Four ways to monitor employees to determine your ideal space utilization strategy
Sep29

Four ways to monitor employees to determine your ideal space utilization strategy

Determining how much office space you need can be a daunting task during the real estate process. Office build-outs continue to change as employees become more mobile, open plan concepts become more desirable, and companies take a closer look at how to enable employee productivity using the work environment. Before identifying your overall footprint, it is a valuable exercise to determine what space plan is best for you as each plan...

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Five ways to ensure your office stands the test of time
Aug29

Five ways to ensure your office stands the test of time

Advancing technology and the increasing availability of data are helping to create new ways to work. As a result, a workplace designed on today’s needs and assumptions could be redundant in little more than a decade. As real estate evolves, businesses must evaluate more than size and scale to ensure their success. The most prosperous companies will be those who align their real estate strategy with their business strategy, using...

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How to cut real estate costs beyond rent
Aug09

How to cut real estate costs beyond rent

Real estate is often one of the largest expenses for any company. When looking for a new office space, there are multiple factors to consider: location, layout, amenities, rental rate, lease flexibility, and more. It can be an overwhelming process, and it’s easy for companies to compare options by the most basic factor: the rental rate. Comparing rental rates give tenants an easy way to evaluate cost and savings—but there’s an even...

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JLL predicts growth in local technology real estate
Jul14

JLL predicts growth in local technology real estate

It’s no secret that the Phoenix metro area is a budding region for the tech industry. In May, Phoenix was named by PCMag as one of “14 high-tech cities you’ll want to call home.” Ask anyone who’s a longtime resident, and they will tell you how much things have changed here over the years. Tech companies have been opening branches and getting their start, in downtown Phoenix as well as in surrounding towns like Tempe, Mesa, and...

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How to navigate securitization when negotiating your next office lease
May05

How to navigate securitization when negotiating your next office lease

Some parts of finding a new office space are easy, like making sure it’s attractive to ideal employees and flexible for growth. Then come the negotiations and minutiae of making a deal that can take the wind out of your sail and cause you to rethink the whole idea. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you take some time to understand what you should expect from a landlord and also what a landlord will expect from you, the process can...

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