Space Planning

Securing Commercial Expansion Space Without Paying For It

Securing Commercial Expansion Space Without Paying For It By Forrest Blake, Senior Vice President of SVN Commercial - Phone 310-850-2381 - CalBRE Lic # 01054174 If your company expects to grow at some point during the lease term, you’ll want to negotiate a must-take provision. This lets you lock in expansion space rights upon the start of the lease. For example, if a tenant signs a lease for 1½ floors but knows half a floor will sit empty until next year, I’ll negotiate a must-take expansion for that space in 12 months. The tenant effectively gets free rent for half a floor over...

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Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Predictions for 2018

By Forrest Blake, Senior Vice President SVN Commercial - 310-850-2381 CalBRE Lic # 01054174 Welcome to 2018. To say there will be substantial change this year is an understatement. In this newsletter edition, I'd like to share with you my predictions on how these changes will affect you and your work environment. Please enjoy. 1. Rents Will Rise Gone are the days of 50-100 different landlords in a given submarket. With fewer landlords competing for your lease means, rents will continue to increase in the new year. Read More 2. Traditional Offices are Disappearing Technological...

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Office Space Is Getting Smaller

Office Space Is Getting Smaller Presented by: Forrest Blake | Senior Vice President | SVN Commercial | 310-850-2381| Lic # 01054174 Forrest Blake | Senior Vice President SVN | Commercial - DTLA 800 South Figueroa Street, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Phone 213.618.4196 | Mobile 310.850.2381 forrest.blake@svn.com | www.svn.com CalDRE# 01054174

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Focused Thinking for Business and Commercial Real Estate

By Forrest Blake In today's environment we are forced to be doers and not thinkers.  Our time is spent scheduling daily task, without consideration of whether those tasks have any relationship to our ultimate goals.  Saturated with e‑mails, phone calls, pages, meetings and rushing home to the family and a whole additional set of time sensitive tasks.  With all of these "To do's" and interruptions, how could a person ever clear their mind to think, especially focused thinking? The difference between computers and humans is that humans have the ability to adapt to real-world situations. We think...

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