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John Sabourin
Personally, I think we are getting close to the top (ie: end) of the real estate cycle.  Over Easter weekend I was talking to some family and friends that are active in the real estate industry and noticed a few catch phrases like “it’s different this time,” “this location has no downside,” and “there is...
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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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With 2014 behind us, we see the market shifting from a Tenant’s Market towards a Landlords market. Vacancy rates are trending down over the last three to four quarters and rental rates are increasing. The average office building vacancy rate in Los Angeles County at the end of the 4th quarter is 11.5% (Class A...
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If you have been following the ongoing joint efforts of the FASB and IASB (IFRS) to converge and change lease accounting standards, it has been a long road.  Globalization, the financial crises and several bad actors, like Enron, brought the two boards together to change accounting methods for more consistency, transparency and reliability.   Two years after...
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To listen to John Sabourin’s latest radio appearance regarding tenant representation please click on the image below. Once you are connected to the page please scroll down and click the play button on the Blog Talk Radio widget. Enjoy the show!
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BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places, as defined by Wikipedia. Why should an occupier of office space care about BIM? Reducing operating costs is paramount for any business, and the real estate piece of the pie is no small...
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Less than a year after launching Tenant Guardian, I am honored and humbled to be joined by two outstanding tenant representation professionals, Reynolds McCabe and Jeff Foster.  Reynolds joins us from Travers Realty and Jeff joins us from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.  Due to their history of success, and staunch representation of the user community, they both join...
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One of the primary considerations of any lease is the length of the Lease Term.  Sometimes flexibility requires a very short lease, and sometimes a lease needs to be longer to amortize a significant tenant improvement investment.  So, how long of a lease term should you sign up for?  There are quite a few factors to...
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Sale-Leasebacks, in real estate, are financial transactions whereby an owner of real estate sells its property and then leases it back for a long term.  These transactions have been popular for decades and are a consistent form of financing for businesses.  The question is: Is a Sale-Leaseback right for you? Sale-Leasebacks are not the right solution...
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