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Preliminary Relocation Process

One of the first questions we get asked when we are working with a tenant is how long the process will take…..The answer is usually longer than you think.  We created the below infographic to show a sample of our step-by-step process, the time it takes to accomplish and decision makers involved.  There is a … Continue reading Preliminary Relocation Process

Phoenix Housing Market is Pure Fire

In February, I was able to watch the annual Land and Housing forecast by Land Advisors with Founder Greg Vogel.  As usual, they didn’t disappoint with the wealth of great information they shared. I wanted to share a graph that was astounding to me: Resale of houses in metro Phoenix by days. Our team focuses exclusively on office and commercial, … Continue reading Phoenix Housing Market is Pure Fire

What Will Replace The Desk?

It seems like forever ago that the entire work force was sent home from their offices to hunker down and try to be productive while waiting out the pandemic. While telecommuting is not a new word, companies have always considered it an experiment and been very slow to embrace it. For years, telecommuting or working from home, either partially or full … Continue reading What Will Replace The Desk?

Lease Types and Obligations

In commercial office leasing, there are a number of ways owners charge rent and operating expenses.  We always negotiate how operating expenses are accounted for and charged to the tenant when we work with you on your office lease.  Below is a graphic we created to show the range of lease types and where the obligation resides (with the Landlord … Continue reading Lease Types and Obligations

5G and CRE

I’ve lost track of how many narratives I’ve written about how technology is changing the commercial real estate business. Here’s another one. 5G is on the way and it’s coming fast. What does this mean to the Commercial Real Estate Industry? Below is an article on strategizing for the arrival of 5G technology. Some of … Continue reading 5G and CRE

America’s Money Flow

I recently found a great website with some very cool information and graphs on money flow trends and wanted to share it with you.  Where has America’s money flowed over the last 5 years? People take their money where they think they will live their best life.Turns out that: –Money is flowing out of California at an incredible … Continue reading America’s Money Flow

Returning to Work

I believe (as does Industrious’ Jamie Hodari below) that companies are going to be moving back into the office eventually for a number of reasons I have discussed in this narrative previously. As we continue to get our heads and arms around the pandemic, we still need to work.  Here are a few takeaways from … Continue reading Returning to Work

Countries With the Most Sustainable Energy Policies

I have some global thinking for your narrative today. Lots of thought and energy is going into making the world more sustainable. There are many ways people are working towards sustainability, and below is a graph showing which countries are doing the best job. Here are my thoughts:1—The US is doing a good job (I know, we … Continue reading Countries With the Most Sustainable Energy Policies

Coppola-Cheney 2020 – By The Numbers

Goal setting is what I do and then I track those goals with a religious fervor.  2020 proved to be a crazy, crazy year for goal setters.  Not for Coppola Cheney.  We put our heads down, took care of our clients, made the year about working hard for them and their issues.After the year ended, … Continue reading Coppola-Cheney 2020 – By The Numbers

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2020

We are all getting mixed messages on office space use from the media and our own colleagues.  The office market is dead. It will never be the same. Work from home doesn’t work. The market will crash. We’ve already hit bottom. We hear all this and more every day.  We call it The Sandstorm.   What … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2020

FANG Companies Are Driving CRE

FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet aka Google) are dominating the commercial real estate market—Leasing and Buying.  How much?  Well, they now own or lease almost 600 MILLION square feet of space!!  This is more than all the office space in New York City.  Five times more than just a decade ago.  Read more … Continue reading FANG Companies Are Driving CRE

Tenant Advisory Method

Tenant Advisory and now National Tenant Advisory was formally created in 1982.  Today, office tenants across the US with as few as 5-10 offices in different markets are hiring firms to handle their real estate portfolios.  There are many reasons, but here are a few thoughts on why companies do this:   Tremendous time savings Single … Continue reading Tenant Advisory Method

Parking and the Driverless Future

At the NAIOP national convention this past fall, a few speakers touched on the topic of what is going to change when autonomous cars and UBER/Lyft allow workers to stop driving to work.  Below are some key slides from the presentation done by Juan Dorado, John Cadenhead and Steffen Turoff.   For each slide, you can click … Continue reading Parking and the Driverless Future

Technology Adoption Rates

Today’s graph is messy at first glance.  After you read my comments, simply click on the larger version to review in-depth.  The colored lines show how fast different technologies have been adapted over time. Here are a few of my thoughts: –In general, we adopt technology pretty rapidly in the US. –Look for the number … Continue reading Technology Adoption Rates

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

These days, it’s easier than ever to get started in investing. There are apps that let you buy and trade stocks while waiting at the gas station. Real estate, especially residential, has always been an accessible investment vehicle. But these days, even commercial real estate is being disrupted and opening up to the masses, with … Continue reading Investing in Commercial Real Estate

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