Real Tenant Reps Do Not Double-End Deals and Why Tenants Win

by Will Gary, MBA, MIM, ITRA MacLaurin Williams

Commercial Tenants and Buyers sometimes grouse that their Real Estate Broker or Agent seems more interested in closing a lease or a purchase and collecting a commission check than in helping them to find the best space or building at the right price.

Your Landlord Wants to Relocate Your Offices?

by Lynn Drake, ITRA Global / Compass Commercial

So, your landlord has contacted you about relocating your office, out of the blue. What should you do? I’m not going to mince words here: pull out of the lease right away.

How Startups Disrupted the New York City Office Space Leasing Market

by Andrew Stein and Bert Rosenblatt - ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a tech revolution happening in New York. In the past two years, hundreds–if not thousands–of new tech companies have hatched in NYC. Many of them are growing rapidly and gobbling up office space—and they want that space to be cool.

Position Your Company For Today’s Soft Real Estate Market

by Ross Selinger, ITRA Global / Selinger Enterprises, Inc.

“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.

Bells & Whistles – You Betcha!

by Lynn Drake, ITRA Global / Compass Commercial, LLC

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.

Woman Owned and Strong

by Catie Dixon, Real Estate Bisnow

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

Do Small Tenants Matter to Landlords?

by Bert Rosenblatt and Andrew Stein, ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC

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

Do You Have an Edifice Complex?

by Lynn Drake, ITRA / Compass Commercial, LLC

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 enterprise with hope it will work.

What is an SNDA And Do I Need One?

by Bert Rosenblatt and Andrew Stein - ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC

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 building from the landlord, the lender will honor your lease.

How to Minimize Your Security Deposit

by Bert Rosenblatt and Andrew Stein, ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC

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.