Category: General

Beyond Your Space Needs #BYSN Episode 53: A Guide to Tenant Improvement Costs with Bennet Sebastian

January 27th, 2021 by

In this episode, Amy Calandrino chats with Bennet Sebastian Principal of Invision about tenant improvement costs.  Bennet’s company Invision was founded to provide a full suite of professional construction services to clients in the Orlando area. Our services include preconstruction and design assist, general contracting, design-build and construction management services for professional office, medical office, […]

Rafael Mendez of Beyond Commercial Helps Apollo Beach Church Find Its New Home

January 26th, 2021 by

Rafael Mendez of Beyond Commercial, a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Maitland, Florida, represented the buyer,Waters Church, in the purchase of a 12,381 SF building located at 5309 N. Highway 41, Apollo Beach, FL 33752 at the sales price of $1.24 million. The seller, Calvary Lutheran Church, was represented by Michael Strahan, CCIM. “I […]

2020 Year-End Orlando Market Update by Founder Amy Calandrino, CCIM

January 26th, 2021 by

As we head into 2021, I wanted to provide a year-end update of the office, industrial, and retail market in Orlando.  My executive summary will focus on the business owners and private investors we primarily represent rather than the capital market.  Office It will come as no surprise that office demand has weakened considerably since […]

Founder’s Message — Winter 2021 Edition

January 20th, 2021 by

Choose to Remain Productive Rather than Busy Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.  Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions — Tim Ferris Thinking back to before COVID-19 stopped us in our tracks, many of us were […]

Winter Park Magazine features Amy Calandrino in People To Watch in 2021 list

December 31st, 2020 by

Winter Park Magazine has released its annual compilation of People To Watch in 2021, which includes Founding Principal Amy Calandrino. In her feature interview, Amy discusses her processes and the many adjustments she had to make during this challenging year. Her resolutions include meal-prepping — cooking over 10 pounds of chicken on any given weekend […]

Best Commercial Real Estate Advice for Brokers Who Are Moms (or Want to be Moms) is to Accept Help

December 22nd, 2020 by

Founding Principal Amy Calandrino shares her thoughts on what it takes to be successful as a mom in commercial real estate. This content is being repurposed from the broker list’s blog. Read more below. With only 168 hours in a week, you must make them count especially if you are a top producer, managing broker, […]

Office and Industrial Tenants Look to Purchase Instead of Lease

December 7th, 2020 by

Amy Calandrino in Conversation with Florida Realtor® Magazine Earlier this quarter, Q4 — October 2020, Founding Principal Amy Calandrino sat down with Florida Realtor® Magazine for its October issue to give her take on the market, touching on the idea that office and industrial tenants look to purchase as opposed to leasing. The interview was […]

Q3 2020 Beyond Commercial’s Orlando Market Update

November 24th, 2020 by

We are starting to see the office market shift that many of us predicted back in spring. While deals are still happening, vacancies are growing at a swift rate. Personally, our brokerage has received nearly a dozen requests to list office space for lease this week (the week of November 16th). That’s an incredible amount […]

2020 Mid-Year Industrial Market Update

November 13th, 2020 by

While the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting Orlando’s economy, the industrial sector appears relatively insulated and has seen minimal impact since March. In fact, the market’s average vacancy rate has compressed by nearly 100 basis points since the pandemic began. Orlando has seen few signs of slowing across nearly all indicators and could maintain recent momentum […]

Diversity in Business Matters

November 9th, 2020 by

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. — Maya Angelou What is diversity? Queensborough Community College, a community college in Queens, New York, defines diversity as the following: The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each […]

Beyond Commercial Celebrates 10 Years!

October 22nd, 2020 by

Beyond Commercial credits its decade-long tenure to exceptional clients who have entrusted its team with their commercial real estate needs.

My Post-COVID 33-Hour Entrepreneur Mom Schedule

September 29th, 2020 by

I am often asked how I do it all and sleep at least 8 hours per night? For years, I’ve used time blocks that have continuously evolved as I grow personally and professionally.  Does it always come together perfectly?  Absolutely not, but it serves as guardrails for me and gives me a semblance of organization […]