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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving: How to Keep Your CRE Traditions Alive

Thanksgiving: Keeping your CRE Traditions alive
Keeping Thanksgiving traditions alive demands orchestrating and arranging many elements to make the ideal day.  Just like Thanksgiving Day, keeping up with commercial real estate (CRE) traditions require the right amount of collaboration and proper engagement to make everything come together. In light of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) decided to show how keeping up with traditions is very much like fostering relations in the CRE industry.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? If Not It's Time!

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? - Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES)When Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) launched their mobile site in 2013 roughly 45% of Americans had a smartphone. Now, a year after launch, that number has climbed to 58%, according to Pew Research.  Updating content and performing maintenance on a website is a year round requirement while refreshing the design can be done at longer intervals.  Don't get behind, read more on how to start or enhance your current mobile site:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Office Rehab: Are You Thinking Outside the Cube?

Office Commercial Real EstateThinking outside the cube can be challenging especially when it comes to redesigning office space. The current corporate market is as it tries to meet the growing demands of the workforce, and better understand the effect work environment has on productivity.  By doing so, corporations are redesigning work spaces, providing workplace amenities, and researching elements that allow employees to be increasingly productive. Most companies can't afford to completely redesign their space, so if you are looking to elevate the mood and spice up your office here are 4 tips to keep in mind:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Retail Redevelopment - What Can it Do For You?

Retail on the Rise, Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES)Rising from the ashes of 2008, retail properties in the commercial real estate market are starting to recover. Developers and retail shop owners alike are spending more of their time and money on existing properties instead of on new retail locations. By enhancing their existing facilities they are seeing an improvement in their investment. Improvements range from a simple renovation to a complete redevelopment.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Amenities, Amenities...It's all about the Amenities to Attract the Right Clientele?

Do You Have the Right Amenities to Attract the Right Clientele?
Gone are the days when a simple pool and a lone treadmill were the only amenities needed in the
multifamily market. Now properties that are under construction or in the development stage must find ways to provide unique and enticing amenities to attract individuals to the development. To accomplish this, these properties are focusing in on a few amenities such as the location, finishes, and layout.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014