You know that holiday song? It’s a tune every tenant should be singing – twice a year.That’s right—Every tenant should check their lease expiration date twice, and make sure to start their search at least a year in advance.Wondering why? Isn't a year a bit over the top? If you’re ...
December 20, 2017Lynn Drake
What is similar to a wolf in sheep's clothing?A landlord or a landlord real estate agent pretending they have your best interest at hand when renewing your lease.NEVER FORGET: It is their job to get the most money as possible for the space you lease.Image from seputarkudus.com
October 12, 2017Lynn Drake
For those who believe there really is such a thing as a free lunch and free rent, the game has changed, especially when it comes to leasing commercial space. Landlords are generally willing to give a free month, but the incredibly generous deals of the past are fading as buyer ...
September 29, 2017Lynn Drake
Most landlords in the game today know their business inside and out. The stay on top of what their competitors are asking and what the market will bear. They know what deals are being done down the street—especially when they lose a deal to a particular landlord.Here’s the thing: landlords ...
August 18, 2017Lynn Drake
Across the country, building owners charge different rates for electricity, usually based on their climate. An electrical rate in Troy, Michigan will be far different than that charged in Phoenix, Arizona. Even in the same area, landlords can charge far more than their neighbors.Why? Electricity is usually a cost center for ...
August 2, 2017Lynn Drake
I always enjoy showing our clients potential space for their offices. I find it interesting to see space through their eyes, rather than my own. I may think a particular space is great, they may not see it working for them at all.One of the biggest differences between residential and ...
July 20, 2017Lynn Drake
What is the difference between a Leasing Agent and a Tenant Representative?You will usually find the Leasing Agent’s name on the “for lease” sign in front of a building. The Leasing Agent represents the Landlord, and is sometimes called the Property Manager. The Tenant Representative Agent may be harder to find, ...
May 16, 2017Lynn Drake
I always enjoy showing our clients space. It is interesting to see space through their eyes. I may think something is great and they may not. One of the biggest differences between residential and commercial real estate is the tour. When you working in residential, all an agent needs ...
December 3, 2014Lynn Drake
Janitorial is one of the items where we see a wide gap in what landlords provide. Some provide it and some don’t. Some will come in once a week and some will come in every day. I was working with a nonprofit and got them cleaning services with ...
November 19, 2014Lynn Drake
Across the country, we see different rates for electricity charged by owners, based on their various climates. An electrical rate in Troy, Michigan is going to be far different than one charged in Phoenix, Arizona. The point of this post is to make people aware that even in the same ...
November 5, 2014Lynn Drake