Tag: tenants



Boxing in the Dark

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


When you lease an industrial building or a strip center, what you see is what you get. Watch out for the costs within a large office space. Each tenant pays a percentage of upkeep in the common area.You already pay for the space within your suite including a lobby, storage ... Read More
August 23, 2011Lynn Drake


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


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


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



Where’s Waldo?

My son and I enjoyed thousands of hours playing games and pretending we knew where to find Waldo in a crowd, in a book page or on the Internet. Some landlords I’ve talked with have more luck finding Waldo on the game board than finding tenants for their very nice ... Read More
May 25, 2011Lynn Drake