• Getting the Most Out of Your Tenant Improvement Dollars

    Your lease has been signed, you have a Tenant Improvement Allowance from the landlord and the landlord is building out your new space. Nothing left to worry about right? Well, maybe there is. Before you turn over your construction project to your landlord, there are several things you should address in your lease to ensure you get the most for your money.

  • Owning vs. Leasing: Which Is Best for Your Company?

    Frequently, we are asked by our clients whether it is more beneficial to lease or own their real estate. It is a great question and one that companies should be asking themselves and their advisors, particularly if the new international accounting standards are implemented and leases become “on balance sheet” transactions. The answer, however, is not black and white and will vary based on the company and the type of real estate involved.

  • How to Change Your Office Space Without Losing Your Mind (and Your Employees)

    For the first time in more than a generation, businesses are contemplating and, in many cases, implementing, dramatic changes in their office design and space utilization. In some instances, these changes were instigated by permanent paradigm shifts in their business as a result of the Great Recession of 2008. For others, the changes reflect a desire to stay current and competitive, and otherwise ensure that their space supports the way their employees actually work today. Regardless of the motivations, more and more companies are looking to shake things up. However, with change often comes fear, confusion and stress for the project leaders and employees.