Monday, July 28, 2008

Tune in to learn where Commercial Real Estate investing is HOT!

Today, during our radio show, I interviewed a very successful commercial real estate investor, Mr. Ronald Duguid. Ronald is with Equity Capital Funding and is located at 245 Park Avenue, NY, NY.

Since I moved to NYC in 1986 from Dallas, Texas, it was interesting for me to hear about Ronald's current project that is in Dallas. Back in 1986, Dallas and much of the other parts of Texas, was suffering from oil prices dropping (doesn't sound that bad today though - does it?) and the savings and loans were going belly up. Nowadays, the market in Dallas seems to be hot for commercial real estate investing. Ronald also shared his thoughts of other "hot pockets" in other parts of the nation that also might be a good place to invest.

Ronald's story about his experience with an architect has a great lesson at the end of it. Find out more by linking to our radio show at.....

Monday, July 21, 2008

TV personality shares secrets to a great office space design

I was fortunate to interview MarkCharles Misilli during the writing of the book that will soon be published. The book will share important up-to-date information that everyone should know before they move into their next office space. You could loose a lot of time, have a miserable working environment, and expect delays in moving into your next office space if you don't get your hands on this book!
As you probably already know, MarkCharles is a TV celebrity interior designer who travels throughout the nation within his industry and designs high end commercial interiors using the secrets that he reveals in our latest radio show. Check it out at:

Don't miss our next radio show! It will be airing live at 5:30 pm, Monday, July 28th. We will be discussing more great topics of architecture that you can use in your own lives.

The photo above is Christie's executive office suite in Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. Designed by Lane Architecture + Design, PC.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Find out clues to choosing the right Commercial Real Estate Broker and Office

Our recent radio show shares important points that everyone should know BEFORE they move into their next office space.
Learn more about:
$ When should you start looking for an office space?
$ What tools are available to determine how much space you need and can afford?
$ What are the keys skills of a good broker?
$ What does an "offer" mean?
$ What does "leased out" mean?
$ What does "loss factor" mean?
And a lot more great stuff given to you in plain English by an expert, Ms. Olivia Wu.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Our talk radio show needs YOU!

Today, we had our third broadcast of our own radio show and discussed the mess that is at the New York City Department of Buildings. Check out our archived show at

Also, pencil into your calendar to call in on our live radio talk show at 616-595-2228. Let us know what your biggest nightmare with an architect was. We want to hear your stories.

Tune in next Monday, 5:30 pm EST at the to listen and to join in our next show.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mayhem in the NYC DOB

Today, I received an email from an expediter that files many of our projects at the New York City Department of Buildings. Since the change over from the old to the new building code and forms, the NYC DOB has been falling all over themselves trying to catch up.

This will undoubtly affect your future filings for permits in NYC!

Her letter to me reads:

"DOB is extremely busy these days and all of the lines are triple digits. All of the applications are changed. Especially TR_I forms.
It takes a lot longer to get anything done these days. Simple sign off takes a few weeks and we end up spending a lot of time locating the submitted folder.
Therefore my price is higher now. You should expect longer time for plan examination too.

The fire department checked on DOB building and issued violations. Now we can not even get to the main room on 3rd floor. Only 74 people could go in. We have to wait till some people leave and then the guard would let us in. Their TCO is expired too. People are making lines on the street from 5:30 am. They stop giving out tickets around noon. It never takes less than an hour or two just to get to the window for Q-matic tickets. "

I hope your week has gone better than hers.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend,