Ask the Experts: Commercial Real Estate Mistakes

- January 8, 2016

Welcome to Allegro’s newest blog series, Ask the Experts. Here you will find insight and answers to your commercial real estate questions from the principals and staff at Allegro. What is one of the biggest mistakes you see companies make involving their real estate? It is quite common but always agonizing for us to learn […]


Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Global Real Estate Company

- November 19, 2015

When it comes to hiring a company to manage your commercial real estate transactions, bigger is always better, right? Not in this industry. Consider some of the negatives before selecting what is perceived to be a large, “global” brokerage to handle your company’s real estate needs. Global Franchise Restrictions Global real estate companies operate as […]


Thoughts on the recent Crain’s article, “Young Brokers Wanted”

- November 10, 2015

Last week in Crain’s Cleveland Business (11/02/2015 issue), Stan Bullard, the esteemed real estate writer for that publication, wrote an insightful article entitled, “Young Brokers Wanted.” In the process of identifying a problem for much of the Commercial Real Estate (“CRE”) industry, Mr. Bullard exposed some of the flaws of the conventional CRE brokerage model. […]


How Does my Commercial Real Estate Company get Paid? 4 CRE Compensation Models

- October 27, 2015

When selecting a commercial real estate company for your next transaction, project, or ongoing relationship, something you may want to consider is how you’d prefer to compensate them. Though there are many hybrids of these options, most compensation models will look like the four detailed below. Traditional Commission Model Operating under the traditional commission model, […]


5 Things to Look for in a Commercial Real Estate Broker

- September 29, 2015

Whether you are looking to buy or lease your next commercial real estate property, hiring the right firm to represent you in the transaction is key to the success of the deal. Does the broker have the expertise and experience needed to consider all your needs and to save you money in both the short […]