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In addition to publishing a bimonthly newsletter, we produce podcasts, white papers, checklists, and other resources that offer insight and strategies to help you achieve your goals and find long-term success.

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When COVID hit, I bolted home and set up an office. That time is over. I’ve been eager to return to an...
What did COVID Teach You? Dear Cardinal, You seem to never sit still—even during a lockdown. What did...
What’s this Ledger About? Dear El Cardinale, I spotted your name in a new business newsletter a...
I admire the work Taiwo Jaiyeoba and the Planning Department staff are doing on Charlotte’s 2040 Comprehensive...
What You Should Know about Estoppels Hey El Cardinale, I’m on my third landlord in five years. Yet again,...
In my first newsletter of 2020, I wrote about all the Sprinter Vans zooming around town making deliveries....
“You need help.” If you are a leader with a real estate portfolio, it is important to know real estate...
The Real Estate Investor’s Secret Sauce There’s something that every seasoned commercial real estate...
Here’s the Who, What, When, Where & Why of Finding Value in CRE in 2021 Looking for investment...
Despite where Fortune 500 leaders fall on the political spectrum, I’m finding most agree on one thing:...
I received so much interest in my decision-making tips from a previous article, I thought I’d share some...
COVID is a bummer in many ways, but there are a few winners thanks to the pandemic: dogs (read this feel...
I reached out recently to Lee Roberts, former director of the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management....
Since I’ve been working entirely at home, it’s forced me and my family to learn how to better work together....
Dear El Cardinale’ I’m about to sign a lease. Call me crazy. It’s down to the final strokes on...
Dear El Cardinale’ I was in your 7th-grade English composition class with Ms. Ledingham. You were...
Dear El Cardinale’ I read in your last newsletter that you are collaborating with competitors....
Dear El Cardinale’ I understand the warehouse market continues to be strong. I’m assuming it’s...
When work-life slows, it’s useful to ask yourself what’s good in your business, what’s...
Dear El Cardinale, As people get used to Zooming and working from home in their pajamas, do you think...
  Not long ago received a call from a client about a call that he received from a reporter. The...
  Last Friday night I left Zoom open on my computer in the kitchen. People would come and go through...
When I was young, my mom, who was a psychotherapist, dragged me around to take aptitude test after aptitude...
I’m going to take a break from the coronavirus and share some good news. I recently ran across an article,...
Real estate transactions can be fraught with frustration and pitfalls.

Sometimes the hardest part turns out to be working with your broker, the person who is supposed to help you through the complexities. Veteran commercial real estate broker and client advisor John Culbertson discovered that brokers’ interests aren’t always aligned with those of their clients. He realized there was a better way to advocate for clients and get the deal done.

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