Tag: free rent

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Mar2012

Timing IS Everything

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The hours you spend pacing the floor, waiting for a family member’s first child to be born; the minutes you spend waiting for your computer to boot up; and the seconds you wait for a text message; each of these intervals  remind you of that inescapable truth -  timing is ... Read More
March 20, 2012Lynn Drake

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Feb2012
Harvey MacKay, author of the seminal business book, “Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive” (prequel to the reality show, Shark Tank) suggested that entrepreneurs focus their energies on drumming up business and managing staff. He recommends leaving the jobs you know little about to professionals who know a ... Read More
February 13, 2012Lynn Drake

13

Oct2011

Why You Simply Must Move

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Legitimate reasons for moving abound, people need more space, less space, want a more attractive space or a more economical space. But then, as a leasing agent, we deal with the crazy and weird situations, some with bright solutions.  Here are a few from the Compass Commercial book of woes:  If ... Read More
October 13, 2011Lynn Drake

21

Sep2011
 You see a rental sign for a great building in super neighborhood, the kind of place you could grow your company and create a legacy. You think you might save a few dollars by negotiating the deal yourself. Landlords say the deal could go through faster, cheaper without outside interference. ... Read More
September 21, 2011Lynn Drake

07

Sep2011

Boxing in the Dark

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One of the things that make it hard to figure out the costs of leasing a building is that different types of real estate charge differently for space.  For instance a retail or industrial building is going to charge a base rent plus taxes, maintenance and utilities.  These chargers can ... Read More
September 7, 2011Lynn Drake

04

Aug2011

Chatting Up Real Estate

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Do you see a tall building and wonder what it would be like to own a space inside that property? Do you go on open house tours just see how others live and work? Do you want to become savvier in the real estate business? Come chat with Compass-Commercial. As ... Read More
August 4, 2011Lynn Drake

13

Jul2011

How Does It All Add Up?

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When I stumbled upon a job in commercial real estate I found nirvana. I liked bookkeeping and enjoyed studying business and accounting in college. But I couldn’t see my future in computerized ledgers. I needed more action.  I landed a job working for one of the biggest commercial real estate landlords ... Read More
July 13, 2011Lynn Drake

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Jun2011

Hire The Right Attorney

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Just because someone is a plumber, doesn’t mean they can clear a septic field, snake a basement pipe and also fix the drain in your bathtub. Specialties abound. And you don’t want to be caught deep in effluent. Hire a reputable real estate attorney to review your lease, and you’ll regain ... Read More
June 23, 2011Lynn Drake

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Jun2011

Good News/Bad News

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Any number of us could write a new chapter to Richard Farina’s book, “Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me,” from the 1970s. This last down cycle took us down – almost to the railroad tracks and had us hunting for the old tune by Nancy Sinatra ... Read More
June 8, 2011Lynn Drake