Zoning

Tools of the rental trade

In commercial real estate (CRE) investments, rental income is key in determining acceptable returns over the long term. While many recognize rental income’s role in CRE investment management, too...

FLASH 2014: Revelations around resilience

Recently, ISO Community Mitigation manager Ralph Dorio and I attended the 2014 FLASH Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. FLASH , the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, is one of the country’s...

Building codes and enforcement: Tools for a profitable commercial real estate investment

Location and the reputation of a property are key to making sure a commercial real estate transaction is profitable. Location refers to the attractiveness of a property based on where it is...

Zoning reports: Not just for legal compliance

A zoning report is likely the lowest-cost piece of information in the due diligence process for a commercial real estate transaction — but it might be the most valuable. Many people order zoning...

Seismic changes in commercial real estate transactions

So many things come together at Verisk. That thought occurred to me as I read Ralph Dorio’s blog post ( Hard lessons from the Napa, California, earthquake ) about the AIR Worldwide ALERT ™ regardin...

Not quite the anniversary you had in mind

Marking a 25th anniversary in the rolling hills of Northern California wine country sounds appealing — unless you commemorate that event with a 6.0-plus magnitude earthquake. On August 24, one hit...

Verisk’s Enhanced Zoning Report uncovers the hidden risks

When your clients purchase or invest in any property, you need to know the real risks involved. Is the property compliant with current zoning laws? Will existing building codes or code changes limi...