2018 was a year of enormous growth for us at GLE. We added 19 new team members and added 332 new clients in addition to our existing client base.
At the same time, we continued our commitment to provide you with timely, useful information and news on topics that are important to you through our blog. We’re grateful for your engagement with our work, and we’re excited to present our top 10 most-read articles of 2018.
In reverse order:
Mitigating risk is critical to successful construction and construction lending. This article, which was our tenth most popular this past year, discusses the 3 main sources of construction lending risk:
Then it outlines a practical plan for mitigating each of those risks in a sensible, cost-effective manner.
Our ninth most popular article of 2018 discusses the topic of radon, especially in the context of commercial buildings. It covers:
It includes Florida’s regulations and a step-by-step process for meeting its requirements.
Our #8 most popular blog article this year helps clear up confusion about the difference between and uses of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). It covers:
It also discusses when you’re required to have each type of assessment, and how each can help mitigate risk, depending on circumstances.
We have found over the years that mold is a perpetually popular topic, so we were not surprised to find this one on the list in the #7 spot. In this article we discuss:
We consider this one a money-saving must-read for construction professionals and property owners alike.
Construction is a high-risk low-margin business, and one or two big mistakes can threaten the entire project. In the #6 most-popular spot is our article highlighting 4 big mistakes you definitely want to avoid during construction. It discusses:
While these mistakes seem simple and basic, they continue to plague construction companies and property owners alike. We hope this post helps readers avoid them.
Property managers are legally responsible for meeting the terms of their leases with tenants, providing a safe facility that meets all applicable codes and regulations, and providing their tenants with “quiet enjoyment.”
This latter point can cause confusion, so we wrote our #5 most popular article to answer common questions about it. We cover:
Parking lots are a large investment, and as they age, property managers are faced with critical decisions about how to maintain and manage them. In this piece, our fourth most popular of the year, we examine:
This piece was hugely popular and started a lot of conversations. In the #3 slot, to no one’s surprise, is an article about money and how to estimate and control costs.
The article covers a lot of ground, including:
We’re awfully proud of this piece and glad it made one of the top slots.
Pavement is a perpetually hot topic, and this year was no different. In the #2 most popular slot, this piece discusses:
While no one wants to deal with pavement failures, it is unfortunately common. We hope this piece helps property owners understand the causes, avoid expensive mistakes, and maintain their pavement in the most effective manner.
What do you get when you combine a conversation about money with one of our perpetually most popular topics, the commercial roof? You get a #1 most-read blog article!
We’re thrilled to see this one in the top slot, as we put a lot of our deepest expertise into making it as useful, thorough, and practical as possible. We’re glad you liked it.
The article discusses:
We hope you’ll find it as useful as many other readers have.
We want to thank you for making 2018 such an incredible year. We appreciate every one of you for visiting our site, engaging with our team, and being a part of our business community.