Work, Life, Balance and the Cool Factor

By Brandon Keenan, National Director Gigya, Inc. Mountain View, California USA When I was originally put to task to find Gigya's satellite office in Phoenix, Arizona, I had things to consider that went beyond brick and mortar. I needed to incorporate the fabric of our business and our culture into a living space. Gigya is a software company that gives business the power and ability to connect on a very personal level with their consumers and advocates. We are beyond social media--we are … [Read more...]

Select ITRA Global Transactions

New York Realty Group / ITRA Global completed leases totaling 220,000 square feet of office and clinical space for Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, New York. Compass Commercial LLC / ITRA Global completed a 4,905 square foot office lease for the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development in Livonia, Michigan. Carrie S. Holstead Real Estate Consultants, Inc. / ITRA Global completed a 20,500 square foot corporate headquarters lease for Forever, Inc. in Pittsburgh, … [Read more...]

ITRA Global Announces Board of Directors & Officers

ITRA Global has announced that Mylinda J. Vick, CCIM, principal of Cherry & Associates / ITRA Global Nashville, was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2014. "I am thrilled to serve in the role of Chairman of the Board for another term," says Ms. Vick. "ITRA Global remains one of the few organizations that truly advocates for corporate tenants and buyers of office, industrial, and retail space. As I reflect on the accomplishments of our organization during the past year, I … [Read more...]

Good News, Bad News and Opportunities

2013 was another positive year for the U.S. economy, with growth in securities markets (Dow up 27.62 percent), GDP (up 4.3 percent in the 3rd quarter), jobs (five-year low unemployment rate), and home prices (13 percent annual gain). Positive economic growth trends were also seen in Japan and Europe. High-growth economies in China and Latin America saw significant slowdowns, although net growth in these markets remains positive. Early forecasts for 2014 suggest a continuation of these trends, … [Read more...]

Turn Your Building into Cash with Sale/Leasebacks

B Y R O N A L D R . P O L L I N A , P H . D . & P R E S I D E N TI T R A G L O B A L / P O L L I N A C O R P O R A T E R E A L E S T A T E , I N C .C H I C A G O , I L L I N O I S U S A The question of funding public and private sector projects is often a challenging one, given the current fiscal environment, but a powerful tool is often overlooked: Sale/Leasebacks. In the public sector, Sale/Leasebacks are situations in which a municipality or other government entity transfers a property … [Read more...]

Lease Audits for Fun and Profit

B Y P A U L S T E V E N S , F O U N D E RP . S T E V E N S A S S O C I A T E S , I N C .W E Y M O U T H , M A S S A C H U S E T T S U S A Believe it or not, corporate tenants often spend more time and money matching up purchase orders and paying for bottled water than they spend making sure that their rent expense (most likely the second highest company expense after personnel) is correct. A lease audit is an invaluable tool that identifies billing errors that are, unfortunately, all too … [Read more...]

Office Markets Mirror Job Growth

Reducing unemployment continues to be an ongoing focus inthe U.S. and abroad, and while the results are mixed, theoverall trend is positive. The high growth fields of energy andtechnology are experiencing the strongest resurgence in theU.S., resulting in increased demand for office space inmarkets where these sectors are strong, such as Denver, SanFrancisco, Boston, Houston, and Seattle. Globally, jobgrowth in China, India, Russia, and Brazil are expected tooutpace European markets where leaders … [Read more...]

ITRA Global Continues Its Expansion in North America

Three new companies have been selected as affiliates ofITRA Global, one of the world’s largest organizationsdedicated to representing tenants and occupiers ofcommercial real estate. The new affiliates in the westernUnited States are: • ITRA Global Los Angeles / Mazirow Commercial,Inc. is a well-established exclusive tenant representativefirm that was launched in 2002. Sheryl Mazirow, CCIM,founder and principal of the firm, has specialized in tenantrepresentation services for 30 years and … [Read more...]

Select ITRA Global Transactions

· ITRA Global / Stagman Commercial Real Estate Advisors represented AVM, L.P. on a 27,897 square footoffice lease in Boca Raton, Florida. · ITRA Global / Hume Myers Tenant Counsel represented LaCie, LTD on a 51,307 square footoffice/assembly/warehouse lease in Tigard, Oregon. · ITRA Global / Michigan Commercial Space Advisors represented West Michigan Group, LLC on a 27,825square foot office lease in Grand Rapids, Michigan. · ITRA Global / Corporate Real Estate Advisors represented Stibo … [Read more...]