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5 Things To Do Before Leasing Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 23, 2015 8:56:12 AM

There are a lot of things to consider when you're searching for the perfect office space to meet your needs. While the cost of the rent and the square footage are usually the top considerations, you can't afford to forget some other small, yet important features of an office space. Follow these five steps to give any office space a thorough going over before you sign the lease and agree to move in.

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Topics: Office Space

Office Renovation vs. Office Relocation

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 18, 2015 10:52:00 AM

When your company's needs change vis-a-vis its office space, you have a basic choice to make: renovate your existing space or find a new one. While renovation might seem to be the cheaper answer while relocation is the most complicated one, your situation might be different.

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Topics: Office Relocation

Pros and Cons of the 3 Main Types of Corporate Real Estate Leases

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 16, 2015 8:59:03 AM

Deciding to lease your space is just the first step in weighing your options for securing commercial real estate. There are a number of ways that lease deals can be structured, but generally, three main types of commercial real estate leases exist: net, gross and full service. Each type has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages, making it important that you understand the differences before you begin negotiating with a landlord.

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Topics: corporate real estate

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Relocating Your Office

Posted by Michael Staskiewicz on Nov 11, 2015 8:45:00 AM

Guest post from Michael Staskiewicz, check out his blog here.

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Topics: Office Relocation

How to Stay Ahead of the Technology Curve in Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 9, 2015 8:58:41 AM

Rapid advances in technology are squeezing your company's commercial real estate from both ends. From the bottom up, they are changing the ways that buildings are built and operated. At the other side of the tenancy continuum, new technology is creating new ways to work that require different types of spaces. As you try to navigate these changing waters, here are some of the latest top-down and bottom-up trends that are impacting your company's portfolio, and how to best handle them.

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Topics: commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Technology

How You Pay for "Your" Common Area

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 4, 2015 9:46:31 AM

There is more to your office than just your office. Picture a nice 40 by 80 foot space on the fifth floor of a midrise building. Now, answer these questions:

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Topics: common area

Your Tenant Rep: Premium, not Freemium

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 2, 2015 8:59:09 AM

In almost every transaction, working with a tenant rep won't cost you a penny. His or services will be completely free. However, a tenant rep isn't like any other free service that you use. Looking at them as being equivalent to a free e-book or a salesperson's "consulting," which is really just training on how to buy their products, would be a foolish error.

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Topics: tenant representation