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  • Last week TAG had the privilege of attending the Office Max Roundtable event for business owners. Senior Vice President Steve Sunderland and Executive Vice President Kim Feil facilitated the panel discussion of what it’s like to run a business and how a large corporation such as theirs could connect with us. From there we were...

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    Dec 01, 2013

    Tenant Qualification

    As a tenant broker we are the proverbial parent and our clients, the tenants, are our children. We want to ensure that they’re safe, warm, and well protected with a strong roof over their heads and an even stronger lease. Just like a student applying to a college that will check their credentials and qualifications,...

  • In commercial real estate building class is an important factor to consider when determining which sort of office will be most suitable for your company. While one building may seem comparable to another, upon closer analysis, frequently they will be quite different.

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    Jan 12, 2014

    Networking Tips and Tricks

    Social media and virtual advertising is an almost mandatory facet for businesses today. Small businesses differ slightly in that they heavily rely on their stock customers: regulars if you will. While small business continues to ease itself into the cyber sphere, word-of-mouth marketing remains a prominent factor in success and maintenance. Instead of going door-to-door,...

  • Jan 23, 2014

    Back-End Loading Your Next Negotiation

    Negotiation is an integral part of initially securing your lease. Imagine this: Your broker did a great job negotiating your lease. The space comes with all the amenities you could imagine AND you saved a great deal of money a few years prior when you signed. Your company loves this space, but this year has...

  • Is your body language impacting your success? Absolutely. Here are the Body Language Basics.

  • So you finally found the space you were dreaming of. Now it is time to work out the details beyond the first year’s rent. Each particular aspect of the lease has its own importance and to ensure the security of the great new spot you are locking down, do not just skim over all the...

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    May 21, 2014

    The Chicago “Google Effect”

    Chicago’ Fulton Market has become the “hot-spot,” for start ups, yet there’s a hefty price tag to go with.

  • Every company wants the most modern building right next to the most successful businesses in the city. While many companies believe this to be a power move to boost creativity and generate more business, it’s actually costing your business more than just rent. It’s crucial to pay attention to two important factors when preparing to...

  • Leasing the perfect office space can be a very difficult and daunting task. With so many variables from parking to flooring, finding the perfect space can feel nearly impossible. Start looking internally within your own business. Really understanding your business’ needs will allow you to discern between trends, lofty dreams and reality.

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    Jun 25, 2014

    Top FAQs: #5

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    Jun 25, 2014

    Top FAQs: #4

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    Jul 01, 2014

    Top FAQs: #3

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    Jul 08, 2014

    Top FAQs: #2

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    Jul 15, 2014

    Top FAQs: #1

  • “When is the right time to negotiate my lease,” is one of the most common questions when it comes to commercial real estate. The answer is simple: now! A company’s business should fuel its real estate needs, not the other way around. The real estate should support the business.

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    Sep 17, 2014

    Chicago Location Advisor

    Chicago is home to a variety of diverse neighborhoods. Finding the perfect location for your business can be difficult. Below are 4 of our favorite neighborhoods that range in everything from style to price.

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    Sep 24, 2014

    Really Fast Estate

    If you land on the right space for your business, you have to move fast. There are more buyers and tenants than sellers and spaces in today’s market.

  • Oct 01, 2014

    When to Use a Broker

    Recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a business owner who was seeking to renegotiate his office lease. He told me he is working with a business consultant on the renegotiations. I thought; Wow! Hold on, a business consultant?

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    Oct 08, 2014

    How to be a Fantastic Tenant

    Searching for and leasing a commercial space for your business is a process, to say the least. To make the most out of your process with the least amount of agony, there are a few tips for finding a great commercial space and simplifying the process.