The "Better Way" Blog

We take a different approach at brokering. We see things from every angle, and don’t seek the easiest route or solution – we seek the correct one. Get inside the heads of the experts at Cardinal and learn what gives us our competitive edge.


Why a fresh peach delivered by a drone turned this building into gold

  Same-day delivery could be coming soon for consumers – and that’s also great news for those owning warehouses. The industrial sector is extremely busy now. I’d call it the hottest slice of the commercial real estate market. I’ve...

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Father Knows Best

I’ve written about this concept a lot: Commercial real estate is complex and becoming more so. This Father’s Day, I am reminded of how my father taught me how to make complex issues simple for clients. During my dad’s career, he helped many of...

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We Won!

I’m starting this blog with the big news: We Won! Cardinal Real Estate Partners’ weekly e-newsletter was recently honored as the Best Real Estate Newsletter by The Content Funnel for delivering what the group calls “insightful, high-quality...

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10+ Things CRE Consultants are Good For

Commercial real estate is complex. But sometimes a transaction takes more than a good negotiator or deal maker. You need a consultant, someone experienced in understanding the nuances and finding the right path through all the noise. Here is my top...

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The Magic of Bringing People Together

On the Thursday the week before my sister Ruth died, I raced back from Raleigh to be at Ruth’s bed. It was the last time she talked to the family. (Read about what I wrote about my older sister’s passing on Jan. 23rd here.) She told me two...

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Experience is at the center of what drives the Charlotte real estate industry

  I’ve written a lot about the difference between being a broker and being a consultant. Both are important. Both are needed. I’ve conducted transactions for more than 25 years, and I’m continuing to do so. I’m also doing a great deal...

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Will landlord-in-chief be good for Carolinas CRE?

It’s never been a more interesting time to watch politics, with new and unprecedented developments seemingly announced everyday. Regardless of which side of the aisle you prefer, there is a general consensus among many in commercial real estate...

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A Warning to Charlotteans: Greenville is on the Attack

My colleague Brandon and I are spending a lot of time these days driving up and down the I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte. It’s become clear from our travels that Charlotte should really be looking over its shoulder at Greenville, S.C....

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Why Charlotte’s next huge economic development announcement should be in Chester, South Carolina

City leaders may not like hearing this – at first – but Charlotte’s next major economic development coup shouldn’t actually be in Charlotte, but in Chester. Or Rock Hill, Or Indian Land – Chester, Van Wyck. There’s a good...

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Before you know it, summer is going to be here.

You probably are now receiving emails about interest in summer internships. Interns can be great, a wonderful addition to an office and a lot of fun to work with, IF you know how to properly delegate. I’ve written about that in a past article....

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