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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. Additionally,...
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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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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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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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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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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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What happens at the end of a commercial lease when the tenant cannot move out in time?  Clearly there are huge differences compared with a residential lease where the tenant can have very beneficial rights by statute.  On the flip side, most commercial leases contain a provision entitled “Holding Over” to address a tenant overstaying its lease term....
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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 change and...
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Happy New Year!  Well, its that time of year again.  The ball has dropped and I don’t know to many people that haven’t made their new years resolutions, maybe some they have already broken…   Mine usually revolve around challenging myself to have better habits, and quitting some bad ones.  Of course we also use...
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Sometimes I sit down to write a blog thinking that I will just wax poetic about real estate and inspire myself or somebody else to come up with a great idea on how to better transact real estate.  Then the hard part comes.  Ideas, time to write, finding some interesting pictures (got to have them…)...
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