Studies show negative side to open office plans



Open office plans have grown in popularity in recent years with employers believing they help to foster a more collaborative workspace that’s preferable for the majority of workers. But new studies have cast doubt on those ideas, showing that the impact of employee well being and productivity isn’t as strong as first thought. An article […]

Landlord Bookkeeping Software: Unlocking Potential of Your Investment



Bookkeeping is a critical process for the success of your rental property business. It helps you take charge of factors contributing to your ROI. Such factors include cash flow, rental payments, tax issues, property management expenses, among others. As your real estate portfolio grows, you will need to upgrade your bookkeeping processes.  If you own […]

Simple Real Estate Business Ideas



There are a lot of individuals who want to become financially independent. However, with the competition in virtually every niche, this remains a pipe dream for the majority of those individuals. That is not to say that all hope should be lost. Depending on how much you are willing to learn and invest, there is […]

You Want Me to Move Where? Tenant Relocation Clauses in Office Leases



Many commercial real estate leases contain tenant relocation clauses, which allow the landlord to require that the tenant move to different rental space. Since relocations are uncommon, tenants may not pay attention to those clauses when negotiating their leases. However, the terms in the relocation clause can make–or break–a tenant’s business when triggered. Why Landlords […]

What to Look for in a Tenant Buildout



When leasing commercial real estate, tenants need to budget for the buildout. A buildout includes adding walls, doors, outlets, cabinets, and anything else that constructed in the rental space. In office leases, the lease usually requires that the landlord pay the cost of the tenant’s buildout. How Leases Describe Buildout Obligations No matter what the […]

If You Think You Know How Your Office Lease Square Footage is Calculated, Guess Again!



You might think you can easily verify the square footage in your office lease.  After all, it is easy to calculate the square footage of the living room in your new home to plan for furniture placement. You use a tape measure to measure from wall to wall in both directions. Then, as you learned […]