Category Archives for Corporate Real Estate

How to Plan and Negotiate the Best Terms for your Commercial Lease

5 Tips to Keep in Mind   A commercial lease is one of the easier things to secure in this current economic climate. But just because it’s easy does not mean that you should not take the time to understand how to get the most favorable lease terms for your business.

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Office Market Keeps Pace, But Energy States Begin to Feel the Pinch

The Lee Office Brief Q2 2015  National Market Overview The US office market has recorded another vacancy decline of 10 basis points to 10.8%. However, most of the activity is concentrated in a handful of major markets, secondary markets make more modest gains. In the past four quarters, the overall vacancy rate has moved down […]

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Tech and TAMI Fuel Absorption in Major Markets

The Lee Office Brief Q1 2015   Trending Now The US office market kept on its path of recovery in Q1, recording another vacancy decline of 10 basis points to 10.9%. However, a disproportionate amount of the leasing activity occurred in a handful of major markets, while many smaller, secondary markets remained relatively static. In […]

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Landlords Gain the Upper Hand, Breaking Down the National Office Market in Q4 2014

Landlords Gain the Upper Hand Breaking Down the National Office Market in Q4 2014 The US office market continued to tighten up in 2014 and we’ve seen a shift in leverage from Tenants (as reported earlier in the year) to Landlords nationally.  Vacancy declines were reported across the board, but fell into single digits in […]

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Steady As She Goes, Q3 2014 Office Market Highlights

Steady As She Goes, Q3 2014 Office Market Highlights National Economic Overview The US office property market has come a long way since it bottomed out in 2010. Led by markets fueled by booms in the energy and technology sectors in the Southwest and West, the market recovery is now broader based and picking up […]

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Recapping Q2 2014, The Lee Office Market Brief

Recapping Q2 2014, The Lee Office Market Brief National Economic Overview The US office property market continued on a steady course of progress, shaving another 10 basis points off the vacancy rate for the third consecutive quarter. The benchmark rate now stands at 11.4%. While there are several markets outperforming the national average, net absorption […]

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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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