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Category Archives: Insights for Landlords

THE TENANT THAT ABSOLUTELY DID NOT WANT TO MOVE…THEN DID

There are some office markets, particularly in the west end of the GTA, that have vacancy rates approaching 25%; despite this, tenants still aren’t being offered incentives to move (reasons for this are discussed in a previous post). Over the past 5 years, landlords with significant vacancy (over 15%) have been trying to fill …

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Your Building is Worth More Than You Think

Have you ever made a decision based purely on instinct, even when conventional wisdom is telling you to do otherwise? Take golfing for example, picture yourself 150 yards from the green, the club of choice is a seven iron but for some reason, you choose an eight iron. You know it might not be …

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How Many Real Estate Agents Does it Take to Sell a Space?

  Traditional real estate brokerages would have you believe the answer is many, and on your initial consult will parade their large team of agents to sell you on ‘strength in numbers.’ However, at the end of the day, it’s the senior agent’s expertise and knowledge you’re buying into – that’s who you want …

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How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 5 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed 40 pages), leasing commercial space can seem like a very daunting task. In this 5 part series, I will discuss fundamental negotiating basics every tenant should know to help mitigate risks and reduce costs when negotiating their commercial lease. …

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How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 4 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed 40 pages), leasing commercial space can seem like a very daunting task. In this 5 part series, I will discuss fundamental negotiating basics every tenant should know to help mitigate risks and reduce costs when negotiating their commercial lease. …

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