Insights for Landlords

Are Hub-and-Spoke Offices Making a Comeback Post-COVID?

As the debate rages on about how the post-COVID office will look, an office model long abandoned may be making a comeback. In areas where COVID restrictions are starting to ease, we’re seeing the reemergence of the hub-and-spoke model – a business model once considered the norm but relinquished years ago in favour of the open concept workplace many offices use today.

THE TENANT THAT ABSOLUTELY DID NOT WANT TO MOVE…THEN DID

There are some office markets, particularly in the west end of the GTA, that have vacancy rates approaching 25%; despite this, tenants still aren’t being offered incentives to move (reasons for this are discussed in a previous post). Over the past 5 years, landlords with significant vacancy (over 15%) have been trying to fill their …

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How Many Real Estate Agents Does it Take to Sell a Space?

  Traditional real estate brokerages would have you believe the answer is many, and on your initial consult will parade their large team of agents to sell you on ‘strength in numbers.’ However, at the end of the day, it’s the senior agent’s expertise and knowledge you’re buying into – that’s who you want representing …

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How to Successfully Negotiate a Commercial Lease – Part 5 of 5

Given the total business cost combined with the complexity of commercial leases (many can exceed 40 pages), leasing commercial space can seem like a very daunting task. In this 5 part series, I will discuss fundamental negotiating basics every tenant should know to help mitigate risks and reduce costs when negotiating their commercial lease. PART …

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