Confessions of a Recovering Landlord

Commercial Real Estate Agent - REATA Commercial Realty, Inc. - Texas 537349
Just when you think you live in the greatest place on earth, someone comes along to pop that bubble. I live in Plano, Texas and have my business based here. It's a great suburb of Dallas with 250,000 people so it's a viable city on it's own. We have great parks, recreation, demographics and progr...
I was driving through Dallas the other day with a client and we were talking about how new developments these days are more dense and involve multiple uses - office, retail, apartments - all in the same project. These developments are much more dense than in past years. This has typically definie...
So many times in life we try to do something ourselves because we're too cheap to pay an expert. That's why the floor tile is crooked in my bathroom and the faucet at the kitchen sink is loose. Sure I can do it, but can I do it well and for good. It's the same in business. What am I doing myself ...
One of my corporate clients is growing quickly and plans to expand the office space they lease by about double. I had scheduled to show a sublease space in Richardson to him earlier this week. He had to cancel due to a client meeting of his own, but I told the agent listing the space that I'd sti...
That's a shocking number, I know. But not only did your government enact the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the first place, but also passed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) of which the final regulations were published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2011. Find out more at Q...
Friday afternoon was frustrating. I sat in traffic and wondered why I chose that route. I had been sitting there for 30 minutes and had only gone maybe 4 miles 5 miles. I was returning to my office in Plano from a client tour in Uptown, but it got me to thinking about a company's office location ...
I know the poor folks that don't live in Texas get tired of those of us that do bragging about how we're the best, greatest, highest, on whatever the subject at hand might be. Okay, so we need to ignore education, funding for social services, and the like, but for conservative, pro-business types...
I am a Corporate Real Estate Advisor. Most people use the term "tenant rep" which is short for "tenant representative" because it's shorter and easier. I'm fine with that because most companies want to lease space instead of buying it. But Corporate Real Estate Advisor is a better term because we...
NPR rounded up some funny tweets and interesting offers that I thought were pretty funny. Here's a link to the full article, but some excerpts are shown below. What are your plans?   — "kevinism" suggests a "#Rapture prank: On Saturday, take some of your old clothes and shoes and leave sets of th...
Want to save a bundle on your next office lease? Try to find a sublease. Subleases are often priced 20-50% below what the landlord is charging for direct leases. So a building charging $20.00 may have subleases in the range of $10.00 to $16.00. The closer you get to the expiration date of the sub...

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