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Commercial real estate in the Southwest
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Commercial real estate in the Southwest

While elements of the pandemic linger, 2022 has proven to be a year of economic recovery with demand for industrial properties increasing. While some previously popular sectors of commercial real estate are experiencing challenges, others have resurfaced, offering promising investment opportunities. This is especially true in the Southwest, where properties in the commercial sectors are […]
Commercial real estate investment: understanding the basics
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Commercial real estate investment: understanding the basics

Commercial real estate investment is a particularly lucrative industry that offers the opportunity to build wealth. With the vast range of commercial property types, there are significant options and possibilities to choose from. Investing in commercial real estate can also be complex, but there are several steps that can make the process clearer. What is […]
Real estate investment red flags
Real estate investment red flags

Real estate investment red flags

Investment in real estate can be lucrative, but like most investing, it needs to be strategic. As a rule, a diversified portfolio is a smart strategy for investing, including investments in real estate. But beware of investment red flags that can lead to additional costs. Some deals may seem too good to be true because […]
Trends in commercial real estate to watch for in 2022
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Trends in commercial real estate to watch for in 2022

New trends in commercial real estate are expected in 2022. If you work in commercial real estate or you’re an investor, it is valuable to know the trends to help make more informed business decisions.   Trends in multi-family housing Rental prices experienced significant increases in 2021, and we expect to see this trend continue […]
Things to think about before buying commercial real estate
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Things to think about before buying commercial real estate

When it comes to buying commercial real estate there are many things to consider before and during the transaction process. Commercial real estate investment costs are typically high, but they also offer the potential for high returns. The process of buying commercial real estate is similar to the process in residential real estate, but there […]
What is a 1031 exchange and how is it potentially changing?
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What is a 1031 exchange and how is it potentially changing?

For commercial real estate professionals, a 1031 exchange is part of the job, but those new to the industry or new to real estate investment may not be fully aware of what a 1031 exchange is or how it works. More importantly, the rules on 1031 exchanges may be changing. So, even if you are […]
What’s Driving Growth in Commercial Real Estate
Growth in Commercial Real Estate

What’s Driving Growth in Commercial Real Estate

Six months into 2021, we are seeing a clearer picture of areas of growth in commercial real estate. Throughout 2020, the U.S. saw pauses in business operations, an increased adaptation to digital communication, increased vacancies in commercial office space, and significantly constrained economic growth. As business returns to some level of normalcy, the commercial real […]
2021 Trends In Commercial Real Estate Investment
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2021 Trends In Commercial Real Estate Investment

2020 brought a lot of changes to the commercial real estate market. The focus of those looking to make an investment has shifted but the outlook for 2021 is promising. Companies are looking for warehouses as they shift inventory models, and people are looking for new options in housing after moving out of major cities […]
2021 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

2021 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Global Perspective The outlook for 2021 commercial real estate largely depends on a variety of factors such as industry and geography. On a global scale, the projected 2021 commercial real estate sector has slowed dramatically. Businesses and their rent flow are critical to investors and property managers. Many industries such as retail and hospitality have […]
Commercial Escrow Process Guide

Commercial Escrow Process Guide

The escrow process can be daunting. Anyone that has purchased property knows the escrow process involves documents, depositories, and legalities that can be overwhelming if you are not working with a knowledgeable escrow officer to walk you through step-by-step. At Landmark Title, we are well versed in the commercial real estate escrow process. To help […]
Southwest Commercial Real Estate Draws in Large Companies

Southwest Commercial Real Estate Draws in Large Companies

The landscape of Southwest commercial real estate is changing and growing. Within the last few years, high-tech companies have been looking to the Southwest as a new alternative to pricier markets for commercial office space.   In August 2020, Amazon announced that they will be adding a 100-million-dollar expansion to office spaces in Phoenix with […]
The Future of Commercial Office Space in Arizona

The Future of Commercial Office Space in Arizona

The abrupt shift to remote working due to  the pandemic revealed that most office workers managed their jobs well while  working from home. This has prompted  some corporate leaders to re-evaluate the use of traditional office space and rethink their business needs moving forward. While many understand that the future of commercial office space will […]
COVID-19 may advance trends in commercial real estate
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COVID-19 may advance trends in commercial real estate

The coronavirus outbreak has quickly put the economy into turmoil. While many businesses are struggling to keep up with the drastic changes in the market, the commercial real estate industry may have some bright spots despite obvious uncertainties. The COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. is expected to advance trends in commercial real estate that were […]
Remote Online Notarization: What does it mean for you?

Remote Online Notarization: What does it mean for you?

Remote online notarization allows you to get your documents notarized anytime, anywhere – you can even do it from home in your pajamas. It is no secret that technology is changing the way we do business. Even before COVID-19, we could conduct virtual meetings, digitally store documents and work remotely. Now, these tools and resources are more valuable than ever, as we continue to work with customers and process real..
What is driving trends in the Phoenix rental market?
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What is driving trends in the Phoenix rental market?

It is no secret that the Valley is one of the strongest real estate markets in the U.S. The growth and appreciation include positive trends in the Phoenix rental market for both the residential and commercial sectors. According to RealPage, Phoenix residential multi-family property rents have increased nearly 50% since 2010 and as of January […]
Commercial Properties: Why Cannabis Investors are Buying them up
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Commercial Properties: Why Cannabis Investors are Buying them up

The cannabis industry is rapidly growing as more and more states are legalizing both medical marijuana usage and adult/recreational use. The rapid growth has led to an increase in demand for commercial properties, as cannabis companies need space for both their manufacturing and retail operations. Investors are now buying up commercial properties, such as warehouses […]
2020 commercial real estate forecast: Where does Phoenix fit in?
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2020 commercial real estate forecast: Where does Phoenix fit in?

Consistency. That’s the most frequently used word when the commercial real estate landscape in Phoenix is discussed. And that’s not a bad thing. Phoenix-Metro is still affordable, is steadily modernizing and the with success in the area of economic development, the cities that make up the metro area are adapting to create a better quality […]
Why is Tempe the epicenter of commercial real estate projects in Metro Phoenix?
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Why is Tempe the epicenter of commercial real estate projects in Metro Phoenix?

In June, we wrote a post on how Tempe Town Lake facilitated the city’s economic development. Commercial real estate projects in Metro Phoenix are abundant, but Tempe continues to be a draw for many businesses, including commercial real estate developer, Irgens who recently announced plans to break ground in the first quarter of 2020 on […]
Phoenix is a hotbed for luxury assisted living group homes in residential neighborhoods
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Phoenix is a hotbed for luxury assisted living group homes in residential neighborhoods

By 2035, the number of seniors in the U.S. is expected to hit 78 million (almost a third of the country’s population), according to a 2018 U.S. Census Bureau report. In a recent housing market forecast for 2020 prepared by AZRE, it’s predicted that the senior housing market will continue to heat up. Assisted living […]
Collaborative workspaces are a hot new trend in Phoenix
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Collaborative workspaces are a hot new trend in Phoenix

Collaborative workspaces are becoming increasingly popular. The open environment falls in line with the values of today’s employees and it provides many benefits for both your staff and your bottom line. Collaborative workspaces attract businesses of all sizes– from startups to global enterprises. The workspace is typically made up of a mix of private offices […]
Refinancing for commercial real estate – What you need to know
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Refinancing for commercial real estate – What you need to know

Owning commercial real estate is not for the fainthearted; commercial properties are far more expensive than residential properties, they cost more to maintain, and there’s the risk of seeing the value of the investment drop during a recession or economic downturn. However, while these factors may be off putting to some, keen and experienced investors […]
Trends in commercial real estate construction
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Trends in commercial real estate construction

Driving through Maricopa County, it is evident that commercial real estate construction is experiencing a boom. While the experts are trying to determine when it might slow, there are some clear trends in commercial real estate that are influencing construction practices and building design features. Here are a few leading trends dominating 2019:   Psychographics […]
How is AI impacting commercial real estate

How is AI impacting commercial real estate

We hear that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are disrupting industries, including residential real estate, but the AI clamor is decidedly quieter when talking about its impact on commercial real estate. While AI has gained a foothold in residential real estate, things are moving a bit slower on the commercial side of things. That […]
How Tempe Town Lake facilitated Tempe’s economic development

How Tempe Town Lake facilitated Tempe’s economic development

Tempe Town Lake began as an academic exercise for ASU architect students in 1966, but the formerly dry riverbed is now a bustling mecca for Tempe’s economic development and rising real estate values. More than 50 years ago, ASU’s College of Architecture dean, James Elmore challenged his students to come up with a way to […]
Will the land value around Grand Canyon University go up?

Will the land value around Grand Canyon University go up?

Universities are generally very good neighbors to the real estate around them in terms of rising land value.  Real Estate near Arizona State University’s Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses have seen steady climbs in prices. Both areas have ranked as two of the hottest development zones in the Valley. But what about land value around […]
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Why you may want to rethink being a resimercial real estate agent

Newer agents may be tempted to become resimercial real estate agents, but commercial and residential real estate are vastly different from each other and it's hard to become an expert in both.
Commercial real estate and cannabis, high times for growth
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Commercial real estate and cannabis, high times for growth

The growth of Arizona's medical marijuana industry is proving to be a boon to commercial real estate. Cannabis growers are buying older industrial properties and giving new life to shuttered warehouses and factories.
Landmark Title Keeps Pace with Growing Arizona Real Estate Market
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Landmark Title Keeps Pace with Growing Arizona Real Estate Market

  Steady growth in Arizona’s real estate market means big things for Landmark Title Assurance Agency. The company recently added seven new members to the team and opened a new office at Kierland Commons. Plans are on tap to add more staff and space in 2018. On top of that, Landmark Title just entered into […]
Horizontal Development: Arizona real estate’s next big thing?
horizontal development: Arizona real estate's next big thing

Horizontal Development: Arizona real estate’s next big thing?

While apartments rise high in the Valley's urban centers, development is headed sideways in the suburbs as horizontal apartment developments take over the suburbs.
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Food halls, the next big trend in Phoenix?

  The struggle and increasing demise of big-box retailers is helping give legs to a new trend in commercial real estate: food halls. Long a fixture in New York and San Francisco, food halls are now sprouting up in several major cities. The number of food halls in the U.S. grew almost forty percent in […]
Are Airbnb’s in Phoenix, a good investment?
Airbnb a good investment in Phoenix

Are Airbnb’s in Phoenix, a good investment?

Job and population growth are fueling a booming commercial and residential real estate market in metro Phoenix. Consider thqt and the fact that Arizona's lawmakers have passed a law protecting home-sharing platforms, and you have the perfect environment for investing in Airbnb's.
Is real estate crowdfunding a good idea? (Maybe)
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Is real estate crowdfunding a good idea? (Maybe)

Real estate crowdfunding is a growing trend in commercial real estate, but is it a good idea? Like so many issues in regards to investing- it depends.
What you need to know about a 1031 exchange

What you need to know about a 1031 exchange

A 103 allows real estate investors to keep growing their investment and pay taxes once.
Is buying an office condominium a good idea?
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Is buying an office condominium a good idea?

Only due diligence can tell you if buying an office condominium adds up to a smart investment. There are several questions that need specific answers.
Infill development: the good, the bad and the zoning
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Infill development: the good, the bad and the zoning

Infill development in the urban areas of Phoenix has grown steadily in the last decade. The explosive growth of high and mid-rise apartments has also unleashed further development of restaurants, retail and service-oriented business that follow apartment and condo dwellers into their new digs.
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4 questions to ask before investing in commercial real estate

It’s easy to understand the attraction of investing in commercial real estate, especially in Arizona, where the Valley is seeing a major boom in the opening of restaurants, retail spaces and large, posh apartment complexes. The potential returns on commercial property can be much bigger than investing in residential real estate, but so are the […]

How would changes to Dodd-Frank affect the real estate industry?

In January, on the eve of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, we posted a blog that looked at the Dodd-Frank Act and its potential impact on the title insurance industry. The Dodd-Frank Act that was originally introduced under the Obama administration increased the level of regulation on the financial services industry, implementing stress tests to determine […]
Builder and Developer Direct Services Department

Landmark Title Adds Builder and Developer Direct Services Department

Landmark Title recently added a new department to expand its client services. The Builder and Developer Direct Services department will provide value-added services directly to the developers, sub-dividers and homebuilder community. They will work closely with builders and developers on everything from single site builds to master planned communities, ultimately helping clients navigate the Subdivision […]
John Gerard

Real Estate Industry Veteran, John Gerard Joins Team

  Landmark Title warmly welcomes John Gerard to the team as Vice President of Builder and Developer Services, a new department at Landmark Title. In his new position, John will work closely with builders and developers to provide title and escrow services for land acquisition, home builders and community development. Under his direction, Landmark Title […]
Trends Impacting The Commercial Real Estate Market
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Trends Impacting The Commercial Real Estate Market

The commercial real estate market is an ever-changing industry that requires endless monitoring, systematic analyses, and strategies for change/growth. These sentiments pack so much more punch when you consider the global economic and political uncertainties we face after the completion of our current election. Nevertheless, our commercial title and escrow officers are working with commercial […]