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Whether done by wind or snow or rain or heat, damage to the roof of your rental building can be disastrous. No one wants to live or work in a space filled with buckets set up to catch intruding rain drops. So how should you go about fixing a roofing problem? You probably wouldn’t believe the number of people who get injured or even die by climbing up onto their roofs to fix blown-off shingles or holes themselves. While some people would like to believe they can do it all themselves, fixing a roof is something that should be done with the utmost care and safety by someone who knows what they’re doing. Always leave it to the professionals.

 

If you think you might have damage to your roof after a big storm or gust of wind, contact your landlord or property manager immediately. The owner of your building should be the one to determine the proper response to any damage. If you can’t see the damage from inside the home or by looking from the ground, it’s best to avoid climbing to the roof yourself. If a problem has developed, the roof’s stability might be compromised—don’t make the damage worse or hurt yourself by falling straight through!

 

Your landlord or property manager will send a professional who can assess the damage and determine what can be done. Most of the time, if the damage is affecting conditions inside the building, a temporary solution can be found before a more permanent fix is performed by a professional. The quicker you report any potential damage, the quicker it can be fixed and fixed by an expert—just because you’re closeby and willing to try doesn’t mean your fix will be quick.

 

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Look, it’s a little difficult to actively care for the environment when you’re a property manager. As a person tied to a business you’re looking for cost-cutting measures and quick fixes rather than eco-friendly options. But listen—while it seems like deciding between light bulbs at the hardware store is a no-brainer (going for the cheaper, yet energy inefficient one?), those immediate lower costs can lead to higher costs in the long run. Who doesn’t want to save money on their monthly heat, electricity, and water bills? As it turns out, you can do just that all while making your properties more eco and energy friendly.

When most people think of making a place more eco-friendly they imagine a stark makeover: new air conditioning units, new lightbulbs, expensive sinks, and newfangled technologies. And by all means if you have the resources to provide those amenities all at once then go for it! But it doesn’t have to be so immediate. Start slow—stock up on energy efficient light bulbs for replacements. The next time plumbing needs repaired, think to buy the more efficient system. Rising heat costs in the winter, cooling costs in the summer? Invest in draft blockers for the bottoms of doors and windows. Small changes like this can reduce the amount of money you spend on utilities while also lessening your impact on the environment. Then, who knows? After you save enough money, start dishing out on fancier options like solar panels—that is, if you’re lucky enough to live in a place that gets enough sunshine (like good old South Florida).

 

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In the midst of hurricane season, it’s important to know the actions that should be taken as a property manager in South Florida. We all know that this is when those hefty monthly insurance payments can come in handy, but minimizing the risk from hurricanes and dealing with any problems after they strike is a more proactive response than counting on insurance. For our post about protecting your property in the event of a storm, click here. You’ll find tips and tricks for securing vital damage points like windows and roofs. The post you’re reading now will cover what to do in the aftermath of the storm—when it’s time to tell whether or not protection has been enough.

After the storm has passed and business begins to pick back up, it’s important, especially if you are the owner of many properties, to quickly and personally assess the damage that has been done. Tenants can be helpful for assessing damage, but it is best to collect your own records and photographs of conditions in the aftermath of a storm. List repairs that will be necessary, including repairs to the insides of properties—issues such as pipe leakage and problems related to sewage are harder to notice but important to fix quickly. Rank the importance of the problems and prioritize those that need to be assessed first. If you manage living space, make sure those spaces are made livable ASAP over minor concerns—especially if tenants are relying on your management to stay safe in their rented homes/apartments.

It is perhaps most important to keep in contact with tenants in the aftermath of the storm. They will be able to track the arrival of manual labor professionals sent to fix problems and can bring to light any smaller concerns you may have missed during damage assessment.

 

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We at Genet Property Group read a lot about the current trends in real estate and property management, all in the hopes that our efforts will benefit our clients and our business. However, reading about property management isn’t always… how can we put this? A totally pleasurable experience. Don’t get us wrong, this business is our passion, but there’s a difference between reading about interest rates and reading Harry Potter (as I’m sure any other property managers who are reading this know full well). Because of this, we try to find any resource that injects a little pizazz into property management info. Not only does this smooth along the process of learning, it makes the information a lot more memorable too.

Looking for recommendations? We’ve got them! Plenty of resources provide infographics and videos for learning more about property management. For infographics, PropertyManager.com is perhaps the best place to look. The writers at PropertyManager have a section of their website dedicated to infographics that outline common mistakes on property management websites, home buying trends in the United States, and many other topics. Click here to check it out. For videos, RENT Like a Pro on Youtube has great how-to videos and information about managing rental properties. You can check their channel out here. Their video, “Real Estate Property Management 101: 8 important facts,” gives tips from how to rent your house to just general information for anyone looking to get into property management and rental management. If it’s ever too difficult to pick up a book, look for these great resources that make learning much easier.

The original announcement can be found here. It has been reproduced below, in full:

 

Genet Property Group Selected Cushman & Wakefield’s South Florida Commercial Team to Market the ±366,000-Square-Foot South Miami Small Bay Industrial Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it has been named exclusive listing agent for the South Miami (SoMi) Industrial Portfolio, a collection of 11 industrial buildings totaling 366,415 square feet and one development-ready pad in Miami-Dade County.

Director Miguel Alcivar, Managing Director Dominic Montazemi, Executive Director Scott O’Donnell and Senior Director Jason Hochman, in conjunction with Executive Managing Director Mike Davis and Executive Director Wayne Ramoski, were selected by Tamarac, FL-based Genet Property Group to market the assets. The portfolio will go to market unpriced.

SoMi Industrial Portfolio comprises 11 buildings distributed throughout four industrial parks in Miami-Dade County — South Dade Industrial Center, Maksanim, Mak Too and Mak 3. The portfolio, comprising primarily small-bay facilities, is 97 percent leased and clustered around a strategic industrial node serving Southern Miami-Dade County near the crossroads of Florida’s Turnpike and South Dixie Highway (US 1).

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South Dade Industrial Center is 3.36-acre facility located at 23701 SW 132nd Avenue. The property is currently home to a single 33,495-square-foot building developed in 2011. South Dade Industrial Center also features a 30,972-square-foot development-ready pad that would accommodate an additional building. The existing building is 96 percent leased.

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The Maksanim properties comprise six buildings on four sites that collectively total 8.9-acres — 10510 SW 185th Terrace10918 SW 188th Street (two buildings), 10700 SW 188th Street10715 SW 190th Street and 10755 SW 190th Street. These buildings, totaling 218,258 square feet, were developed between 1972 and 1984 and are currently 96 percent leased.

Mak Too

Mak Too is a 3.2-acre site featuring two buildings developed in 2002 at 19100 SW 106th Avenue. This 57,336-square-foot campus is currently 100 percent occupied.

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Mak 3 is a 3.34-acre campus located at 19200 SW 106th Avenue. This site houses two buildings, both built in 2004, totaling 56,876 square feet. Mak 3 is currently 98 percent leased.

The portfolio enjoys superior access to Florida’s Turnpike, with 10 of the 11 buildings within one mile of Quail Roost Drive. The entire portfolio is situated along the South Dixie Highway corridor (US 1) giving tenants superior connectivity throughout the region.

The portfolio’s tenants enjoy the wealth of amenities and drivers in the immediate vicinity including the 983,846-square-foot Southland Mall, Home Depot, numerous commercial businesses located along the thriving South Dixie Highway commercial corridor and a myriad housing options.

“The small-bay product format caters to the smaller entrepreneurial businesses that dominate the South Florida economy, where nearly one out of every 10 adults owns a business and small businesses are estimated to comprise roughly 90 percent of the economy,” said Alcivar.

“With more than 200 tenants, the portfolio’s critical mass of product offers true economies of scale and the flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of tenant sizes, industries and needs ranging from ‘quasi-retail’ and services to light manufacturing and self-storage,” added Alcivar.

“The South Miami Industrial Portfolio represents a unique opportunity to aggregate a critical mass of industrial assets in a gateway market with high barriers to entry,” said Montazemi.”

The South Florida Commercial Team of O’Donnell, Montazemi, Alcivar, Miller and debt financing partner Hochman closed more than $524 million in sales and financing in 2016. Please visit www.southfloridacommercialteam.com for more information about the team.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries help investors and occupiers optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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This day and age, with the world so closely connected by the internet and high-speed transportation, it’s feasible for anyone to start a business anywhere. That’s why a physical location is more important than it has ever been, and the options you have for leasing property for whatever your needs may be are also greater than ever before. If you have the option of opening a storefront or a warehouse space in rural Ohio or sunny Southern Florida, which do you think is the better choice? Well, nothing against Ohio, but South Florida would be our pick.

 

When you lease a property there are plenty of factors to consider about the location. What’s the weather like? If you’re looking for customers to take the time to come to your property, is it in an ideal spot? How close is it to landmarks, residential areas, other commercial spaces? And in a more general sense, where do you want your workspace to be for what is likely a considerable amount of time? For us at Genet Property Group, South Florida is the location to be—here are a few reasons why.

1. What other than the gorgeous weather could come first on this list? We’ve barely ever gone below 40 degrees. (This also makes holiday shopping all the more possible and enjoyable with no cold and no snow).

2. South Florida is one of the largest tourist destinations in the United States, so if you’re thinking of renting commercial space it’s an ideal location for storefronts.

3. The South Florida landscape and location is vast and beautiful, with the Everglades right by. Every day could be described as pretty.

4. South Florida is host to diverse cultures that make many different business ventures possible.

5. We may be a little biased about this one, but Genet Property Group has over 1.5 million square feet of rental space in South Florida—just waiting for you to stop by.

 

At Genet Property Group, we hope our lessees feel comfortable and capable of talking with us and requesting any necessary services they feel should be available. Having a good lessee/lessor relationship is important when renting a property, and we believe in maintaining cooperative and helpful contact with all of our lessees. With that in mind, we know it is sometimes difficult to cultivate a strong, friendly relationship between lessee and lessor—the dynamic between peoples who exchange and provide services is sometimes awkward or unfamiliar, and definitely different than regular social relationships or friendships. But despite the difficulty, cultivating that strong relationship is important for achieving both parties’ desires and happiness in renting and leasing.

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By following certain codes of conduct, the lessee/lessor relationship can easily be a more communicative and supportive one. Behaving professionally and with respect is key, always showing that you understand and are listening to the concerns of your lessee or lessor. An open contact channel should be developed in the beginning of the lease, and any questions about the property and procedures should be asked and answers made available. If conflicts or confusions arise, it’s important to remember that both parties desire similar things: the responsible and productive use of the property. By supporting one another and valuing the quality of the property, both parties can be benefited.

With over 20 years of experience assisting clients find their ideal space, Genet Property Group is willing and able to cultivate strong and supportive lessee/lessor relationships, providing the right resources for your business and property needs. Contact one of our property specialists today to find your spot in our over 1.5 million square feet of space available in South Florida.

We’re certainly very happy to remind you to look up and look around at all that Florida can offer you in terms of nature’s blessings. We truly believe there is no better place to live, work and thrive than the home of our very own headquarters and the home to all of our hard workers and team leaders. No wonder so many people come to visit, to retire peacefully, to vacation or to open up brand-new businesses- what better environment is there to breed fresh new ideas, to inspire constant daydreams, and to live up to every day’s full potential? Well, Genet group is sold that there is no better way.

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However, regardless of where your office is located- even if you’re someone who prefers a home office, or perhaps a parents whose current full time job is within the home (but feels like it might as well be a full-time, outside gig!), or an employee just like us who could use an extra dose of sunshine and pick-me-up every once in a while), there are multiple ways you can bring brightness to your desk and beyond! We recommend installing softer overhead lights as replacements to fluorescent bright white or yellow lighting that some offices prefer. While it might seem counterintuitive to bring in less light, softening the tones and hues of the office’s general lighting leaves you more room to decide what your own part of the space looks like! So you get softer ceiling lights, a reminder to use the light from your own windows more, and maybe even an incentive to bring a desk lamp or two into your space! Plants are an even more dynamic way of livening your space- they’re literal indications of how well you’re doing in terms of light and hydration. Keep them healthy and green: if they start to droop, maybe pay a bit more attention to your self-care that week (your plants will thank you for it)! Finally, bright colors (from drawings, pictures, or artwork) will reflect light and project brightness in all spaces, so give a shout out to the artists in your life and bring their work into your work for a change. Soon enough, you’ll be feeling even brighter- a great employee, and a true Floridian at that.

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All across the country, citizens are delighting in the newfound joy of sunlight. After a particularly long winter in certain parts of America -our thoughts are with our friends in the Midwest and unlucky utmost Northern regions- nature is showing its softer side and warm weather has started showing its face again. Spring has sprung, and along with it have come smiles all around. Maybe your family has started to think about spring cleaning, and you’ve pulled out gardening tools and gear, or perhaps neighbors are starting to compare lawns and flowerbeds in your neighborhood ahead of some friendly competition.

In the wake of colder months especially, sunshine, warm temperatures, and clear (or mostly clear) skies bring in some much needed vitamin D. Fun fact: Vitamin D is actually produced by skin, sometimes in large amounts, when said skin is exposed to natural sunlight coming from the sky. The vitamin is specifically carried in light through ultraviolet rays, the same ones that can also be harmful if the skin is not properly protected, say by light coverups or sunscreen protection. Healthy exposure to sunlight is the easiest, and most recommended way to get your daily intake of vitamin D, one that many doctors say the average American suffers a deficiency from.

So, what does this have to do with us, and what does it have to do with you? Well, here at Genet, we pay particular attention to our employees’ well-beings. We believe the people who work for us should be healthy and happy, and we believe wholesome people should feel free to be themselves not just at home and on weekends, but inside the office, and at work! So by all means, go outside and get some sun. In large enough quantities, vitamin D has been proven to boost overall health and mood. Lucky for you, here in the Sunshine State, this is one vitamin you never have to worry about- and we at Genet Group know what good properties look like: they’re full of windows with views on the nature we’re blessed enough to see every day. Even during the workday, we make sure to keep our blinds up and soak in some sun: it doesn’t get better than that!

The last and biggest parts that make up the real estate world, may it be for housing, apartments and condos, or professional and commercial retail, are the streamlined, down-to-earth, no-nonsense broken-down versions of these tougher parts, designed specifically for those who place funds and futures into their real estate market: families, couples, organizations, companies. We believe these are some of the best parts. The reason they are our personal favorites is that they always seem to bring many of these kinds of people together- those who understand the industry, from afar and from up close, from an intellectual perspective and from a professional one, and especially those outside of the industry who call upon the help and support of others in making life and career-changing decisions: your average Joes who want and deserve the best place possible to live, work, play, and grow. All these types of people work together in creating an open and welcoming environment that clears up the fog surrounding business worlds and leads consumers to great options and decisions.

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While some companies choose to use the at times confusing, exclusionary jargon to keep distant from their clients, to hold professional knowledge over them, or even -and it pains us to say it- to get more money, blind trust, and resources out of them. We, on the other hand, believe those who give us their trust deserve a return on their confidence, with added gratefulness and a willingness to help. And that’s one of the best things that sets Genet Group apart. We know, we care, and, in turn, we do. We help.