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Everything You Should Know About Commercial Property Maintenance

Property maintenance is an essential part of keeping any commercial building in excellent condition. Failure to maintain the unit could leave it looking shabby or …

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10 Questions You Must Ask When Leasing a Medical Office

Leasing a new medical office is a significant decision for your practice. The space you end up renting will become synonymous with your practice, so …

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Buying Commercial Property: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Buying commercial property can be an excellent investment because the income opportunities are immense. The right deal can leave you with a valuable asset that …

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Changing Your Office Design to Create a Work-Life Balance

Employees all over the country are faced with deciding whether to work in the office or from home. The result is a growing demand for …

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a business in the process of relocating, with supplies in boxes and chairs wrapped for the move.

8 Tips for Smoothly Relocating a Business

Relocating your company is a decision you won’t want to enter into lightly. You’ve probably put a lot of effort into establishing yourself at your …

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What Every Investor Should Know About Getting a Conditional Use Permit

Investors can’t just do whatever they wish with the land they own. You can’t buy a residential lot, for example, and construct an office building …

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What You Should Know About Co-Tenancy Clauses When Renting Retail Space

Change is a constant in life, but it can be your enemy if you’re running a retail operation. That’s why savvy retailers try to mitigate …

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Two men put together a comparative lease analysis while looking for the ideal space for a business.

What You Should Know About Creating a Comparative Lease Analysis

Leasing the right commercial property can make or break a business, because there are many variables at play, including a lease analysis. You don’t want …

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A Complete Guide to Dental Office Decorating

Creating a dental office decorating plan is a great first step before you begin painting and buying the furniture you’ll require to complete the job. …

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7 Design Tips for Your Dental Office Waiting Room

Few people want to visit the dentist, because having someone poke around in your mouth is never a comfortable experience. It’s up to dentists to …

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6 Items to Include on Your Office Relocation Checklist

Relocating your office is a significant job that could take months to finalize. There’s a lot of planning that goes into this move, and you’ll …

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Everything You Should Know About FF&E in Commercial Real Estate

Selecting and moving into a new commercial property takes a lot of work, particularly if you have to redesign and furnish the interior to match …

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5 Steps to a Better Dental Office Layout

Many people find a trip to the dentist to be a daunting and stressful experience. Modern dental practices that incorporate appealing contemporary designs into their …

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7 Factors to Consider Before Developing a Medical Office Floor Plan

Your medical office’s design and floor plan are crucial because they set the tone for the practice as a whole. The goal is to make …

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7 Office Space Planning Tips for Your Next Workplace

Your office space design is fundamental to your workplace because it creates an environment that employees find comfortable. Satisfied workers are generally more productive, so …

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Tips to Help Tenants Successfully Lease Retail Space

Deciding to lease retail space for any business can feel overwhelming, but you can simplify this process by conducting comprehensive background research on the critical …

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A Complete Guide to Commercial Lease Administration and Post-Occupancy Services

Signing a commercial lease is a milestone for any business, but the administrative work doesn’t stop there. The next step is commercial lease administration, which …

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Understand Common-Area Maintenance Charges to Avoid Commercial Lease Errors

Anyone looking over a lease document for a commercial property is bound to come across charges that may be unfamiliar or confusing. Common-area maintenance charges …

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7 Tips for Optimal Dental Office Design and Furniture Selection

Going to the dentist can bring patients a lot of stress. No one likes having another human being poke around in their mouth while using …

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Creating a Successful Project Closeout Checklist

Every workplace project eventually comes to an end. Completion can seem like a far-off goal when you’re first getting started, but it quickly sneaks up …

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5 Common Commercial Lease Insurance Clauses You Should Know About

A commercial lease is needed when a business rents a property from a landlord because it provides a legal framework for both parties. This document …

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How to Calculate Fair Value of Commercial Rent (Commercial Lease Calculator)

For anyone moving locations or going into business for the first time, selecting the right commercial property is incredibly important to success. As you negotiate …

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Why You Need a Test Fit Plan if You’re Moving or Opening a Medical Office

Narrowing your options when you’re in the market for a new medical office space can be tricky. Perhaps you’ve seen several spaces that you like …

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6 Tips for Maximizing Your Commercial Real Estate Project Budget

It is extremely rare that a commercial real estate space will give a business exactly what it wants without alterations, so companies frequently have to …

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6 Tips about Rent Abatement Provisions in Commercial Leases

Commercial leases are agreements between a landlord and tenant for a commercial property. They can be complicated because they contain many small clauses outlining the …

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How to Know When it’s Time for an Office Expansion

Many small businesses will need an office expansion or two at some point. Several situations can lead to these situations, such as adding new employees, …

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5 Steps to Create a Vendor Selection Process

Many businesses and individuals in the real estate sector often rely on outside services. Building a network of local vendors creates stronger connections to the …

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The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Lease Abstracts

Commercial real estate agreements are often hundreds of pages long, which is why having a commercial lease abstract at your disposal is a good idea. …

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Guide to Successfully Planning Your Medical Office Design and Layout

Visiting a doctor’s office can be an uncomfortable experience for patients but streamlining the medical office design and layout will ease some of their stress. …

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6 Steps to Get a Full Security Deposit Refund from Your Landlord (Commercial Real Estate)

Most commercial real estate renters in the U.S. pay a security deposit when they sign a new lease. This is a fixed amount of money, …

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6 Key Things to Include in a Commercial Lease Letter of Intent

A commercial lease letter of intent shows that you’re serious about leasing a property, but not necessarily on the landlord’s terms. The letter does not …

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How to Create and Design Flexible Office Space

The workplace concept is continually evolving, and flexible office spaces are becoming more common. The idea is that these offices include areas that can fill …

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A Commercial Property’s Rentable Square Feet vs. Usable Square Feet

The terms “rentable square feet” and “usable square feet” come up a lot when you’re looking to rent commercial space. Learning the difference between these …

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5 Things To Know Before Signing A Commercial Sublease Agreement

A lot goes into negotiating a commercial sublease agreement, and it can often confuse even the most seasoned leaseholder. Commercial sublease agreements contain fine print …

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How to Renegotiate a Commercial Lease to Get a Better Deal

Aside from saving funds, knowing how to renegotiate a lease can help you gain additional benefits. Negotiating a commercial lease can be tricky. Improper negotiation …

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Lost Lease Agreement? How to Get a Copy of Your Lease

A lost lease agreement can leave you with a lot of questions regarding that contract. You may no longer know when, exactly, your lease runs …

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6 Budgeting Tips for Planning an Office Renovation

An office renovation can completely transform the look and feel of your operations. Making such improvements to a workplace may even allow for higher productivity …

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How to Effectively Lease Restaurant Space in Washington, D.C.

Leasing restaurant space in the nation’s Capital can be an expensive and time-consuming process if you don’t have a guide. Owners may find themselves struggling …

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5 Elements of an Ideal Dental Office Floor Plan

Launching a new dental office requires a lot of research and money. Something as simple as your dental office floor plan can have a huge …

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How to Negotiate a Commercial Lease Renewal

Running a business is generally costly and time-consuming, especially when you need to ensure that all the different facets of it are operating smoothly. Fortunately, …

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How Does the Medical Office Fit-Out Construction Process Work?

Regardless of your type of business, it is important that you have an office space that fits the work you plan to do in it. …

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Key Features of a Well-Rounded Commercial Real Estate Portfolio

Commercial and residential real estate are excellent investment opportunities for both beginner and seasoned investors, but the former may offer a better return on investments …

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5 Warehouse Cost Factors to Consider When Renting One for Your Business

The importance of paying attention to your business’s finances cannot be understated. In many cases, a workable and realistic budget is the difference between a …

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What is a Rent Concession?

Empty commercial rental property is of no use to a landlord, but a rent concession bundle can help them attract great tenants. These offers — …

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Investing in commercial real estate can be extremely lucrative if the process is done right. Smart real estate purchases can result in consistent returns, growth …

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What is a Green Building Certification (and Does It Matter)?

Being an eco-friendly building isn’t just about recycling newspapers and aluminum cans. There are many ways to practice sustainability from the beginning of a construction …

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How to Calculate Net Absorption in Commercial Real Estate

Net absorption: what is it, how does it impact your real estate investments, and how should you calculate it? Commercial real estate is highly competitive, …

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Tenant Improvement Allowance 101: Your Guide to Understanding TIAs

If you plan on getting into the real estate investment game, you need to understand what goes into and is allowed under a tenant improvement …

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How to Select the Perfect Furniture for Your Office

Office furniture plays a bigger role in getting a business up and running than many people think. Your employees need comfortable, ergonomic furniture in their …

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5 Advantages of a Short-Term Commercial Lease

Short-term commercial leases are not always the norm, but have recently become the ideal option for many businesses. Issues arise from even the easiest leasing …

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The Biggest Pros and Cons of Shared Office Space

Every business is different, and so are its needs. That’s why finding the perfect office is so important. Shared office space can be beneficial when …

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7 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Broker

When you’re looking for a new office building, warehouse, or another commercial space for your company, you might wonder if hiring a commercial real estate …

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Subleasing Office Space: 6 Biggest Pros and Cons

Subleasing office space may not currently be on your radar, but the idea of selling or purchasing space may not be ideal for you amid …

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Why You Should Pursue a Commercial Lease Audit

If you’ve negotiated a solid lease agreement, you might not think you need to conduct a commercial lease audit. In a perfect world, maybe you …

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Medical Office Leases: Questions to Ask Before Signing

Whether you’re expanding your medical practice or just moved to the Washington, D.C. area, finding the right medical office space to lease is essential. It’s …

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5 Key Commercial Real Estate Tips You Need to Know

The commercial real estate market can be extremely lucrative, but it is absolutely necessary to understand best practices to get ahead of the competition. No …

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Guidelines for Re-Opening Your Office in D.C.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a year like no other. With a worldwide pandemic spreading and new regulations, such as social distancing, being implemented, …

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How to Determine the Amount of Office Space You Truly Need

Expanding your company is always an important part of any growing business. In order to do so, you have to take on the task of …

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9 Key Office Design Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Whether you’re moving to a new office or simply update your office space, you want to keep up with the latest office design trends. You …

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8 Most Important Questions to Ask While Touring an Office Space

Looking for a new office space is exciting because you get to spend a little time looking at commercial real estate and touring professional offices …

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How to Conduct an In-Depth Commercial Lease Audit

A commercial lease is a significant jump for any business, and for landlords, it is a big payday. With commercial complexes, some costs are passed …

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Subletting Office Space

If you are not utilizing all your leased office space, consider subleasing the space you don’t need. Just like homeowners who rent out spare rooms, …

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17 Critical Things To Do While Planning an Office Move

Moving offices can be an exciting and stressful time. When you’re planning an office move from one location to another, you have a lot of …

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7 Practical Reasons You May Need Tenant Representation

When you’re looking for a new office or warehouse space, it can fun and exciting, while being stressful at the same time. You’ve probably only …

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