Tenant Tactics Blog

July 6, 2018

If you are within a year or less of your lease renewal date you are probably getting a plethora of cold calls from brokers soliciting your business. Real estate transactions do take time and depending on the size of your requirement, it could take longer than you think...

May 14, 2018

Office buildings typically provide ample parking in an adjacent lot, often owned by or leased to the building. In some markets there is also mass transit, so tenants actually don’t need employee or guest parking. But what about areas such as Orange County California wh...

April 17, 2018

It’s been almost a year since our we wrote about Building Operating Expenses often referred to as “CAM” charges. The question we posed was, “Is it worthwhile to perform a full audit on your CAM charges?”

In short, unless you have a rather large space with CAM’s exceedin...

March 5, 2018

A recent post provided a good summary addressing the dilemma facing most commercial tenants whose 5-10 year leases are coming up for renewal. Many of these tenants signed their last leases during the height of the recession, Now, Landlords are pushing the envelope to r...

February 2, 2018

An announcement was made today that a vote was taken in the California Assembly on AB1059.The vote was voted 5-1 in favor with 4 "not voting" Unfortunately, it takes 6 votes to pass a bill in committee.

The bill would have created a dynamic shift in the way commercial...

January 4, 2018

Imagine that you were just served with a law suit. The first thing you would likely do would be to choose a competent lawyer to represent you. Likely, you would look to hire counsel that understood your case and had successfully tried many similar cases.

But wait: you r...

November 7, 2017

Where’s Marty McFly (Back to the Future) when you need him? How about going back to the days of yesteryear, wait, wrong movie. Either Marty or the Lone Ranger might be asking the same question, “Why does my rent go up in two ways every year?” The Lease says it increase...

October 13, 2017

Join the club. In today’s commercial leasing world, to say there is confusion would be an understatement.

There are a few key scenarios that are influencing the direction or maybe one can say, the misdirection of the market. These include:

  • Recovery from the recession


October 3, 2017

You’re half way through your lease and you get your usual monthly statement. But there’s something wrong. At least you think there’s something wrong. You knew your rent would increase by three percent on each anniversary of the Lease but your recent bill seems to refle...

September 28, 2017

“Look at all the signs out there. There’s a ton a space available,” said my new client.

How many times have I heard that one from new clients? Thus, the development of Neitlich’s First Rule of Real Estate which emphatically states that, “If there is a sign in front of a...

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