Understanding Commercial Lease Types



Commercial leases are not one-size-fits all. The type of commercial lease will vary depending upon the asset class and building class and the landlord’s and tenant’s needs.

Negotiating Common Area Maintenance Charges in Commercial Leases



When signing a commercial lease, tenants may look at only the base rent amount. They are surprised when common area maintenance (CAM) charges result in a monthly rent bill that is higher than expected. Tenants may receive an additional surprise at the end of the year when they receive a bill for a CAM shortfall. […]

Fair Housing Act Primer for Multifamily Owners



Fifty years ago, on April 11, 1968, The Fair Housing Act (FHA) became law. At first, the FHA only prohibited housing discrimination based upon race, color, religion, and national origin.

Don’t Turn Your Letter of Intent into a Binding Contract



LOIs can be valuable tools in a commercial real estate transaction, but if they aren’t carefully written, they can create a binding contract.

The E-Commerce ‘Amazon Effect’ on Commercial Real Estate



Consumer trends have been throwing retailers for a loop recently as e-commerce continues to play a huge role in changing consumer behaviors. The so-called ‘Amazon Effect’ is shifting the way consumers think about the entire shopping experience.

Realty Mentors Launches Its New Investment Advisory Business



Recently Realty Mentors announced a new investment advisory business. According to the article in Crowd Fund Insider.com, the company which is a commercial real estate diligence and underwriting company

Waseem Malleye notes 2018 commercial real estate trends: industry to slow but remain strong



The commercial real estate industry will continue to ride a wave of growth and expansion into 2018, experts agree.
Major reports on what 2018 holds for the real estate market

5 Tips For Starting A Successful Commercial Real Estate Firm



Starting your own commercial real estate firm requires time, lots of work and training. While the laws will vary in each state, starting a realty firm is usually a process that can take about two years.

Chinese Homebuyers Likely to Be Hurt by Currency Restrictions



Recently China formally imposed new currency restrictions and according to the SF Chronicle.com, these are most likely to affect the middle-class in China and in the United States.

“Last Mile” Commercial Warehousing



Needs in commercial real estate continue changing, expanding, declining, and automating. With the closure of 100s of suburban mall anchor stores, it’s very clear that e-commerce growth is driving the decline in much of traditional retail. However

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