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Commercial Real Estate Investment Remains a Smart Play

September 25, 2010 Leave a comment

In economic terms, inflation is defined as a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time. When prices rise, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services, eroding real consumer purchasing power. Although deflation also is a risk to the economy, moderate inflation is much more prevalent over the course of modern history.

In the long run, the most significant factor influencing inflation is the growth rate of the money supply. Inflation occurs when the nominal supply of dollars grows faster than the real demand to hold dollars. However, in the short and medium term, inflation may be largely affected by supply and demand pressures in the economy, and influenced by the relative elasticity of wages, prices, and level of interest rates.

In the U.S., inflation is estimated by calculating the rate of change of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI measures prices of a selection of goods and services purchased by a typical consumer. The magnitude of inflation — the inflation rate — is usually reported as the annualized percentage growth of the CPI Index.

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About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

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Meet Me at Silverstone Amenity Center

September 18, 2010 Leave a comment

No detail has been overlooked in any of the Silverstone Amenity Center conference and meeting rooms, which feature the integration of high-tech audio/visual capabilities, wireless internet, and video teleconferencing. Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, corporate retreat, or holiday party, The Silverstone Amenity Center is the perfect location for any occasion. Located at the corner of Eagle and Overland Roads, in the Silverstone Park, the Amenity Center is right in the heart of the Boise Valley.

Additional on-site services include:

  • Business Concierge
  • Food and Beverage Catering Arrangements
  • Presentation Equipment
  • Commercial Catering Station
  • Free Parking

More information available at www.silverstoneamenitycenter.com.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Telecom Expense Management Can Help Lower Business Costs

September 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Are there other ways of reducing your expenditures without affecting your personnel?

One of the largest expenses that a business may incur is their telecom expense. It is right up near the top of the list in many cases. If there were a way to reduce the amount of money spent on telecom without reducing the way you conduct business, would you be interested? Well, there is a way to manage your telecom expenses, and it is called telecom expense management.

Telecom expense management, or TEM, can help you control it all. Telecom can be a wild and unruly creature when left on its own, but with proper attention, it can be reigned in and massaged into a well-mannered part of your company. The problem with telecom – especially the wireless end of the spectrum – is that uncontrolled inventory, services, and “who has what device” costs you dearly.  The following are some of the critical components of an effective telecom expense management strategy.

  • Asset Management is essentially inventory control for wireless devices. The TEM team uses software to keep track of each device and who has it. It is successful only if some of the following aspects of TEM are utilized in conjunction with it.
  • E-Procurement. This is the process that controls how any new device is acquired, every exchange is documented, and all repairs are noted. It assures that only approved devices are obtained. This is accomplished by having a single, centralized point through which everything is approved and procured.
  • Invoice Validation. A research group found that up to 12% of all wireless service invoices contain errors, and 85% of those invoices are paid without question. It may be hard to believe, but a majority of the errors are in favor of the vendor and/or service provider.
  • Expense Optimization is just what it sounds like. The telecom expense management team ensures that you are getting the best deal for your telecom expense dollar. They are vendor-neutral, and will find the most cost-effective vendors and service providers for your business.

Blackeagle Plaza: Boise Commercial Real Estate for Lease from The Sundance Company

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The Sundance Company, a commercial real estate leader with more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations throughout the Boise Valley, is pleased to present the Blackeagle Plaza for lease.

Blackeagle Plaza is a Class A commercial real estate space located in the Blackeagle Center, which is a 45-acre, master-planned business park developed by The Sundance Company. The Blackeagle Center is home to coffee and sandwich shops, athletic centers, as well as various medical providers. There are six access points to the center off of Overland Road and Maple Grove Road. Blackeagle Center is located 1/3 mile from the Interstate, minutes from the Boise airport and downtown Boise, and within 2 miles of more than 3 million square feet of retail amenities for employee convenience including Costco, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Walgreens, Cabela’s, Starbucks, the Boise Spectrum Theatre Complex, and the Boise Towne Square Mall. In addition to these retail establishments, there are a large variety of banking, day care centers, restaurants, fitness centers, and a library in the surrounding area. Other highlights of Blackeagle Plaza include:

Building Size: 33,597 square feet
Site Area: 2.43 acres
Year Built: 2006
Number of Floors: Two
Parking: 5/1,000 usable square feet
Construction: Reinforced concrete tilt-up with 8-inch square steel columns on approximately 34’ x 36’ grid
Exterior: Reinforced concrete tilt-up panels with artificial stone and stucco finishes
Roof: Single ply EDPM membrane roofing system
Floor Construction: Ground Floor – 4” reinforced concrete slab. Second Floor – 3 1/2” to 5” of concrete over corrugated steel pan
HVAC: Ground Floor – 2 to 5 ton, 13 seer condensing units with 5-20 kw  heater with relays. Second Floor – 3 to 6 ton gas fired rooftop units
Ceiling: Lay-in acoustic ceiling panels in 2’x4’ T-bar ceiling grid with indirect and recessed lighting
Elevator: General purpose, 2,100 lbs capacity, 100 feet / minute
Ceiling Height: 10 feet in office areas
Restrooms: Ground Floor; also in Tenant’s suites. Second Floor – common restrooms around elevator core; also Tenant suites
Life Safety: Wet pipe fire protection system with alarm valves with Fire Department Connection

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.