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Lease Negotiation
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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Most every commercial lease contains a provision requiring both the tenant and the landlord to buy insurance.  Typically, several forms of insurance are required, including Commercial General Liability, Physical Damage, Workers Compensation, and Business Interruption (rental loss for landlords). The most often negotiated components of the insurance provision regards the actual limits of liability and the amount of the...
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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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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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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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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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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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A good friend of mine, Ed Harris at CTS, recently wrote an article about occurrences that signal the need to review, or audit, your lease.  I have edited his writing to shrink his well thought out arguments down to a blog format focused on this huge area of cost containment for tenants.   The Red Flags are: 1. Significant...
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While my inner punk rocker smiles at the term, the Damage and Destruction clause in any office lease is no laughing matter.  Although seldom used, it can be the most serious provision in a lease if a major destructive event (Fire, Flood, Earthquake, etc.) affects the occupancy of a building. While many tenants have never had...
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Tenant Guardian is a boutique commercial real estate firm focused on tenant representation. We are committed to negotiating the best deals in the marketplace for our clients. Over 25 years of specialized experience in tenant representation ensures that our clients are protected.