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AdAgencyOnline.Net Reviews Colliers International – Las Vegas Land and Evaluation Group For Automotive Advertising Agencies

AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising networking/resource portal that shares best practices with automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and automotive advertising vendors to help them solve common problems in today’s troubled auto industry. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio station featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time – will review Colliers International – Las Vegas Land and Evaluation Group on his blog talk radio show, “Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising.” The show will air today, Tuesday, June 16th 2009 between 12:00 Noon EST and 12:30 PM EST.

Philip explained the apparent departure of his automotive advertising show to discuss real estate with his online audience, “The impact of consolidations in the auto industry brought about by a sluggish economy and accelerated by the recent bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler demands a new definition of “full service automotive advertising” by agencies anxious to help their auto dealer clients survive in a shrinking auto industry. Conventional automotive advertising has already shifted to more cost effective Internet based digital marketing investments and integrated selling systems that link the newly developing virtual showrooms on the World Wide Web with proven selling processes in the real world. As brick and mortar dealerships are eliminated the surviving auto dealers are being driven onto the Internet Super Highway to maintain market share and profitability. The shift to online marketing plans does not replace the need for brick and mortar facilities but the efficiencies enjoyed by virtual showrooms suggests the need to reduce the expenses and capital required to support them. Real estate has always represented the single largest investment and fixed expense for auto dealers and it is only logical that it should be adjusted to accommodate the reduced sales volume and profit margins that exist now and in the foreseeable future. Auto dealers need help to reduce expenses and maximize their R.O.I. on many levels and today’s full service automotive advertising agency must expand their services to earn their agency fees.”

“I joined Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate to help them develop a specialized auto industry division – Colliers Automotive Real Estate Services, (C.A.R.S.), to provide additional insights and resources to facilitate auto dealer acquisitions and dispositions for my auto dealer clients. Colliers International – Las Vegas Land and Evaluation Group is an independent commercial real estate office of Colliers International and a valued member of C.A.R.S. Today’s show features an interview with Grant Traub and Keith Cubba from the Las Vegas office to discuss the unique problems and solutions that exist in the Las Vegas market. I decided to feature a different office each month on WAAOL to introduce some of the many opportunities that are available for those forward thinking auto dealers that are in a position to acquire new franchises and facilities at today’s reduced prices. I am also challenged to assist those dealers that have decided to sell or reduce the size of their facilities as a result of financial or factory pressures.”

Grant Traub commented in advance of his interview to explain his reasons for joining C.A.R.S. and for appearing on WAAOL, “Las Vegas is struggling due to the recession which clobbered the tourist industry. Local car dealerships are hurt and some stores are closing. Now is an excellent time for out of market dealerships to obtain new points in a world class city.”

About Grant S. Traub -Vice President

Grant S. Traub joined Colliers in 1998 after 2 years at CB Richard Ellis. As a specialist in the sale of development land and tenant representation, Grant’s main responsibilities are site selection and deal negotiation. He has brokered over 60 transactions that include land sales, long-term leases, build-to-suits, investment sales, and REO dispositions worth over $162 million dollars in total considerations. Clients Grant has worked with include Community Bank of Nevada, Consolidated Mortgage, Clark County Credit Union, Healthsouth Corporation, Catholic Healthcare West, The Berkley Group, Morton’s Restaurant Group, Sweet Tomatoes, Gateway Computers, Sephora, Candlewood Hotels, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Avaness Industries.

Grant has served on the Colliers Parrish Board of Director since 2003 and the Colliers Parrish Finance Committee since 2006. He has been a member of the Leadership Committee for Colliers Las Vegas since its inception in 2008.As a committee member and donor for Links for Life, a major golf tournament sponsored by Colliers, Grant has helped the organization raise $2,000,000 for children’s charities in Southern Nevada. He has coached the Del Webb Middle School Lacrosse Team since 2007 and also donates time to Camp Firefly. Grant was born in San Diego and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He earned his degree in Agricultural Business at CalPoly San Luis Obispo.

About Keith Cubba – Consultant

Since joining Colliers International in 2005, Keith Cubba has brokered investment property acquisitions/dispositions worth over $61,000,000 in gross sales proceeds. Investment property closings have ranged from Medical Office, to Retail, to NNN, to Sale Lease-Back opportunities. In the summer of 2007, Keith partnered with Colliers Board of Directors member Grant Traub and marketing assistant Kim Hamilton to form the Land and Investment Group. The team offers brokerage service for Investment properties, Golf Courses, and Land.

Recently, the Land and Investment Group have listed major commercial REO properties for local banks as well as evaluated FDIC loan pools for private capital groups. Keith has a BA from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters Degree from UCLA. Previous experience prior to joining Colliers International includes work as an Associate Professor at UCLA, and client based services in both the medical and marketing industries.

The Colliers International “corporate culture” of giving back to the community has inspired Keith to serve as both a counselor and volunteer at Camp Firefly. He is currently the Tournament Chairman for the 14th Annual Links For Life charity golf tournament.

One of the properties discussed on today’s show is a Chrysler Dodge Jeep facility described as follows:

For Sale or Lease: 6770 Redwood Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118

±17.5 Acre Auto Dealership with Service and Collision Center

Seller Financing | Immediate Availability

State of the Art Chrysler built Alpha Prototype Dealership

Land Details

Available unbranded dealership with potential to retain Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge Brand

APN 176-02-201-018; 015 ±17.5 acres

The Southeasterly Corner of Redwood St. and I-215 Beltway±955 feet of direct frontage on I-215 Beltway Frontage RoadC-2 zoning general commercial in the MUD 3 Overlay

Total of 774 onsite parking spaces±151,000 in 2007 daily traffic counts at I-215 between Decatur Blvd. and I-15

Building Details: ±86,270 sf Under Roof First Floor Building Area

Sales area ±14,195 sf

Showroom area ±6,043 sf

2 Story Parts Department and administrative office area totaling ±8,337 sf

Automotive service and repair area ±22,699 sf (42 Service Bays) Collision Center and Body Shop ±27,000 sf7

Heated, downdraft paint booths15 Collision Center Bays30 Vehicle Collision Repair Spaces

Waste containment area ±349 sf

Second Floor Building Area

Administrative offices and parts storage ±13,331 sf

Two Stop hydraulic elevator

About Philip Zelinger

Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC and founder of AdAgencyOnline.Net. He invested 25 years as a General Manager and Dealer Principal followed by his last ten years in the automotive advertising industry learning from the teams that he built so he can now presume to teach on forums like AdAgencyOnline.Net. His role as a “Dealer Coach” is enhanced by his hosting a nationally recognized auto industry social networking portal and blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time. As the author of two books on the auto industry, including “How To Sell A Car – a Career Guide to The Automobile Industry,” he is a recognized authority on market trends and developing technologies with the responsibility of selecting key vendors and applications for his dealer clients as well as forming strategic partnerships for his vendor clients to leverage their shared resources to help them bring their products and services to market.

About AdAgencyOnline.Net and Ad Agency Online, L.L.C.

AdAgencyOnline.Net reviews automotive advertising vendors and new technologies on several blog talk radio shows in addition to the Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising. Other shows include “Lunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertising” and “Automotive Advertising Experts.” The shows attract automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors and O.E.M. representatives that listen to WAAOL to find vendors, applications and technologies to maximize the R.O.I. for their automotive advertising dollars.

AAOL is a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies linked by an online communication / distribution system developed by Philip Zelinger. The proprietary operating system that powers AAOL was designed to reduce fixed and semi-variable expenses for full service automotive advertising agencies. The developing technologies that enhanced the performance of the independent automotive advertising agencies linked by AAOL has served as the role model for the solutions suggested on AdAgencyOnline.Net and represented by AAOL to their affiliated automotive advertising agencies when serving their auto dealer clients.

Ad Agency Online L.L.C is focused on discovering and representing new automotive advertising vendors not yet recognized by the mainstream automotive advertising industry. Recent automotive advertising vendors represented by AAOL include; Argistics – AutoTransaXion, SiSTeR Technologies – Video CarLot, EveryCarListed.Com, DealMaker.Com, CityTwist.Com, Bulldog Marketing Technologies, LeadConverter, Gumiyo, Kihon Media, CarFolks.Com, Ai Dealer, NeoSynergy and Laser Stream Video.

www.AdAgencyOnline.Net has interviewed a variety of respected automotive advertising experts including; Clayton Stanfield from EBay Motors, Mark Boyd and Mark Dubis from CarFolks.Com, Jared Hamilton from DrivingSales.Com, Dale Pollak from vAuto, David Wassmann from NeoSynergy, Jerry Daniels from Automotive Broadcasting Network, (ABN), Terry Alling from Kihon Media, David Marod from LeadConverter, Brian Ferris and Spencer Sterling from DealMaker.Com, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and host to the auto industry social networking community ADM, Len Critcher from ecarlist.com, Tim Zierden from AAX, Jim Ziegler, motivational speaker and consultant to the auto industry, Jeff Kershner, ecommerce director for The Mile One Automotive Group and host of the auto industry social networking forum DealerRefresh.Com , Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Ken Schwartz from CityTwist, Michael R. Spadafore from R. L. Polk & Co., Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix, Bruce Cerbone from Argistics, Scott Davis from Bulldog Marketing Technologies, Matt Watson and Douglas Kinney from VinSolutions, Hal Howard and Don Pollock from New Wave Automotive, LLC, (NWA), Matt Brown and Zack Powell from TheDealerDashBoard.Com, Mark Burack from Liquid Motors and Pat Ryan, Jr. from FirstLook.

For additional information on www.AdAgencyOnline.Net , Colliers International – Las Vegas Land and Investment Group, Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate, C.A.R.S. or any of the subjects or properties discussed on today’s show go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/adagencyonline and download the show. Automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers or automotive advertising vendors that wish to join AdAgencyOnline.Net or seek representation by Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. should contact Philip Zelinger directly at pzads@bellsouth.net or call him at 1-888-796-2228. To quote Philip, “Help is only a click away!”

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