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Our Top CRE Articles from September 2016

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 27, 2016 2:57:17 PM

In case you missed them, here are some of our top CRE articles from September:


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Topics: commercial real estate, CRE

Why Co-Working Space Won't Replace Traditional Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 26, 2016 8:59:51 AM

With the proliferation of co-working space providers like WeWork, some companies are considering abandoning their traditional office space. Co-working environments have some unique benefits, but they are unlikely to completely replace traditional offices. After all, they represent an evolutionary step from the executive suite, and those facilities haven't crowded out regular tenancy.

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Topics: co-working space

Making the Lease vs. Purchase Decision

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 20, 2016 8:55:00 AM

With rents going up and interest rates continuing to post rates that are at or near historic lows, the balance might seem to have shifted to the latter option in the lease vs. purchase decision. However, leasing remains a strong option for many companies.

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Topics: commercial real estate, lease vs rent

Why We Still Need Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 19, 2016 9:03:50 AM

The "Business 2.0" punditocracy has been posting dire blog posts for years claiming that office space is obsolete. After all, office space is expensive, employees don't like commuting, technology enables anyone to work from anywhere, and jobs are fluid. Those four assertions are all true. However, they don't add up to the obsolescence of office space. In fact, modern business is rediscovering the value of having a central place to work and of having teams together. They aren't pining for a more simple past, either. Instead, controlling office space as a tenant or owner makes good business sense in the twenty-first century. Here's why:

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Topics: Office Space

6 Ways to Empower Your Commercial Real Estate Team

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 13, 2016 1:56:04 PM

When members of corporate real estate teams are empowered to function independently, your company is best positioned for success. Fully empowering employees involves considering a number of elements, but by making simple changes, instituting the right policies and investing in the right people and technologies, you can put the power to succeed in the hands of your team.

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Topics: commercial real estate

Reasons to Lease a Green Building

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 12, 2016 8:56:04 AM

When you're considering your options for commercial real estate, you may be tempted to rule out green buildings, as rents may be higher for properties that are built with sustainability and conservation in mind. The truth, though, is that the benefits of leasing space in a green building often outweigh any difference in cost. Here are some of the best reasons to consider leasing in green buildings:

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Topics: Green Building

3 More Tenant Improvement Myths

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A while back, we shared a blog post called "3 Tenant Improvement Allowance Myths and Why They're Not True".  Here are three more TI myths -- and why they aren't accurate.

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Topics: tenant improvement, commercial real estate