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5 Hidden Costs to Look for in Your Office Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 24, 2020


If you've signed an office lease, you know that your rent isn't really your rent. In some buildings, you pay operating costs on top of your rent. You're probably aware of the load factor that makes you pay for your office space and for what the landlord considers your "fair" share of the common areas of the building. And you might also have to pay for parking. But there could be even more hidden costs lurking in your office lease.  Work with your tenant representative to see if you could be on the hook for any of these five additional expenses.

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Topics: office lease

6 Tips to Avoid Leasing the Wrong Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 17, 2020


The environment that your employees work in every day has a huge impact on productivity and morale. Additionally, the size and location of the office that you lease has a big impact on your budget. Because your office is so important to many aspects of your business, it's vital that you choose wisely when it comes time to sign a lease. Following these tips will help you to avoid leasing a space that just isn't right for your needs:

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Topics: Office Space

8 Terms to Look for in Your Next Office Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 12, 2020


Commercial leases are lengthy, complex documents, but you can't afford to simply skim them. Thoroughly reading your lease and having confusing clauses clarified is essential to ensuring that you get a fair deal. Here are some important clauses to look for:

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5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Leasing Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 05, 2020


Commercial leases are one of the most important decisions that you'll have to make for your company. After all, the outcome of the leasing process determines where your employees will conduct daily business and how much financial burden is added to your balance sheet. Following these tips will help to ensure that you make the best possible decisions regarding your new lease.

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Topics: Office Space

Top Commercial Real Estate Articles in January 2020 from the REoptimizer Blog

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 29, 2020


In case you missed them, here are some of our top Commercial Real Estate articles from the REoptimizer® blog in January 2020:

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Topics: commercial real estate

5 Ways to Make a Greener Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 27, 2020


Corporate sustainability is becoming increasingly important for companies. Not only do green initiatives benefit the planet, but they also improve public perception of businesses and has been shown to positively impact recruitment, retention and job satisfaction rates. While it may seem that as a tenant, you have only minimal control over the sustainability of your office space, that's simply not the case. Following these five tips can go a long way toward establishing a greener office and shrinking your company's eco footprint.

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Topics: Office Space

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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Topics: touring office space