What brokers need to know about construction

By Charles Ferlisi, Southpace Director of Development and Construction Consulting

With 42 years of experience in the construction industry, I’m helping provide clients of Southpace with any development and construction consulting services that are needed.  For 38 years I owned or co-owned a company as a general contractor for commercial buildings, so when it comes to construction issues, I’m the resident expert. Continue reading “What brokers need to know about construction”

Working with Architects in Commercial Real Estate: Building a plan for Success

By Rich Vanchina, CCIM, SIOR

As commercial real estate brokers, we are often engaged by developers, investors and end-users of commercial property to identify sites that they can either redevelop or build new buildings.  And most of the time, this task is much more technical than simply identifying a site large enough to accommodate the desired building in the desired location.  Continue reading “Working with Architects in Commercial Real Estate: Building a plan for Success”

Southpace raises the roof IQ

By Melissa Achuff, Property Manager 

When it comes to commercial property management, there are a variety of building components that must be maintained in order to keep each property operating efficiently.

While the HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems are given consistent attention, there is a tendency to forget about the roofing system. It definitely shouldn’t be overlooked.  Continue reading “Southpace raises the roof IQ”

Understanding titles to save time and money

By Steve Lazarus, Associate Broker

The Southpace Learning Series (SLS) is our continuing education program developed in-house to give our team an in-depth understanding of issues facing our clients.  Because our clients’ needs continue to evolve, so will we.

A purchaser has both the right and responsibility in a general sales contract to inspect the property and ultimately make a decision on whether the property condition is acceptable. The Purchaser’s inspection period is date sensitive and defined in the contract. This is nothing new for most of us. Continue reading “Understanding titles to save time and money”

Our brokers know their boundaries with civil engineering

By Jim Collins, CCIM

The Southpace Learning Series (SLS) is our continuing education program developed in-house to give our team an in-depth understanding of issues facing our clients.  Because our clients’ needs continue to evolve, so will we.

Civil engineering is one of those areas that may not seem to directly relate to commercial real estate transactions, but it absolutely does. If nothing else, we need to know when it’s time to bring in a qualified professional to help our clients make the best decisions possible. Continue reading “Our brokers know their boundaries with civil engineering”

Estoppel…SNDA? Are you speaking a foreign language?

By Bryan Holt, CCIM, CLS

The Southpace Learning Series (SLS) is our continuing education program developed in-house to give our team an in-depth understanding of issues facing our clients.  Because our clients’ needs continue to evolve, so will we. 

At Southpace we are smart enough to “know what we don’t know,” and the subject of our most recent installment of the Southpace Learning Series fit squarely in that category.

We are not attorneys and we don’t give legal advice.  Still, we need to understand the role of Estoppels and SNDA documents in our business.  The two terms are sometimes lumped together (especially by real estate brokers) when maybe the only thing they share in common is the need for an attorney’s involvement. This is a broker’s perspective on both. Continue reading “Estoppel…SNDA? Are you speaking a foreign language?”