Be smart, check your zoning rules first

March 27, 2015
When purchasing or leasing a property for a business, the location often is more important than all the other features and price. However, new business owners, in particular, may sometimes fail to determine if the zoning for the building meets their company’s needs.
Re-zoning a property can be a costly and time-consuming process. By doing some initial research, you can confirm – before you purchase or lease, that the property’s zoning meets your requirements.
Check with  the local municipal offices. Municipal offices will have all the documentation on your building’s zoning restrictions. .
Review the municipal building plan. Building plans are established to encourage the development of business in the surrounding area.
Variances and exemptions happen, you may find that zoning rules conflict with your plans for the location. In this case, it’s wise to have an alternate site in mind. It can take a lot of time  to re-zone a property, and you risk being turned down after every appeal.

PropertyBanc and World Group Merge

March 27, 2015

World Group Commercial Real Estate is combining operations with PropertyBanc, Inc.
effective Monday, March 16th, according to World Group president Kevin T. Rhodes, CCIM.
The merger allows the two Omaha-based companies to better serve commercial real estate
clients in Nebraska and Iowa.

The combined firm will be known as World Group Commercial Real Estate and will operate in
World Group’s existing Omaha office at 780 North 114th Street in the Miracle Hills area.
PropertyBanc’s president and founder, Ray Trimble, will be joining World Group as vice
president and associate broker.

Four additional PropertyBanc professionals are also joining World Group including  Michael Donovan, Jeff Konen, Dave Grosz and Jerry Culver.

Trimble founded PropertyBanc in 1997. The full-service commercial real estate firm has been
located inside the historic Omar Building at 4383 Nicholas Street.

World Group is a full-service commercial real estate firm with offices in Omaha and Des
Moines, Iowa. The company specializes in sales, leasing, property management, development
consulting and real estate asset management and supervises more than 3.5 million square feet of
property throughout Nebraska and Iowa. World Group is a member of the Omaha-based Seldin
Organization, which consists of five affiliated real estate companies operating in eight states.