Top 5 Posts for July

by CoyDavidson on August 1, 2012

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories from The Tenant Advisor in July.

Should I Stay or Should I Go
Every office tenant sooner or later is going to be faced with a decision of whether to renew their lease or relocate to a new building. Depending on market conditions, in most scenarios the Landlord is inherently dealing from a position of strength. Building owners are well aware of the time, cost and effort required to relocate your business. If you’re waiting until the last minute to make the critical decision about renewing, and on what terms, you’re clearly not dealing from a position of strength. Here are four posts detailing the concepts for leveling the playing field and an effective lease renewal… read the full article

Top Ten Protections a Landlord Should Have in a Commercial Lease
When approached about a guest post that looks at commercial leases from the other side — the landlord’s perspective, I was quick to agree it was a great idea. Commercial leases are typically long-term arrangements between two parties and while lease negotiations can sometimes be contentious, ultimately a tenant and its landlord have to live together in what should be a mutually beneficial business relationship. Don’t get me wrong “Fair is Where We End Up” but, I believe it is important for both the tenant and their broker to look at the transaction from the landlord’s perspective and understand the building owner’s concerns in regards to protecting the value of their asset… read the full article

The Cachet of Creative Office Space
Having been involved in numerous lease transactions for creative office space from both the Tenant and Landlord side of the equation, I have experienced the perceived cachet for niche office space that appeals to the company looking for a less traditional and more coworking type office environment. The “Live, Work, Play” approach to office space is becoming increasingly popular among certain sectors of the marketplace particularly for technology companies, design firms, media organizations and other creative types… read the full article

CRE, Moneyball and the Quest for More Productive Office Space
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael Lewis, published in 2003, about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane and last year a film starring Brad Pitt, based on the book was released. The central premise of Moneyball is that the collected wisdom of baseball insiders in regard to assembling a team is subjective and often flawed. The focus of moneyball is the team’s analytical, evidence-based, sabermetric approach to assembling a competitive baseball team, despite the A’s disadvantaged revenue situation… read the full article

Healthcare Reform and CRE
Physicians, Hospital Systems and Healthcare landlords anxiously awaited the Supreme Court ruling last month which upheld the cornerstone of the Obama administration’s health-care law. We have already begun to see the commentary on the ruling’s impact on the healthcare real estate market and we will no doubt begin to see additional analysis in the weeks to come. So far most of the commentary has been of the opinion that the Supreme Court’s ruling is good for the real estate market based on the premise that the legislation will bring more individuals into the healthcare system thus driving additional demand for healthcare facilities and medical office space… read the full article

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