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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.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on 2015 U.S. and N. California Forecast

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.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Cassidy Turley is now DTZ!

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…

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on 2014 Reasons to be Optimistic in 2014

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.

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on Q4 2013 Market Update – Positive Abosorption But Less Than Expected

According to Kevin Thorpe, Cassidy Turley’s Chief Economist, office vacancy across the U.S. is “clearly tightening, but at a rate that is much slower than past recoveries. Steady job growth and lack of new development has vacancy falling in 70% of the country, but the office sector is still adjusting to the new era of tenant downsizing and space efficiency.” We anticipate tenant activity levels will pick up in 2014 over 2013 but like our economist notes, we have the trends of downsizing and space efficiency keeping our growth down to a moderate pace. This post covers some of the stats for 2013 for the Bay Area Commercial Real Estate market.

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Your Lease/Balance Sheet Will Soon Be Related

Accounting Standards – What’s The Latest? As a CEO or CFO, keeping an eye on the progress of the Global Accounting Standards topic will help you position your company and preserve its value. Specifically regarding your corporate real estate, an understanding of the discussion around the re-characterization of leases will benefit you in your leasing decisions. The changes being proposed primarily affect public companies but there will be a modified standard for smaller, non-public companies which is referred to as “Private-Company GAAP”.

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on Hunker Down or Move Ahead?

With the volatility in the stock market last week, many of us are wondering what’s next. I’ve been writing about the increase in jobs in the economy and the venture capital boom as fundamentals pointing toward a slow but steady climb out of the recession. What should we do then with the downgrade of our U.S. credit rating and wild stock market activity last week? Should we hunker down and stop spending altogether or continue to move forward making business decisions as wisely as we can?

Posted by Chris Comments Off on Lease Administration Software: Is It For You?

Imagine this scenario. As the director of real estate for your corporation, you’ve just completed a lease for your headquarters. The details include a five year term with full service rents increasing slightly each year. The Base Year is this current year so the operating expenses are included in the rent for the first year but in the second, if expenses go up, the landlord will be looking to your company for the difference in costs. You have an option […]

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Posted by Chris Comments Off on 2011 Employment and Your Lease

2011 – It’s all about jobs! Blasted across the media is the latest news that unemployment has dropped. Not enough mind you, but it’s moving in the right direction. The economic outlook for 2011 is on everyone’s mind and employment levels come into play even when you’re negotiating in the commercial real estate leasing market. According to our CT Employment Tracker Report, the top ten job producing metropolitan areas are: New York City Washington, DC / Arlington-Alexandria Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Minneapolis-St […]