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7 Commercial Lease Terms You Need to Have

Posted by Don Catalano on Jun 03, 2020


Commercial leases are dense, complicated documents that can be difficult for those without a legal background to get through. Still, it's vital that you take the time to thoroughly read your lease and have it reviewed by an experienced attorney. The first draft of a commercial lease typically favors the landlord, but the following clauses can provide protection for your company.

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Topics: Lease Terms

Top CRE Articles in May 2020 from the REoptimizer Blog

Posted by Don Catalano on May 27, 2020


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

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Topics: commercial real estate

Practical Steps for CRE Tenants During the Pandemic

Posted by Don Catalano on May 25, 2020


Many corporate tenants lack sufficient cash flow even though they are still fully or partially operating, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, it is essential that corporate tenants must act swiftly. Here are a few practical steps that you can take during this pandemic:

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Topics: covid-19

8 Things to Keep in Mind When Negotiating Your Commercial Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on May 20, 2020


Negotiating your commercial lease goes well beyond getting the right rent for your space and the perfect lease term. As you and your tenant representative work through the proposals you get from landlords, make sure that you pay attention to all of the details. While this isn't a comprehensive list of what you should consider, here are eight things that are easy to miss -- and that make a big difference.

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Topics: Commercial Lease

6 Ways to Avoid Signing the Wrong Office Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on May 13, 2020


An office lease is a long-term commitment. The initial term can easily last from five to ten years, but that's just the beginning. Since spaces are expensive to configure, moving addresses is a challenging process that involves additional cost and complexity, and the future is unclear, it's usually in your best interest to choose a space that you CAN stay in well beyond your lease's expiration date, even if you decide to leave. With this in mind, it's really important to get the right space on the right terms. Here are six ways that you can avoid signing the wrong office lease.

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Topics: office lease

6 Deal Breakers in Your Commercial Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on May 11, 2020


Negotiating a commercial lease can be a very frustrating process, especially if you do not know the potential deal-breakers to look out for. Landlords seek to make the best out of every deal and you should do so too, especially if you want to have a smooth business operation in the new office. Here are six deal commercial lease breakers to watch out for.

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Topics: Commercial Lease

10 CRE Myths Corporate Tenants Should Know

Posted by Don Catalano on May 06, 2020


A lot of the conventional wisdom surrounding commercial leasing is just plain wrong, making it important that you get the facts straight before you begin the process. Here is the truth about 10 of the biggest commercial real estate myths.

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Topics: commercial real estate