THE KNOG

Revitalizing a Small Town on the Micro and Macro Levels

June 2, 2016

Revitalizing a Small Town on the Micro and Macro Levels As part of a program called the Counseling Corps that is sponsored by the Counselors of Real Estate (“CRE”), we periodically volunteer for nonprofits and municipalities, or other religious, educational, and government clients who need help with a complex real estate problem. A handful of […]

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The Importance of Teamwork in Lease Negotiations

May 20, 2016

The Importance of Teamwork in Lease Negotiations When an entity is in search of a new space for its operations, there are some key players who make the deal happen. I happen to be a licensed attorney in New York State, but in my role as a tenant representative, I am limited in the legal […]

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New York City’s Sprinkler Law: A Crash Course in Capital Improvements

May 5, 2016

New York City’s Sprinkler Law: A Crash Course in Capital Improvements If a new building department regulation goes into effect subsequent to the signing of a lease, either the tenant or the landlord has to comply with that regulation. In most cases, the landlord stipulates that the tenant is fully responsible for complying with all […]

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Technology Takes the High Road in Warehouses

April 21, 2016

Technology Takes the High Road in Warehouses Technology has improved the way warehouses and delivery trucks deliver. Recently I met with some clients who were in the market for a warehouse space. Normally, when discussing a space, the client’s greatest concerns include the square footage, IT connectivity, and usable space—but in the world of warehousing, […]

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As the Economy Stumbles, Subletting Soars

March 29, 2016

As the Economy Stumbles, Subletting Soars Last year I had the pleasure of representing a foreign client who wanted to find a retail space. One of the storefronts we were considering was adjacent to a large corner unit that was leased to an accessory unit of a world famous brand. Recently, I found out that […]

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Tenant Representative Brokers Build Relationships on Foundations of Trust

March 15, 2016

Tenant Representative Brokers Build Relationships on Foundations of Trust Recently, I attended a networking event that brought up the topic of how our clients perceive us. They framed the discussion around three questions: 

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Who Is Responsible for Snow Removal?

March 1, 2016

Who Is Responsible for Snow Removal? After Winter Storm Jonas (more popularly known as Snowmageddon 2016), New York City had 2.5 to 3 feet of snow in places. It was hard not to notice that some patches of sidewalk were shoveled while others weren’t, requiring pedestrians to navigate alternative routes. Sometimes, this means walking out […]

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What’s in Store for 2016?

February 3, 2016

What’s in Store for 2016? Many financial advisors tell their clients that past performance does not guarantee future results.

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Why You Should Consider Having an Exclusive Broker

January 19, 2016

Why You Should Consider Having an Exclusive Broker Prospective tenants are often resistant to hiring an “exclusive” broker. They feel that if they hire just one company, they’re not going to get to see the breadth of the market and that by dealing with multiple brokers, they will get to see more properties and wind up […]

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Don’t Let a Lease Expiration Go to Waste

January 4, 2016

Don’t Let a Lease Expiration Go to Waste “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.” This proverb from Winston Churchill, made famous again in 2008 by Rahm Emanuel, is applicable to many things in life, including the expiration of a commercial lease.

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