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ESCALATION 2019- ARE YOU READY?

That's right, its back!  The New Year is here and if you are an office tenant your escalation invoice will soon be on its way. Office tenants with gross leases are responsible to pay their proportionate share of INCREASES in Real Estate Taxes and Operating Expenses over the Base Year (usually the first calendar year of the lease term) amount. When the escalation invoice arrives, it… Read More

THE FUTURE OF NEW JERSEY OFFICE SPACE

  HOW WE GOT HERE  To predict the future, amateur historians like myself think that we should first try to understand the past. The New Jersey office market was created in the 1970’s and 1980’s during the “no money down” building boom. The trick at that time for developers was to option a property at a highway interchange and through… Read More

BEYOND NETWORKING

This article, the latest in our Networking series, shows how great networkers take it to the next level and beyond. When networking, it is not about us, it is about them. To recap from our last article, the three most effective levels of networking are the PERSONAL, INSPIRATIONAL and the ASPIRATIONAL. PERSONAL- What are the things that interest them on… Read More

CHOOSING YOUR LANDLORD

Trying to keep up with the pace of change in New Jersey’s real estate markets may give you whiplash. For those of us on the front lines, it has been simply amazing at how quickly the psychology of a Tenant market has morphed into the more classic Landlord market. What is a Landlord market, you ask? A Landlord market is… Read More

LONG TERM DECISIONS IN A SHORT TERM WORLD

I was asked an interesting question this week by a businessman that wanted my perspective. He asked, “Real Estate or the Stock Market, which is the better investment right now?” Interesting question, right? Investing in Real Estate by definition is a long term decision, involving long term strategies. To begin with, the cost of buying and selling real estate is… Read More