The ROCK Blog

As one of the top commercial real estate brokerage firms in South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, ROCK Commercial Real Estate has the experience, expertise and resources to help clients transform their visions into reality. Our teamwork-driven approach sets us apart from our competitors — our brokerage advisors, property managers, research analysts and other capable professionals collaborate to deliver comprehensive services in several crucial areas. 

By focusing on building lasting relationships, we can fulfill our mission to provide viable services for every commercial real estate client. 

Why You Should Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Why You Should Invest in Commercial Real Estate

This article explains the benefits of commercial real estate investment and how you can get started with CRE. Contact ROCK to start investing in CRE.
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Marlea Cramer, Property Manager

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Marlea Cramer, Property Manager

Marlea loves dogs, and perhaps every other animal on the planet!
How Much Office Space Do I Need?

How Much Office Space Do I Need?

Finding the right office size for your business means understanding some important considerations. Get tips for success from ROCK Commercial ...
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Kirsten Deaver, Accountant

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Kirsten Deaver, Accountant

Kirsten constantly surprises coworkers with her new skills. Right now we are saying, wait, you're an ice skater too??
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Becky Murphy, Director of Marketing

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Becky Murphy, Director of Marketing

For everyone who has had multiple career changes, Becky's story is for you!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Scott Stare, Accountant

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Scott Stare, Accountant

Ice cream and deer jerky production sounds like a great 2nd career for Scott Stare!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Lynn Strayer, Maintenance Assistant

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Lynn Strayer, Maintenance Assistant

If there was an Olympic sport for getting in your steps, Lynn would win the gold!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Nate Resh, Brokerage Advisor

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Nate Resh, Brokerage Advisor

Nate Resh will outlast and outwork most, probably due to his penchant for unhealthy snacks!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Stacey Ankrum, Property Manager

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Stacey Ankrum, Property Manager

Stacey Ankrum, our problem-solving, muscle car loving Property Manager who will one day find herself in Bora Bora.
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  John Birkeland, CCIM, Brokerage Advisor

ROCK Employee Spotlight: John Birkeland, CCIM, Brokerage Advisor

John Birkeland's advice is pretty simple - gain knowledge, network, be resilient and, most importantly, don't be an idiot!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Rachael Hutchinson, Operations Manager & Brokerage Support

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Rachael Hutchinson, Operations Manager & Brokerage Support

Rachael Hutchinson is a good communicator, and when deciding between being a TV anchor or ROCK Operations Manager, we think she made the right choice!
Proptech Innovation and the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Proptech Innovation and the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Proptech (property + technology) is the wide range of systems that use technology to streamline the ways we interact with all aspects of the ...
QUICK FACTS:  Lancaster County Industrial Market

QUICK FACTS: Lancaster County Industrial Market

Where does Lancaster County land relative to the rest of the nation?
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Travis Wilkins, Property Manager

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Travis Wilkins, Property Manager

Travis Wilkins is a problem-solving, communications guy, and his career at ROCK all started as a joke!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Lori Landis, Accountant

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Lori Landis, Accountant

Lori Landis didn't join a touring family singing group, but she did become an accountant at ROCK!
A Local vs. National Comparison:  Office Vacancy by Age of Building

A Local vs. National Comparison: Office Vacancy by Age of Building

How does age of office building impact its vacancy? What do the local versus national numbers look like? The comparison may surprise you.
TOP 5 WAYS Property Managers Save You Money

TOP 5 WAYS Property Managers Save You Money

Property managers (PM) are like a bridge between tenants and landlords. At ROCK, only one PM is assigned to a property, and they visit ...
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Kevin Hodge, Brokerage Advisor

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Kevin Hodge, Brokerage Advisor

Kevin Hodge, Brokerage Advisor, has advice for anyone considering a career in CRE, and shares one of the items on his bucket list!
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Drew Steffens, Director of Data Services

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Drew Steffens, Director of Data Services

Drew Steffens, Director of Data Services, shares the best piece of professional advice he has received, his affinity for aviation, and his top ...
LANCASTER’S REDEVELOPMENT RENAISSANCE:  A Q&A with LCPD

LANCASTER’S REDEVELOPMENT RENAISSANCE: A Q&A with LCPD

Catch up on Lancaster's redevelopment projects in this Q&A with Scott Standish, Executive Director at LCPD and Alex Rohrbaugh, AICP, Senior ...
INTEREST RATE VOLATILITY:  How it Affects CRE Financing and CAP Rates

INTEREST RATE VOLATILITY: How it Affects CRE Financing and CAP Rates

Rising interest rates have made commercial real estate financing more expensive for investors. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)...
THE DOCTOR IS IN:  An Emerging Medtail Trend in Commercial Real Estate

THE DOCTOR IS IN: An Emerging Medtail Trend in Commercial Real Estate

In 2020, almost 7 in 10 adults in the United States were visiting a health care provider in a shopping center, indoor mall, or outdoor strip ...
ROCK Commercial Releases 2022 Q3 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Releases 2022 Q3 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Real Estate publishes quarterly market reports designed to survey and gauge the state of commercial real estate conditions in ...
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS…Risk & Return, Part 2

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS…Risk & Return, Part 2

All real estate investment strategies share a common goal of achieving a return above interest and inflation. The timing and the potential of ...
ROCK Commercial Releases 2022 Q2 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Releases 2022 Q2 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Real Estate publishes quarterly market reports designed to survey and gauge the state of commercial real estate conditions in ...
ROCK Employee Spotlight:  Damian Reed, Brokerage Advisor

ROCK Employee Spotlight: Damian Reed, Brokerage Advisor

Damian Reed, Brokerage Advisor, tells us what led him to a career in commercial real estate, his biggest influencers, and his big ticket bucket ...
ROCK Commercial Releases 2022 Q1 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Releases 2022 Q1 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Real Estate publishes quarterly market reports designed to survey and gauge the state of commercial real estate conditions in ...
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS…Risk & Return, Part 1

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS…Risk & Return, Part 1

Investment properties look substantially different to someone who intends to be a passive investor and realize an immediate cash flow compared ...
ROCK Commercial Releases 2021 Q4 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Releases 2021 Q4 Market REPORT

ROCK Commercial Real Estate publishes quarterly market reports designed to survey and gauge the state of commercial real estate conditions in ...
MILLENNIALS & BABY BOOMERS…Breathing New Life Into Downtowns

MILLENNIALS & BABY BOOMERS…Breathing New Life Into Downtowns

Current Millennial housing preferences are comparable to Baby Boomers’ as they enter retirement. With convenience and community being important ...
ROCK Commercial Releases 2021 Q3 Market REVIEWS

ROCK Commercial Releases 2021 Q3 Market REVIEWS

ROCK Commercial Real Estate publishes quarterly market reviews designed to survey and gauge the state of commercial real estate conditions in ...
The 101 on the 1031

The 101 on the 1031

Have you considered how much more you could achieve with your money if you didn’t have to pay good ole’ Uncle Sam? The 1031 like-kind exchange ...
ROCK Commercial Releases 2021 Q2 Market REVIEWS

ROCK Commercial Releases 2021 Q2 Market REVIEWS

ROCK Commercial Real Estate publishes quarterly market reviews designed to survey and gauge the state of commercial real estate conditions in ...
Meet Us In Hipsturbia

Meet Us In Hipsturbia

The influence of Millennials and GenZ has spurred a real estate phenomenon dubbed “Hipsturbia”. Hipsturbia brings all the staples of an urban ...
The Rise of the Silver Tsunami

The Rise of the Silver Tsunami

Historically, senior housing has been cast to the outskirts of our communities, but demands for senior housing have evolved along with the real ...
Stormwater Management Fees…Who Pays?

Stormwater Management Fees…Who Pays?

Stormwater Management is poised to dominate dinner time conversation as new fees are being contemplated for Pennsylvania property owners in the ...