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Tenant Buildout Cadence Meetings

How to Run Tenant Buildout Cadence Meetings Like a Boss

As discussed in our article One Simple Trick to Save Time and Money When Planning ...

10 Rules for Successful Land Development Design

Purchasing property to begin a land development project is an exciting investment and experience. However, ...

A Quick Guide to Commercial Land & Site Development

Developing an undeveloped area of land and transforming it into a building site for a ...

Navigating Through the Market Fallout of COVID-19

We have made some interesting observations during the last several market downturns. In our current ...

CGL Insurance – Our Top Advice To Save Your Business Money

Practically all commercial leases contain a list of insurance policies the tenant must carry. The ...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Subleasing

The unique circumstances of the parties and space on offer combined with a landlord’s position ...

Good Real Estate Business In A Bad Economy

The economy ebbs and flows. The real estate market is particularly vulnerable to its changes. ...
Tenant Build-Out Planning Meeting

One Simple Trick to Save Time and Money When Planning a Commercial Build-Out

Planning a commercial build-out, for any type of company space, has long been a slow-moving, ...

Explaining Tenant Improvement Work Letters

What Is a Tenant Improvement Work Letter? The tenant improvement work letter is essentially a ...

Two Ways To Save On “Pass Through” Operating Expenses

A property owner decides what expenses get passed through to his or her tenants. Understandably, ...

Four Strategies Landlords Use to Maximize Lease Renewal Profit – And How to Respond

Effectively planning and timing your company’s real estate transactions can mean the difference between whether ...

Three Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your Company’s Real Estate

Today’s digital world demands that most companies focus their real estate on maximizing utilization and ...

Is Your Company Throwing Away Money On Phantom Space?

Phantom space has nothing to do with a building being haunted. But it is scary ...

The Modern Office

Ethonomics is the study of the delicate balance between ethics and economics. It has become ...
normal wear and tear

Defining Reasonable Wear and Tear

What is the “reasonable wear and tear” condition of a premises? It is important to ...
Houston Market Reports & Research

Renegotiate Your Lease Terms – Create a Win-Win with Your Landlord

Many companies believe that they must live with whatever terms are stated in their existing ...

Rental Rate Structures

Rental Rate Structure The structure of your lease depends on a few factors. It’s important ...

Commencement Dates

Commencement Dates The Commencement Date language in your commercial lease agreement is a particularly important ...

Advantages of Negotiating an Assignment Clause in Your Lease

The Major Difference Between a Sublease and Assignment Provision An assignment clause in your commercial ...

6 Reasons to Audit Your Building’s Operating Expenses

Prevent Overpayment of Your Company's Leasehold Expenses Real estate and leasehold expenses are among the ...

Purchasing with an SBA Loan: How to Lower Your Rent and Create an Investment

Dramatically cut your company or professional firm's "effective" lease rates. An SBA 504 loan could ...
taking money from wallet

Why Most Tenants Overpay

There are common and understandable reasons for this. First, let’s face it, it’s a hassle ...
Gamble With Office Lease Renewal

Office Lease Renewal – The Landlord is Not Your Friend

One of the most common phrases I hear from office tenants is “the landlord is a ...
Architects Blueprints for Tenant Office Space

Should Office Tenants Hire an Architect?

As a tenant searching for new commercial office space the process can often be complicated ...
Downtown Houston skyline, aerial view of skycrapers

Houston Office Market Report: Mid-Year 2018

As the 2017 calendar year came to a close, I noted the first glimpses of ...
Self-Driving Cars and Trucks

Can Commercial Real Estate Adapt to the Self-Driving Revolution?

The advent of self-driving vehicles has been well-established, written about, and discussed at this point. ...

Houston Office Market Report: Year-End 2017

With the second half of 2017 coming to a close there has been a renewed ...
Mathematics and a pen

Add On Factor: Why Office Tenants Pay for Space They Don’t Use

When leasing office space in a multi tenant office building it is important to understand ...