I am not afraid to take on difficult tasks. In fact, I often seek out new challenges when it comes to business. I look for strategic opportunities; I believe that figuring out someone’s problem or my own helps me learn.
I’m a publisher and advertising executive, but it seems that all I think about these days is real estate. In fairness, this is the GLBM real estate issue, so it’s relevant right now, but I’ve been trying to figure out the realities of real estate for months.
For 14 years, I’ve been building a business and adding an amazing team of people. These folks need an environment to do great work. So, as we are outgrowing our current location, I have been on the hunt for new office space. And, like most individuals, I have a few requirements or must-haves. Who knew it would be so difficult to find:
As difficult as that part is, understanding the ins and outs of the due diligence process is complicated. Keeping everything on track and gaining advice in areas that I didn’t even know to ask about, is daunting. Luckily, there are experts that can help navigate the process. I’ve put together a list of tips to help the novice figure things out:
Obviously, there is a lot more to it. I would offer more tips, but I’m still navigating the process myself. The excitement is mounting at the prospect of a new building and I’m looking forward to learning a lot more about real estate development. My project is small, but our town is fortunate to have many cranes in the air at this time. Major developments are making a huge impact in the greater Lansing region.