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
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
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
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 ...
September 24, 2014Lynn Drake
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 ...
March 5, 2014Lynn Drake
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 ...
February 20, 2014Lynn Drake
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 ...
October 26, 2011Lynn Drake
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 ...
September 7, 2011Lynn Drake
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 ...
July 13, 2011Lynn Drake
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 ...
May 12, 2011Lynn Drake