Commercial Real Estate Seminar Brings Together All-Star Panel to Discuss Nuances of Making the Best Deal For Tenant

Posted in: Press Room | December 2nd, 2010 / Pittsburgh, PA. USA

The Association of Corporate Counsel, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, in conjunction with Spilman Thomas & Battle, a law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia, will host a seminar entitled “Commercial Leasing 101 for In-House Counsel” at 11:30 A.M. on December 7 at the Rivers Club that will cover what every tenant must know before embarking on a real estate transaction, especially in an uncertain economy.

Confused by the New Lease Accounting Standard? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Posted in: Articles | by Bert Rosenblatt and Andrew Stein, ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC. Information Source: Robert Cook,

On August 17th, 2010, The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued the “Exposure Draft on Leases.” It’s 66 pages long, and while we commend you if you’re one of the few who read the entire thing, we’re here to help break it down for you. We’ve taken much of our info from our friend Bob Cook, whose blog has a variety of posts on the new Lease Accounting Standards. Visit Bob’s blog at to read all about Lease Accounting. Now let’s get down to business. Here’s what you need to know.

ITRA / The Stevens Group Represents RoofBlok in Acquisition of 130,000 Sq. Ft. Manufacturing Building

Posted in: Press Room | November 30th, 2010 / Gardner, MA. USA

RoofBlok Ltd. recently purchased a 130,000 sq. ft. manufacturing building located at 60 Industrial Rowe, Gardner MA. The property is situated on 11 acres of land adjacent to Route 2.

ITRA Continues to Expand by Adding New Locations in France, Canada and the United States

Posted in: Press Room | November 19th, 2010 / Chicago, IL. USA

ITRA, The International Tenant Representative Alliance, has further expanded its global reach, affiliating with three offices in major market locations; Paris, France; Toronto and Oakville, Canada; and Detroit, Michigan, reports Debra Stracke Anderson, CCIM, SIOR, Chairman of ITRA’s board of directors.

Green Leases: What They Are and Why Landlords Resist Them

Posted in: Articles | by Bert Rosenblatt and Andrew Stein, ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC

When it comes to green or eco-friendly commercial real estate buildings, New York City is behind the eight ball. Very few buildings in the city are green and/or LEED certified, mostly due to the fact that most office buildings in the city are old, not new, and the cost of retrofitting an old building to make it green is extremely expensive. What are you to do if you’re a tenant that believes in the importance of going green? Request a green lease.

ITRA Corporate Real Estate Symposium: Companies Must Take Advantage of Incentives to Stay Competitive in a Global Marketplace

Posted in: Press Room | October 27th, 2010 / Chicago, IL. USA

“Company executives are leaving millions of dollars on the table when making decisions about office space and facility locations,” says Debra Stracke Anderson, CCIM, SIOR, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Tenant Representative Alliance (ITRA), during its 2010 Corporate Real Estate Symposium for corporate executives recently held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. “Today’s challenging economic conditions require corporate executives to be innovative in containing costs and maximizing the value of their real estate, an important part of which is taking advantage of every incentive offered by states, regions and countries.”

Green Costs and LEED Certification: What Does it Mean For You?

Posted in: Articles | by Bert Rosenblatt & Andrew Stein, ITRA / Vicus Partners, LLC

Green is most certainly the new black – and everyone who can afford to go green is doing so. Note: the key phrase in that sentence is “everyone who can afford to go green” – that’s right, folks, going green can be pretty expensive, especially when it’s commercial real estate that you’re talking about. Below, we highlight some things you need to understand about green buildings -and what LEED certification means for you.

Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA Represents Government Client in 120.000 sq ft Office Lease

Posted in: Press Room | October 6th, 2010 / Washington, DC. USA

Debra Stracke Anderson CCIM, SIOR, President and CEO of Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA, announced that the company represented a confidential government client in leasing 120,000 square feet of office space located at 7700 Hubble Drive in Greenbelt, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

ITRA / Stevens Group Represents Pellion Technologies in 10,000 SF Office Lease

Posted in: Press Room | October 1st, 2010 / Cambridge, MA. USA

Hard-charging Pellion Technologies, an MIT-bred launch focused on the emerging battery industry, has given a welcomed jolt to 625 Mount Auburn St., the longtime headquarters of Star Market now available as multi-tenanted office and research use. Owner KBS Real Estate has secured Pellion for nearly 10,000 sf in the 133,000 sf building that sits midway between Harvard and Watertown Squares.

ITRA / Stevens Group Represents Plum Voice in New HQ Lease

Posted in: Press Room | September 1st, 2010 / Boston, MA. USA

After a decade in the South End, a growing voice recognition company has moved over to the Hub’s eclectic Back Bay district, taking down 2,500 sf at 607 Boylston Street. Debra Stevens of ITRA/Stevens Group represented Plum Voice in negotiating terms with the landlord, 607 Bolyston Associates, an entity owned by developer Stuart Pratt that was represented by NAI Hunneman Commercial Co. SVP Chris Gotfredson and Stuart Pratt Jr.