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How is Commercial Office Space Measured?

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 ...
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Don’t Call The Guy On The Sign!

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 ...
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Reconciliation of Operating Expenses and Estimates Statements

It’s the time of the year again when Tenants receive their Reconciliation for the past year and Estimate Statements for the current year for the operational costs for their office building from their Landlords ...
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How To Get Your Office Security Deposit Back

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!       ...
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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! ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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