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Checklist When Touring Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 22, 2020


Touring prospective offices is one of the most important steps during the commercial leasing process, as it gives you a chance to really see the spaces that you are considering. With so much to think about during your tour, it's far too easy to overlook key details. Using this checklist will help to ensure that you consider all of the important elements as you tour.

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2020's Top US Office Markets

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 20, 2020


2020's top office markets aren't necessarily the biggest, the best known or the most prestigious. Instead, they're the ones where tenants want to be. Driven by a combination of lifestyle considerations, job growth, technology and opportunity, these four markets are all places that your company should be considering in 2020. In lieu of a fifth market, we are also adding a surprising new strategy for 2020 that can help you in any market.

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Topics: office market

Negotiating Your Commercial Lease? Follow These 7 Tips

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 15, 2020


With commercial leasing, the first contract that a potential landlord presents you with should be thought of as a rough draft. Negotiations are a typical part of the leasing process, and the landlord fully expects you to request changes to the document. To ensure that you get the best possible deal, keep these tips in mind while you negotiate.

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Topics: Commercial Lease

5 Industrial Trends To Look For In 2020

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 13, 2020


The industrial market was one of the hottest parts of the commercial real estate industry in 2019. Investors wanted to own buildings. Developers wanted to build them. And tenants desperately wanted to occupy them. Coming off of an amazing year, here are the five trends that we are tracking for 2020 and beyond.

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5 Tips When Leasing Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 08, 2020


The process of leasing an office space can often be an arduous one. Business owners have to find the perfect office, negotiate with the landlord and move into the new space. It is a time and energy intensive process that requires

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Hidden Commercial Leasing Costs Tenants Should Know

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 06, 2020


There's a lot more to your lease than just the rent and CAMs. To understand what you are paying, you need to carefully review what your lease includes, how expense reimbursements get calculated and how your space gets measured. At the same time, you could end up responsible for expenses that aren't even a part of your lease -- or your plan.

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Topics: commercial leasing

Open Office Space vs. Private Office Space: Pros & Cons

Posted by Don Catalano on Dec 18, 2019


Open office space is a definite trend in commercial real estate with many companies choosing to build out with airy floor plans that allow employees to share their working areas. But is the trend worth getting in on? The truth is that open and closed office space both have their benefits. Read on to discover the pros of both, so that you can make the best decision regarding the layout of your office.

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Topics: open office