Welcome to the official blog of Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES). BRES seeks to offer insight and news concerning commercial real estate, financial investments, construction and development of the 212 communities we serve locally and nationally.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SIOR Development Day a Success!

The Western Missiouri--Kansas Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) had it's 23rd Anniversary of it's SIOR Development day! 62 exhibitors had the opportunity to present their properties, products and/or services. The exhibitors include commercial real estate firms, developers, construction companies, engineers, architects, lenders, service companies, and area Economic
Development Associations, among others.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Networking on a National Level

In a previous post about networking, BRES discussed the importance of joining and taking leadership in a club or networking organization. I wanted to build on this share and some insight from recent experiences that have expanded my professional circle and taken my company's presence to a national level.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Preparing for a National Conference

Attending a national conference in your industry is an exciting opportunity to represent your company on a national level and grow as an individual. Unfortunately, simply registering and showing up will not deliver the full value. Anyone going to a conference wants to gain national exposure, but how can you accomplish this with only a few employees attending? The answer: preparation.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Apartments as a Consumable Product

Apartments are consumable products. At our company, Block Multifamily Group, (BMG) we understand this concept through the Retail lens. Through this lens, we imagine the property as a retail shop, with the front door being the property’s entrance; the product for sale being the units; the store being the grounds and the salespeople being every member of the Management, Leasing and Maintenance staff. This approach has proven to be a critical management tool, and we have seen great on site improvements as a result.