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Lease or Own Your Office Space?

Posted by Don Catalano on May 08, 2017

At some point, every company faces the decision about whether to purchase or lease office space.  Leasing and ownership both have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Ask yourself these questions to determine whether buying or leasing is the best option for your business:

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Topics: Commercial Lease, lease vs rent

Making the Lease vs. Purchase Decision

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 20, 2016

With rents going up and interest rates continuing to post rates that are at or near historic lows, the balance might seem to have shifted to the latter option in the lease vs. purchase decision. However, leasing remains a strong option for many companies.

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Topics: commercial real estate, lease vs rent

Top 6 Questions for Your Commercial Real Estate Broker

Posted by Don Catalano on Jan 09, 2015

When you sit down to choose a commercial real estate broker to serve as your tenant representative, finding the right one can be a challenge. Typically, the right broker brings two things to the table -- a personality that meshes with yours and a comprehensive skill set. While you can gauge whether or not a broker is a good fit for you through a conversation over lunch, asking the right questions is key to assessing skills. Here are six good ones and some guidance on what to seek.

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Topics: Corporate Real Estate Broker, Tenant Rep, REoptimizer, tenant guide, tenant representation, Tenant Representative, corporate real estate, commercial real estate, tenant tips, CRE, lease vs rent