Category Archives: Commercial Lease Renewal

6 Tips to Negotiate Your Commercial Lease Renewal

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By: Scott Pick, Managing Director, JLL

red scale negotiationsIt’s not uncommon for landlords to raise the rent when it comes time to renew your commercial lease. But, you don’t have to just accept your fate and pay more money. Lease renewal time presents an opportunity for companies to assess their current position as a renter, revisit the commercial real estate market and use that information to negotiate a better lease agreement.

For many, negotiation can be tricky and slightly intimidating.

Position yourself as a well-informed tenant armed with market knowledge to secure a better deal and earn back a portion of your occupancy costs.

Here are six helpful tips to consider during your lease renewal:… Read More

Reinvent Your Office in 2015: Workplace Strategy Tips

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL 

Incredible, innovative and intelligent workspaces exist in our own Midwest backyard. Fast Company highlighted the recently renovated and re-designed Quicken Loans office in downtown Detroit, for example.

The physical workspace is an indisputable factor in employee satisfaction and production. A strategic office space can drive cost reduction, attract and retain talent, and fuel employee engagement. It’s the backbone of any business, and the home-base for big decisions and milestones.

That’s why JLL’s regional team decided to conduct a survey to learn more about what businesses in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania prefer when it comes to office space.

Pinpointing Trends: Open vs. Closed Office Space

Do cubicles accelerate actual production of work, or do they limit creativity? Does real estate even matter when professionals are job searching? These are the types of questions we asked local professionals. We weren’t surprised that 80 percent said their dream office would include a good mix of open and closed space.

A few other trends uncovered include:

  • Fifty-one percent of respondents work within a mix of open and closed space, and another 36 percent work in a traditional office.
  • Thirty-five percent said open, collaborative office space hinders individual productivity. But, 16 percent said it fuels productivity.
  • When considering a new employer, real estate is a factor in 70 percent of respondents’ decision-making process.

The future of your business will be influenced by your space, but remember that there is no universal rule for the perfect space. Every business should observe its particular work styles, and build in amenities and features that cater to those preferences.

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: December 2013

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Commercial real estate is a dynamic industry. Keep up with Spaces’ monthly recaps of the most valuable industry articles we’ve recently come across, focused on news in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 

Strong Performance for Commercial Real Estate Expected in 2014

JLL_Feb-NBJLL research experts revealed that performance expectations for commercial real estate (CRE) will be stronger this year,… Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Next Office Renegotiation or Relocation: Part III

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By: Scott Pick, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Office RelocationAs a lease expiration date approaches, many mark their calendars in dread of the administrative tasks ahead. And although moving is complicated, it’s also a unique opportunity to reinvent your culture, address your space utilization and ensure your strategy is aligned withRead More

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: May 2013

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Commercial real estate is a dynamic industry. Keep up with Spaces’ monthly recaps of the most valuable industry articles we’ve recently come across, focused on news in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 

JLL_Feb-NBBusinesses Worldwide Prepare for Big Changes to Lease Accounting

The U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) announced… Read More