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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 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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The fourth quarter of 2015 concluded with decreased vacancy rates and positive net absorption in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The average office building vacancy rate in Los Angeles County at the end of the fourth quarter decreased to 11.0% (Class A is 14.0%), down 0.5% from the end of 2014. In Orange County,...
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Happy New Year!  The time has come again, the time for setting resolutions to get to the gym more often, eat healthier, and overall get in shape. But have you spent any time thinking about your business resolutions, and how to keep your business in shape?  Here is a list of real estate resolutions for you to consider in 2016: Put Important Lease Dates...
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Tenant Guardian’s real estate representation for Woodland Hills based Viking Cruises has been featured in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.  Click here to read the full article. 
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The Orange County and Los Angeles County markets ended the second quarter 2015 with decreased vacancy rates and increased rental rates. Orange county vacancy rate decreased 0.3% to 10.1% (Class A is 12.7%) while Los Angeles County had a 0.4% decrease to 11.2% (Class A is 14.5%). The average asking rental rate in Los Angeles...
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John Sabourin of Tenant Guardian has been featured on the latest Lawpreneur Radio show hosted by Miranda McCroskey. John discusses the value of a Real Estate Broker on the tenant side of negotiation, how he has come to find his success, and even his biggest mistake! Listen as he explains how Tenant Guardian serves Lawpreneurs...
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Short answer… It might depend on your neighbor’s lease…   I was recently negotiating on behalf of a client to sublease space from another tenant in their existing building. We agreed to terms and the sublessor submitted the sublease for the landlord’s approval.  Even though there was no directly available space in the building, the landlord...
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