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Gary P. Metzler, AIA 
Metzler Enterprises LLC was established to deliver a more personal, cost-effective level of dependable real estate and facility services to individuals and organizations in transition. With over 30 years experience with commercial transactions, workplace design and facilities management, we provide professional services for a diverse range of clients from local sole proprietorships and individual investors to corporations who compete in the global marketplace.
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Reshaping Broker Skillsets
by Mark Heschmeyer

New Broker Resumes Look a Lot Different as Businesses Demand More Specialization.

Although the escalating commercial real estate recovery may reinforce the sense that "it's back to business as usual," to those responsible for recruiting brokers in the CRE industry, 2013 hardly seems like business as usual at all. Read More

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ND Chamber
August 5, 2013
Dear Colleague,    

Welcome to my newsletter intended to provide you with a pulse on the commercial real estate, facilities and design markets. One thing is certain about these changing times; you need to adapt, and adapt quickly to compete.  I believe knowledge provides the agility to anticipate and adapt before the competition; these industry topics were selected to help provide you that advantage.  


Our experience on both sides of a transaction, having worked as both service provider and owner/client, provides us with the unique ability to embrace your priorities and key concerns as our own.  We deliver the precise services you need with our personal involvement every step of the way- without the costly overhead often associated with larger providers.  That's why Metzler Enterprises LLC is a partnership you can count on for your real estate and workplace solutions!

Commercial Real Estate

Upside Ahead: Office Recovery Accelerates In First Half, Best Yet To Come

U.S. office occupancy growth and rental rates rose at a modest but steady pace during the second quarter of this year, while the national vacancy rate dipped closer to the 12% mark as new office construction remained at historically low levels in the first half of 2013.  "The office market recovery is accelerating. Although it feels like we're just... Read More

Distressed CRE: It's a Seller's Market
by Mark Heschmeyer

It's a sellers' market for distressed commercial real estate and Taylor Burke, senior executive vice president and chief lending officer for the $2.62 billion Burke & Herbert Bank in Alexandria, VA, wants to move his inventory. 

"I think this is a great time to buy distressed property, especially that which we are selling," joked the Alexandria-based banker. 

More seriously, though he says, the market is good for bad property right now. 

"Banks should be cleaning out their inventory this spring," said Burke. "I want to sell all my stuff now and I suspect that my conferees are ready to unload their REO now, too. There is finally some demand in outlying areas where most of our problems are located. Not just income-producing any more - even lots are selling at last. Builders need inventory. There are a lot of troubled suburban strip centers and offices everywhere. There has been a sea change in demand."
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Buyer's Due Diligence Checklists

by R. Kymn Harp 

A KEY element to successfully investing in commercial or industrial real estate is performing an adequate Due Diligence Investigation prior to becoming legally bound to acquire the property. An adequate Due Diligence Investigation will assure awareness of all material facts relevant to the intended use or disposition of the property after closing.

The following checklists will help you conduct a focused and meaningful Due Diligence Investigation.
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Facilities Management
Tony Keane

Tony Keane, IFMA's new President and CEO, shares his vision for IFMA's second 30 years          
By Peter Kimmel

Tony Keane has clearly established himself as the individual to lead IFMA to the next level in its development. The interview and the actions he has taken to date demonstrate an uncanny ability to lead and motivate, to instill confidence in those with whom he works, to apply a strong business and organizational management background, and to identify what needs to be done for the association from both a strategic and tactical perspective.  Read More

Mobile Workforce Report
by Pi  Wen Looi, Ph.D. & James A. Ware, Ph.D.

The future of work is already here. Over the last several decades knowledge work has burst out of the traditional office. Yes, offices still play a very important role in supporting work and workers, but increasingly powerful technologies are making anywhere/anytime work a reality in today's global economy. Read Report

Ten Common Complexities of a Restack Project 
by Matt Dennis

The way people work - and the workplace itself - is continuously changing. Real estate and facilities groups are adjusting to new, cost-effective footprints to keep up with this change. Work from home, desk sharing, hoteling and open collaborative spaces are just a few of the trends causing a need for organizations to renovate and restack their offices. Read More 
Architecture & Workplace Solutions
Are Open Floor Plans Out?
by Natalie Kostelni

A new workplace study by an international design firm found three key drivers for employee satisfaction in office environments - focus, balance and choice.


Gensler's national 2013 U.S. Workplace Survey found that increasingly common open floor office design can lead to workers being distracted and losing focus - and therefore reducing productivity. To counter that, employers can maintain the open design but provide employees a selection for when and where employees can work in that space, according to Gensler's findings.   Read More  


Ready or Not: A new green code is about to change the way we build  by John Schneidawind  


A game-changing juggernaut is steadily making its way through the building code development and approval process. The International Green Construction Code (IGCC)-some call it the "Green Code"-promises to bring considerable change to the design and construction industry when adopted as early as 2012. Over the next several months, this code will evolve through public comment, making now a critical time for the profession to get involved.  Read More  


New Americans with Disabilities Act regulations:  
What you need to know
by Kevin Hughes

In March 2012, the most significant ADA changes took effect since the measure became law in 1991. The new design and construction requirements affect most commercial real estate in at least some fashion, requiring all owners and occupiers of virtually any large commercial real estate used by the public to accommodate the new ADA standards.  Read More
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