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Tips for the Perfect Workplace

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Time and time again, studies have proven that working environment matters. The right office space has been shown to improve worker productivity and increase employee satisfaction, making companies more successful and greatly reducing turnover.

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Topics: commercial real estate, workplace

Tenant's Rights Under a Commercial Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 22, 2016 8:41:30 AM

If you've ever signed a residential lease, the first thing to keep in mind is that you have fewer protections under a commercial lease than you did under the agreement you signed for your apartment or rental house. While most states step in to protect tenants in residential transactions, commercial occupancy agreements are treated as a negotiation between equals. As such, your rights are usually what is in your lease, and nothing else. While leases vary based on both local law and on the actual terms of the document, below are some of the common rights that tenants usually enjoy.

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Topics: Commercial Lease

Tips to Make Better Commercial Real Estate Decisions

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 17, 2016 8:53:36 AM

When you're in need of commercial office space, you're often facing a time-sensitive deadline. While you're likely going into the search for commercial real estate with a sense of urgency, it's vital that you still make a wise decision when it comes to site selection and the terms of your lease. Following these tips will help you to make the best decisions when it comes to commercial real estate.

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Topics: commercial real estate

Is The Private Office Dead?

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 15, 2016 8:48:05 AM

The bad news is that open office space is here to stay. The good news is that private offices are also here to stay. While the office design pendulum has swung in both directions over the past few decades, it appears to be finding a space closer to the center, offering opportunities for both collaboration and privacy.

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Topics: Office Space

The Commercial Broker: More Important Than Ever

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 10, 2016 8:53:44 AM


Of course, I'm a little bit biased, but I strongly believe that the commercial broker is more important than ever. It's true that the field is leveling out more than ever before. Technology is making information that was once almost impossible to access widely accessible. A different culture is also increasing openness and access. While information and market access are both important parts of what brokers offer their clients, the brokerage community still has some tricks up their sleeves.

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Topics: CRE broker, commercial broker

Four Ways to Manage Your Warehouse Occupancy Cost

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 8, 2016 8:45:40 AM

With demand for logistics space increasing and shifting needs for warehouse locations, actual warehouse occupancy cost is growing even faster than rental rates. Luckily, the right strategies can help you to keep those expenses down and maximize your ROI on your warehouse expenditures.

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Topics: Occupancy Cost, warehouse

2016's Hottest Commercial Real Estate App Technology

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The media furor might have subsided over the last couple of years, but tablets and smartphones have established themselves as crucial technology tools for every businessperson. While we might not all be spending every waking minute looking for the hottest new app to download, developers are still releasing new apps and existing ones are still getting enhanced. Here are the latest and greatest apps to make you more productive in your commercial real estate work:

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Topics: CRE technology