Monthly Archives: February 2010

New EPA Incoven…Regulation Soon To Be Upon Us

New EPA Incoven…Regulation Soon To Be Upon UsBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Okay, I will comment on the frustrations of property owners, service providers and others who are subject to new EPA Regulations coming into effect at the end of April. Under the guise of safety precautions, the EPA is punishing commercial property owners, painters, […]

Knowledge Is the Key to Survival

Knowledge Is the Key to Survival By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Anyone who has been inside of my office has seen the large stack of real estate related journals, newspapers and magazines that I keep on-hand to refer to for statistics and data. With that, I was drawn to the December 2009 edition of the […]

The Asking Price Is Just That

The Asking Price Is Just ThatBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Yesterday I received an email from Loopnet, a commercial Real Estate listing and data service that we subscribe to, that I found to be of interest. The email furnished a statistical run of the 4th Quarter of 2009 and pointed out that while sales activity […]

Function & Value Vs. The Bells & Whistles

Function & Value Vs. The Bells & WhistlesBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Each day, the Harvard Business Review publishes a “Stat of the Day”. Today’s stat reflects the attitudes of consumers in relation to the purchases they are making in today’s economy. With that, approximately 60% of consumers today are more concerned with a product’s […]

Three Tips for Success as a Supervisor

Three Tips for Success as a SupervisorBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Monday morning, 7:45 am and the rattle of my keyboard beats like the cadence drum of a high school marching band when “Ring, Ring” interrupts. First phone call of the day and I have not even finished my first email. Being as though 11 […]

I’m With Arnie on This One

I’m With Arnie on This OneBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Arnold Schwarzenegger has not done many positive things for the state of California, but he does speak the truth when he speaks of California’s significance as a state and destination. Tuesday night, our Governor was speaking at a conference, encouraging people to invest in California […]

Pie in the Sky

Pie in the SkyBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Ten percent rent hikes in this market? Sure, it’s a nice idea. I guess this would apply to the complexes where vacancy rates had increased so dramatically that teaser rates, free rent and other such promotions were introduced in exaggerated form. But really, ten percent hikes? I […]