Category: Insights

The Golden Opportunity to Maximize Savings, Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Operating Expenses within a lease negotiation. In part 1 of the series, we discussed defining “operating expenses” and a small sample of items which should be excluded from your lease operating expense definition. Now that you know the importance of negotiating the definition of operating expenses in your…

The Golden Opportunity to Maximize Savings, Part 1

Don’t Let Rental Rates and Landlord Concessions in your lease negotiations lull you to sleep. Did I get your attention? Good. You know, then, that negotiating on your rental rate and landlord concessions are clearly important elements of any lease, but a common mistake that tenants and ineffective brokers make is over-focusing on those terms…

Partner Trends Update: Sustainability in the Workplace

April 22nd was the international observance of Earth Day, and in honor of the message and purpose of the holiday, we asked Exis members how they promote sustainability and green practices in the end usage of their new spaces. Our Boston partner, McCall & Almy, shares their money- and earth-saving tips below. One client we recently worked…

Tenant Advocacy Beyond the Office

Exis members are dedicated to service, and they show this in their daily work by relentlessly advocating on their clients’ behalf. One of our members, Tactix, has recently transferred this same attitude of service to their community. They’ve partnered with a law firm to form an initiative to serve men, women, and children in need…

The Best and Worst States for Business Tax Climate

This blog is contributed by King White, founder and CEO of Exis’s Dallas partner, Site Selection Group. The article originally appeared on the SSG blog on March 19, 2018.  Corporate tax issues have been the center stage this year as President Trump has implemented sweeping federal tax reform in the United States. Despite these federal changes,…

How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Office Market

This blog is contributed by Glenn Blumenfeld, principal at Exis’s Philadelphia partner, Tactix. The article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal on March 23, 2018. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow…

Partner Trends Update: Creating an Inspiring Workplace

his month for our Partner Trends Update, we asked our partners the following question: What is one of the most unique features you’ve seen your clients integrate into their space? From healthcare to manufacturing to law to government to corporations (and more), Exis partners work with a variety of clients, and each client has unique…

The Autonomous Impact

This blog is written by Kim Ford from Found Advisors, Exis member located in Pittsburgh, PA. Autonomous cars will have a tremendous impact on real estate. Everyone knows the saying, “Location, location, location,” and the same will remain true. Landlords will be able to offer their tenants more amenities such as parks, gardens, jogging trails,…