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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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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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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?

OH. YES. IT. DOES.

$$CHA-CHING$$. 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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What is a Tenant-Only Advisor & How Can Using One Help You Save Money?

Posted at Mar 21, 2017 4:45:00 AM in Lease Negotiation, Saving Money, Tenant Advisor

If you are leasing industrial space and renewing your lease, considering relocation, or adding an additional location you shouldn’t navigate these waters alone. A tenant-only advisor (broker) is your best advocate for getting the most for your...

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3 Things You Need to Know About Your Landlord's Finances

Posted at Mar 7, 2017 4:40:00 AM in Lease Negotiation, Finances

In lease negotiation, the shortest distance between two points IS NOT a straight line. The name of the game is strategy and leverage is king. 

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The Roof is on Fire, Who's Paying? Understanding the Roof and Structure Clause

Posted at Nov 8, 2016 10:24:00 AM in Lease Clauses, Lease Negotiation

If your company leases distribution or manufacturing buildings, you are probably familiar with what is known as a “roof and structure” clause. This is a lease clause that puts the responsibility to maintain and/or replace the building’s roof...

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