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The Tenant Landlord Relationship is Changing (here's what you need to know) 

Posted at Feb 8, 2018 3:15:15 PM

The dynamic between tenants and landlords is changing. For a long time, a general understanding existed between landlords and tenants that though they may have divergent goals, they worked toward a business transaction that benefited both...

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4 Things Tenants Overlook [But Shouldn’t!] When Renewing Leases

Posted at Jan 12, 2018 2:12:01 PM in Negotiation, Rent Control, Lease Renewal

Businesses know that being proactive in all areas of their practice is beneficial. Leases in real estate are no different. When the time comes to renew your lease, the goal is to have your landlord competing for your business.

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Hidden Landlord Profit Centers

Posted at Oct 27, 2017 11:02:26 AM in Lease Negotiation, Saving Money

You may be paying more than you owe

As the industrial real estate market continues to enjoy historically high rents and building valuations, landlords are reaping the benefits in the form of increased profits. That said, there are several other...

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Is Industrial CRE Trending Toward Gross Leases?

Posted at Oct 19, 2017 1:16:25 PM in Hidden Fees, Market trends

Industrial real estate lease agreements typically exist in two standard forms: net and gross. Most industrial buildings, owned by large professional or institutional landlords, are structured as net leases. This trend may not continue for much...

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Are You Sure That You Are Compliant?

Posted at Oct 5, 2017 4:38:50 PM in Lease Negotiation, Compliance

Industrial tenants need to be vigilant in their compliance with any and all regulatory requirements. This can include OSHA, the FDA, municipal fire and safety requirements, operating permits, and municipal restrictions such as truck parking and...

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5 Best Practices for Sustainable Rent Control

Posted at Sep 18, 2017 4:14:47 PM in Saving Money, Rent Control

The supply/demand equation heavily favors the landlord in the current market. Landlords have the upper hand—or so they think! 

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Posted at Sep 18, 2017 10:56:35 AM in Market trends

Across the country, the industrial market remains in the favor of building owners, while tenants are finding themselves at the mercy of a rapidly rising rental market. The negotiation process has become complicated, in the current...

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Infographic: Creating your baseline for industrial space

Posted at Jun 26, 2017 6:30:00 AM in Lease Clauses, Lease Negotiation, Saving Money

If a structural beam falls in a warehouse and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?


$$CHA-CHING$$. Did you hear that? That's the sound of your money going straight to your landlord's bank. Let me explain...


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You Are The Prize: Understanding That The Rent You Pay Determines Building Value

Posted at Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM in Lease Negotiation, Value

“The value of a building is based almost completely on the cash stream, which comes from a tenant like you paying rent every month. Without steady cash flow, the building is just an empty box with limited value as real estate.”

In other words,...

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The Surrender Clause: How to Surrender and Win

Posted at May 16, 2017 9:44:44 PM in Lease Clauses, Saving Money

“Mommy’s all right, Daddy’s all right, they just seem a little weirdSurrender, Surrender but don’t give yourself away”

The immortal words of Cheap Trick are words to live by in industrial real estate.

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