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One of the most effective ways Mazirow Commercial can demonstrate the amount of money we save our clients on their commercial leases every year is by sharing our success stories. Believe it or not, a few cents can make thousands of dollars in difference in a commercial lease. One of our clients has been in the same building for more than 10 years. In reviewing their case, tenants can see just how much they can save by utilizing the no-cost services of a tenant advisor like Mazirow Commercial. (more…)

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Landlords lease office space 365 days a year, widening their potential for profit and negotiating to their advantage. When leasing commercial office space, there are several things to consider that tenants may not be aware of before they sign on the dotted line. How can businesses save rent dollars on their commercial office lease? Mazirow Commercial reveals what you can do to save money and the services you can utilize at no cost to secure the best deal. (more…)

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The difference between the usable square footage and rentable square footage can be a determining factor in selecting the most efficient office space for the location of your business. One the of questions tenants have about their commercial lease is: Why am I paying rent on more space than I occupy? Tenants frequently misunderstand the concept of usable square footage vs. rentable square footage. Mazirow Commercial, Inc. demystifies the two terms to help you better understand what you are really paying for. (more…)

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Some landlords are notorious for keeping a portion of office security deposits to cover the costs of repairs and outstanding rent. Most office leases note what a tenant must to do to get a full refund of your security deposit. Mazirow Commercial suggests the steps you should take to get your money back at the end of your lease. (more…)

Commercial real estate trends have revealed a new live-work-play lifestyle that is taking precedence in the Greater Los Angeles Area and Ventura County. Amazon has also been trying to find a new location for their second headquarters, HQ2. In this month’s blog, we discuss the new live-work-play real estate shift in the industry and where Amazon’s new headquarters might be moving.

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As a business owner, you are not expected to know competitive rents, concessions, or what the fine print entails in your lease – landlords take advantage of this. When renewing your lease, how are you supposed to know what is considered fair market value? Does your lease contain an “option to renew” clause at fair market value (FMV)? Mazirow Commercial, Inc. discusses what fair market value is and the variety of factors that influence it.

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Do you know if you are overpaying for your lease based on the space in your commercial building? Most tenants are unaware if they are overpaying because the guidelines for measuring commercial space are developed in the landlord’s favor, not the tenant’s. How do you measure commercial office space to know if you are being fairly charged or paying for a lost use of space?

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Imagine being sued for a business issue, who are you going to call to settle the claim, the plaintiff’s attorney? Probably not, you are going to seek your own representation to understand the claim and to settle the matter to your greatest benefit. Yet every day well-meaning tenants call their landlords broker or the person on the building sign to negotiate their new lease with a minimum of knowledge of the current market or alternative options.California law still allows Dual Agency, but the days may be numbered.

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Customarily, commercial leases will detail how the tenant is supposed to prep the premises upon vacating as well as how to return items such as keys. It is important to carefully review the terms of your office lease as such information is often found under different, often misleading subsection headings, including Vacating of Premises, Possession of Premises, and Expiration of Lease. Information regarding security deposit refunds may also be scattered throughout the lease – so, again, pay careful attention to make sure you fully understand your obligations.

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