Corporate Real Estate: 3 Ways To Turn Uncertainty Into Opportunity Now

2020 is now in the rearview mirror and brighter days are ahead!  But what do we do when so much uncertainty remains about how quickly … Read More


Marcellus Operators Sparking Pittsburgh Area Office Space Boom

(By Evan Pattak, Managing Editor) – An excerpt of the 2013 Marcellus Quarterly Spring Report describing the office space boom created by Marcellus … Read More


U.S. report predicts rising natural gas prices in 2013-14

By Erich Schwartzel / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Marcellus Shale drillers who have had to cut costs and disassemble rigs because of recent record-low … Read More


Pittsburgh’s Office Rental Market Highest Level In Years

Pittsburgh Business Times by Paul J. Gough, Web Producer, Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:12am EST We’ve written a lot about Pittsburgh’s … Read More


Additional Local Information

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Position Your Company For Today’s Soft Real Estate Market

"It's deja vu all over again"! After a year of positive economic news, the first quarter of 2012 remains a mixed bag of economic news. Read More

Bells & Whistles – You Betcha!

Talk To Any Child And You Find They Have a Perfect Dream for the Basement Train Set or the Equipment Needed to Have Their WII System Rock Out. Read More

Woman Owned and Strong

Being a woman owned company in CRE is rare, but it has its perks, according to Customized Real Estate Services CEO Connie Rankin. Read More

Do Small Tenants Matter to Landlords?

In a word, yes. Why? Because Small Tenants are the lifeblood of Manhattan’s commercial real estate market. Read More

Do You Have an Edifice Complex?

New business people, infused with optimism, take delight in buying or leasing a business. They spend big dollars for awnings, neon signs and landscaping, not to mention signing a multiple-year lease. Some people invest their entire pension in a new en... Read More

What is an SNDA And Do I Need One?

A Sudordination and Non-Disturbance Agreement -SNDA- commonly called a "non-disturb", is an agreement that your landlord asks its lender to provide. The agreement basically says that if the building goes bankrupt and the lender takes control of the bu... Read More

How to Minimize Your Security Deposit

We’re asked all the time: what is a “normal security deposit”? Unfortunately, the truth is… it depends. Let’s start with the basics: the security deposit is a reflection of and hedge against the landlord’s perceived financial risk. Read More

Pass on the Pass Throughs

This tax season you want to evaluate the pass throughs or increases over a base year that your landlord charges you. More than likely you received a bill which shows the actual cost billed less any payments for these costs. Read More