Enjoy the Tenant Appreciation event? You, the Tenant, Paid For It!

  While you, the Tenant, may be excited that your Landlord has thrown a shindig just for you and your commercial neighbors to express their appreciation for your loyalty, don’t thank your Landlord just yet. More often than not, the cost of throwing a “Tenant Appreciation” event is hidden within the operational costs you agreed to pay each month.   Don’t let Landlords distract you with perks that you’ll end up paying for anyway. Instead, keep reading to educate yourself on … [Read more...]

The Startup’s Guide To Leasing Commercial Space

As an up-and-coming entrepreneur, you probably have your hands full. There are seemingly infinite hurdles in the first few years that could mean the life or death of your startup. And starting your own business isn’t for the weak – Elon Musk equates it to chewing glass. Yikes.   With so much on your plate, finding the perfect location with reasonable lease terms should be the least of your worries. That’s why we put together this short guide on what startups should consider when … [Read more...]

Welcome to the brave, new world of office space..

While it sounds like this could “only happen in Los Angeles,” the trend of creative office space has spread throughout the nation, so get ready for a new and fascinating era of working in an office that is 180-degrees opposite of “our father’s office space.” Click here to learn more!           … [Read more...]

Exciting Things For Office Tenants In Warner Center!

Proposed Ohm Square in Warner Center is a 369,000 square foot project consisting of high-end apartments and retail.  Second phase will incorporate a 19 -story hi-rise office tower! Mixed-Use Looks to Move Into Warner Center … [Read more...]

Facebook’s new campus exemplifies office trends

The design of office space and office buildings continues to be as progressive as technology. Creating a collaborative office environment, often with no private offices, is believed to be the wave of the future. Facebook's new office building certainly reflects this trend, which is no surprise. Click here to read the LA Times article about this new space, designed by Frank Gehry. … [Read more...]

State of the market – expensive!

Major Landlords are raising their rates by 1.5% a month. Annual increases are rising to 4%. Acting now will result in lower occupancy cost; do not wait. And the LA Times agrees with us.. Read the article: "LA County office market tightens in first quarter" Don't forget: what drives pricing is competition and market knowledge. Call us today!! … [Read more...]

Tenants be VIGILANT re: CAM & Operating Expenses & Reconciliations

CAM and Operating Expense Protection!  Shortly Landlords will be forwarding the reconciliation for 2014 and a projection for 2015 CAM and Operating Expenses.  These costs must be reviewed in detail to ensure Tenants are being charged appropriately. Leases typically provide a 30 to 60 day window to review.  Click here for strategies to address CAM and Operating Expenses during lease negotiations.  Please call our office at (805) 449-1945 to discuss any concerns you may have. … [Read more...]

Not Your Father’s Office

Break rooms are getting an upgrade.. Read the LA Times article:  Companies recast office break room as collaborative work space … [Read more...]

Year-End Operating Expenses – They’re Forthcoming

Want to avoid overpaying on your lease?  Ask for an audit right.   Click here to learn how: Avoid Overpayments with Audit Right … [Read more...]

The LA Times Agrees with us – the office market is tightening

As vacancy rates fall and rental prices jump, Tenants should address their leases sooner rather than later.  Read the LA Times Article: "Southern California office leasing market boosted by job growth" … [Read more...]