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Planning an Office Move: Submitting Plans to Your Landlord

You’ve now made it to Week 9 in the process of moving your office. Phew! It’s been a lot of hard work so far — and there’s more hard work ahead. But for now, we’ll concentrate on Week 9. This is the week you should submit your tenant improvement plans to your landlord. By this Read more about Planning an Office Move: Submitting Plans to Your Landlord[…]

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Master your commercial real estate negotiations with a Letter of Intent

Winning Negotiations with a Letter of Intent (LOI) Once you have toured various properties and narrowed your search down a bit, it is time to make some proposals on the lease of space for your business.  In commercial real estate, we typically refer to these proposals as a Letter of Intent, or LOI, for short. Read more about Master your commercial real estate negotiations with a Letter of Intent[…]

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Find Commercial Property Like a Pro!

Find Retail, Office, and Industrial Property Like a Pro At first glance, it may seem like finding commercial space is simple.  You hop in your car and start driving around.  You look for signs, you start calling, and you see what you can find out.  It may seem simple enough, but eventually you will realize that Read more about Find Commercial Property Like a Pro![…]

Would You Like Your Very Own Business Launching Pad?

Synergy Coworking is a social business that provides flexible workspace, including private offices, coworking, meeting rooms, and DIY event space. We foster a diverse and professional environment and community of growth and collaboration through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, ideas, resources, and tools. We also facilitate strategic connections and provide coaching and guidance for utilizing Read more about Would You Like Your Very Own Business Launching Pad?[…]

CRE Expert – An Architect’s Role In Early Lease Decisions

Every month we feature an industry expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Larry Barton, President and CEO of Strang, Inc., provides great insights into the role of architects in lease decisions. Week One You’ve spoken with your realtor and decided to explore extending your current lease or Read more about CRE Expert – An Architect’s Role In Early Lease Decisions[…]

Planning an Office Move: What are the critical first steps?

When you begin to look at moving offices, figuring out the requirements for your new space is one of the most important things you should do at the beginning of your search. In Week 1 of your search, think about the future and how you anticipate your company will develop over the next five to Read more about Planning an Office Move: What are the critical first steps?[…]

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Procrastination In Commercial Real Estate Can Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

If you do not take these simple steps, Right Now, I can almost guarantee that you will lose money on your next lease negotiation.  The reason is simple, when negotiating a new lease or extending a current lease, the single most important asset you have as a tenant is TIME. Time wasted or spent foolishly Read more about Procrastination In Commercial Real Estate Can Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars[…]

CRE Expert – Best Practices

Every month we feature a CRE Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month our very own President of Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate, David N. Haug, discusses the importance of hiring a reputable and respected real estate agent. Ditch your real estate agent and save tons of money! “Real Read more about CRE Expert – Best Practices[…]

Legal Expert: Justin Oeth

Every month we feature a CRE Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Justin Oeth of Reinhart Law in Madison, Wis., discusses legal aspects of leases with us. Should a guaranty be required as part of a lease? Oftentimes tenants wish to protect themselves from personal liability by creating Read more about Legal Expert: Justin Oeth[…]

That Lease is Gross!

Negotiating a great commercial lease in Madison, WI has plenty of challenges. Finding great office, retail or industrial space isn’t always easy given your business’s unique requirements and demands.  But finding the right location is just the start.  Negotiation is the key component to getting a great deal in commercial real estate. So with that Read more about That Lease is Gross![…]

Where are Madison’s Vibrant Centers?

According to a research done by NAIOP, tenants are gravitating towards Suburban Vibrant Centers over the traditional single-use areas that have been developed for decades.   A Suburban Vibrant Center is an area that presents a good mix of “live, work, play”. Office tenants are finding these areas more attractive because of the push from Read more about Where are Madison’s Vibrant Centers?[…]

Madison – Too many apartments or not enough? A reflection on the 2014 apartment boom

  While attending the 2015 RASCW Commercial Forecast, I quickly realized that the focus of discussion is still on the Madison apartment boom. When will it come to an end? Or, is it only just beginning?   2014 closed up with an astonishing 5,300 apartment units either completed, under construction or approved, according to the Read more about Madison – Too many apartments or not enough? A reflection on the 2014 apartment boom[…]

Ready to Find a New Office Space? 5 Important Things to Know Before Looking

    Choosing the right office space is a decision that should be taken very seriously. There are many ways your office space affects your business beyond the bottom line. The location, amenities, building style and layout will all play a big factor in how your business operates. As brokers, there are a number of questions we Read more about Ready to Find a New Office Space? 5 Important Things to Know Before Looking[…]