Envisioning the broker of the future
07 Jul 2020
Before I became a principal in 2001, I was a broker at CBRE for almost two decades. Brokers who started their careers around the same time that I did used manual tools like the strip system, which I have described in a previous ...Read More
Brokerage In The 21st Century
12 Nov 2018
Imagine opening a massive hard-copy file of available properties. Actually, an entire file drawer. You thumb through marketing brochures for buildings that are filed by their square footage. When you find a property you want to ...Read More
You’d Need to be High to Make Sense of a Marijuana ...
17 Aug 2018
Marijuana is taking many industrial real estate markets by storm, including in California, where the drug's recreational use became legal at the beginning of this year. So far, nine states and Washington, D.C. have legalized both ...Read More
How To Make Sure A Recession Doesn’t Take You On A ...
25 May 2018
It’s the economy, stupid. That famed catchphrase from President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign tells us exactly what we need to know about economic forecasting for 2018 and beyond. Clinton used the recession of the early 1990s ...Read More
A Trade War with China is the Biggest Threat to Southern ...
23 Apr 2018
Pundits are searching for a development that might abruptly end the recent prosperity in Southern California’s real estate market. If tensions continue to escalate, a U.S. trade war with China could be the culprit. President ...Read More
What Does HPP Look For When Buying An Asset? (Part II)
29 Sep 2017
In our last blog, I started sharing with you what we consider the ‘secret sauce’ of how we approach acquisitions. We have been very blessed over our careers, but at the same time, we do believe that focus and discipline have ...Read More
What Does HPP Look For When Buying An Asset? (Part I)
17 Aug 2017
At Hager Pacific, people are often surprised that we own more than 100 properties across the nation. While we are proud of the size of our portfolio, we are even more pleased with our track record of returns. We developed this ...Read More
Environmental Issues – A Hidden Gold Mine?
19 Apr 2017
Investing in a commercial property that has significant environmental issues might seem overwhelming. After all, the work necessary to resolve such violations may come with significant effort and expense– requiring an extensive ...Read More
How To Navigate Southern California’s Industrial Real ...
25 Jan 2017
Over the past decade, Southern California has firmly established itself as a uniquely attractive site for big-name manufacturers, e-commerce companies, and traditional big-box retailers. It is the fastest-growing region in the ...Read More
Liquidity Is Always The Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend
08 Sep 2016
Liquidity is ALWAYS the real estate investor’s best friend. When real estate markets are hot, cash differentiates a buyer by enabling it to offer faster closing times and a more certain close than buyers who are dependent on ...Read More
Is The AIR Lease Form A Fair Document For Both Parties?
25 Jul 2016
The AIR Lease Form is an excellent tool for completing many different kinds of real estate transactions. It offers comprehensive and thoughtful leases, fair to both sides, reducing the countless hours – and dollars – that ...Read More
What Impact Will The Panama Canal Expansion Have On The ...
20 Jun 2016
The Panama Canal — the pathway that transformed international trade a century ago — is about to change international shipping again. In 2016, a long-awaited $5.25 billion expansion project at the Canal will be finished. Now ...Read More
Asian Investors In Southern California
23 May 2016
It’s no secret that Asian capital investment in the U.S. real estate market has grown significantly, with nearly $13 billion in investment in 2014 compared with $2.4 billion in 2007. Yet, for Asian investors, not all real ...Read More
How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect The Real Estate ...
25 Mar 2016
When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This is the question that hangs over the commercial real estate industry today. Since 2009, the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing (QE) program has brought about an ...Read More
Industrial Real Estate Is Economically Reviving Southern ...
22 Feb 2016
For many of us who grew up in Southern California, the Inland Empire was a place in between Los Angeles and Palm Springs or Las Vegas with vast expanses of vacant land. It served as a rest spot for fast food or a bathroom break ...Read More
What Makes A Good Real Estate Broker?
26 Jan 2016
When it comes to looking for a real estate broker, it seems that everybody’s got an opinion. Some will argue that the most important qualities in a broker are excellent communication skills and a relentless motivation to serve ...Read More
What Will The Distribution Warehouse Of The Future Look ...
16 Dec 2015
E-commerce has revolutionized the international economy, and with it, the real estate market for warehouses. Online retail is growing at almost 20% per annum globally. We have become accustomed to purchasing a product at the ...Read More
Minimum Wage Increase; Impact To The Industrial Market?
04 Nov 2015
Determining the right minimum wage has been an item of contention among economists for nearly as long as their profession has existed. Experts will argue about who wins and who loses when the minimum wage is high or low. Yet, as ...Read More