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Lease Audit

Lease Audit is a broad topic that means different things to different people. In most cases Lease Audit is associated with auditing Operating Expenses (“OE”). OE reconcilliations are an annual ritual in which the Tenant scrutinizes the Landlord’s numbers for … Read the rest of this entry

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Audit Operating Expenses

Auditing Operating Expenses (O.E.) is like going to the Dentist without Novocaine. That’s because the audit process is typically arduous, confusing, convoluted and time consuming. On the other hand, done successfully, an audit can uncover mistakes & errors, over-billing, duplicate … Read the rest of this entry

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Market Deals – How you can do better!

In the world of commercial real estate, references are often made to market deals. Cocktail talk and casual conversation are when tenants like to tell-all about recent deals they’ve done. Generally, few specifics are volunteered. Somewhere in the conversation though … Read the rest of this entry

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What effect will Capital Lease Accounting have on Tenants?

As if Tenants didn’t have enough things to worry about, soon they will have a new accounting regulation with which to comply. This is known as Capital Lease Accounting. This regulation will not affect leases per se, but it will … Read the rest of this entry

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What’s better – TI Allowance or Turnkey Buildout?

Most commercial real estate lease transactions include some construction modification to the space (“Premises”). The improvements can be as simple as paint and carpet, or more complex with demolition and new construction. Negotiating the Tenant Improvements (“TI’s”) often is the … Read the rest of this entry

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Why are some Landlords “Out-of-Touch”?

Tenants today tend to be well informed. They read journals, market reports and newspaper articles. Though they may only be in the lease market every few years, they know what’s going on most all the time. They know many commercial … Read the rest of this entry

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Competitive Bidding – Be Smart with Your Money

When we hear the term competitive bidding most of us think about auctions. Whether it’s a silent or live auction at a charity event, or perhaps eBay, we have a pretty good idea how it works. Simply, it is the … Read the rest of this entry

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Knowledge is Power

Touring a sausage factory is the only time knowledge is dangerous. If you actually see how sausage is made, you likely won’t be inclined to eat it again. Other than that, knowledge is tremendously powerful. Knowledge is the primary goal … Read the rest of this entry

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Your Rights & Obligations in Restoration

Restoration – we’re not talking ‘that old house’ restoration. Rather, we are talking about Restoration as a legal term used in leases. It is an often overlooked requirement buried deep in commercial and industrial leases. Restoration goes along with the … Read the rest of this entry

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To Centralize or Decentralize – That is the Question

In the world of corporate real estate, businesses often wrestle with the decision to centralize or decentralize control over their remote facilities. Unfortunately, there is not a simple, right or wrong solution to the dilemma. At the end of the … Read the rest of this entry

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