Finally, a law that ensures Tenants sit at an even negotiating table with Landlords!

At Mazirow Commercial, we have always strictly represented the tenant, avoiding the inherent conflict of interest in the standard brokerage model. Generally, this is not the case with the majority of commercial real estate firms, which often favor the landlord without the tenant’s knowledge; however, there is a new Senate Bill that will be very advantageous to tenants.  On August 15, a broker agency disclosure bill (SB 1171) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Unlike in … [Read more...]

Pacific Comp represented by Mazirow Commercial in lease negotiations

was represented by Mazirow Commercial in lease negotiations for 45,053 sq.ft. for the relocation of their Corporate Headquarters. "Mazirow Commercial handled all aspects of our lease from start to finish. Sheryl made it a point to understand our changing needs, found viable options, negotiated appropriate terms and conditions, and represented us every step of the way. It has been a pleasure to deal with such a professional and exceptional Advisor/Advocate." - Jan Frank, CEO Denise … [Read more...]

Speaking Leasenese: The Secret Language of CRE Leases

You're a business owner, or, you might be planning to open up the doors to your very own operation. This means you’ve developed specialized, expert lingo within your industry like it was your mother tongue, and have commanded  the art of having hard-ball business conversations without breaking a sweat. You may even be bi-lingual, or multi-lingual because of your business, and are extremely knowledgeable about industry terms in those many  languages . If this is the case, you might think that … [Read more...]

CRE Class is in Session: Learn the 3 Different Types of Office Spaces

Generally speaking commercial office buildings are classified into three divisions: Class A, Class B, and Class C. Every category varies in relation to regional markets. This classification system helps to rationalize real estate market data  and standardize the myriad of differences between buildings. Because it’s virtually impossible to create a perfect system around so many variables, the system is continually developed more as and art rather than a science. Sheryl Mazirow, Southern … [Read more...]

The Zen of Office Moving: How to Smoothly Relocate Your Business

Just like moving from one living space to another, moving your office or relocating your business can be just as chaotic (if not more!). The first and best thing you can do to save yourself from a major stress-induced meltdown, is to partner with a tenant representative to help with the monumental move.  Or team at Mazirow Commercial, Inc. has over 30 years of experience with the many aspects of strategic business relocation and design including: - Prospective company growth - … [Read more...]

4 Laws For Finding a New Office

Looking for, or moving into a new office space is an exciting time. It means your business or organization is growing, expanding or heading in a fresh direction. All these changes can easily leave you scrambling to find your new office as fast as possible. But never, ever rush this process out of excitement or pressure. Often companies are quick to pull the trigger and sign a lease when the landlord has done a good job of ensuring the place is “clean”, and up to par with your new office … [Read more...]

Mazirow Commercial certified as a Woman Business Enterprise

Mazirow Commercial is proud to announce that we have been certified as a Woman Business Enterprise by the National Women Business Owners Corporation! View our certificate here.   Tenant Representation &   Advisory Real Estate Services For large corporations to individual entrepreneurs · Renewals   · Lease Audits   · Acquisitions · Expansions   · Exercise of Options   · Dispositions · Relocations   · Leases & Subleases   ·Consultations … [Read more...]

6 Things Landlords Will Never Tell You

6 Things Landlords Will Never Tell You: 1. If your office building is facing foreclosure, your lease may be extinguished, unless you have negotiated a Subordination, Nondisturbance and Attornment (SNDA agreement). 2. You can negotiate a right to cancel your lease. For a minor cost, this flexibility can be provided. 3. You can negotiate the right to sublease a certain percentage of your space without Landlord's participation. 4. Don't pay for parking you do not need - negotiate the "Right … [Read more...]

Parking Secrets Every Commercial Tenant Needs to Know

If you live in Southern California, you know that the perfect parking space is a tiny slice prime real estate when it comes to your business. You also know that depending on your type of business, your clients and customers can always appreciate convenient, or fare free parking when visiting your office building. Most commercial leases will address parking in a specific clause within the contract. Don’t overlook the specific details within this clause. According to the square footage of your … [Read more...]

How to Save $80,000 A Year On Your Office Lease

It’s Spring! The time of year to clean cob webs from the corners, clear out closets, and get a fresh start for the rest of your year ahead. For your business, that could mean a new office space, or dusting off your old office lease, and renegotiating a new one. By teaming up with an experienced tenant representative, they can help clean up some dirty details in your commercial contract by sweeping up costly hidden fees you never knew about. This valuable partnership can save you hundreds of … [Read more...]