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House [Office] of Cards Awaiting With Tenant Build-Out Projects

You signed your lease in January and your current lease expires in November. Plenty of time to design your space, pull permits and be into the new digs by mid-October with plenty of room to spare. Everything is going great until…COVID-19.  Everything shuts down. What happens now? If you think about commercial leasing or even ...

Exis Adds Best-in-Class Partner Firms in DC, Denver, Montreal & Calgary

Exis is excited to announce the addition of three new partners to add to our growing world presence: Benchmark Commercial (Denver), Landmark Advisory Services (Montréal and Calgary), and The Tenant Agency (Washington, D.C. – who replaced former partner The Ezra Company). Exis is a platform for best-in-class independent tenant representation firms that collaborate to provide ...

Strengthening our Services through Shared Best Practices & Market Insights

In October and November, over 60 Exis partner firm representatives gathered for Exis’s annual regional events: the North American Summit, held in Costa Mesa, CA in conjunction with the CoreNet Global North American Summit, and the European Summit, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Partners, owners, and relevant staff from Exis’s 30 global partner firms participated to ...

Exis & CoreNet Benelux Panel Discussion & Reception

Join Exis European partners and CoreNet Benelux members as they discuss the results of the recent property manager survey put out by Amsterdam firm, Solved. Panel members will provide key insights from the survey and use that information to form an in-depth discussion and expert views on how to improve the service levels of property ...

Analyzing Landlord Net Effective Returns as a Lease Negotiation Tool

As a tenant advisor, one of the most important services we provide is to ensure our clients receive best-in-class representation in securing lease terms which exceed market conditions. Just getting a transaction done is simply not good enough; getting it done right throughout every phase of the process while eliminating surprises is what differentiates a ...

Best Practices: Landlord Relocation Right Remediation

A young associate in the firm recently came to me with a question about a new client that had been served 30 days’ notice to be relocated. He showed me the lease the previous broker had negotiated, and the “landlord relocation-right” clause was very vague; it was merely two sentences and the only thing that ...

Avoiding Office Leasing Landmines in the Space Selection Process

I recently had a client reach out to let me know that their landlord had contacted them about relocating my client within the building.  To be candid, I panicked for a few seconds because this client had recently signed their new lease only a few months earlier.  Additionally, they are a new client and they ...

Biophilic Design on a Budget: It’s Easy Being Green

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE “BIOPHILIC” AND WHY IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU Biophilia is a fancy word to describe a love for nature and life. It was introduced to the mainstream in the 1980’s, when scientists suggested that human beings have a genetic predisposition to seek out connections with the natural world. In other words, ...
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