Tag: Chris Crabtree

April 18, 2018 Off

Tax Reform – impacts and projections for the Bay Area

By Chris

We recently released an article on the tax reform and how it affects those in high SALT (state and local tax) states like California and New York. I’ve posted a summary of that article here and a link to the entire report. Hope you enjoy the article. Feel free to comment if you think there is something that we missed.

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.

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.

March 3, 2015 Off

2015 U.S. and N. California Forecast

By Chris

DTZ hosted our annual State of Real Estate event in San Francisco again this year. Chief Economist, Kevin Thorpe, shared his research, data and forecast for 2015 both nationally and for Northern California.

January 7, 2015 Off

Cassidy Turley is now DTZ!

By Chris

Throughout the end of last year, change has been in the works here at Cassidy Turley. In November 2014, we were purchased by a private equity firm who also acquired an internationally known tenant representation firm DTZ. With the merging of our two companies under the new private equity ownership, we will now be the third largest commercial real estate company in the world taking the name DTZ as our own. As an Intelligent Tenant, this will positively impact you…

April 27, 2014 Off

Owner/User Buyers – Back in the Market!

By Chris

Major advantages to the buying decision are flexibility, agility and possible gain on the value of a building asset. A company with good credit that purchases a building, leases it to themselves and then places it on the market for sale can potentially achieve a substantial profit.

January 15, 2014 Off

2014 Reasons to be Optimistic in 2014

By Chris

For many of us, 2013 ended up closing with less than stellar results. Will 2014 be a better year? We share our perspective on why 2014 may be a better year for the commercial real estate market.

March 26, 2013 Off

Current Trends in Office Space

By Chris

Companies expect more from open-plan offices – more teamwork, productivity, and satisfaction. Do they get it? Read more in my post on the trends of moving toward and open-plan and shared spaces and how it mimics what corporations are doing with their office space. Is it a trend or the new standard, see what is involved in that decision…

February 20, 2013 Off

The Office Building of the Past and Future

By Chris

You may have noticed that the office buildings in your marketplace are changing. Landlords are spending money to update and make their assets more sustainable. We are seeing the focus move from the traditional office work to mixed use. Looking ahead, the focus is not on new buildings but rather existing buildings and how to reposition existing properties to make them more competitive with today’s standards. This post sheds some light on this and how Cassidy Turley is helping Landlords with their valued assets.