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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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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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Leasing Activity So is it a Tenant’s Market or a Landlord’s Market?  The buzz seems to be that the market is tightening and that rates are on the rise, and their is evidence of improvement in many submarkets.  However, the average vacancy rate in Los Angeles County Office Buildings at the end of the 1st quarter...
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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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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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I was lucky enough to have a business / pleasure trip to Amsterdam recently.  What a great place!  As a Californian I haven’t thought much about the impact that the Netherlands has on the world, but when you visit, you realize how much influence the Dutch have had globally.  Widely regarded as the first capitalist country, the...
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