The Top Posts from the Tenant Advisor in 2010
First of all I have a confession to make. I have been really busy the last few days and have not had a chance to sit down and write a new blog post and I was really anxious to get some new content up on this site.
Many times an idea for a blog post comes to me throughout the day, often inspired by a conversation with a client, colleague or something in my email in-box.
Today, nothing! So I said to myself I will just do one of those end of the year blog posts highlighting the more popular posts from this site in 2010. Should be easy right? After my first full year of blogging in 2010, and over 200 posts, I should have plenty to choose from. Shouldn’t take long I thought to myself, I will just log into my Google Analytics account, see which posts had the most views and type a quick list. I review my blog’s metrics daily anyway and I already knew which posts had the most views. Shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes and then I can finish up the lease review on my to-do list and maybe have some time for Twitter.
So without any further rambling here are the top blog posts from the Tenant Advisor in 2010:
- Understanding the Common Area Factor
- Negotiating the Tenant Improvement Allowance
- Office Space Density: The New Workspace Metric
- The Exxon-Mobil Rumor is Back
- Why You Need a Tenant Rep
- Office Relocation Checklist
- The Broker Bonus
- The Build-to-Suit Lease Alternative
- Houston: A Tale of Two Office Markets
- BOMA Unveils New Office Measurement Standard
- The Market Dynamics for Large Space Users Could Turn Quickly
- Negotiating the Renewal Option
- How Much Space Do You Lease? Do You Really Know?
- Negotiating a Green Lease from the Tenant’s Perspective
- The New Corporate Lease Accounting Standards
These posts could have easily made the list, they are creating a positive response and considerable traffic, but I didn’t consider a post that was not more than 30 days old:
- If You Only Do Three Things
- The Way People Work is Changing
- 5 Reasons Your Landlord Doesn’t Think You are Serious About Moving
My Personal Favorite
I had a personal favorite in 2010; “Three Key Questions Persist for the Houston Office Market” for a couple of reasons:
- It landed me an interview on the local news which caused quite a stir in the office that day; and
- The local media must have like it and eventually the entire Houston CRE community caught on and it became the standard storyline to describe the Houston Office Market. I posted this commentary in early May and it was a couple weeks before the local media reported on this topic and eventually national publications ran with the story. Eventually brokers in town quoted in the press offered some iteration of the same message, after all it was accurate. Yes, that broker with that blog thing was the first with the story. That taught me the true power of social media.