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Is Your Team Ready for an Open Office? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

May 26, 2017

The open office is here to stay. Notable firms are transforming their traditional office suites into free-flowing environments with overlapping workspaces, multifunctional booths, and floor-to-ceiling windows letting in the light and the view. The open office concept is a great way to inspire creativity and cooperation between staff members. But it’s not for every office […]

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5 Steps to Transform Your Brick and Mortar Retail Space

March 29, 2017

Smart strategists for brick and mortar retail operations are always thinking of ways to keep their stores relevant and attractive to customers. As online shopping increases, real-life stores are seeing fewer customers and sales. Many big name retailers are closing locations and revising earnings estimates to reflect lower than expected in-store revenue. All is not […]

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The Four Things Necessary To Create A Highly Productive Office Environment

Designing a fresh office floor plan that encourages productivity, teamwork, and job satisfaction is a daunting task. To be successful in your mission, you must take into account the work habits and job descriptions of both your long-term and yet-to-be-hired workers. You must see your company’s future to envision an office that grows to accommodate […]

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What Percentage of Your Sales Can You Expect to Go for Rent?

April 15, 2016

If your business makes $1 million per year, that’s terrific. But if your annual rental costs for your prime commercial real estate is $999K, your profits are suddenly not all that great. While our example may be a bit far-fetched, it’s not unusual for businesses to end up with leases that constantly gobble up a […]

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Commercial Space Rental: Evolution of Retail Neighborhoods

April 7, 2016

Lively neighborhoods are a real estate dream. Apartment residents love the short walk to restaurants, shops and other services. Businesses love the steady stream of shoppers and clients that populate the streets. And building developers are so keen on the concept that they’re consistently erecting new apartment buildings in urban and semi-urban neighborhoods with retail […]

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How Long Does It Take to Lease a Commercial Space?

April 5, 2016

Even if you’re itching to get out of your existing office space tomorrow, your actual move to a new space will take a shade more time. In fact, the commercial leasing process can last anywhere from several weeks to a full year, depending on the length of each of the multiple steps you’ll need to […]

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How to Investigate Your Prospective Commercial Landlord

March 25, 2016

When it comes to renting commercial space, landlords are always investigating prospective tenants to help ensure there will be no unpleasant surprises. And nothing says tenants can’t do the same before signing a lease and moving in. Landlord Credit Check A building owner’s creditworthiness is extremely important, especially in an economy where major real estate […]

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Top Building Security Mistakes that Can Leave Your Company Vulnerable

March 24, 2016

When it comes to checking out the security of prospective commercial locations, you may think a few security guards and a closed-circuit TV system means you’d be good to go. You’d be better off thinking again. A number of security mistakes can leave your company at risk in a building that’s making those errors. Posting […]

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Beware of the Commercial Lease’s ‘Escalation Clause

March 17, 2016

Unless your company is getting a short-term lease, your commercial lease is most likely going to include what is known as an escalation clause. This clause automatically increases the amount of your base rent over the years, with the premise of paying for increases in the costs related to the building. While such clauses are […]

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Commercial Leasing: Usable Areas vs. Rentable Areas

March 10, 2016

When it comes to evaluating your new office space, one of the first things you determine is the total rentable square feet. If you’re looking at a 2,000-square-foot office space, you should expect to pay rent for 2,000 square feet of space, right? Not so fast. The 2,000 square feet may indeed be the size […]

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