March 6, 2018 Off

Current Cost of Tenant Improvements

By Chris

Rents aren’t the only thing on the rise, the increase of tenant improvement costs are also on the rise and they do effect new lease deals. I share a recent report that I received from a Bay Area construction company to pass along where full build out improvement costs are coming in at in three Bay Area regions. In addition to the costs of tenant improvements, I also point out how recent code changes are one of the areas contributing to the increases in tenant improvement costs. Click on this post to see the rest of the article and the Bay Area tenant improvement cost report.

December 13, 2017 Off

Pendulum Swinging to Occupiers

By Chris

The pendulum is about to swing to occupiers. We have been in a Landlord favorable market for months now and occupiers have been feeling pinched when looking for or renewing their leases.  Most of the market cycles in the past 15 years have favored the occupier but that hasn’t been the case recently.  Rents have risen and vacancy is low but that is about to change.  We have seen vacancy inching upward in the past several quarters and rent growth is slowing down and it appears that occupiers will start to build some leverage over the next 12 months.

November 11, 2017 Off

Thank You Veterans

By Chris

To all of those that have served our country, I want to say thank you for your service.  I hope…

October 26, 2017 Off

Planning for your lease expiration takes time

By Chris

Do you have an upcoming lease that is going to expire within the next 18 months? Planning for your next lease expiration takes time and the planning process can give you an edge. See the full blog post to understand why you need to plan so far in advance.

October 5, 2017 Off

Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. Macro Forecast

By Chris

Trying to save money for your company? Our latest macro forecast will give you an edge by shedding light on how things are shaping up for 2017 and into 2018. This article should be helpful to both Corporations and Investors/Users looking to make thoughtful and calculated real estate decisions over the next 12-18 months.

May 15, 2017 Off

US Macro Forecast May 2017

By Chris

Despite an intense domestic political environment, the U.S. economy and the property markets continue to perform well. Click on the link to see the whole post and the attached report.

January 20, 2017 Off

US Macro Forecast January 2017

By Chris

The US economy and property markets withstood a very turbulent 2016 and they are positioned to perform well in 2017. See the rest of the post and our National Forecast Report for January 2017.

May 17, 2016 Off

Healthy Economy Requires Updated Real Estate Strategy

By Chris

Cushman & Wakefield published the U.S. Macro Forecast this month with promising news. Many key factors in the overall health of our economy are pointing to U.S. GDP growth accelerating. As an intelligent tenant, I always recommend you meet with a broker at least 12-14 months prior to your lease expiration. In today’s climate you can expect to find fewer options available to you, rents that are higher than what you are currently paying and longer term requirements from landlords, 3-5 years at a minimum.