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5 Tips When Conducting a Commercial Lease Audit

Posted by Don Catalano on May 20, 2019 8:31:00 AM


Once you've signed a commercial real estate lease, it's tempting to simply file it away and focus on the other needs of your business; however, doing so could be costly to your business. Periodically auditing all of your commercial leases can help you spot errors and potentially lower your occupancy costs. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the audit process:

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10 Tips When Touring Warehouse Space

Posted by Don Catalano on May 15, 2019 8:31:00 AM


If you're responsible for making decisions about your company's commercial leases, there's a good chance that you don't spend a lot of time in warehouse settings. As a result, touring prospective facilities may seem like a daunting task. By following these tips, you can make sure that you don't overlook any important details.

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How to Protect Yourself From These 6 Commercial Lease Issues

Posted by Don Catalano on May 13, 2019 8:31:00 AM


Commercial leases are highly complex documents filled with terminology that may be largely unfamiliar to you. Still, it's vital that you take the time to read the entire contract and ensure that you understand what you're signing. In addition, you'll want to ensure that there is language in the lease that protects you and your company from common issues that can arise. Here are some potential problems and what you can do to protect yourself from them:

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Topics: Commercial Lease

Reasons a Tenant Rep Can Help Optimize Your Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Don Catalano on May 8, 2019 8:31:00 AM


You wouldn't dream of trying to make a complex legal decision without the advice of a lawyer or to handle a complicated tax situation without the guidance of an accountant. Much like financial and legal matters, commercial real estate rental decisions can be difficult and require the help of a pro. Commercial tenant representative brokers prove invaluable during the search and negotiation process. Here are some of the ways that one can improve your overall business operations:

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7 Things Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know

Posted by Don Catalano on May 6, 2019 8:31:00 AM


When you enter into a lease negotiation with a prospective landlord, you want to give him or her the benefit of the doubt. No one wants to think the worst about another person, especially when you're excited about moving into an office and thrilled to have the search for the perfect space over. Unfortunately, commercial leases tend to favor landlords, and there may be some dark secrets lurking in the language of the contract, including:

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Topics: commercial real estate

Top Commercial Real Estate Articles in April 2019 from the REoptimizer Blog

Posted by Don Catalano on Apr 29, 2019 8:31:00 AM


In case you missed them, here are some of our top Commercial Real Estate articles from the REoptimizer® blog in April 2019:

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Topics: commercial real estate

What to Know About The Lease Extension Clause

Posted by Don Catalano on Apr 24, 2019 8:31:00 AM


When you're signing a commercial lease, the extension clause may not seem as important as some other details like the rent and CAM, but it's a mistake not to carefully read the extension clause. Because tenants tend to receive the most benefits from this portion of the lease, landlords may try to use restrictive language or omit the clause entirely. Knowing the following information about lease extension clauses can help you protect your company from being forced to move at the end of your lease.

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