Stories written by Dale Beede

Dale Beede, a Certified Commercial Investment Member, is broker and partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties in Grand Junction. Reach him at 243-7375. For more information about Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties in Grand Junction, log on to

World — and commercial real estate — rapidly changing

The world is changing — and commercial real estate along with it —  according to speakers at the Coldwell Banker Commercial global conference in Nevada. “First, the world is changing quickly and the commercial real estate market is changing with it,” said Fred Schmidt, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial. Schmidt said the online […]

Find success in retail sales ventures

Successful real estate sellers understand properly positioning a property for sale could make the difference between failure and success. If the property is vacant, is it clean? Does it enjoy good curb appeal? Would others want to locate their businesses or families there? Is proper signage in front so passersby know the property is for […]

Financing affects returns on real estate investments

How do you develop a clear picture of expected returns on real estate held for investment? What should you consider if you’re planning to finance that investment? Is it possible to realistically calculate expected returns? Let’s look at the numbers. Assume you own a 10,000-square-foot industrial building in the third year of a five-year lease, […]

New year a good time for a real estate investment tuneup

Since many people start off the new year with new resolutions, why not resolve to make your real estate investments more stable and prosperous in 2017?  Start by asking yourself questions that could improve your investments. Why do you own that specific investment? Was it a property you purchased to house your business? To create […]

Commercial real estate outlook improving

Is Mesa County still trying to work its way out of the recession of 2008? Yes. Are there plenty of vacant industrial buildings from which to choose? Yes. Is this a great time to buy? Emphatically yes. Remembering the days of the oil shale bust in 1982, recall that it wasn’t until six years later […]

Use capital rate to estimate property value

Any real estate appraiser will tell you there are three primary methods used to properly evaluate the appraised value of a property: the cost approach, income approach and market data approach.  The first approach determines the cost to construct improvements on the existing parcel less any deferred maintenance or obsolescence. The market data approach looks […]

Technology changing real estate marketing

Experienced commercial real estate brokers know their customers demand more from them than just planting a for sale sign and praying. Fortunately, new technology is available to significantly assist agents in developing a marketing program that shines within the industry. Professional photography, for example, has evolved so that photographers work with computer systems to create images that far […]

In high-tech world, real estate knowledge still key

The world is awash in new technology, and the real estate industry is no exception. How did we ever sell and lease real estate before cell phones? We performed those same functions, although a bit slower. We met face-to-face with clients more regularly than we do today. And then we thought fax machines were the […]

Give you real estate holdings a checkup

When it comes to investment real estate, what kind of owner are you? Are you a hands-on, take-care-of-maintenance-on-a-scheduled-basis kind of owner? Or are you the “If they haven’t called me, everything must be fine” kind of owner? As A.A. Milne, author of the Winnie-the-Pooh children’s books, once said, “One of the advantages of being disorderly […]

Real estate investment pros outweigh cons

The approach of a new year affords a new opportunity to consider real estate as an investment. If we use the tried-and-true Benjamin Franklin approach to making decisions, it becomes clearer to see why a real estate investment in 2015 might make sense. So bear with me as I review some of the pros and […]


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