Even With the Tax Hike, Can you Afford to Leave Chicago?


Chicago is a city of industry, delicious food, diverse culture and taxes. If you don’t know by now, Chicago is facing another round of tax increases, especially on real estate. This may lead everyone in Chicago to think: How am I going to afford running a business here? Or even, Why should I keep my business here when the cost of living keeps rising? We empathize with the struggle of tax hikes, but the real question is: Can your business afford to leave? Here’s why, despite the tax hikes, leaving Chicago could negatively impact your business. 

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An Update on the Southwest Loop


An upwards view of Residential South Loop Chicago Skyscrapers

We’ve had our eyes on the Southwest Loop for quite some time. We already mentioned this booming corner of the loop in our Up-And-Coming Chicago Neighborhood Guide, but with the extent of recent activity, we decided this part of the loop deserved its own dedicated post. Here’s what you can expect to see in the Southwest Loop soon.

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When It’s Time To Consider Leasing An Office Space


When you first begin to develop your business, there are a few key milestones to take into consideration such as hiring more employees and expanding your service offerings. One additional milestone to consider is obtaining your own space. However, determining when it’s time to make the big move can be a difficult decision. We have compiled a list of a few signs that indicate it may be time for your business to consider leasing an office space:

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Executive Networking with Tenant Advisory Group


Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Bruncheon to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business.

During June’s Executives Bruncheon, attendees were prompted with the question: ““What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome in your professional career?”” Here are a few of the lessons shared in response:

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Executive Networking with Tenant Advisory Group


Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Luncheon to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business.

During May’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with two questions: “What’s the toughest part of running your business and how do you manage through it?” Here are a few of the lessons shared in response:

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Executive Networking with Tenant Advisory Group


May 8 Executive Networking Event

Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Bruncheon to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business.

During May’s Executives Bruncheon, attendees were prompted with two questions: “What is the best thing that’s happened to you in the last few weeks both personally and professionally?” as well as the “Best advice you’ve gotten?” Here are a few of the lessons shared in response:

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How to be a Better Negotiator


Commercial Real estate agent and customers shaking hands together celebrating finished contract after about home insurance and investment loan, handshake and successful deal. 5 Reasons to Work with a TAG Broker

The negotiation process can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be if you go in with the right attitude and information. Whether you’re looking to increase your salary, restructure part of your lease or save money on that new car, follow the tips below to get what you want and feel good doing it.

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How to Create a Chicago Center of Influence


Making connection and Growing Your Network

Due to an influx in technology, Chicago is awash with small to midsize businesses trying to make their mark on the city. These companies may have great reputations in their home cities, but doing business in Chicago is its own beast. The key to setting yourself apart as a business owner in Chi-Town is to go the extra mile. Not only should you be providing top-notch services, but you should also be a center of influence. The longer you spend in the Windy City, the more you’ll begin to realize it’s a city founded upon community, tight-knit neighborhoods and personal recommendations. With all of that in mind, here’s how to get down to business the Chicago way.

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Tenant Advisory Group/Rightsize Penthouse Soiree!


Tenant Advisory Group/Rightsize Penthouse Soiree Networking Event

We want to thank all those who were able to attend our soiree last week. We’re pretty sure we can speak for everyone when we say a good time was had by all! Even more importantly, some wonderful connections were made. It’s amazing what can transpire when you fill up a room with such incredible people.

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How to Maintain Low Rent in Booming Areas


Commercial Real estate agent and customers negotiating

Up-and-coming areas can be a scary concept for some business owners. One day you’re paying low rent in a semi-popular part of town, then a few years pass and the area is booming, people and other businesses are flocking over and rent is skyrocketing. However, you don’t have to pay a fortune in rent or change locations if you take the right precautions. Here’s how you can hold onto your prime real estate at a fair rate.

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