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How the CRE Industry Should Evaluate Trade Areas
From The Buxton Co

Radius rings and demographics have long been the standard way of evaluating trade areas in the commercial real estate industry. But just because that’s how it’s always been done doesn’t mean that’s how it should be . . .

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Disappearing Intersection
by Michael Blahy

Operating a retail business at an intersection with a state highway brings traffic to your store. What compensation is deserved when the intersection disappears?

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Trends in Repurposing Vacant Department Stores

For years, the rise in e‑commerce has played a significant role in the decline of brick‑and‑mortar department stores across the country. The pandemic, which forced businesses to close and customers to move . . .

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A Razing Issue

With businesses closing, and buildings vacated, responsibility for the security and upkeep still remain with the owner. Neglect can have . . .

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The Rise of the Tech‑Enabled Broker: Trends to Watch in 2021

The rise of technology has leveled the playing field in industries of every kind, and commercial real estate is no exception. Though the adoption has been slow, tech is changing the way brokers evaluate opportunities, make decisions, and . . .

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Triggering of Accessibility Upgrades

Former chief building inspector for the City of San Francisco learned the hard way that not all older building are required to be retrofitted to make them accessible to the disabled.

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Using Location Analytics to Vet Retail Real Estate Investments

All real estate investments come with a measure of risk, but managing risk in the retail real estate industry can be especially challenging for . . .

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The Dram Shop Act Prevails

"Our decision today illuminates at least one troubling weakness in Idaho’s Dram Shop Act: the statutory language may unintentionally provide a perverse incentive for dram shops and social hosts to provide alcohol to individuals known to be dangerous in order to access the procedural benefits conferred by the Act."

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3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Community’s ARPA Funds

Well over a year into the COVID‑19 pandemic, relief for communities across the country may be on the horizon. Along with the rising vaccination rates, the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund offers economic . . .

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Is there an “Independent Agent”?

“Risk and Release” provisions within agreements do not necessarily protect everyone from liability due to negligence.

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