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Five Lease Terms That Always Matter

Posted by Don Catalano on Mar 28, 2018

Even one word in a commercial lease has the potential to make a huge difference in the meaning of the document. This is why it's always a good idea to have both a commercial real estate broker and a skilled real estate attorney review the document. That being said, though, there are some lease terms that always make a difference. Here are five to watch out for:

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Top CRE Articles for January 2017

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 30, 2017

In case you missed them, here are some of our top CRE articles from January: 

Ways Technology is Affecting CRE

For corporate tenants who only think about commercial real estate when it comes time to search for new office space to rent, the industry may not seem like one that is technologically advanced; however, technology in the world of commercial real estate is being developed at a lightning fast speed and providing a better experience for tenants. Here are just a few of the ways that technology is affecting commercial real estate for tenants.

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Topics: commercial real estate, Lease Terms, CRE technology, office

Finding the Right Office Lease Term

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 16, 2017

Choosing the right term for your office lease can be a delicate balancing act. On one side, you probably want to get as much as possible from your landlord in terms of concessions while also maximizing your ability to control your space for as long as you need it. On the other side, you also want to have flexibility and the ability to move out of a space quickly if it stops suiting your needs. Given these conflicting desires, choosing the right term takes careful consideration.

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Topics: office lease terms, Lease Terms

Brexit and Your Tenancy

Posted by Don Catalano on Jul 04, 2016

The Brexit might be disappointing. It might even be a bit scary. But it is not likely to harm your company in its role as a tenant. (In fact, unless you have extensive operations in the United Kingdom, it is unlikely to harm your company at all, and it could make it easier for you to negotiate better lease terms on future deals.)

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Lease Terms That Give You Options

Posted by Don Catalano on Dec 05, 2014

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. If you want even more control, negotiating an option to buy can put you in control of the building if you want it or if you want to stop someone else from purchasing it. On the other hand, it also lets you avoid the costs and responsibilities of ownership if you are not yet ready to take them on.

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7 Lease Terms that Can Protect You from a Troublesome Landlord

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 13, 2014

When you sign a commercial lease, your hope is probably that you and your landlord will co-exist in a state of perpetual harmony. However, that isn't always the case. Even in commercial properties, landlords and building managers can vary greatly. To protect yourself, consider working with your corporate real estate agent and your attorney to include some of these tenant-friendly lease terms in your next agreement:

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The Best Way to Shrink Your Office Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 27, 2014

New trends in office design and workforce habits may have brought you to consider reducing the amount of office space that you occupy. A smaller office space can reduce costs dramatically. Unfortunately, lease terms like your expiration date and the requirement to pay rent for the entire space might stand in your way. However, there are ways around this problem. Here’s how to shrink your office space: 

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