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CAM Charges and the Commercial Real Estate Lease
By Kelly Kornegor

Before entering into a new commercial real estate lease agreement, it is important to have an understanding of CAM charges, if they apply to your loan and how these charges are assessed. CAM stands for common area maintenance and it is a fee the property managers pass on to tenants to help cover costs relatedRead more

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Featured Commercial Real Estate – Coming Soon for Lease
By Kelly Kornegor

New Commercial Real Estate Construction coming to Ely, IA in late 2021! This mixed-use project will feature residential rentals on the second floor, while the first floor will be designated for a single commercial tenant. This growing town offers the best of both worlds being in-between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Metros, all while offeringRead more

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Restaurants and Bars Leveraging Uncertain times and Weather Conditions to Create a Unique Dining Experience
By Kelly Kornegor

It is an understatement to say that 2020 was a year of taking the challenges that were placed before us and using them as opportunities to explore a different way of doing things, to pivot in a new direction in order to stay in the game. All the new regulations, restrictions, lockdowns and curfews issuedRead more

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An NNN Lease Versus a Gross Lease: What’s the difference?
By admin

You’ve decided you want to lease a space for your business, and your realtor presents you with a lease amount that says NNN. What does NNN mean? How is it different from another option called a gross lease? Is one better than the other? Let’s look at the difference, because it’s is always good knowRead more

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The Advantages of Moving Your Business to a Busy Corner
By Donna Ahmann

People ask us all the time what the advantages are of a particular development or location are, and without a doubt, one of the most attractive features are the areas around town that are in a very busy location with a lot of traffic passing by each day. Let’s face it, the more people thatRead more

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What is a Tenant Improvement?
By Donna Ahmann

Tenant improvements (TI’s) are very important if you want to make sure that your business space is customized to your needs and essential to your brand. Understanding what a TI is and what types of improvements are available is very important to know as you consider lease space for your business and team. So whatRead more

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HOW THE CEDAR RAPIDS ECONOMIC ALLIANCE BENEFITS YOUR BUSINESS
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How the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance Benefits Your Business Whether you’re starting your own venture or expanding a business that’s been a pillar of the community for years, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is ready to help you. The Alliance serves nearly 1,200 member businesses spread across the metro area no matter their sizeRead more

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AHMANN COMPANIES: YOUR ONE-STOP SOLUTION FOR REAL ESTATE
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Ahmann Companies: Your One-Stop Solution for Real Estate When you partner with Ahmann Companies, you’re not just getting a dedicated commercial real estate team. You’re joining forces with a vertically integrated business powerhouse that’s ready to leverage all of its in-house services to serve your design, engineering, building and management needs. Meet the Ahmann CompaniesRead more

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INSIDE DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS’ INCREDIBLE EVOLUTION
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Inside Downtown Cedar Rapids’ Incredible Evolution Walking through Cedar Rapids’ Downtown District, you’d never know it was ground zero for damage from the 2008 flood. The devastation was unimaginable, but what was truly surprising was the city’s resilience. Cedar Rapids mounted an unprecedented recovery effort and accomplished, as Economic Alliance Executive Director Doug Neuman callsRead more

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5 REASONS DOWNTOWN IOWA CITY IS GREAT FOR BUSINESS
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5 Reasons Downtown Iowa City is Great for Business There’s always something happening in Iowa City’s downtown district, and your business can be part of the action. Downtown Iowa City combines a walkable urban environment with a unique concentration of students, professionals and visitors to create a prime location for an office, restaurant or retailRead more

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