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John Sabourin
Many tenants receive and Estoppel Certificate at some point during their lease term.  Some tenants just take a quick glance, sign it and send it straight back to the landlord.  Don’t be that tenant!  Not every tenant knows what an Estoppel Certificate (“EC”) is, so here is a brief description: An Estoppel Certificate is a document used...
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“You don’t get what you want, you get what you negotiate”   We have all heard the phrase, but do we always heed its advice?  Many leasing transactions are done with the thought that the initial tenant improvements will be adequate for the lease term, and they usually are.  But what happens when your business requirements...
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By this is the time of year you have probably received your annual reconciliation statement of real estate tax and operating expenses from your landlord.  If your Landlord is on a fiscal year, like The Irvine Company, you may receive it at a different time.  This statement will calculate your pro rata share of actual...
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The final FASB (GAAP) Lease Accounting Standard was released today. It has been a long time (2006) since the IASB and FASB (IFRS) endeavored to increase transparency and consistency in accounting standards.  Ultimately the two bodies did not agree on everything and there are still two standards, but they are much more similar than before....
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Has the business cycle run its course, or does it have legs for a few more years? Has the stock market peaked again? What about commercial Real Estate?  Is it different this time?  What might derail the market this time?  Is it the shift of private debt to national debt?  Will it be the raising of interest rates...
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Many tenants receive and Estoppel Certificate at some point during their lease term.  Some tenants just take a quick glance, sign it and send it straight back to the landord.  Don’t be that tenant!  Not every tenant knows what an Estoppel Certificate (“EC”) is, so here is a brief description: An Estoppel Certificate is a document...
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Click here to listen to Tenant Guardian’s Founder, John Sabourin talk with Ron Siegel on Ron Siegel Home & Finance Radio.  Ron Siegel of Anaheim Hills, CA and John Sabourin of Newport Beach, CA discuss current events, financial markets, politics, and even poking fun at the rest of the media in a live radio broadcast from Anaheim...
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Well, if your like many tenants these days you may want to bring your bathing suit to the next lease negotiation meeting… Most Full Service Gross, or “Base Year” leases used to combine all of the operating expenses (including taxes, insurance and utilities) into one expense “pool” and the tenant would be responsible for any...
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Everybody wants to reduce their carbon footprint these days, and for good reason.  Companies are catering to a demographic that is continually more concerned about the environment – both for their own health and for the health of the environment.  A lot of the changes that can be made to acheive these concerns and ambitions...
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If you live in California you are used to new laws encumbering business seemingly everyday.  Well, this month is no different.  California has two new regulations that are supposed to take effect on July 1, 2013, the Accessibility Statute and the Energy Disclosures Regulations.  But of course, the state isn’t quite ready for the onslaught...
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