Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate

VIDEO – Corona and the Cheesecake Conundrum – Please Don’t Try this at Home

You can read the blog below, or click above for the video version.So the economy was riding high, businesses were thriving and the commercial real estate market was seeing all-time high rental rates and historically low vacancies. Then a virus … Continue reading

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VIDEO – CBD vs. CBD – A New Definition for a Key Term in Commercial Real Estate

CBD is one of the most commonly used terms in commercial real estate,  but the definition of CBD has  changed dramatically.   As a young researcher, I first came across statistics for the CBD and non-CBD market. “Central Business District” or … Continue reading

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Finding Value in South Florida Office Space – “The Submarket that Time Forgot”

As a tenant/buyer representative, it is my mission to find value in South Florida commercial real estate. Working with office tenants throughout the South Florida market, I am finding it increasingly difficult to find space for less than $30 per … Continue reading

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What’s Unusual About My Most Recent Office Market Report, and a 2020 Outlook. Part 1

I recently presented highlights of my most recent office market report to the South Florida Office Brokers Association. The key points: Our tremendous job growth and population growth have positioned South Florida as a highly attractive investment market. In addition, … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Longest Year and a Look Ahead

I rang in 2019 from Bangkok, twelve hours before most of you, making it the longest (non-leap) year of my life. It was a crazy year full of ups and downs, but things are definitely looking up for 2020. I … Continue reading

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New Logo, New Digs, New Deals, New Opportunities

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve joined Levy Realty Advisors as Senior Vice President of Brokerage and Tenant Representation. It’s basically an extension and expansion on what I’ve been doing for the past 30+ years in South Florida; creating value … Continue reading

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The $1 Billion #CRE Question – Can Soccer Be Successful in South Florida?

Major League Soccer is coming to South Florida much sooner than you think. And it is the centerpiece of one of the largest real estate deals ever proposed for South Florida. From the elevator of Levy Realty Advisors’ headquarters in … Continue reading

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Rum Raisin and Tenant Representation

Welcome to the award-winning KensTrends. I was just named “Newest Blogger” in the Top 10+ CRE Blogs of 2018 by theBrokerList, a top online community of Commercial Real Estate Professionals. No, it wasn’t Best Blogger, Most Comprehensive Data Insights, or … Continue reading

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CoWorking Wars – Will IWG’s Spaces Provide a “Wee” Bit of Competiton?

An Exclusive Pre-Opening Preview of Spaces Las OlasKen’s Konfessions of a Coworking Convert – Episode 3   Okay – I am going to start my article with the surprise twist. A couple of days after I started writing this post,  … Continue reading

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Leasing, Sustainability and Why My Glass of Buffalo Milk is Half Full – Happy Holidays!

I am writing my special holiday edition of KensTrends from Luang Prabang, Laos. While my usual blog involves office leasing, today I cover the slightly more obscure topic of buffalo leasing.  I am in Laos visiting my daughter Amanda who … Continue reading

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Can You Spot The Difference Between These 2 Photos? Here’s a Clue.

Here’s your clue: This is my second installment of Kens Konfessions of a Coworking Convert. Here are two South Florida offices for Microsoft. They lease 43,000 square feet with building signage in one of Uptown Fort Lauderdale’s premier properties. They … Continue reading

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Ken’s Konfessions of a Co-Working Convert – Part 1

CoWorking continues to generate headlines as industry leader WeWork has gone from zero to a $20 billion valuation in just eight years. Its membership doubled from 2016-17 and is expected to double again from 2017-18. Is is possible for an … Continue reading

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What is this Truss Thing All About?

Technology continues to change the way we do business almost on a daily basis. Why call for a taxi when you have Uber and Lyft? With Amazon, you can shop for your underwear in your underwear, and why buy that … Continue reading

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Winds Of Change From The Windy City

Winds of change from the windy city will soon be making waves on Biscayne Bay. Stay Tuned for Details!

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Valentines Day – Go Big or Go Home

A special KensTrends for February. For Valentines Day, why buy your special someone Valentine Chocolates or even Jewelry when you can buy a Chocolate Factory or Jewelry Store.  Or how about a preschool for the little ones? Still looking for … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Crocker Raton

This is something I wrote for The South Florida Office Brokers Association (SFOBA) blog and also published on www.breg,net. Over 300 of the top Commercial Brokers in South Florida are SFOBA members. We share deals and information at our monthly … Continue reading

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