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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Three ways to utilize labor demographics to determine your ideal office location
Apr03

Three ways to utilize labor demographics to determine your ideal office location

Tempe and Scottsdale are known as Phoenix’s “traditional” tech hubs in the Valley due to their live, work, and play environments. But the rise of downtown Phoenix as a viable alternative for technology companies continues to grow. More housing and retail options have improved the vibrancy of the area, attracting more people to the downtown area. But the question remains: How do you choose which submarket is right for your office...

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Four ways to make your office a productive space for employees
Feb14

Four ways to make your office a productive space for employees

In our last article, we discussed the importance of aligning your office space with your company’s culture to get the most out of its most valuable asset: the people. By properly doing so, you can increase productivity, collaboration, and innovation. Now I want to share with you what a company should consider to pull this alignment off. The workplace is not just where work happens; it’s also a place that determines how work happens....

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