commercial real estate Tenant Representative

Out of the Loop

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(Dear Reader: These ‘Business Owner’ segments illustrate how real life commercial real estate challenges can result in win-win solutions…even when the going gets tough!) Dear Business Owner, The commercial real estate asset purchased during the downturn is one of your best investments. A reliable tenant, initially produced a healthy, cash on cash, 9 percent annual return on your investment and now it yields a 10.5 percent annual return. Score! Every month there is an automatic deposit into your bank account. The tenant’s lobby is always packed. The office manager shared that this is their top grossing location in Phoenix. After

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Dear Business Owner: The Circus Stays in Town

Dear Reader: These ‘Business Owner’ segments illustrate how real life commercial real estate challenges result in win-win solutions…even when the going gets tough! Dear Business Owner, Sometimes running a business is like running a three-ring circus. Relocating an established company involves assessing the current business strategies while defining the company’s future.  Such is the case for The Circus School that teaches all age kids, circ du sole like acrobatics.  Buried in the middle of a light industrial park, The Circus School has limited visibility and is difficult to find. Their unique program draws a crowd, but they also use target

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Dear Business Owner – Manufacture Urgency

(Dear Reader: These ‘Business Owner’ segments illustrate how real life commercial real estate challenges result in win-win solutions…even when the going gets tough!) Dear Business Owner, In the complex world of commercial real estate, location alone won’t maximize your commercial property value. Timing, demand and generating urgency are equally important. A commercial property in a strong location, sold in a down market will probably loose money. Yet if there is demand, and urgency is created through marketing, the seller will capitalize on their profit.  That same property sold when market conditions are favorable, will turn a profit and maybe even

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Do I Stay, or Do I Go? – Ask a Tenant Rep

Tenant Rep negates on behalf of the tenant

Dear Business Owner, No Pain Chiropractor’s 1,500 square foot retail lease is up for renewal.  The big question for No Pain is, “Do I stay, or do I go?” Business is booming and the lease amendment details, like a higher lease rate and no tenant improvements, had been pushed to the back burner until the last minute. By then No Pain Chiropractor was in a corner. Sam, the business owner had two choices: sign the amendment or try to relocate in two weeks. Sam weighs his options. Overwhelmed by the process, he signs the renewal instead of the risk of

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The Cost of Tenant Representation – Part I

Inexperienced Tenants often mistake the person showing them an office suite, the Landlord’s Agent/Broker, as someone who will take care of them in their lease negotiations.  They don’t and here’s why. Landlords and Tenants interest in leasing space differs greatly. The Landlord wants to make money and the Tenant wants to save money. This juxtaposed position makes it impossible for one Broker to honestly and fairly represent both sides of a lease transaction. A Landlord’s Broker has a fiduciary duty to the Landlord; a built-in conflict of interest. When a Landlord’s Broker suggests they can represent you, the Tenant, fairly,

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Part IV – SimpLEASEity – Commercial Real Estate Overview

We’re going to keep this brief… Before SimpLEASEity’s™ 11-steps of leasing can be executed, it’s necessary to understand a few commercial real estate (CRE) fundamentals. The key to Tenant success is twofold. Appreciate how CRE fundamentals fit into the larger scheme of a lease. Recognize the importance of retaining experienced Tenant Representation to save money on your new lease or renewal. CRE is BIG business. This powerful industry dominates world affairs and it fuels our economy.  CRE is built on long standing relationships with BIG money behind it. From the beginning of time, landowners have held the power. As a

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Part III – SimpLEASEity

Why a Tenant Rep? A Tenant Rep is a highly trained specialist who safeguards lease exposure, manages expectations, analyses each property, and assures the negotiated lease terms are what market conditions dictate as fair.  The Tenant Rep keeps you informed of industry changes, trends and will assist with lease renewals. Think about it, a business owner seldom searches for office space.  At most, a company moves two or three, maybe four times during its business life.  The average lease term is three to five years, sometimes ten. If the lease is written well from the get-go, the Tenant Rep will

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SimpLEASEity – 11 Money-Saving Office Lease Techniques Using a Commercial Real Estate Tenant Representative

“Knowledge is power, and power is $”. This adage used by most businesses is the quintessential equation for the commercial real estate industry. Introduction The commercial real estate arena peeked my interest over twenty-five years ago. I say arena because I equate the lease transaction process to battle by gladiators in Roman times like Maximus, Russell Crowe, in the movie Gladiators. When Maximus entered the arena, he fought for every win. Well, I don’t fight for my life, but as a Commercial Real Estate Tenant Representative I do fight for the best deal for every client on each transaction. Each

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