Category: Insights

Flexible Leasing Strategies of Tenants – Latest

As a barometer of economic development, the office market always reflects the development of various industries. As an important component of the office market, corporate tenants raise new office requirements which will meet the latest development of their respective industry needs. Both are constantly evolving, interacting, and promoting the continuous evolution and development of the…

The Coworking Craze: Is It For Me?

Coworking – it’s the talk of the town in New York City real estate, and has substantial impact on the city’s business landscape from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, landlords to tenants, and us to you. We wanted to share information on the coworking solution and how to answer the question: “Is this for…

Tariffs: Impact on Site, Supply Chain, Incentives & Strategies

With currently imposed tariffs of 25% on $50 billion of imports from China and another $200 billion under review, many companies are scrambling to figure out what the impact of new and pending tariffs will have on their site selection, supply chain, economic incentive and real estate strategies. To help understand the potential implications, Site…

What Philadelphia can Learn from Amazon’s Rejection

Earlier this month, Amazon finally announced the winner(s) of its coveted headquarters decision. To everyone’s surprise, it did not pick a city. It picked two cities. Amazon will be splitting its new HQ2 requirement between Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y. While both Virginia and New York State have indicated that they have put forth extremely generous…

Solving Your Space Needs in Germany

If you’re looking for office or logistics space in Germany, Exis member Solved has you covered. Solved has leased spaces in Germany for clients on numerous occasions, and their most recent project was joining three Bethmann Bank / ABN AMBO offices in Frankfurt. Leasing space in Germany has its nuances. For instance, the lessor pays the broker’s…

Opportunity Zone Investments Need to Be Good Opportunities

The new Opportunity Zones created in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) are the darlings of real estate right now.  And for good reason. These Zones could potentially enable trillions of dollars in current and future capital gains to be deferred, discounted and even fully exempted from taxes by…

Companies Make Their Home in the Netherlands

Last year, at the time of the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, Dutch television maker Arjen Lubach published a video entitled “America First, Netherlands second.” The clip now has more than 27 million views on YouTube. Of course, this was meant to be satirical, but it has a serious undertone. The Netherlands…

Are Landlords Benefiting Most in the Spain & Portugal?

A few years ago I had a coffee with a colleague from Paris and he said to me, “Gonzalo, doesn’t this market in Madrid bore you? It’s always the same when it comes to buildings, and there’s nothing new compared to other European cities…?” I kept looking at him and I thought “Well, this colleague…

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…