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Hypocrisy In The American Medical System – Opioids vs. the “Diet Coke” of Pain Relievers

KensTrends is back after a short hiatus. It’s been four weeks since my June 13 double knee replacement. While I continue to work on deals for Truss, I am now an independent contractor with access to the Truss platform among … Continue reading

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Miami With A Twist Of Lime – Mass Transit, Micro Mobility and Their Impact on South Florida

Until very recently, I never thought I’d be using South Florida and mass transit in the same sentence. But through a combination of the latest mobile technology, cooperation between the public and private sectors and some serious investment capital, I … 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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Why Care? Price Transparency and What You Really Need to Know about Different Types Of Leases

If you search the commercial real estate blogosphere, you are bound to come across hundreds of articles defining what is a net lease, a gross lease, full service, modified gross lease etc. Mine is probably going to be the only … Continue reading

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Truss and TED – Join Us October 12, 2018

We are excited to announce that Truss has signed on as a partner/sponsor for TEDx Boca Raton. Join us October 12 at Florida Atlantic University. The theme is Innovation – Reinventing Yourself, with some amazing speakers and entertainers lined up. … Continue reading

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Ken’s Trends Goes National – Miami Latest Office Hotspot

Thanks to my great marketing and PR team at Truss and the folks at Propmodo for carrying my article: “Commercial Real Estate Data Points to Miami as Next Office Hotspot” in which I explain why Miami / South Florida is … Continue reading

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Truss Goes Live In South Florida!

Over the past few months, I’ve been busy building a database of over 8.5 million square feet of available office space from Kendall to Boca Raton. We are still adding buildings every day, but on July 18, 2018, we flipped … Continue reading

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Big News – Making A Move

I am pleased to announce that I have joined Truss Holdings Inc. as Regional Senior Vice President and will be introducing our groundbreaking online commercial real estate platform to South Florida. Truss, the smartest fastest way for small to medium sized … Continue reading

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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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Trump, OJ and How the New Tax Law Will Benefit Florida’s #1 Industry

You may love our President, you may hate him, or maybe you understand both sides of the issue and hope he can still be successful. Regardless, we have a new tax law going into effect for 2018 and that law … Continue reading

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Wish You Could Go Back to Preschool?

Did you ever wish you could go back to preschool? Those carefree days of fingerpainting, show and tell, field trips; and who couldn’t use some nap time. In New York, adults pay $333 to $999 to re-create the preschool experience. … Continue reading

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Downtown Fort Lauderdale Riding Wave of New Development

I continue to write for the South Florida Office Brokers Association (SFOBA) blog at www.sfoba.com . Here is my recent article on new development in Downtown Fort Lauderdale: Special thanks to Laurel Oswald, Jon Blunk and Joody Andre at Tower Commercial … Continue reading

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Happy Tax Day! Here’s a Legal Way to Stop Paying Tax.

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First an apology – I can’t help you with the IRS, but I do have a way to reduce your taxes. Florida is the only state in the US that charges sales tax on office rent. The tax is assessed … Continue reading

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A Great Future-Proof Business – And No, You Don’t Have to Do Windows

One of the big challenges I see every day in business brokerage is whether a business is viable for the future.  Major retailers continue to shut down.  The taxi business is giving way to Uber and Lyft.  The printing industry … Continue reading

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How to Save a Million Dollars on Office Condo Fees

In my other blog articles, I’ve shown how office condo ownership can provide significant savings over leasing. Here, I’d like to show how some office condos provide more savings than others.  In this case, a $7 savings on condo fees provides … Continue reading

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EB-5 Visa Program Extended – S. Fla. EB-5 Investment By the Numbers

The EB-5 Visa Program has become a key source of capital for South Florida Real Estate Development. The program was scheduled to expire on Friday September 30, 2016, but was just extended through December 9 as part of the same Continuing Resolution bill … Continue reading

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