5 Reasons to Bring Your Business to Branson

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Branson, Missouri has earned several monikers since it’s establishment in 1912. It’s been called “The New Nashville” because of its bluegrass and country music roots. While Branson is indeed the “live music capital of the entire universe,” it’s got more than a selection of live shows to draw tourists. Branson is bustling with retailers, restaurants, … Read more

How to Calculate Percentage Rent for Retail

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Shopping centers rely on a unique mix of tenants to draw customers. Who doesn’t enjoy grabbing a bite to eat after purchasing a pair of tennis shoes? Malls and other multi-tenant spaces allow visitors to dine, browse and receive services in one location. With multiple restaurants and retailers, these spaces expect to see more foot … Read more

How to Open a Restaurant: 10 Considerations

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Opening a restaurant is no easy feat. It takes time, commitment and capital. As the owner, you will work long hours planning deliveries, reviewing finances and payroll, and forming relationships with customers. Restaurant owners have faced even more responsibilities and challenges due to COVID-19. Though it’s hard work, owning a restaurant can be incredibly rewarding. … Read more

Why You Should Hire A Property Management Company

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Managing commercial properties is not an easy task. You must communicate with tenants and be ready for the inevitable, late-night, emergency maintenance call. If you recently purchased commercial real estate, you may not want to take on the duties of commercial property management.  You may not wish to be the main point of contact for … Read more

Commercial One Brokers Announces New Sales Associate Rich Crowell

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Branson, Mo., January 4, 2021 — Steve Critchfield and Robert Huels announced the addition of Sales Associate, Rich Crowell, formerly of The Golden Corral, to their sales group. Rich Crowell joins the Commercial One Brokers Group after years of bottom-line responsibility in the restaurant business. “His expertise in restaurant management, cost analysis and control, restaurant … Read more

Office Modifications For A Shifting Work Environment

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Companies with open offices and shared workspaces were significantly affected in 2020. The pandemic caused many to close and establish temporary remote work policies. As health risks remain, large companies and small businesses continue to reconsider their work environments. Employees Enjoy Remote Work Many employees have appreciated—and even thrived—under work-from-home arrangements. Will remote work be … Read more

4 Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is around the corner. It’s time for good cheer, hot chocolate, twinkling lights, family and giving the perfect gift. Your holiday shopping may look different this year due to the pandemic, but local businesses can help you find Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts for everyone on your list. New Holiday Shopping Habits … Read more

Shopping Safety & Expectations for the Future of Retail

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Retail shopping expectations are shifting as consumer habits change. Lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and general worry across the country have created a “new normal.” According to a survey from McKinsey & Company, four out of five Americans have not returned to pre-COVID activity levels. Consumers are spending more time online—working, shopping, and connecting with others. Many … Read more

Can Rent Concessions Help You During COVID-19?

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What is a concession in a lease agreement? Good question. One-time rent concessions are usually offered to attract new commercial tenants or entice current tenants to renew their lease. Concessions can come in many forms from offering decreased rent for a period to reducing service fees.  In commercial real estate’s current landscape, concessions on rent … Read more