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If you had a brain tumor, would you see a general practitioner or an orthopedic surgeon?  Of course you would not!  You would see a neuro-oncologist. The same goes for brokerage, you need a specialist.  Many people are unaware of the value in hiring a Tenant Representative specialist when leasing space, and, in particular, when...
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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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Is it a Landlord’s market yet?  In a word, “No.”  However, the overall office market made significant gains in 2013.  And, as in the past, there are winners and losers from market to market and project to project.   Nationally, as result of continuing employment gains in the office using sector of the economy, the...
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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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CBRE Project Management recently gave a presentation on changes to California Building Standards Code aka “Title 24” that will take effect on January 1st, 2014. The new requirements are aimed to “reduce energy bills, increase energy delivery and reliability, and improve economic conditions for the State of California” (Hah!). Any projects that apply for permit on...
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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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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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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.