Subleases: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Ever wonder how to get more for your real estate dollars than you ever thought possible? Consider a sublease, but understand the good, the bad, the ugly, and how to protect your company. Read More

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Office Furniture: 4 Secrets To Creating An Efficient Workplace That Can Easily Adapt To Change

With the help of friends, this month I reveal four secrets to using office furniture to create an efficient workplace that can easily adapt to change. Read More

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How Far In Advance Of Your Office Lease Expiration Should You Start The Analysis Process: 5 Things You Need To Know

It’s a common theme that we hear over and over again… ‘We’re too busy now and will wait until a year in advance of our office lease expiration to start the analysis process”. This is a costly mistake! Below are the five reasons to start the analysis process from eighteen months to five years in advance of your office lease expiration. Read More

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8 Workplace Trends Shaping Corporate Real Estate Decisions For Law Firms (And Other Professional Firms)

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion hosted by CREW Pittsburgh in which experts from law firms, including Dusty Elias Kirk, Partner at Reed Smith, Sharon DiPaolo, Partner at Siegel Jennings, and moderator Kimly Vu Gianoutsos, Associate of McGuire Woods, revealed the workplace trends in their industry. Read More

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10 Golden Rules For Office Tenants In
A Lease Renewal Negotiation

Office tenants face an inherent disadvantage in the lease renewal negotiation. The lack of equality arises from the fact that, unless there is a compelling reason to leave, tenants will renew 70% of the time due to the cost and disruption associated with relocation. Commercial tenants can shift the odds back in their favor by learning and following the guidelines outlined here. Read More

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The Three Times Your Company Is Most Vulnerable To Operating & Tax Expense Reconciliation Overcharges

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker for a global webinar hosted by IFMA’s Corporate Facilities Council. IFMA is an acronym for International Facilities Management Association and the Corporate Facilities Council is the largest of IFMA’s councils with members in 46 countries. Webinar attendees learned how to protect their company against overpaying operating and tax expense reconciliation invoices. Read More

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The New Accounting Rules From A Corporate Real Estate Perspective: What You Need To Know Now!

Last month I had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker at a corporate real estate seminar hosted by Reed Smith in New York City to talk about the subject of this article. Below I have shared the top ten takeaways from the seminar that you need to know now to protect your company. Read More

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The 7 Things You Must Check To Assure You Don’t Overpay The Operating & Tax Expense Invoice You Will Soon Receive

It’s easy to think that simply checking the math in your operating and tax expense reconciliation invoice will protect your company against overpaying…think again. A cursory review allows for the possibility of mistakes slipping by that cause your firm to be among the companies overpaying this invoice. Instead, protect your company by carefully scrutinizing the seven things listed below. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. As always, if you are a client, simply send a scanned copy of your invoice to me and we will review this free of charge as an ongoing protection to your company. Read More

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The 5 Smartest Corporate Real Estate Goals For 2017

It’s a new year and a perfect opportunity to establish goals for 2017. According to Top Achievement, the best way to meet your goals is … Read More

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5 Signs Your Company Is Targeted For An Office Rent Increase That Will Break Your Budget!

It’s a pattern we are seeing over and over again as the Pittsburgh office market continues to tighten and vacancies remain among the lowest in … Read More

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Three Ways To Use Your Office Space To Retain and Attract The Best Employees

Do you know how your office space stacks up against your competitors? If you haven’t looked around recently you will be surprised. To be sure, … Read More

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The Two Best Tenant Tips For Combatting A Tightening Office Market

The bad news for tenants is that Pittsburgh is among the tightest office markets in the country and rental rates in the area continue to … Read More

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6 Things You Need To Know About The New Accounting Rules

Ready or not, the new lease accounting rules will soon take effect and will result in companies with significant leases appearing asset-rich but also heavily … Read More

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The Secret The Landlord’s Representative Won’t Tell You!

If your company needs an attorney, will you hire the same lawyer as the company against whom you file suit? Of course not! Yet surprisingly, … Read More

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