Tenant’s Corner

Commercial Lease Total Rent Exposure Part 3

Commercial Lease Total Rent Exposure Part 3 By Forrest Blake, Senior Vice President of SVN Commercial - Phone 310-850-2381 - CalBRE Lic # 01054174 Decision makers must have a clear picture of the total occupancy cost to eliminate surprises and to maintain cash flow and profitability. An accurate budget with both variable and fixed expenses will help the team make the right decision between staying in the current building or relocating. In our last video, we focused on the impact of property tax increases on your total occupancy cost or effective rent. Let’s now look at parking space...

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Tenants Perspective – Five Factors

The goal of this special report on the Five Factors That Could Lead To $5 Rents is to help commercial real estate tenants foresee their future rent or lease exposure and to communicate practical strategies to maintain, or limit increase in the cost of leasing space in the Los Angeles market and throughout the world. Click Here for Part 1 Click Here for Part 2 Click Here for Part 3 Click Here for Part 4 Click Here for Part 5 For more information or to answer questions please contact. Forrest Blake | Senior Vice President SVN | Commercial - DTLA 800 South Figueroa Street, Suite...

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Leveraged Commercial Lease Negotiations

By: Forrest Blake Commercial leasing transaction success is not about doing deals, it is about working deals. Doing is a passive action of processing paperwork that almost always leaves good money on the table. Working a commercial real estate deal means digging in for a good fight that demands your total attention to get your best value. From today forward, I want you to approach every deal with a full commitment to create a comprehensive plan—one that constantly looks for leverage and strategy to satisfy your needs and get the deal done (the way you want). I measure a successful transaction...

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Negotiations in Life and Commercial Real Estate

By Forrest Blake The rules to success have always focused on possessing great talent, dedication, education, and of course an enduring work ethic.  That is important, but the leaders are the people who not only are competent, but also have the ability to negotiate at the highest level.  We are negotiating every day with clients, bankers, vendors, supplies and even once every five years with our landlord. The day of a Qualified Tenant Rep consists of dealing with commercial real estate listing brokers and their landlords to negotiate the best office leasing transaction for my tenants. Opposition...

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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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