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, July 30, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Giving Back the Block Hawley Way

epilepsy foundation kansas missouri
In our previous blog post, we talked about how corporate responsibility is not only part of a healthy long-term marketing strategy for a company, but is also a key factor in employee happiness, recruitment and retention. However, it is important to thoughtfully consider the causes that your company chooses to support with your employees top of mind. The best company-backed causes don’t just get picked and supported for their name value, but also ring a personal chord with employees. Ask your employees what is important to them, what aspects of the world they want to change and you will be surprised how passionately they throw themselves behind a cause they care about. In this post, we highlight our sister firm, Block Hawley, and how they teamed up as a company to help a worthy cause that was close to home for one of their employees…

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Top 5 Google Analytics Tools for CRE

In today's digital world, your next big prospect could be just at the other end of a Google Search. Is your site equipped to lead them to the appropriate broker or property manager that will seal the deal for your company? A pretty site with flashy graphics won't cut it. Commercial Real Estate (CRE) professionals need to be analyzing the user experience of their site and using data to back their decisions. Google Analytics comes equipped out of the box with a valuable toolbox of features. If you don't have the Google Analytics tracking code installed on your site, click here to get the step by step guide. Google Analytics offers a pageantry of gadgets and functions, but it's easy to get overwhelmed. These five simple Google Analytics tools for CRE are sure-fire ways to measure how successful your site leads a prospect down your sales funnel:
Google Analytics for CRE

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kansas City is an E-Commerce Hub

kc smarport
In this guest blog post from KC SmartPort, Katie Lally shares why Kansas City is an E-Commerce Hub: 

As the rise of the Internet, mobile phones, tablets and personal computers continues to connect the world, traditional retail practices have begun to subside. Many consumers are beginning to prefer their products to come to them, rather than having to go purchase the products themselves. As a result, e-commerce is becoming a major commercial force in our economy:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BRES' Deal of the Week - The Woods at Johnson Mill

Block Funds, the investment division of Block Real Estate Services (BRES), acquired a 120-unit Class-A multifamily community in Johnson, Arkansas.   The Woods is in a great location near many business's including The University of Arkansas. 
The Woods at Johnson Mill

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013