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Top 4 Reasons to use a Tenant Advisor

You have been in a space for a number of years.  You and your employees are happy with the location and could probably make the drive with your eyes closed.  You know your lease expiration is quickly approaching and you plan on extending the lease.  Although resigning the lease may seem like an easy decision;…
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My Landlord is the Best!

My Landlord is the Best! Your Landlord may be the best. Many great Landlords exist in each and every market. I especially like those Landlords that give the cool gifts to their tenants every December. A good friend once showed me the custom wood grill set he received from his Landlord. A year later when…
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Workforce Generations Part II

Workforce Generations (Part 2) As I mentioned in Part 1 of this blog post, this is the first time in history that five very disparate generations have been in the workforce simultaneously. Previously, we reviewed the who and the what of each generation, but I still want to look at what that means when you’re…
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Workforce Generations (Part I)

Workforce Generations (Part 1) This past weekend, I was reading an article online that mentioned the “silent generation”. I didn’t want to assume that I knew what that meant, so I looked it up and found quite a bit of information about the multiple generations currently sharing space on the planet. The Silent Generation/Traditionalists born…
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Is the CBD Becoming a Tenant’s Market?

Is the CBD becoming a tenant’s market? A 'tenant's market" is a term used to describe a real estate market in which tenants hold the upper hand over landlords during negotiation. This can occur when vacancy rates rise in a certain area and landlords must provide their current and future tenants with incentives that they…
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Rightsizing

Rightsizing I’ve been thinking a lot about rightsizing lately. In just a few months, I will be turning (dare I say it out loud?) 55 years old. My children are grown and on their own. My husband and I both work fulltime outside the home, and, in the case of my husband, on the other…
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The Autonomous Impact

The Autonomous Impact (This map of Pittsburgh's dedicated parking areas shows how much additional space could be gained should the need for these spaces go away due to autonomous vehicles.)   Autonomous cars will have a tremendous impact on real estate. Everyone knows the saying, “Location, location, location,” and the same will remain true. Landlords…
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Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness For our monthly service project, we were given $100 to brighten someone’s day. I chose to pick up the check for a family out to eat and send nonperishable goods to Houston to help with the relief effort. On a Saturday afternoon, I visited an Eat n Park to partake in…
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