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i-comparables.com looks to international expansion, parts company with Real Capital Analytics (RCA)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Commercial real estate job vacancies / property research positions for entrepreneurial property profesionals with languages in Europe and Latin America

i-comparables.com is a web based real estate information business providing transaction sales data on local markets on a country by country basis. After nearly three years as a data partner to Real Capital Analytics (RCA) covering the Spanish commercial property investment market, Madrid based i-comparables.com and RCA have parted company thereby freeing the way for i-comparables to commence its international expansion program. Initial expansion plans of i-comparables are focussed on those still intransparent European and all Latin American real estate markets.

Stan Dickens, managing partner, commented that “despite the challenging economic environment with reduced property transaction volumes we are optimistic that our service will be taken up in a number of countries. We envisage that this will be in partnership with nationally based real estate professionals, possibly some of whom will have established real estate research or valuation businesses but also with entrepreneurial professionals who may have recently been made redundant”.

The preferred expansion route is via a franchise whereby i-comparables provides its web platform and the benefit of its brand. New local partners will own their own business and pay a small fee to i-comparables for providing the web platform, ongoing web development and 24 hour website maintenance. However, Dickens commented, “Its not just about the software, branding and advertising material. I made a lot of mistakes when I first launched i-comparables in Spain and new partners can learn from these and avoid making the same errors. Any expansion will involve strategic and marketing advise to help new partners reach a sustainable income level as soon as possible”.

In January new partners will be able to use the improved Version 2.0 i-comparables software which has many new features. Site testing is currently being undertaken and existing users will be provided with new passwords at the time the site goes live.

i-comparables is interested in partnering bilingual property experts with commercial real estate experience and established contacts at local level in new markets. Some valuation and/or investment experience would be an advantage as would experience in real estate research. If you are interested in setting up a national version of i-comparables.com in your country please get in touch with Stan Dickens at email address: stan@standickens.com or telephone +34 914 471 700 (office) or +34 610 418 654 (mobile) for an initial discussion.

For information on the Spanish commercial investment real estate market click on the following link | i-comparables.com

Spain commercial real estate transactions database to receive upgrade

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Spain – commercial real estate investment and owner occupier transactions database provider, i-comparables.com, is significantly upgrading its web site this August. Subcribers include property investors, property investment agents, valuation surveyors and property researchers interested in the Spanish property market.

Online since 1st January 2010 i-comparables.com continues to develop its software and created added value for its subscription clients. Clients will soon benefit from added functionality and user types.

Transactions entered on the database from 15th September will include a risk profile covering tenant type, lease duration (or next break option) and the level of passing rent. Also included in the output file will be an estimate of ERV as at the time of the sales transaction. Three opinions of the estimated rental value (ERV) will be sought from leading agents and included in the property details page.

The new features will particularly help subscribers who are not familiar with a property market on a day to day basis. Information on ease of letting will also be provided in addition to the ERV.

For information on taking out a subscription to i-comparables.com please call Stan Dickens on one of the following numbers:
Madrid office: +34 914 471 700
Mobile: +34 610 418 654

We cover transactions of retail leasure centres, retail street shop units, office buildings and floors, industrial premises and logistics warehouses and other property types such as hotels, nursing homes and student residences.

Visit our home page for free Spanish commercial property market reports, useful links, our Spain real commercial estate investment market blog and more. | i-comparables.com

Spanish commercial property market reports available to download

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

i-comparables.com has recently added a dedicated Spanish real estate market reports section to the resources area of its website. All of the main property sectors are covered including offices, retail, industrial and logistics. If you can’t find what you are looking for in the English language section you might find it in Spanish. In all areas of the website you can easily switch between language options without losing your place by simply clicking on the flag icons.| Reports

i-comparables.com back on line

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

We are pleased to announce that telephone and email comunications at i-comparables.com are again operating correctly following our return to Telefonica.
Although access to our investment comparables website at www.i-comparables.com was unaffected clients had difficulty in contacting us by phone and email during the two weeks we were with Vodafone.

Google maps and Google street view

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Google maps and street view have now been added to i-comparables.com database of investment transactions. For a free demonstration contact Stan Dickens: +34 610 418 654 (mobile) or +34 914 471 700 (office). | i-comparables.com

i-comparables.com commences its blog today

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The blog of i-comparables.com, commercial investment transactions property database,┬á goes live today. The site categories will include “news”, “investment transactions rumours”, “recent investment transations” as well as other categories of interest to real estate professionals active in the Spanish property market. If you would like to inform our visitors of any relevant topic, including deals rumours, confirmed transactions or have anything else of interest to comment on please don’t hesitate to contribute or comment. To send us detailled transactions information on the Spanish investment and commercial owner occupier real estate sectors contact us using the “send a transaction” tab on our homepage | www.i-comparables.com