There’s a lot of work that goes into opening a new franchise location. Having a well-designed prototype is a big part of opening new stores without a hitch.

Warehouse-to-office conversion projects are all the rage right now. Why? As with everything else in…

The new Sanctuary SalonSpa in Excelsior, MN, has been nominated for a 2018 Minnesota Shopping…

New changes to how the Met Council makes Sewer Availability (SAC) determinations will alleviate headaches for property owners, while reducing wait times.

PlanForce is helping the owners of Vandalia Glassworks expand to a new, larger space on Concord Exchange in South St. Paul.

As any sales and marketing expert worth their salt will tell you, to attract customers, you have to know what they’re thinking. In commercial real estate, location remains king. But you can’t move your building, so what else matters to your prospective tenants? How can you create property marketing that will draw their attention?

The entitlement process is one of the most critical aspects of your architecture or development project. If you need a variance, conditional use permit, or similar municipal permission, you’ll be required to go through the entitlement process over and above basic permitting.

Typically, architecture projects that start now won’t begin actually digging for several months. It’s important to realize just how long it takes to jump through all the hoops to get your project started in the right way.

One way to ensure that more deals come out on the right side is to involve an architect early in the deal process. Why? Because the best architects will help you lead your commercial real estate clients through the site selection process to ensure the deal gets done.

The warehouse-to-office conversion, currently underway, promises to be one of the year’s most talked about Twin Cities commercial architecture projects.

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