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Focus on Landlords - Key Landlord Lease Issues

Landlords want to have a protective lease form, but tenants hate a 70+ page “killer” lease. A shorter lease can help a landlord quickly sign tenants, just make sure it covers key points. Here are some to think about. ...more

Catching Up with Winding Down: The Status of California Redevelopment Successor Agencies

Successor agencies to California’s dissolved Redevelopment Agencies (“RDAs”) continue to wind down the operations of the former RDAs under the supervision of oversight boards pursuant to Assembly Bill X1 26 (“AB 26”) as...more

Seller's Guide for Environmental Due Diligence

As a follow-up to the article that appeared in our February 2012 Global Automotive Newsletter, "Purchaser’s Guide for Conducting Environmental Due Diligence," this Seller’s Guide will discuss several due diligence tips that...more

Court Rules to Eliminate California Redevelopment Agencies

The Ruling - As 2011 drew to a close, the California Supreme Court struck a fatal blow for California’s redevelopment agencies. In upholding Assembly Bill X1 26 and striking down Assembly Bill X1 27 in California...more

Florida Investor Resource: The Miami Downtown Development Agency

For investors in Mexico, Israel, Brazil, Canada, or elsewhere, considering real estate investment in South Florida, there is a local resource that should prove very helpful to them: the Miami Downtown Development...more

Taking the Bird’s Eye View to Handling Your Commercial Assets

One of the biggest mistakes that a company could ever make is to view its commercial assets as individual holdings. The fact is, each piece of property represents a jigsaw piece of a much larger puzzle. And far too often,...more

Some Thoughts on Taking the DIY Approach to Selling Your Industrial Space

Selling industrial space can be the equivalent of navigating a minefield, with the notable exception that regardless of how poorly things go, the most you’ll only ever lose is an arm and a leg—figuratively speaking, of...more

Selling Industrial Space: A Green Approach to Sales Prep

In recent years, the importance of using green building techniques and materials has expanded to include commercial assets and industrial space. When selling industrial space, the greener that space is, the better for...more

Industrial Property for Sale– Sure, But is the Price Right?

When you’ve got an industrial property for sale, one of the most important factors is determining a sale price for that property. If the asking price is too high, the property will gather cobwebs before it is sold. If it’s...more

Watch This Space: Preparing an Office for Lease

An office building or even a single unit of office space can be a valuable investment for a commercial property owner. In order to get the best return on that investment, your property needs to be leased to paying...more

The 2 Most Important Words to Know for Selling Your Troubled Assets

There are two critically important words that could make all the difference in the world when it comes to selling a distressed property fast. Whether you choose to work with a real estate consultant or decide to take your...more

The Benefits of Paying More– Negotiating Flexibility in Your Lease

Despite the fact that it seems to make sense to try to get the cheapest rate possible when leasing offices or industrial space, lease negotiations shouldn’t always be about “the bottom line.” There are actually many...more

Relationships as Assets: Building a Winning Relationship with your Real Estate Agent

When selling property, there are many factors to consider. However, one of the most important factors is often one of the most frequently overlooked: your relationship with your real estate agent. A great relationship with...more

Putting Your Best Square Foot Forward: Tips to Rent Industrial Space

An industrial space presents a unique opportunity for you as the business property owner. Warehouses are quite versatile and the options for their use are nearly limitless. With the right mix of creativity, ingenuity, and...more

Industrial Property Development: What a Commercial Realtor Can Do For You

Whether you’re looking to invest in industrial property or already have property you’re looking to sell, a relationship with a commercial realtor can reap great rewards for your foray into industrial property...more

If You Got it, Flex it– How to Ensure Leverage for Lease Renegotiations

Sometimes, negotiating office leases are only as successful as you allow them to be. The fact of the matter is, whether you operate with or without the assistance of commercial real estate agents, you as an existing tenant...more

Follow the Leader– The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Property Management Needs

The fact that some of the most high profile and highly efficient companies in the world outsource their office property management needs should tell you something. And while your company may not be a power player yet,...more

The Top 5 Reasons to Sublease Office Space

The commercial sublease is quite often the answer for businesses just getting their start, but it’s also a viable option for commercial tenants who have extra room to spare and who want to fill that empty space with parties...more

The Top 5 Reasons Not to Sublease Office Space

The office sublease isn’t for everyone. Although subleasing office space is popular among companies with limited options, some of the drawbacks may give you cause to reconsider whether or not you’d be better off leasing...more

The Dos and Don’ts of Expediting a Commercial Real Estate Sale

Real estate foreclosure is a frightening prospect that has the potential of sending reasonably levelheaded people racing for solutions. The trouble is, most of the solutions are based in a fear that’s bordering on panic....more

The Art of Communication and Preparation: Do’s and Don’ts in Lease Negotiations

Lease and property negotiations are a fact of life in commercial real estate. These negotiations can seem tricky and intimidating, but they don’t have to be that way. You can communicate confidently and effectively during...more

Taking Your Pick– What to Expect from a Commercial Realtor

Most of us, regardless of our level of occupational experience, have at one point in our lives sold something on our own – whether that was a car, a home, or even a personal record collection. But this doesn’t make you an...more

Selling Up: The Resell Benefits of Green Improvements

Ask any commercial real estate agent, and they’ll tell you. Environmentally friendly properties sell for an awful lot more than traditional properties. It makes perfect sense. Whether a building was constructed from the...more

Negotiating Industrial Leases: What Should You Ask?

No matter if you’re a lessor or lessee, there are several important aspects to bear in mind when negotiating industrial leases. Consider these questions before entering negotiations:...more

Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Tips on Buying Land for Industrial Development

Industrial land development is among the most profitable real estate opportunities that anyone with the means and the desire to do so can participate in. You don’t have to be a math wizard to understand the inherent value...more

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