How to Break a Lease the Right Way


Long term leases, if done properly are made with options to be broken. Whether the landlord is looking to get the current tenant out in order to charge more to a new tenant or more likely, the tenant is looking to get out to find the right sized space, there are many times in commercial real estate when the usefulness of the lease has run its course before the term has ended. As the tenant, there are measures that can be taken to protect yourself before signing the lease so that during the lease term you maintain some flexibility.

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Why Playing Fair Can Get You Far


The business landscape is competitive. The line between ethical and unethical can often become blurred. There is a big discrepancy and ultimately a determining factor in reputation, of how one sees the difference between the two. With the rate new businesses and competitors are emerging, there is a rising concern from established companies that they must do whatever they need to in order to sustain their place in the market. Sometimes, though not always, this leads to a one-sided result that is achieved by not taking the high road or considering the repercussions.

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Is your Office Space Trying too Hard?


Is your business overcompensating for the key buzzwords in company office space right now? Of course, we are talking about fun and collaborative. In order to impress clients and potential hires, creating a comfortable office space is an obvious goal for any company. However, there needs to be consideration into whether your new ping pong table actually meshes with the culture that is already ingrained in the fabric of the company.

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Comrade Web Agency Testimonial


Comrade Web Agency was seeking a loft space in River West. TAG located a great space and then negotiated a tremendously favorable deal. TAG was able to drop their rate 22% from the original asking, and added 32% additional tenant improvement allowance from the initial offer. Likewise, free rent increase by 50% over the initial offer from the landlord.

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Downtown Space Running Out for Companies


The City of Chicago is experiencing a dramatic change in the availability of commercial real estate. The landscape is in flux due to the improving U.S. economy. Real estate typically lags the economy which leads to a very intriguing cycle of office space availability. Because of the interconnected nature of all of these issues, many of these trends could reverse in just a couple of years. However, for the foreseeable future, businesses and landlords can expect low availability due to the following issues.

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