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Talent Highlight Series: Meet Bill Lowman

Company News & Updates

Explore the remarkable journey of Bill Lowman, whose decade-long dedication and strategic leadership have been pivotal to Demetree Global’s growth and success. Discover how his commitment to excellence, innovation, and community service continues to shape our future.

Celebrating 37 Years of Support: The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Boys Town Central Florida

Company News & Updates

Join us in celebrating the 37th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Boys Town Central Florida - Demetree Campus, where our Chairwoman, Ms. Mary Demetree, was honored for her decades of unwavering support. Dive into the heartwarming moments of this magical evening and learn how you can be part of this impactful journey.

Talent Highlight Series: Meet Megan Dodge

Company News & Updates

Join us as we launch our Talent Highlight series with a spotlight on Mrs. Megan Dodge, Demetree Global's Real Estate Accounts Payable Manager. Megan’s journey from her early days in real estate accounting to balancing professional excellence and a dynamic family life exemplifies the dedication and integrity that drive our success.

Strategies for Finding and Screening Commercial Tenants

Tips & How-To Guides

Securing and retaining tenants is crucial for success in commercial real estate. Key strategies include conducting market analysis, aligning property amenities with tenant preferences, and fostering strong landlord-tenant relationships. Effective screening involves thorough risk assessments, evaluating lease terms, and utilizing CRE tools to ensure tenant reliability and financial stability.

The Importance of Anchor Tenants in Commercial Real Estate

Industry Insights & Trends

Anchor tenants are crucial for retail success, drawing in customers and boosting credibility for commercial projects. Big-box retailers like Target attract significant foot traffic, benefiting both landlords and smaller shops by enhancing visibility.

Essential Terminology in Commercial Real Estate: A Beginner's Guide

Tips & How-To Guides

Entering the world of commercial real estate can be daunting without understanding key terms. Learn the essentials with our guide to eight fundamental concepts, including base rent, NNN leases, full service gross leases, usable and rentable square footage, RFPs, CAM charges, and tenant improvement allowances, to navigate this dynamic industry with confidence.

Unlocking Opportunities: Three Reasons to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Industry Insights & Trends

Investing in commercial real estate offers lucrative opportunities with steady income, professional tenant relationships, and less competition compared to residential properties. Discover how these advantages can enhance your financial future with insights from Demetree Global, your guide to successful commercial real estate investments in Orlando.

Building Green in 2023: A Sustainable Future for Real Estate

Industry Insights & Trends

Building green in 2023 involves a holistic approach that considers the entire life cycle of a building to minimize environmental impact and maximize sustainability. From using renewable energy to prioritizing non-toxic materials, discover how green building practices create efficient, healthy, and eco-friendly spaces for tenants.

Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate Investing: Key Fundamentals to Consider

Tips & How-To Guides

Successfully venturing into commercial real estate investing requires understanding key fundamentals: determining the property's purpose, selecting the right investment strategy, and securing adequate funding. Focusing on these aspects helps investors navigate market complexities and build a strong foundation for success.

Exploring Office Space Options: A Comprehensive Guide

Tips & How-To Guides

Choosing the right office space is crucial for your business's success. Understand the various types, from traditional to coworking spaces, to find the best fit for your needs with our comprehensive guide.

Navigating the Search for the Ideal Office Space: A Comprehensive Guide

Tips & How-To Guides

Choosing the right office space is crucial for a company's success, impacting everything from employee satisfaction to business growth. This guide covers key considerations such as location, scalability, technology, functionality, accessibility, budget, and amenities to help you make an informed decision.

Unlocking Property Management Success: The Strategic Advantage of Hiring a Professional Property Manager in 2023

Industry Insights & Trends

In 2023, managing multiple properties can quickly become overwhelming, hindering business growth and profitability. Hiring a professional property manager is a strategic investment, offering benefits like maximized profits, reduced burdens, quality tenant acquisition, and legal compliance to ensure success in the modern property management landscape.

Understanding Consumer Behavior: Navigating between Location and Destination Models

Industry Insights & Trends

Consider if your business is just a 'spot' or a magnetic 'draw' and see how it shapes your branding and marketing strategies. Look at the differences between straightforward locations and enticing destinations. Explore the origins of destination dining and retailing, from Michelin ratings to modern lifestyle centers. See how places like Disney Springs blend location and destination, creating lively community hubs.

Unlocking Potential: Exploring the Benefits of Land Leases for Businesses

Industry Insights & Trends

Embarking on a land lease agreement opens doors to tailor-made locations for your business. Explore the nuances of ground leases versus build-to-suit options to find the perfect fit. Whether opting for long-term ground leases favored by major retailers or build-to-suit arrangements offering unmatched customization, unlocking the potential of vacant land sets the stage for business success.

Navigating Commercial Real Estate Loans: A Primer

Industry Insights & Trends

Unlocking the potential of commercial real estate demands strategic financing. Explore your options with our overview of commercial real estate loans, from SBA 504 and 7(a) loans offering flexibility and lower down payments to traditional bank loans with varying rates and requirements. Make an informed choice to fuel your property investment journey.

New Tenant - Introducing Divina Carne: A Brazilian Steakhouse Experience

Tenant News

Prepare for a taste of sophistication as Divina Carne, the acclaimed Brazilian steakhouse from Cancun, arrives in Orlando. With its fusion of premium beef cuts and tropical Brazilian flavors, it promises an upscale dining experience like no other.

New Tenant - Bacon Bitch: A Bacon-Infused Breakfast Experience

Tenant News

Discover the sizzling sensation of Bacon Bitch, the beloved breakfast joint coming to UCF's doorstep. Offering a playful twist on morning classics, from omelets to spiked coffee cocktails, it's a place where hospitality meets humor. Indulge guilt-free with their gluten-free and vegetarian options sourced from local farms, all served up with a side of cheeky charm.

New Tenant - Mochinut: A Fusion Treat Coming to UCF's Collegiate Village

Tenant News

Mochinut, now open at Demetree Global’s Collegiate Village near UCF, offers a unique fusion of American doughnuts and Japanese mochi, featuring a chewy texture and a menu that includes Hawaiian-style hot dogs, various coffees and teas, and a dozen ice cream flavors.

Unlocking Value: The Tax Benefits of Commercial Property Investment

Industry Insights & Trends

Investing in commercial property offers significant tax advantages that can enhance your financial returns. Key benefits include depreciation deductions, allowing you to deduct a portion of the property's value over 39 years; non-mortgage tax deductions for maintenance and repair costs; and interest expense deductions, which can reduce taxable income through mortgage interest payments. Understanding and leveraging these tax benefits can pave the way for long-term prosperity in commercial real estate investment.

Navigating a Career in Commercial Real Estate: Finding Your Fit

Tips & How-To Guides

Commercial real estate offers a dynamic landscape teeming with career opportunities across various departments. From marketing and property management to real estate law and financial analysis, the industry caters to diverse skill sets. To thrive, assess your strengths and interests, harness industry-specific technology, and stay informed about market trends. By doing so, you can carve out a rewarding career in this ever-evolving field.

Exploring the Benefits of Flexible Office Space for Start-Up Companies

Industry Insights & Trends

As innovative start-ups grow, the need for suitable workspaces becomes evident. Traditional office leases often fail to meet the requirements of expanding businesses due to inflexible terms and landlord restrictions. Flexible workspace options, ranging from basic flex suites to sophisticated executive suites and shared office spaces, offer cost-effective and adaptable solutions. These options cater to various business needs, providing essential amenities without long-term commitments, making them ideal for evolving enterprises.

Tips for Creating a Productive Office Space: Enhancing Efficiency and Employee Well-being

Tips & How-To Guides

Creating a productive office space involves embracing freedom and flexibility, incorporating modern technology, and designing a functional floor plan tailored to organizational needs. These strategies promote employee well-being and drive organizational success.

Guide to Finding Retail Space for Lease: Tips for Success

Tips & How-To Guides

Finding the perfect retail space involves setting a budget, choosing a strategic location, understanding your specific needs, exploring multiple options, viewing spaces in person, and carefully assessing lease terms. Following these steps will help you secure a suitable location that fosters business success.

Demetree Supports Student Community near UCF with Innovative Redevelopment

Company News & Updates

In the bustling student community surrounding UCF, Demetree Global is redeveloping the historic Collegiate Village on University Boulevard to create a vibrant hub offering housing, entertainment, and retail tailored to students' needs. This ambitious project aims to provide a seamless live-work-play environment with over 1,500 student beds, pop-up shops, art galleries, cafes, and event spaces, fostering a sense of community and convenience just steps from campus.

Blending Online and Offline Retail: Adapting to Modern Shopping Trends

Industry Insights & Trends

In the evolving retail landscape, technology is revolutionizing how consumers shop, necessitating seamless integration of online and offline experiences. To remain competitive, retailers must innovate and create immersive in-store experiences while offering flexible fulfillment options like home delivery and in-store pickup to meet changing consumer demands.

Tips for Negotiating a Favorable Retail Lease

Tips & How-To Guides

Navigating the complexities of securing and negotiating a retail lease can be simplified with careful preparation and strategic tactics. Here are some essential tips to help you streamline the process and achieve favorable lease terms for your business.

Understanding Flexible Workspaces: Adapting to Modern Business Needs

Tips & How-To Guides

In a world where terms like “flex-space” and “virtual office” are commonplace, it can be challenging to discern the nuances and determine what best suits your business. Both concepts share the overarching goal of providing customizable space with minimal effort and cost, catering to the evolving needs of new and expanding companies. Flexible spaces offer versatile, multi-functional areas, while virtual offices provide a non-physical presence with essential services. Understanding your business requirements and the benefits of each option can help you choose the right fit for your needs in this dynamic market.

The Unexpected Charm of Art Galleries in Office Buildings

Industry Insights & Trends

In the hustle and bustle of office life, an art gallery nestled within an office building adds a unique charm, fostering connections and broadening networks. Strategically placed in high-traffic areas, galleries can showcase local artists' work to a diverse audience, including office workers and tourists, enhancing community vibrancy and offering tangible financial benefits by attracting tenants and increasing foot traffic.

Elevate Your Retail Store: Tips for Strategic Store Arrangement

Tips & How-To Guides

Arranging your retail store involves creating an immersive and inviting customer experience while optimizing sales opportunities. Choose an optimal floor plan that aligns with your product offerings and target audience, manage product quantity to convey value, rotate displays regularly to keep the store engaging, and appeal to multiple senses to enhance customer engagement and foster emotional connections with your brand.

A Comprehensive Guide to Starting a Retail Business: Essential Steps for Success

Tips & How-To Guides

Starting a retail business requires meticulous planning and strategic execution. Begin by securing financing, choosing a strategic location, identifying your target audience, developing a comprehensive marketing strategy, building strong vendor relationships, and designing a functional and visually appealing store layout to ensure long-term success.

Strategic Steps to Choosing the Perfect Office Location

Tips & How-To Guides

Selecting the ideal office location is crucial for business success, so consider understanding your target demographic, prioritizing convenience and visibility, assessing cost-efficiency, and ensuring safety and security to make an informed decision.

Welcome to Courtyard by Marriott Orlando East/UCF Area

Welcome to Courtyard by Marriott Orlando East/UCF Area, where you can enjoy modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flexible workspaces, a fitness center, and convenient dining, all just a mile from Research Park and UCF.

Maximizing Productivity: How Office Space Design Impacts Your Business

Tips & How-To Guides

When starting a new business or scouting for a fresh location, the design of your office space is crucial as it significantly impacts work dynamics and productivity. To find the perfect office space that aligns with your company's workflow, consider focusing on functionality, anticipating future growth, and tailoring the space to your business's structure. Partnering with a trusted real estate advisor like Demetree Global can help streamline this process and ensure you find the ideal space to support your business growth and success.

Unlocking Opportunities: Meeting Students' Needs Beyond Campus

Industry Insights & Trends

With an estimated 20-25 million college students across the United States, catering to their diverse needs presents a lucrative opportunity for businesses. Offering a balance of convenience and quality, mixed-use developments like shopping centers and strip malls, especially in bustling college cities like Tallahassee and Orlando, can become go-to destinations for students seeking everything from food and entertainment to study spaces and essential services.

Navigating Flex Spaces: A Modern Office Solution

Tips & How-To Guides

Flex spaces have emerged as a versatile alternative to traditional office setups, catering to startups, freelancers, and various businesses. When opting for a flex space, consider lease flexibility, employee space requirements, business stage suitability, and meeting facilities to ensure the space aligns with your company's needs.

Exploring Office Space Options: A Comprehensive Guide

Tips & How-To Guides

Choosing the right office space is crucial for your business's success. Explore the various types of office spaces—traditional, creative, contiguous, and coworking—to find the perfect match for your company's needs and long-term goals.

The Technological Evolution of Real Estate: Enhancing Efficiency and Experience

Industry Insights & Trends

The real estate industry in the United States is thriving and evolving with technology. From drone photography and virtual reality walkthroughs to 3D printing models and mobile-friendly agent websites, technology is enhancing efficiency and client experiences, reshaping the modern real estate landscape.

Key Questions to Ask a Commercial Real Estate Broker

Tips & How-To Guides

Finding the perfect property for your business requires careful consideration and strategic planning. Working with a professional commercial real estate broker and asking key questions about their familiarity with locations, specialization, past successes, and market insights can streamline the process and ensure you secure the ideal space for your company's needs.

Revolutionizing Real Estate: The Impact of Virtual Reality

Industry Insights & Trends

Investing in commercial real estate has become even more advantageous with the advent of virtual reality (VR), a transformative technology reshaping the industry. VR offers immersive virtual tours, interactive staging, and virtual visualizations, enhancing the buying experience and unlocking new opportunities for investors and agents.

Tenant Spotlight: Foxtail Coffee

Tenant News

Just a short distance from Downtown Orlando, Foxtail Coffee Co. has expanded with its 10th location in the area, offering freshly roasted coffee in a vibrant, unique setting.

Embracing Flexibility: The Advantages of Flex Office Spaces

Industry Insights & Trends

In the digital era, traditional office spaces are becoming less relevant, making way for the rise of flex office spaces. These dynamic alternatives offer businesses flexibility, enhanced collaboration, and a structured environment, empowering organizations to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Tenant Spotlight: Europol Polish Deli

Tenant News

Europol Polish Deli brings the charm of New York-style delis to Winter Park, offering freshly sliced meats, cheeses, and traditional Polish and Eastern European fare.

Exploring Winter Park: A Blend of Old-World Charm and Modern Growth

Winter Park, founded in 1883, beautifully blends old-world charm with modern development. This historic city maintains its small-town appeal while embracing growth and modernization, making it a sought-after destination for residents and visitors alike.

Tenant Spotlight: Embark on Thrilling Adventures in Tallahassee with American Escape Rooms

Tenant News

Experience the thrill of American Escape Rooms in Tallahassee, where you can dive into immersive adventures like dodging a mad professor's traps or surviving a zombie apocalypse. These award-winning escape rooms challenge you and your friends to crack codes, solve puzzles, and conquer challenges within an hour, offering an exhilarating outing or team-building exercise.

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