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Commercial real estate and today's market trends

Several trends are shaping the modern commercial real estate industry in Kansas and throughout the country. These trends are changing the way in which people within the industry are doing business, and they have the potential to improve efficiency so individuals can achieve more success.

A major trend in the last few years has been a growth in the competitiveness of the market. Interest rates have been low for several years. This has led to more demand for commercial real estate and an increase in competition. As more investors have been striving to get in on the market, prices have gone up and lenders have become much pickier in funding decisions.

At the same time, people in the market are moving away from the Excel spreadsheets that have been used as the industry standard for more than 20 years. Instead, there has been a push toward having more efficient computer programs available as people have to spend more time away from their offices and out in the field. Apps that can be accessed from a smartphone are on the increase.

When people are preparing to engage in commercial development projects, there are many aspects they should investigate before beginning. They need to understand what the permitted land uses are for the target property as well as the local zoning regulations that affect the property. A thorough market analysis is also important in order to have good projections about the potential profitability of the development. People may want to consult with an attorney who understands commercial real estate investments. A lawyer might be able to help by conducting the research necessary to determine whether a particular investment is a good idea.

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