Yearly Archives: 2017

Understanding Tenant Improvement Allowances and Turnkey Build-Outs

The tenant improvement allowance (TI) is one type of incentive offered to you when you're searching for commercial space to rent. This allowance differs from a turnkey lease arrangement where all improvements are made prior to your lease term. Like everything else related to leasing commercial property, TI agreements and turnkey build-outs are complicated. (more… ...

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Simple Ways to Go Green When Leasing an Office Space

As the world and the world's consumers become more and more concerned about the environment, you may want to do your part as a business to be more earth conscious. Some businesses design green buildings from the ground up, but when you're leasing a building, you don't have as much freedom to make changes to the building. Fortunately, there are still some simple things y ...

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4 Features Every Leased Law Office Needs

The productive, secure law office doesn't need to be situated on the top floor of a skyscraper or behind the wrought iron gates of a guarded corporate compound. But every law office should have four things. If you're shopping for a new office space to lease for your startup law firm or legal practice expansion, look for the following features as you take tours of offices f ...

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When Does Moving From a Home Office to a Separate Office Make Sense?

With around 20 percent of American adults working from home these days, the idea of a home office has transformed from a "nice to have" to a "must have" for many employees and freelance workers and consultants. A 2013 survey by the Telework Research Network indicates that the number of work-from-home arrangements will continue to rapidly rise over the next decade as more ...

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Tips for Renting or Leasing Your First Office Space

There are approximately 28 million small businesses across the United States. Whether you are just starting out or have run your business from your home for years, you might want the ideal office space. There are probably several options to choose from, but because this is your first experience with commercial real estate, you might not know what you're looking for. Don't ...

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

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 offic ...

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5 Steps to Transform Your Brick and Mortar Retail Space

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 lost ...

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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 the inevitable changes in ...

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