuy’s in SouthPark.

Address: 4310 Sharon Road
Projected opening: Late March

via Instagram

Graham Street Pub

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Neighborhood pub with a second-story rooftop bar near BB&T Ballpark.

Address: 400 S. Graham Street
Projected opening: Late March
Read more: A look at construction progress and the menu at Graham St. Pub, Uptown’s newest rooftop bar

Wooden Robot/Kre8 Gastropub

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Gastropub addition to Wooden Robot from the guys behind the Twisted Eats food truck.

Address: 1440 S Tryon St.
Projected opening: Late March

Shake Shack

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People are already going nuts about this burger chain.

Address: Park Road Shopping Center
Projected opening: Spring
Fun fact: We polled Agenda readers, and this is the #1 most anticipated restaurant arrival in 2018.
Read more: Prediction: Charlotte will lose its mind over Shake Shack — CFO Tara Comonte won’t believe the sales volume

Tandur

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Knoxville-based fast-casual Indian restaurant will take over the old TrySports space in SouthPark.

Address: 721 Governor Morrison Street
Projected opening: Late March, could slide into April.
Read more: What to expect from Tandur, a fast-casual Indian restaurant, opening near YAFO in SouthPark

I hope you’re hungry. March is going to be a huge month for the food scene in Charlotte.

Source and Credit: Ted Williams, Charlotte Agenda

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11 Galleria Welcomes Sola Salon and Pet Supplies Plus

11 GALLERIA WELCOMES SOLA SALON AND PET SUPPLIES PLUS

Greenville’s 11 Galleria is Becoming the New Hot Spot Shopping Center

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Catie Gregg

catie@chambers-group.com

704-752-8350

 

GREENVILLE, NC – January 31, 2018 – The Chambers Group announces that Sola Salon has opened in 11 Galleria, a neighborhood shopping center in Greenville, NC. Pet Supplies Plus has also been successfully leased in the center.

11 Galleria is a grocery-anchored shopping center in Greenville, North Carolina, located at 950 Criswell Drive on the Northwest corner of South Memorial Drive and Mall Rd. The center is visible from two public roadways and includes 3 full-movement access points. Sola Salon is occupying the west end-cap and Pet Supplies Plus will occupy the east end-cap. Other notable tenants in the center include: The Fresh Market, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bonefish Grill, Kohl’s, Sleep Number, and Which Which.

Sola Salon provides beauty professionals high-end, fully equipped salon studios that give stylists full control over their working environment, schedule, choice of retail, pricing, and more. Sola Salon is the largest, fastest-growing salon studio business in the country.

Pet Supplies Plus is a premier retail franchise that focuses on being a neighborhood pet supply “supermarket,” stocking a wide selection of pet food and supplies. Pet Supplies Plus also offers services like dog grooming and self-serve dog washing. The franchise considers itself to be “America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store.”

Pet Supplies Plus and Sola Salon have both established themselves in the market and will undoubtedly experience sales growth in this now booming shopping center.

Carla Trepper and Cameron Brogden with The Chambers Group are the leasing brokers for 11 Galleria and are representing the landlord. Cole Pennell is representing Pet Supplies Plus in this transaction.

 

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8 Reasons To Use a Tenant Rep Broker

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The tenant rep broker works for you, not your landlord.

If you’ve used a landlord rep in the past or you are considering using one now, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, it’s important to remember that a landlord representative’s best interests lie with the landlord. Their main goal is to fill available spaces quickly and for as much profit as possible. A tenant rep broker works solely on your behalf ensuring you get your ideal property for the best deal.

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Access to insider information on available properties.

When searching on the internet for available commercial properties, not all spaces turn up. Often, spaces go so quickly that they don’t even get advertised online. It is the tenant rep broker’s job to get their clients in properties in highly sought out areas before they are filled. This gives you fast access to properties you normally would not have access to, let alone knew existed.

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You don’t pay a dime.

Yup, you read that right. Potential tenants don’t pay tenant reps a dime. The landlord is actually the one that covers the cost of brokerage services.

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Additional negotiating power.

Having an experienced negotiator can make a huge difference when negotiating a lease. A tenant representative will be your advocator through the entire process so you never have to go at it alone.

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They can break down lease terms for you.

As experts in commercial real estate, tenant reps are qualified to walk you through the details of every deal. This is a crucial step as you want to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want for the price you need.

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You get exactly what you need for your business.

With a combination of expertise and experience, tenant reps provide valuable insight into what commercial properties would benefit you and your business. This will make certain that you find the perfect fit for your company.

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You get a team when you use a tenant rep.

The best part of using a tenant rep is the resources we have to offer you. Tenant reps have a network of contacts ready at their disposal – whether it’s a contractor or an attorney, they can connect you to much-needed resources. Also, working with a commercial real estate firm that offers tenant representation and landlord representation connects you to a whole database of landlords as well as a team of administrative support staff.

The Chambers Group offers many services that require a highly qualified administrative support staff. From operations and marketing to GIS analytics and mapping – The Chambers Group provides you with more than just a tenant rep, we provide you with an entire team.

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You get the best deal.

Having a tenant rep at your side allows you to not only get the perfect space but the perfect space at the best price. Tenant representatives have market knowledge that only years of experience would allow. They know the market you’re looking at and they know if you’re getting a fair deal or if your eyes are in an overpriced space. In addition to getting you the best deals, brokers are trained in the art of negotiating with landlords, so your lease terms will be improved and you’ll get your desired space for the right price.

 

The Chambers Group was founded in 1999 and has established itself as one of the leading Tenant and Landlord representative brokerage firms in the Southeast. Our trademark, “Accelerating Retail Success™,” has been the foundation upon which we have served retailers and landlords for nearly 20 years.

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Huck Broyles Joins The Chambers Group’s Charlotte Office

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The Chambers Group is proud to announce and welcome Huck Broyles to its Charlotte office as GIS Coordinator. He will be serving The Chambers Group’s Charlotte and Raleigh offices.

Huck studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate at The University of Georgia. His professional experience includes multifamily property management, multifamily brokerage and Director of Operations for a private real estate company. In 2017, Huck received his Masters of Urban Design from UNC-Charlotte. Huck specializes in demographic research, market analysis, GIS systems implementation, 3D rendering and Urban Design through data analytics and creative problem solving/planning.

The Chambers Group is excited to incorporate Huck’s experience into Asheville’s Innsbruck Mall mixed-use development plans.

 

For more information about Huck, click here.

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8 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts Worth Listening To

With new laws, emerging investing strategies, and market updates, staying current in the Commercial Real Estate industry can be difficult no matter your level of experience. Thanks to the popular digital world of podcasts, staying on top of your industry news just became a lot easier.

To save time and effort, we have compiled 8 real estate podcasts worth listening to. Add to your commute to work or gym workout, you’ll get a variety of personalities and a wide range of insightful and inspiring topics. Here’s our list of commercial real estate podcasts to add to your daily routine.

 

1.) BiggerPockets

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Every Thursday you can catch these two fan favorites Brandon Turner and Joshua Dorkin. One of the top watched series in the industry, the show covers everything from rental properties, quickly scaling your business, to how a teacher made millions investing in real estate. BiggerPockets tackles it all and at every experience, level making this a podcast worth listening to.

 

2.) The Real Estate Guys

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If you’re looking for a Commercial Real Estate Podcast with experts who have put in the years of experience than look no further. The Real Estate Guys Robert Helms and Russell Gray have been on the air since 1997! If after listening to you still can’t get enough of this number one podcast on Itunes, you can dive into their blog, and newsletter for additional tips, market insights, and answers to any investing questions you may have.

 

3.) The Commercial Investing Show

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The phrase practice what you preach comes to mind as you listen to host Jason Hartmon discuss his focus on commercial real estate investing. Not only an expert in knowledge but Jason has experience in what he discusses as he owns properties in 11 different states and 17 cities. This Commercial Real Estate Podcast will give you a creative take on investing in Commercial Real Estate.

 

4.) The Commercial Real Estate Show

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Not to be confused with the Commercial Investing Show as discussed above, this podcast offers listeners a rare combination of intelligence and charming personality. Host Michael Bull has been on the air for 6 years adding to is equally impressive career experience of 30 years in sales and leases. Michael’s topics vary from Commercial Interest Rates, general paperwork, to success stories. You can enjoy listening to him every week for an hour.

 

5.) Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

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If you’re reading this and thinking “I don’t have the time to listen to a 60-minute podcast.” Then this is the show for you. Joe Fairless is a unique voice to pay attention to, controlling over $101 million worth of real estate his success makes for an interesting podcast. His topics range from real estate sphere to investing in rehabbing properties, and as an added bonus his episodes last around 30 minutes or less.

 

6.) PropTech Podcast

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Interested in the digital side of Commercial Real Estate? Look no further you have found the Commercial Real Estate Podcast for you. Hosts Eddie Holmes and James Dearsley talk you through their insights of challenges companies face and how they can overcome them by adapting to an increasingly digital world while simultaneously taking advantage of this opportunity for growth purposes. Diving into different industry topics each episode, this show is a must-listen for those wondering how technology is impacting Commercial Real Estate.

 

7.) Real Estate Today Radio

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Traditionally podcasts have one or two hosts but Real Estate Today has a team of hosts giving you an added bonus of extra insights into the world of Real Estate. Stephen Gasque, Jane Dollinger, and Bill Thompson are the brains behind the show hosting Interviews, call-ins, and specialized segments making this podcast not only interactive but informative as well.

 

8.) Cashflow Diary

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Those familiar with the name J. Massey know that he is a man of multiple titles and his podcast cashflow Diary is just another bullet on his long list. A real estate investor, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and coach, Massey shares his knowledge and experience in investing in real estate with his listeners. With a background in financial planning and insurance, Massey used his expertise to advise his listeners on investing in his 45-minute episodes.

 

These 8 podcasts are excellent for retail tenant representatives and landlord representatives. At The Chambers Group in Charlotte NC and Raleigh NC, we like to stay on top of the latest news and trends in commercial real estate. These podcasts help keep us up to date when serving our clients.

Questions? Contact us today!

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New Restaurant In Works at Bank of America Plaza

The Chambers Group’s Brooks Bailey is representing TIER REIT in bringing Charlotte’s newest restaurant to the Bank of America Plaza in Charlotte, NC.

A fast-casual sushi concept will open at Bank of America Plaza in 2018.

The Indigo Road plans to open a 1,783-square-foot restaurant inspired by its restaurant O-Ku in South End. The restaurant is known for its Asian-focused cuisine with a heavy Japanese influence.

“We look forward to opening the doors to our newest concept in the Queen City,” the Charleston, S.C.-based hospitality group said in a statement.

Further details were not immediately available.

Indigo Road also operates Oak Steakhouse in South Charlotte and has plans for an Italian concept in the revamped Atherton Mill project.

Brooks Bailey of The Chambers Group represented TIER REIT, the owner of Bank of America Plaza, in the transaction. Bill Diehl represented The Indigo Road.

That concept is the latest tenant announced as part of a $20 million renovation at Bank of America Plaza.

That project expanded and renovated the tower’s lobby and improved its exterior facade. It also created four new street-level retail spaces.

Upscale seafood restaurant Eddie V’s and fast-casual concept Devon &Blakely announced earlier this year they had signed deals for that 40-story office tower at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets in uptown Charlotte.

Source and Credit: Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal

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Could Charlotte be home to Amazon’s new HQ2?

The e-commerce giant is on the hunt for the perfect location to service their expansion plans. On September 7th Amazon announced they are now accepting proposals from North American Cities that follow their specified contingencies. This new headquarter is estimated to cost $5 billion to build and bring 50,000 high-paying jobs to the chosen area.

HQ2 is expected to be similar to their Headquarters in Seattle, Washington which currently houses 40,000 employees, and spans over a distance of 8.1 million square feet including 33 buildings, and 24 restaurants.  The ideal Headquarters according to Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Benzos, will be “full equal to our Seattle headquarters.”

Bids from Metropolitan areas with a population of more than one million people, and regions that provide “a stable and business-friendly environment;” suburban or urban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent; and communities that “think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options,” will be prioritized Amazon stated. CBS news spoke with Amazon representatives, who were quoted saying “the company will likely choose a major city where at least 33% of the population has a college degree or higher,” which Charlotte qualifies for.

The Seattle headquarters operations from 2010 through 2016 estimated that amazon’s investments have brought $38 billion to the city’s economy which is why each city is racing to be considered.  As for Charlotte’s efforts, both Charlotte Regional Partnership CEO Ronnie Bryant and Charlotte Chamber CEO Bob Morgan were in an agreement to “aggressively pursue this opportunity.” “This is a transformative opportunity for our region. We are prepared to support any location within our region that is competitive. It is also an unprecedented opportunity to engage our public sector, private sector and the not for profit sector in a team effort to put our best foot forward.”

Charlotte is a strong contender thought by many besides those who live here. The Washington Post included Charlotte in their list of 39 metros that could win, as well as PC Magazine that included Charlotte as one of the “6 US Cities Amazon Should Consider for its Second HQ.”

As for now, we all must patiently wait for Amazon to release its final decision on October 19, 2017.

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Tenant Rep, Your Key to Leasing Success

If you had a brain tumor, would you go to your family doctor to get treated? Of course not, you would find a specialist! The same is true for your brokerage needs. You need a specialist; someone who devotes their time to finding the best space for your needs with the best terms and conditions. Hiring a tenant rep who has your objectives in mind will help you achieve your leasing goals faster.

Here’s a few more reasons why….
An unrepresented tenant is a landlord and listing broker’s dream come true! In exchange for saving a small percentage in lieu of a broker’s fee, unrepresented tenants typically pay 10 to 20 percent higher in occupancy costs.

The landlord and their representative are NOT working on your behalf:
It might seem easier to work directly with the landlord or landlord’s representative, but remember: they are both ethically and legally bound to take care of the landlord’s interests at your expense. Your tenant rep has one job—to get you the best possible space at the best possible terms. A Landlord Rep working for you is at a conflict of interest. They have the listing and their fiduciary duty is with the Landlord. They are looking out for their best interests, not yours.

It’s already paid for:
Typically, landlords have built in commission for brokerage. If you aren’t represented, the budgeted commission fee goes to the broker negotiating on the landlord’s behalf— in other words, you are paying someone to work against you.

Strategy:
A Tenants Rep job is to understand your business and ensure your location is in line with your overall strategy. From budgeting, cost, visibility, traffic counts, etc., a tenant rep can keep you on track and stay within the scope of your business plan.

Process:
A good Tenant Rep will streamline the acquisition process to be efficient and effective for the tenant.

Access to space:
The internet has created a world of “real estate experts”; however, many of the best spaces get snatched up before ever becoming publicly available. It is a tenant rep’s job to know about these spaces—and get you into them!

Leverage:
If a landlord knows you are represented by a Tenant Rep Broker, they will be more aggressive in the pursuit of your tenancy. Brokers also have existing relatinoships with landlords to utilize to your advantage.

Market Knowledge:
Your tenant rep will do more than help you identify good spaces. They will tell you about developments and growth patterns that can affect your business in the future, let you know how other businesses in the area are performing, and reveal the economics particular in the trade area.

Resources:
A broker has access to data and tools such as demographics, traffic counts, sales figures, and comparable leases.

Negotiations:
Tenant representatives make a career out of long and complicated real estate negotiations. They handle the paperwork, identifying LOI/Lease provisions that could potentially cost or harm you, making sure that that you fully understand what you are signing. They will ensure that you are protected in the lease and walk away with nothing left on the table. In addition, they will maximize the amount of the landlord’s contribution towards renovations, and negotiate additional savings such as free rent.

Buffer between you and the landlord:
Your broker is your one point of contact, simplifying the process for you. They can act as the “bad guy” when necessary, keeping your relationship with the landlord cordial.

Recommendations:
Lawyers, contractors, civil engineers, architectures, etc.

Time Management:
Allowing a broker to do their job alleviates stress and frees up your time this leaves you with more time to do what you are best at—developing and running your business!

Consider hiring a tenant rep broker TODAY with The Chambers Group for the best client service in the industry. To learn more about The Chambers Group, the leading retail brokerage in the Carolinas, click here.

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David Allen Joins The Chambers Group’s Raleigh Office

The Chambers Group is proud to announce and welcome David Allen as a Retail Specialist in the company’s Raleigh Office. David will be joining the team as no stranger to the retail real estate market and tenant representation services throughout the Carolinas.

David Allen comes to The Chambers Group from The Shopping Center Group in Raleigh, NC. The Shopping Center Group is a retail only real estate platform that provides a variety of representation and advisory services to tenants, landlords, developers, investors and financial institutions. It was there that David served as Broker/Partner and worked with a variety of clients, including Dairy Queen, Ollie’s Bargain Outlets, Sprouts Farmers Market, LA Fitness, and Bassett Furniture. He also led the leasing of Crossroads Plaza, a 670,000sf power center in Cary, North Carolina. During his successful 12-year tenure with The Shopping Center Group David was a top producer in his field.

David brings executive knowledge and a high standard for deep-rooted relationships to The Chambers Group. His relationships in the retail commercial real estate industry have built David Allen’s character to one that embodies the will to achieve. His success is measured by the relationships he has built and his ability to mentor others.

“I am honored and excited about joining The Chambers Group. The opportunity to work on new projects and add value to a team of powerhouse players is rewarding and impelling. I look forward to what retail has to hold and how I can make a positive impact,” says David.

Jay Chambers, Principal of The Chambers Group, states “We are committed to bringing a new generation of brokers to the retail real estate market. The Chambers Group is taking the opportunity to pair that new generation of brokers with seasoned brokers, like David Allen, that have succeeded in the ever-evolving market and are also passionate about mentorship. By making truly distinctive decision regarding the company’s impact in the community, The Chambers Group will propel through the evolution of retail and emerge prestigious, while still holding tight the principles of integrity and honesty the company was founded on.”

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