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Life Cycle of a Tenancy - Part 3: Lease

The life cycle of a tenancy consists of a number of steps, each no less critical than any other. The cycle begins with site selection, and progresses through an offer to lease, to a lease, through periodic lease renewals, often to assignment, and eventually to end. This article about the Lease is the third in a series that will explore the various stages of a tenancy.

Three Tenancy Cost Increases to Watch For

Vague language in your lease agreement increases your risk of unexpected cost increases. Here are three of the more significant ways your tenancy costs may increase without any changes to your lease document or your base rent.

Five Alternatives to a Standard Tenancy Agreement

Taking an alternate approach to tenancy could create access to a market where no suitable space appears to exist

Life Cycle of a Tenancy - Part 2: Offer to Lease

The life cycle of a tenancy consists of a number of steps, each no less critical than any other. The cycle begins with site selection, and progresses through an offer to lease, to a lease, through periodic lease renewals, often to assignment, and eventually to end. This article about the Offer to Lease is the second in a series that will explore the various stages of a tenancy.

Negotiate Your Renewal Like A Pro

Don’t send a dental pro where a lease pro is needed. If you are not confident negotiating key leasing issues you need an advocate!

What's Your Sign?

We seem to notice them only in passing without fully realizing their impact. This is precisely why they are so effective. Your sign can help keep your name and image "top-of-mind".

The Life Cycle of a Tenancy – Part 1: Site Selection

The life cycle of a tenancy consists of a number of steps, each no less critical than any other. The cycle begins with site selection, and progresses through an offer to lease, to a lease, through periodic lease renewals, often to assignment, and eventually to end. This article about Site Selection is the first in a series that will explore the various stages of a tenancy.

Tenant Representation

Several remarkable changes have permanently impacted the tenant’s ability to manage its location. The commercial real estate industry has changed, the tenant community has changed, and tenant representation has changed. A well-informed tenant must recognize and respond to these changes.

Tenancy Management Opportunities

A lease is a static agreement written to describe a dynamic process, inevitably something that seemed like “a good idea at the time” becomes a problem when the point of view shifts. This creates an opportunity. Understanding the realistic power of a leverage position can help you use these opportunities to affect positive change.

Seven Lease Investment Tips

Your Lease is not the right vehicle for short-term gains. Think of your lease as a long-term investment with an eye for stable returns and value appreciation. Giving your attention to lease evaluation and negotiation will help grow your asset. Making sure your lease has all the features it should have in every stage of the market cycle is the goal.

Eight Costly Lease Administration Mistakes

What you don't know can, and will, hurt you in your lease negotiations. Here are 8 common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

The Rent to Production Ratio

There are several rent reduction and production improvement strategies that could be implemented to improve your rent to production ratio, all of which will require actively managing your lease.Thoroughly understood and properly administered, your lease should be treated as a business tool that will add value and help you reach your short and long term goals.

Tenant Advocacy in Office Premises

Most tenants run a specialized operation that has nothing to do with commercial real estate. Having an innovative and objective advocate become a temporary member of your team to strategically negotiate on your behalf is essential. Your advocate should protect your position by minimizing your risk, reducing your operating and occupancy expenses, mitigating your exit restoration exposures, and providing future flexibilities.

Negotiating Resolution

There are three possible conclusions when resolving any difference of opinion between people, including differences during a lease negotiation. The trick is understanding how to negotiate a true resolution rather than set yourself up for future trouble and aggravation.

Recognize Lease Flaws as Opportunities

Tenants are often faced with seemingly hopeless lease problems. The tendency is to struggle on, quietly enduring the issue, or worse, spend a great deal of time, money and emotional energy chasing the problem rather than the solution. The challenge is to re-focus and find a new perspective that can present a cost-effective resolution.

Do You Have A Good Lease?

A lease is written at a particular point in time, but it describes a complex relationship between at least two parties that continues for many years. Circumstances change every day. Some circumstances are predictable, others are not. Every provision of every lease may be appropriate, inappropriate, or of no consequence at a given point in time depending on varying factors. Be aware of potential problems but know how to look for the opportunities.

Know Your Place

Key profile and access points to consider during Site Selection. These key factors, directly connected to your building and your geographical area, can account for up to 40% of your volume. Your Lease needs to have the correct provisions to ensure you can exercise some control over the Profile and Access of your location.

Out of Options

Many Tenants confess that they have known for a period of years that their Lease Term would not be renewed, but deferred action until the eleventh hour. Many simply don't have the time or the expertise to manage Lease affairs. Make sure you clearly understand how your options to renew work, and how you should administer them.

Do Your Premises Measure Up?

Check your lease for rent overpayment. It's very unlikely your landlord will tell you that you are overpaying rent, but If your premises area is misrepresented in your lease this may very well be the case.

Did I agree to Pay for That? A Primer on Additional Rent.

The market trend in Commercial Leasing is toward “net” leases, which means the tenant agrees to pay the landlord a “base” or “minimal” rent plus additional rent to make up the gross rent. How do you know what you should be paying? How do you verify the amounts? And how do you confirm which costs are relevant? Not all tenants get good value for their Additional Rent dollar, don't let your Reconciliation Statement take you by surprise.

Current Trends in Dental Practice Leasing

The commercial real estate industry has changed dramatically in the past 5 years. As a tenant you need to be aware of the changes and manage your position accordingly.

Are You Prepared For Your Lease Music To Stop?

Perhaps you are familiar with the child’s game of musical chairs – where children move around a group of chairs and when the music stops each child dashes for a chair leaving the most

Premises Lease News

Welcome to 2015. A lot has changed and is changing at this time. For example, I have cancelled my land line with Bell after decades; the only difference I experience is no monthly charges and no telemarketer calls.

Current Market Realty Leasing Opportunities

To be successful in this current commercial real estate market, you have to believe that there is always an opportunity in adversity.