Market is Improving, But Office Tenants Still Hold Upper Hand in Negotiations

Now several months into 2014, we’ve seen office leasing activity pick up and most markets are reporting more leasing than space becoming available (positive net absorption) with rents continue to increase and rebound from 2008. Both fundamentals typically favor Landlords but we will still see Tenants maintaining strong leverage as they negotiate their lease renewals, […]

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How to Plan Your Office Space

How to Plan Your Office Space: 4 Considerations to Think About As an average, office space per person is generally around 200 sf per employee in the United States.    When planning your office space, it’s important to consider typical configurations within your industry, as well the various roles and positions within your organization. 1) […]

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Part 3: Should I Purchase or Lease Office Space?

Part 3: Should I Purchase or Lease Office Space? Making the Decision In the first post of this series, we outlined key operational and non-financial factors that are driving the decision to own or lease real estate. • Growth • Market/ Location • Control • Focus

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Part 2: Should I Purchase or Lease Office Space?

Part 2: Should I Purchase or Lease Office Space? Analyzing Financial Factors In our first part of the Purchase vs. Lease analysis, we outlined key factors that drive the decision-making process from an operational perspective.   The next step is to understand the costs and financial impact of each option.  The following are important considerations […]

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Part 1: Should I Purchase or Lease Office Space?

Part 1: Should I Purchase or Lease Office Space? Operational and Non-Financial Considerations Every business owner and corporate office user, when evaluating their space requirements ponders the idea of purchasing their space/building vs. continuing to lease, especially now at this time in the commercial real estate cycle.  Interest rates have been at historical lows and […]

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The How and the Where of Today’s Workplace Trends

The How and the Where of Today’s Workplace Trends The workplace continues to get more and more attention in corporate news these days as the impact of technology continues to shake up the ways we have traditionally worked.  Advancements, such as cloud based computing, shared storage, video conferencing, high speed internet and soon enough fiber, […]

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A Step Toward Greater Work-Life Balance

A Step Toward Greater Work-Life Balance Do you ever think about the time when work was done (and left) at the office?  Nights and weekends used to be your personal time to spend with family and friends, all while your email inbox filled up — without you watching — and waited for you to get […]

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