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The Millennial and Gen Z Workplace Shift

May 6, 2019

Insights from a Millennial Professional Ready or not, the workforce is becoming more millennial. As of 2016, millennials make up the largest percentage of employees in the United States. Within the next 5 years, they are expected to make up 75% of the total working population. In addition, millennials are more educated and diverse than […]

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Commercial Real Estate Building Classification Part I

May 2, 2019

CRE Building Classification Standards When looking for new locations, tenants may come across buildings touted as “Class A”. Landlords also advertise properties as having “Class A finishes.” To an inexperienced buyer or renter, the meaning of this class distinction is a mystery. “Class A” sounds like a good grade. It’s better than a “Class D” […]

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The CRE Timeline for a Smooth Transition

April 30, 2019

The CRE Timeline It’s hard to imagine, but I keep our office CRE timeline handy on my desk at all times. And there’s a good reason why! I can’t begin to tell you the number of times someone has called our office with the conversation going like this: Me: Good afternoon! This is Dana. How […]

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Common Area Maintenance (CAM) in all its mystery

April 25, 2019

Common Area Maintenance (CAM) in all its mystery. First, let’s start with trying to define the common area. What is Common Area Maintenance? Common Areas can be lobbies, hallways, elevators, bathrooms, sidewalks, parking lots, landscaping, rooftop decks, shared amenities, and so on. These areas within a building enhance the feel or usefulness of a space. […]

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Your office building tour checklist – 3 considerations

April 23, 2019

3 Considerations Getting ready for an office building tour and a home tour are very much alike. I’m selling my house. It’s been 16 years in the suburbs and I’m ready for urban, walkable living. We had a realtor walk through the house to help us get it ready to sell. She went through every […]

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The Future Impact of Autonomous Cars

April 20, 2019

The Autonomous Vehicle Impact (This map of Pittsburgh’s dedicated parking areas shows how much additional space could be gained if the need for these spaces goes away. As a result of the impact of autonomous cars, green space in the city would increase significantly.) The impact of Autonomous Cars will have a tremendous effect on […]

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The Commercial Real Estate Process

April 18, 2019

Our Project Life Cycle At Found Advisors, we approach all projects and clients with a fresh mindset, because we realize not all clients are the same. Depending on how much time each client has and how far along in the commercial real estate process they already are, we work with them at various stages of […]

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Is Pittsburgh’s CBD a Tenant’s Market?

March 30, 2018

  Is the CBD in Pittsburgh a tenant’s market? A ‘tenant’s market’ is a term used to describe a real estate market. In a tenant’s market, tenants hold the upper hand over landlords during negotiation. This can occur when vacancy rates rise in a certain area. When vacancies increase, landlords provide tenants with incentives that […]

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Small Random Acts of Kindness

October 7, 2017

Small Acts of Kindness Each month, our office completes a service project. Recently, our owner gave each employee $100 to brighten someone’s day. Our job was to carry out small acts of kindness. I chose to pick up the restaurant check for a family. I also sent nonperishable goods to Houston to help with the […]

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