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Strategically Calculating Your Commercial Real Estate Utilization

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Calculating your company's commercial real estate utilization isn't an ungainly and ultra-complicated process. The mathematics underlying it is simple and, with the help of online calculation tools, you don't even have to do it. Instead, it just requires collecting a few numbers for each site.

Commercial real estate utilization is a metric that looks at the size of your space and at what you are doing with it. It can be calculated for any type of property and provides a quick check to see if a space is too small, too large or perfectly sized. Used strategically, your CRE utilization can also allow you to benchmark against the market.

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Topics: commercial real estate utilization

Going Green in Retail Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

When the LEED standard for green building first emerged, it was largely written for office buildings. However, in many ways, green building practices have the potential to have an even larger impact in the retail field. While landlords might be less motivated to engage in them because of the heavy use of triple net leases that pass savings onto tenants, those tenants have an equally strong positive pull towards them.

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Topics: retail

Lease Accounting Changes -- July 2015 Update

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 20, 2015 8:55:24 AM

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Topics: Lease Accounting

The Future of Office Space

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 17, 2015 9:04:43 AM

Office space design continues changing. The rabbit warren of private offices gave way to the cubicle farm which gave way to the trading floor-style open workspace. The future of office space, though, is much more creative and much less hierarchical.

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Topics: Office Space

Seven Must Haves for Your Warehouse Space

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 13, 2015 10:14:26 AM

Warehouse space is no longer just four walls and a relatively high roof. Given the complexity of modern supply chains, your warehouse space could be the most complicated building in your company's real estate portfolio. As you look at warehouse properties, here are the seven must haves that you should require:

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Topics: commercial warehouse space

Using Drones in Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 9, 2015 8:49:00 AM

Drones are already revolutionizing the commercial real estate industry. While much of the attention is getting paid to how drones for commercial real estate are enhancing how brokers list and market properties, the impact of drones may be even greater for the users and managers of those commercial properties.

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Parking and Your Office Lease

Posted by Jason Brucella on Jul 7, 2015 8:19:07 AM

There is more to an office lease than your actual space, as defined by its demising walls. Your space is only as good as the building common areas that lead to it. After all, it's hard to get to a suite on the 14th floor if you don't have a lobby to walk into and hallways to walk down. Possibly even more important than the common areas is the parking garage, ramp or lot that the building offers. Paying careful attention to the parking area -- and your rights within it -- can help to ensure that the office lease you sign is the right one for your company.

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Topics: office lease