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Top CRE Posts for March 2015

Posted by Don Catalano on Mar 31, 2015 1:14:00 PM



In case you missed them, here are some of the posts from REoptimizer® in March:


The Benefits of Open Office Space


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Top CRE Posts for February 2015

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM


In case you missed them, here are some of the posts from REoptimizer® in February:


Best Ways to Optimize Office Utilization



Whether you have a traditional closed floor plan office, a wide open undefined space or a hybrid of both, you still face the same need to optimize your office utilization. Getting more work done by more people in less space saves money and enables you to make the right real estate investments. Here are some tips that will work to squeeze more performance out of all of your locations, regardless of their layouts.
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5 Advantages to Leasing Your Commercial Real Estate



While many small business people dream of buying their buildings, many of the largest and savviest companies choose to lease their commercial real estate. Opting to stay a tenant doesn't just reduce up front costs. It also lowers ongoing expenditures while also giving your business greater flexibility. If you're on the fence between leasing and owning, here are five great reasons to stay a tenant.
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How to Manage Your Commercial Real Estate Porfolio

While commercial real estate is a distinct industry with its own rules and practices, many of the practices that drive it are similar to those in the rest of the business world. If you aren't a full-time corporate real estate professional and still have to manage a portfolio, while you might get tripped up by some of the jargon and language, underneath it all is just good business sense.
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What CEOs Need From Office Space



The public perception of what the "boss" wants from office space has little to do with what most CEOs actually look for. While we aren't the CEO of your company, we've worked with enough over the years to know that mahogany paneling, lavish corner suites and the like aren't what makes a space work. Instead, most CEOs want three basic things.
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5 Things to Look for in a CRE Broker



Commercial real estate brokers are typically at the pinnacle of the real estate world. Most are knowledgeable, professional and extremely skilled. They are also typically extremely busy and many speak a language that makes perfect sense to them but can be opaque to an industry outside. As you interview for your next CRE broker, here are five things to look for.
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Tenant Improvement Negotiation Strategies

The cost of doing a tenant improvement build out is usually the second most expensive part of your lease after the actual rent. It isn't uncommon for tenant improvement allowances to be equal to six months' or a year's worth of rent -- or more -- and for your out of pocket expenses to be just that high, or higher. However, TIs aren't all created alike, and one dollar in one building can mean something different from another dollar in another building. Here are three strategies to keep in mind.
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Top CRE Posts for January 2015

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 30, 2015 8:31:00 AM


In case you missed them, here are some of the posts from REoptimizer® in January:

 

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Top Posts for December

Posted by Don Catalano on Dec 29, 2014 8:54:00 AM



In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from REoptimizer® in December 2014:


5 Office Lease Terms to Watch For

If you aren't a full-time commercial real estate practitioner, the world of office leasing can be fraught with dangers. Words that might seem innocuous, buried in an office lease, could end up costing you money or obligating you to a longer commitment than you may expect. Here are a few terms to watch for and to understand.
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10 Must-Know Commercial Real Estate Terms

Once, even mid-sized companies had large corporate real estate departments that handled lease negotiation, site selection and property management. Today, many companies choose to run leaner and, instead, put responsibility for managing their commercial real estate on anyone from a COO, CFO or even, in some cases, the human resources department. If you're a part-time CRE manager, here are some terms that might not be familiar, but that you should know.
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5 Ways to Prepare Your CRE Portfolio for 2015

With new year's looming, many parts of your business are undergoing an end of the year review. Your CRE portfolio is no different. Here are five things that you should do before the ball drops in Times Square.
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The Top 4 Commercial Real Estate Concerns

When it comes to managing commercial real estate concerns, there are a whole range to consider. While cost is the most obvious challenge, it is just one of many.
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Lease Terms That Give You Options

One of the best answers to the classic question of whether you should lease or buy is to negotiate lease terms that give you the ability to do both. Options to extend your lease give you some of the stability of ownership by letting you stay longer than your initial term.
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Top Commercial Real Estate Posts for October

Posted by Don Catalano on Oct 31, 2014 8:48:00 AM




In case you missed them, here are some of REoptimizer's most popular blog posts for October:


Are Your Operating Expenses Assets or Liabilities?

If you ask any accountant, they will tell you without even thinking that operating expenses are a liability. When you sign a lease and you commit yourself to making payments of rent and operating expense reimbursements, you've taken on a liability. However, inside the liability that comes from the OpEx that you're already paying, an asset might be hiding.
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Site Selection is Key

While retail companies are experts on site selection, the process is different when leasing office space. After all, the location of a building's driveway probably won't make the difference between a successful office and a failed one like it can in the retail world. Even so, choosing the right site can help to make your offices work more smoothly and productively.
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4 Tips to Get Your Commercial Office Space Planning Right

Office space planning is the key to making a new location economically successful. Well planned space enhances productivity, increases employee retention and increases the likelihood that the space will suit your business's changing needs. Poorly planned space, on the other hand, can create expensive white elephants than drain your resources.
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Understanding Basic Commercial Real Estate Lease Clauses

Commercial real estate leases are complicated legal agreements that have their own specialized language. While it's always a good idea to have a tenant representative to help you out, you can also help yourself a great deal by understanding a few basic lease clauses.
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What is Commercial Real Estate Optimization?

Commercial real estate optimization is the process by which the savviest businesses minimize their occupancy costs and increase the ROI on their owned and leased properties. While every company's needs vary, optimization is a multi-faceted process that includes both managing each sites' specific operations as well as looking at a portfolio as a whole to identify ways to lower costs.
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Top Posts for September

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 29, 2014 8:42:00 AM

In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from REoptimizer in September 2014:

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4 Ways to Maximize the Value of Lease Administration

Posted by Don Catalano on Dec 3, 2013 12:00:00 PM

While administrative tasks frequently get viewed as necessary evils in the conduct of business, lease administration is a different animal. When a business has an optimized administration system, it can lead to thousands or millions of dollars in operating cost savings. It can also provide the potential for better strategic control of real estate assets.

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Topics: Lease Administration