By

John Sabourin
It is amazing to me how many times I have represented tenants who would prefer to remain in their current location only to find that their landlord wants to “hold them hostage.”  What do I mean by this?  Well, most landlords are pretty smart and they understand how expensive it is for a tenant to...
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Many tenants are large enough in an office project to warrant asking for a building top or monument sign.  Just like retail tenants expect, this signage can drive new business or enhance the brand of the company.  In either case the negotiation of the signage rights requires a detailed examination of the situation.
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I met with a client today who’s business has continually expanded over the last 10 years.  They have been smart and deliberate about planning for expansion.  Each time they have leased space and/or expanded they have been able to negotiate (in order of preference) a Right of First Offer (ROFO), Right of First Refusal (ROFR)...
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California adopted Proposition 13 in 1978. The initiative was politically charged and was called the Peoples Initiative to Limit Property Taxes.  It limited the amount of the property tax percentage that could be assessed as well as the amount property taxes (2% per year).  It is a subject that a book could be written about as it...
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California adopted Proposition 13 in 1978. The initiative was politically charged and was called the Peoples Initiative to Limit Property Taxes.  It limited the amount of the property tax percentage that could be assessed as well as the amount property taxes (2% per year).  It is a subject that a book could be written about as it...
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I can hear it already, “John, really?  Couldn’t you have picked a really tantalizing subject, instead of Operating Expenses and Tax Pass throughs for your first blog?”  I know, it seems mundane, but the fact is that reading this will SAVE you MONEY! Multiple terms are negotiated in a lease that affect cost, but rent...
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