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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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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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FASB Lease Accounting and Your Business

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  The Financial Accounting Standards Board, usually referred to by its initials — FASB — makes the rules for how companies in the United States do its books. Over the years, FASB’s standards have differed from those set by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for use in other countries. As the world economy continues […]

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The Evolution of Commercial Real Estate

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  Commercial real estate today bears little resemblance to the industry of 20 or 30 years ago. Once, the CRE industry depended on capital from a hodge-podge mix of investors that were either overly involved in the asset or that owned it for everything but the fact that it was real estate. Since then, the […]

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Lease vs. Buy: Choosing a Commercial Real Estate Strategy

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One of the classic questions in commercial real estate is whether it’s best to lease or buy space. Every time the question gets asked, the answer is always the same: it depends. Here are four ways to dig deeper and find out which strategy is right for your business. Cost Up front, the rule of thumb […]

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