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Spring 2018 Real Estate Matters

On May 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Real Estate Matters

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In This Issue

Market Fundamentals Remain Strong Across
Most Asset Classes; However, Potential
Headwinds Are on the Horizon Due to
Rising Interest Rates ..............................................1
President’s Message ...............................................2
SpringHill Suites Opens in
Allentown/Bethlehem .........................................2
Update on The Crossings at Conestoga Creek .....3
New Clubhouse Caps Multi-Family Makeover .....4
Bridge to Opportunity ...........................................5
The Reserve at Greenfield Luxury Apartments ....6

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On May 14, 2018

Best Efforts – Reasonable Efforts: Does It Matter?

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Almost all transaction documents have a provision or two requiring a party to exercise an effort to achieve an end. Sometimes the provision requires the party to exercise “best efforts” to do so. Sometimes the effort required is “reasonable efforts.” If the parties to the document are business entities, it is common to see the effort described as “commercially reasonable.” Are these efforts different? Is there an ascending level of these efforts? Does it matter which words are used to describe the efforts?

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J. Turner Research Report

On March 13, 2018

Two High apartment communities are top-ranked by national research firm

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Multi-family industry researcher J Turner Research recently awarded two High Associates Ltd. communities its top "Elite" ranking in its Online Reputation Assessment™ (ORA™). The independent firm selected 977 multi-family properties out of 71,000 assessed nationwide for the honor.

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Mark Fitzgerald, President and COO, High Real Estate Group LLC

On February 15, 2018

Lancaster C&I Council: And the survey says—

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"It's a good time to be a seller," said Mark Fitzgerald, President and COO of High Real Estate Group LLC, presenting to Lancaster's Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Council. With cap rates headed up, deals are getting done, but the time to act is now.

More than 120 professionals from throughout Lancaster County attended the 2018 event at the Lancaster County Convention Center, and were asked by High Associates Senior VP - Brokerage Services Linford Good to crowdsource their views on four key questions ....

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On February 10, 2018

Available Properties

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On January 02, 2018

Five Reasons to Buy Commercial Real Estate

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Investors often think about buying commercial real estate for cash flow, with the difference between the rental income, operating expenses, and the mortgage payment resulting in income. But what if your primary motivation is to grow your business operations in a new location?

If you have read Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Real Estate you may have already started asking questions about the real estate solution that best fits your needs. Here’s why you should consider keeping the option to buy on the table until you have consulted your real estate professional.

 

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On November 30, 2017

Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Real Estate

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Business is growing or changing, and it’s time to move? There’s nothing quite like owning your own building to house your organization and to meet the special requirements of your processes, equipment, etc. But is owning really the best way to go?

Before you start scouting for an existing building or contemplating new construction, consider these five reasons to lease. If any of these clicks, make a call to your real estate professional ...

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On November 08, 2017

Student housing complex at Shippensburg University sold for $1.7M

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From Central Penn Business Journal

A California-based investor has paid $1.7 million to buy a student housing complex near Shippensburg University.

Matthew Wolf and Mike Bowser of High Associates Ltd. represented the buyer and the seller in the deal for Britton Court, a 24-unit housing complex at 20 Britton Court in Shippensburg Township. The deal closed on Oct. 25.

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On June 20, 2017

Must-Reads in 2017

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“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”

 

Heading to the beach? Choose from these must-reads to help change the way you think, learn about topics of interest, and help reinforce your personal financial strategy.

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On December 20, 2016

Superforecasting: How to Ensure a Successful Closing

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“Superforecasting: How to Ensure a Successful Closing” is the eleventh and final step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

At closing, the final stage of a real estate transaction, missing even the smallest detail can have a critical impact on the overall success or failure of the deal, as well as client satisfaction. It is the responsibility of the broker to carefully coordinate and manage these final steps to ensure a successful transaction. In order to do that, one must learn to “predict the future.”

 

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On September 20, 2016

Time is Everything in a Contract

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We need to always be aware of time provisions in contracts.  Time provisions mean what they say and cannot be ignored.  A recent Minnesota case, Contractors Edge, Inc. v. City of Mankato, illustrates this point.  This case involved a public works project, the owner being a municipality.  The holding of the case, however, applies to all contracts. 

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On July 27, 2016

Settling an Agreement of Sale

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“Finalizing Transaction Agreements” is the tenth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

After putting forth the necessary time and effort into building a trustworthy relationship and negotiating a deal, there is one document that is the most significant component of the entire transaction: The Agreement of Sale. Every conversation, discussion and negotiation leads up to this crucial step in securing an arrangement for the buying and selling of a property. 

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On July 13, 2016

The Art of Successful Negotiation

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“Negotiating Terms of the Transaction” is the ninth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

The foundation of any effective business deal is a trustworthy relationship. In real estate, we must understand four crucial components of the transaction in order to be successful: Letters of Intent, Agreements, Offer Language, and Counter Offers. Whether you are buying or selling, understanding how to interact positively and proactively throughout the transaction will allow you to come away with the best deal you can get.

 

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The Executive Offices at Rossmoyne

On June 22, 2016

Executive offices set up fast & offer a big firm presence

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The executive office concept allows tenants to have executive suites completely operational within just a few days. This is attractive to new entrepreneurs with startups, as they need to start work immediately to recruit new business.  This concept also offers flexible, short-term leases for businesses attempting to expand into new regions.

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The Future of Your Deal. Does it Have One?

On January 18, 2016

The Future of Your Deal. Does it Have One?

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“Qualifying of Prospects Interested in the Property” is the eighth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

There are three basic questions in selling commercial real estate. One, who has a property for sale? Two, who wants it? And three, are the parties qualified to transact the sale? This sounds easy enough, but with many issues involved in negotiating real estate transactions, future problems may arise that prevent a deal from closing.

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On December 14, 2015

No More Guessing – Implement An Effective Strategic Marketing Plan With These Three Components

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"Implement An Effective Strategic Marketing Plan" is the seventh step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

Have you ever attended an event where people were asked to guess the number of candies in a large glass jar to win a prize? According to Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind, “the majority of answers will probably be very wrong, but the group average comes surprisingly close ...

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The Value Creation Process

On September 03, 2015

The Value Creation Process—Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan

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"Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan" is the sixth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

Here’s the question: What’s a home run to you? Is it actually going to the ballgame and hearing the roar of the crowd when the hometown team hits the ball over the fence? Or is it something much deeper in business or personal achievements?

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Bill Boben PA College

On July 29, 2015

Constructing a Dream: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is growing and moving to Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster, Pa. Here are interviews with college president Mary Grace Simcox and members of the High project team discussing the vision and construction of the new learning environment.

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