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$900 Million Project Coming to Plano

Post By : admin 31 October 2014 Leave a comment

After owning the land for 50 years, Rosewood Property Company announced this week that they will be developing 156 acres bounded by the George Bush Turnpike, Alma Drive, W. Plano Parkway and Custer Road. Calling it the Heritage Creekside, it will be a mixed use project with office buildings, apartments, houses and retail…possibly even a hotel. Phase I will be 320 apartments.

For the full article in the Dallas Morning News, click on this link.

It will surely be a project that develops over many years. For example, as much as 2.5 million square feet of office space is possible. Little if any of that will be built until tenants are signed. Most office projects won’t start construction until they have 30-50% of the building pre-leased. So if you know any large office users that want a new home, have them call me.

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What More Customers? 4 Scientifically Proven Ways

Post By : admin 23 October 2014 Leave a comment

What a dumb question, right? Who doesn’t want more customers? But do you really?

I want more customers, but the right ones. As a Real Estate Advisor & Tenant Advocate, the client I want the most is the company which already leases space in a high-rise office building in Dallas or Collin counties with a lease expiring in the next 2 years. So getting the right client is key.

Jeff Hayden at Inc.com presents 4 scientifically proven ways to get more customers. Here they are:

1. Break Through Action Paralysis – suggesting a small action to prospects can have a dramatic increase in their response.

2. Embrace the Power of Labels – tell prospects that they are part of an elite group may make them feel good about themselves and encourage them to take action (i.e. buy your product or service).

3. Highlight Strengths by Admitting Shortcomings – you appear honest and may be surprised that if you raise an objection or weakness first, the prospect will often counter it by minimizing the importance of the issue.

4. Make an Enemy – being on the same side of an issue as a prospect or having a common enemy can bond you to them.

I have often used #3 and have been amazed at how the prospect is so quick to defend me against the objection. A twist on #2 is to make someone think they may not qualify for your services (not part of the group) and they then want to be included. Pushing them away makes them want you more.

For the full article, click here.

Have you used any of these techniques? If so, with what results?

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A New Look

Post By : admin 8 October 2014 Leave a comment

It has been over 9 years since I built my first website using a Yahoo template. It started with only 4 pages and grew to probably 30+ over the years. It was ugly, but it got results. Business consistently rolled in from people who found it on the internet.

But it was long overdue for an update. So I’m happy to report that the new website has just launched and is still available at www.TexasTenantRep.com. I hope you like it and I welcome your feedback.

REATA Commercial Realty, Inc. is a specialty firm focused exclusively on corporate real estate services. Based in the Dallas suburb of Plano, REATA handles all services needed by a company or non-profit related to its need for office and warehouse space.

REATA is an acronym for Real Estate Advsiors & Tenant Advocates because we advise clients on their occupancy needs and advocate only for them. We don’t represent any landlords to avoid conflicts of interest.

After 20 years in the commercial real estate business representing landlords, Bob realized that knowledge and the experience gained during this time would be invaluable to the corporate tenants. As a result, he founded REATA in 2004.

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Bob Gibbons
Real Estate Advisor & Tenant Advocate
REATA Commercial Realty, Inc.
T 972-468-1946 | Fax 866-439-8015 | Mobile 972-984-8580
2108 Merksem Court, Plano, TX 75025
Bob@TexasTenantRep.com | www.TexasTenantRep.com

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