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The Top 5 Critical Steps to Commercial Lease Renewal

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  When the time comes for a commercial lease renewal, it might seem like a simple process. The decision to stay simplifies the process since you won’t need to tour sites, and, especially if you have a renewal option, negotiating the price and terms is usually easier, as well. However, if you look at staying […]

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The Top 5 Apps for CRE Professionals Today

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  As the role of mobile devices in the commercial real estate workplace matures, many real estate professionals like you are finding that they are useful business tools almost more than they are useful real estate tools. While applications like CoStar Go, PowerOne Finance Pro Calculator and LoopNet are useful, the real power frequently comes […]

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6 Office Floor Plan Design Tips for CRE

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Designing an office floor plan is not like it used to be. Once, you set up a reception area with a conference room off of it, put the most senior employees in the corners with big offices, the middle people on the glass line with smaller offices, and everyone else in the middle in a […]

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Understanding Office Space Area and Commercial Lease Terms

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  Some of the most confusing commercial lease terms come in how an office space’s area is determined area. Gross, rentable and usable square feet are all different, and impact your occupancy costs.   Space Basics   Most office spaces are leased out on the basis of their size. All things being equal, a bigger […]

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Surviving Office Relocation

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  One of the upshots of optimizing your company’s corporate real estate portfolio is that you will probably end up moving around a bit. Whether you are looking to consolidate multiple spaces into one, downsize a too-big space or simply move for a better deal, office relocation is usually in the cards for any company […]

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3 Tips to Help Cut Your Rent Now

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With the end of the calendar year looming, many companies have cost cutting on their mind either to maximize profits for 2014 or to get 2015 off to a good start. While rent might seem like a relatively inflexible cost due to the long term nature of many leases, you have more control over your […]

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5 Must Knows Before Starting Out in Commercial Real Estate

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  If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to switch sides and become a commercial real estate broker instead of a client, read on. This is a great industry — and an exciting one — but it isn’t an easy one. Here are five tips that you need to know to make it in our […]

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Understanding Tenant Improvement Negotiations

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  When tenants negotiate leases, they frequently focus on the basic numbers — the amount of the per square foot rent, the size of the space and the size of the tenant improvement allowance. However, seemingly small details can have a significant impact on the overall economics of the transaction — frequently outstripping what a […]

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When Subleasing Your Space is A Good Idea

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  As you review your company’s commercial real estate holdings, you might find spaces that no longer suit your needs. In those cases, subleasing can help to blunt their impact on your bottom line. When you sublease out a commercial real estate space, your relationship with your landlord essentially doesn’t change. You remain obligated for […]

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Tactical Commercial Real Estate: Where Strategy Meets Execution

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While having a big picture strategy is an important part of maximizing your company’s corporate real estate investment, the strategy gets executed in the area of tactical commercial real estate. The nuts and bolts of what is happening with your portfolio make up the building blocks that you need to achieve business goals. Here are […]

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