What is a Title Policy and Why Is it Important?

A title policy is a critical component of doing business in the commercial real estate world, and something that all commercial brokers should be familiar with inside and out. A title policy is also known as title insurance and its importance,...


Renting: The Pros and Cons of Gross, Net, Double Net, and Triple Net

There’s more than one way to lease a commercial property. But how do you know if signing a triple net commercial lease agreement will be more beneficial to your aims than signing a gross lease agreement? The first step is to understand what terms...


Sub-Lease: Important Questions to Ask a Company Interested in Sub-leasing Your Commercial Space

Before a master tenant can sublease commercial property, some important questions should be answered. First, the master lessor has to ask for and receive approval from the landlord to sublease commercial space to a third party. Without that, space...


Packaging is Everything – Turning Around Distressed Assets

Packaging is everything. You don’t have to have a background in advertising to see evidence of that fact in play almost everywhere you look. Lousy performing music albums get a reboot by way of a flashy, appealing new video that suddenly kicks...


Why Lease Termination Options are Hard to come by for Tenants

One of the biggest issues in all of commercial lease negotiations are termination options. Lessees want them, lessors fear them, and commercial real estate agents don’t want to have anything at all to do with them. The reasons why are based in...


Commercial Real Estate Agents: Traditional Pay Structure vs. the Question of Performance

The traditional pay structure for commercial real estate agents lies at the root of the problem that many people have these days with working with brokerage firms. The way commissions have always been calculated plainly put the interests of the...


Commercial Landlord Responsibilities – Who’s Most Resistant?

Negotiating certain commercial landlord responsibilities into a lease can be tricky. Not that all landlords fall into the category of being difficult, headstrong individuals with only the desire to get as much money out of their tenants as possible...


3 Tips on How to Choose a Commercial Real Estate Broker

There are books and videos on how to choose a commercial real estate broker, and there’s enough information to be found online and via word of mouth to fill several bookcases and entertainment centers. But is it really that difficult to find a good...


Writing Your Letter of Intent (LOI)

When it comes to the issue of commercial real estate negotiations, one of the first things that you as an interested party (whether your interest lies in leasing of a property or an outright purchase) will be required to do is to write and submit a...