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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Three KC Construction Opportunities for 2014

Block Construction Services (BCS) just wrapped up a great 2013 and is looking toward 2014. Coming out of the recession, Kansas City is starting to carve out an important role in the commercial real estate market and we are always striving to seek out the best opportunities in construction and development so that we can serve our clients best. These are the three areas where we see bright opportunities for construction in Kansas City in  2014:

Monday, January 27, 2014

BRES' Deal of the Week - Applebee's

Stephen Block, Brian Beggs, Aaron Mesmer and Grant Reves of Block Real Estate Services (BRES) closed on the sale of a retail building in Ottawa, Kansas.
Applebee's Ottawa, Kansas

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How To Use Twitter for Commercial Real Estate

The rise of social media has presented new, exciting opportunities for professional networking. Twitter is a social network where professionals have the opportunity to grow their network exponentially and create conversations with other professionals they wouldn't otherwise have access to. Commercial real estate (CRE) professionals have a unique opportunity to develop their professional network through Twitter. Here are a few points on how to use Twitter for Commercial Real Estate: 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 Kansas City Downtown Market Report

Two long awaited and much anticipated issues have been settled for downtown in the last year:  Will Kansas City get a new downtown hotel?  And, where will the General Services Administration (GSA) locate? 

Commerce Tower
$71 million Commerce Tower redevelopment

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

What CRE Investors Need to Know for 2014

What CRE Investors Need to Know for 2014
2014 is already shaping up to be a year where dynamic changes will occur in the commercial real estate investment market. While working on our 2014 Real Estate Report for Kansas City, we gleamed a great deal of insight that professionals could apply to their businesses in 2014. In this post, we will discuss three changes in the landscape that CRE investors will need to know about in 2014:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Global, U.S. and Kansas City Overview - BRES 2014 Market Report

What changes in the global environment could negatively impart growth in the U.S. Economy?  How has the nation's lackluster economy affected the health of the commercial real estate sector?  What must happen before we once again see a healthy housing market?

2014 Kansas City Market Report
After discovering the IRS was targeting conservative leaning political groups, U.S. citizens took the streets to show their disapproval

Read more for the 2014 KC Market Report highlights!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

KC 2014 Market Report Details Business Forecast - Sign up now!

Block Real Estate Services (BRES) is excited to give you access to our 2014 Kansas City Annual Market Report!  Here are some highlights that will be live next week!      

Block Real Estate Services Market Report
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The 5 Best CRE Organizations To Be Involved With

The 5 Best CRE Organizations To Be Involved With
Enriching a commercial real estate professional outside of work with networking and personal development leads to success in a long-term career. As we discussed in our previous blog post about the importance of getting involved, networking is a fulfilling way to build your connections and your resume. Below, we have the 5 best CRE organizations to be involved with (in no particular order):

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Property Manager's New Year's Resolutions

The New Year inspires new goals and aspirations that drive people to improve themselves and their businesses. In this blog post, we think upon what a commercial real estate property manager would have for their new year's resolutions in 2014 and what "more" can be brought to the table in 2014.