Tag: lease

20

Dec2017
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 ... Read More
December 20, 2017Lynn Drake

20

Jul2017

Touring Commercial Space

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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 ... Read More
July 20, 2017Lynn Drake

03

Dec2014

The Tour

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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 ... Read More
December 3, 2014Lynn Drake

24

Sep2014

The Last Minute Gotcha!

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Your business is doing well, and you are happy with your current landlord. You may or may not notice that your lease is expiring in less than a year. You might think, since there’s been no word, that your landlord forgot. I guarantee you, this is not the case. Maybe ... Read More
September 24, 2014Lynn Drake

05

Mar2014

Do You Speak Lease Terms?

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Some of us speak Greek, Spanish, French or Mandarin, in addition to English. We think that if we can speak these other languages, surely we can speak real estate. But that’s where we’re wrong. See, not everyone can speak real estate. That’s why it’s important to work with a tenant ... Read More
March 5, 2014Lynn Drake

20

Feb2014
In late 2013, we moved into a really nice new office space. You probably think it was a slam-dunk, since office space is what we do for a living. We might know our stuff, but that doesn’t mean our search was a piece of cake. For one reason or another ... Read More
February 20, 2014Lynn Drake

26

Oct2011

More Reasons To Relocate

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Just remember the standard rule of real estate: If the deal looks too good to be true, it might very well be too good to be true. Grandma owns a building. It is a little run down. It is an hour away from our best customer. But we can save $5 ... Read More
October 26, 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

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

12

May2011
Your company culture might encourage people to flex their schedules and stay late in the evening or come in on weekends during crunch periods. Can your building accommodate you? Does it accommodate the hard workers down the hall at your expense?  The big question is who controls the thermometer. If a ... Read More
May 12, 2011Lynn Drake