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  • Welcome to the topic “Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney for Lease Negotiations“ The importance of hiring the right attorney cannot be overstated when engaging in lease negotiations. Just as you wouldn’t trust a cardiologist to perform brain surgery, you shouldn’t rely on a general counsel to navigate the intricate world of real estate...

  • 2023 CRE Market Overview
    Jan 13, 2023

    2023 CRE Market Overview

    Want the latest cre market update? In this video, Bill Himmelstein of Tenant Advisory Group gives an overall outlook on the state of the commercial real estate market for 2023. Find out what you need to know before getting your next commercial space.

  • Welcome to the topic “Commercial Broker Challenge – Top Things To Look For In A Great CRE Broker“ Commercial real estate dealings can be quite overwhelming. On the one hand, you want to ensure that you get the best possible site for your business. But at the same time, you are worried about the terms...

  • Want the latest cre market update? In this video, Bill Himmelstein gives a market update on the industrial, retail, and office commercial property sectors and the opportunities available for business owners and those active in the sectors.

  • Welcome to “Why Now Could Be the Best Time To Lease Commercial Office Space” Many companies prefer to lease their commercial offices rather than purchasing space. Leasing offers a greater amount of flexibility and leverage to accommodate any future changes in your business. If you are considering leasing space but don’t know much about commercial...

  • Welcome to “How to Re-Negotiate Great Terms for Commercial Real Estate”. One of the best opportunities to lower expenses and improve margins in your business is when you are renegotiating your commercial lease terms. Renegotiating terms can be tricky if you are uninformed and unprepared. However, with a knowledgeable and experienced broker on your side,...

  • Welcome to the topic “Chicago Office Space Trends – How to Design Your Office for Returning Employees” Many businesses have developed creative solutions to keep workplace safety a major priority while preserving corporate culture, ensuring high levels of productivity and efficiency, and encouraging a much-needed sense of employee well-being. As you begin to welcome your...

  • Welcome to the Topic “Strategies on Getting Employees Back to the Office” Employees were forced to leave the office and enter their houses more than two years ago due to COVID-19. And though most offices have already reopened, not everyone is as eager to go back. As more companies are embracing their employees back into...

  • Welcome to the Topic “The Massive Effect of E-commerce on Industrial Real Estate (Warehouse and Distribution centers)” Industrial warehouses and distribution centers have evolved substantially due to the boom in e-commerce and the growing inventory needs of e-commerce powerhouses like Amazon.  Traditionally, warehouses and distribution centers were built-in storage chambers for giant store-front retail corporations. ...

  • Bill Himmelstein, Founder, CEO & Managing Broker of TAG, was featured in the publication – BACK OF HOUSE, an online resource providing insights and services that help restaurants win. In this article, Bill discusses the best strategies for negotiating ands re-negogiating favorable lease terms for commercial restaurant spaces. The best part about using the strategies...

  • Prior to beginning the search for new space, many of our clients are interested in understanding what exactly is involved in the process. Below is an outline of the key steps involved in finding new space for your business.  1. A tenant representative broker assembles a market survey of options that fit the Client’s criteria...

  • In most negotiations, it is rare for someone to get what they want without having asked for it first. If a tenant asks for a particular term or concession during a lease negotiation, the tenant will undoubtedly gain more than they started with. Even if the tenant does not acquire exactly what they desired, often a...

  • Jan 19, 2021

    Future of Work: The Impact of Digital Transformation

    In this webinar, hosted by Propellant Ventures, panelists discuss the future of work and the shift to working remotely. Bill Himmelstein, Founder of TAG, shares how business leaders’ commercial real estate needs have been impacted by this shift.

  • Dec 21, 2020

    Pro Business Leaders Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

    In this webinar, various professionals discuss what is happening in their current market. Bill Himmlestein, Founder of TAG, discusses commercial real estate facts and figures in Chicagoland, which can be applied to what is happening around the country.

  • Dec 17, 2020

    Dealing With Difficult People

    In this webinar, industry leaders discuss their tips and suggestions for working with more challenging individuals. Bill Himmelstein, Founder of TAG, shares how he works with clients, landlords, and other people in the CRE business with more difficult personalities.

  • Minority Business Resources Webinar: Chicago MSDC and Chicago MBDA Business Center invited William Himmelstein to present what tenants can do about commercial leases during COVID-19. He discusses how to take advantage of current market conditions: the do’s and don’ts of approaching your landlord, obtaining free rent, restructuring a lease, terminating a lease, and what other...

  • Nov 18, 2020

    Fireside Chicago Chat #3

    Fireside Chicago features Founder of Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) Bill Himmelstein. Bill discusses how TAG works with those with similar values and interests. A special thank you to Tim Schumm of Lucas James Talent Partners!

  • Nov 18, 2020

    Fireside Chicago Chat #2

    Fireside Chicago features Founder of Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) Bill Himmelstein. Bill discusses the difference between the values of TAG and many other larger firms. A special thank you to Tim Schumm of Lucas James Talent Partners!

  • Nov 18, 2020

    Fireside Chicago Chat #1

    Fireside Chicago features Founder of Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) Bill Himmelstein. Bill shares how TAG leverages their relationships to get in front of the right people and shares his tips for connecting with others. A special thank you to Tim Schumm of Lucas James Talent Partners!

  • Bill Himmelstein, Founder of TAG, discusses what his commercial real estate clients are looking for and how this has been impacted by current events such as COVID and the election.

  • Nov 04, 2020

    Future Of Office Space

    TENANT ADVISORY GROUP Bill Himmelstein | Founder CEO & Managing Broker With more than twenty years of experience, Bill has completed over $1B in CRE transactions in his career and was named by Crain’s as Chicago’s Top Commercial Real Estate Broker. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN THE COVID ERA The Importance of Office Space ●  Ideas...

  • Oct 27, 2020

    CRE in the COVID Era

    Commercial real estate is typically a company’s second or third largest expense to payroll and materials. Yet, never in the twenty years that I have been a commercial real estate broker has space been on the mind of almost every single business owner and CEO.  In the last 7 months, I have seen corporate leaders...

  • The current COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the commercial real estate market. Bill Himmelstein, founder and CEO of TAG, discusses some of the current market statistics and puts them into context.

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    Sep 04, 2020

    CRE Market Update – Market Myths

    TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein discusses the state of the CRE market and dispels some current myths, particularly around office space.

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    Aug 26, 2020

    CRE Market Update

    As vacancy rates continue to rise and rental rates fall, it presents an opportune moment for tenants to take advantage of the current market.

  • Loop Sublease Space – 227 W Monroe St, Suite 650 7,963 square feet Available Immediately Asking Rate: Negotiable LXP – 02/28/22 Click HERE for virtual tour!

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    Jun 17, 2020

    CRE Market Update – Market Changes

    Are you wondering when is good time to get into the market and find space? TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein advises to be patient and wait it out.

  • Are you wondering if you can get out of your current lease or perhaps pay a lower amount? According to TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein, landlords have been showing a willingness to accommodate tenant needs right now if you can be open, honest and communicate effectively.

  •   New To Market – Loop Sublease Space – 35 W Wacker, Suite 800 11,054 square feet Available April 2021 LXP – 02/28/27 Mostly open floor plan Fully furnished Beautiful river views CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR

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    May 26, 2020

    CRE Market Update – Office Space

    Building culture is hard with a remote-based workforce. To have a top business, you need to have a top culture – this is why TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein suggests a phased-in approach for recommitting to your office space.

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    May 19, 2020

    CRE Market Update – Rental Rates

    How much is the market going to go down and how much rental reductions are we going to see? TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein advises keeping an eye on climbing vacancy rates and dropping rental rates, which may result in great opportunities for tenants in this coming market.

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    May 13, 2020

    CRE Market Update – Subleasing

     When is the right time to sign that next lease and start looking for office space? If you’re ok signing up for a sublease you might have a lot of opportunities coming up. TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein offers his insight here.

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    May 08, 2020

    CRE Market Update – Rent Relief

    A common question these days is “Will landlords give some relief in the form of free rent?” In general, landlords are willing to give some relief in the near term, but there may be some stipulations. TAG CEO Bill Himmelstein offers his insights.

  • The parking lot and front view of a building at Crystal Lake
    Apr 21, 2020

    Medical Facility / Office Building For Sale

      For Sale – Office Building / Medical Facility – 1 S Virginia St/Route 14, Crystal Lake, IL  Property Highlights Building Size: 4,500 sq. ft. Lot Size: +/- 26,000 sq. ft. Parking Spaces: 14 on site/4 on adjacent property Zoned: Office Parcel No.: 19-06226028 Taxes (2018): $17,256 Asking Price: $800,000 Built: 2004 Move-in ready – fully equipped...

  •   Coworking & Office Space Available – Prime Loop Location  – 9 W Washington 16,000 square feet Available for direct lease at $26.25/sf MG Coworking space for 3-40+ people Several options & configurations possible

  •   Coworking & Office Space Available – Prime River North Location  – 444 N Wabash 10,000 square feet 5,000 sf direct lease available $25.50/sf MG 2-60 person coworking spaces available Several options & configurations possible

  •   Prime Retail Space Available  – 25-27 E Illinois 5,000 Square Feet Area Tenants: HUB 51, RPM Steakhouse, Shaw’s Crabhouse, Hotel Palomar, Star of Siam, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Public House, LYFE Kitchen

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    Feb 13, 2020

    QSR w/Drive-Thru Opportunity

      QSR w/Drive-Thru Opportunity  – Immediate Occupancy/New Construction 2,045 Square Feet 737 Square Feet Shared Restrooms 7-Eleven Convenience Store Mobil Gas Station 11601 West Touhy Ave, Building 840

  • When searching for the most suitable office for your company, it’s important to consider the building class type. While the class type is often overlooked by tenants, it is actually an important factor to determine and compare one building’s price to another. Office buildings are classified into three categories (A, B and C). The class...

  • 30 N LaSalle Sublease composite picture of different office spaces
    Oct 16, 2019

    Loop Sublease – 30 N LaSalle

      Newly built-out spec suite available for sublease 30 N LaSalle, Suite 2630 3,915 SF Asking $34/SF Lease expiration 12/30/23 Available 30 days from sublease execution

  • As rental rates continue to rise for commercial space in the near west side, companies moving to LaSalle Street and the Loop are reaping the benefits. The Loop has been experiencing a strong push in building upgrades, amenities and renovations thanks to the success of River North and River West. The end result is a...

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    Nov 16, 2016

    What's in a Lease? Part 2.

    Before signing a lease, you want to make sure you are happy with the terms for the entire lease duration. To do this, you must understand the internal pieces of a lease so you can negotiate favorable terms with the landlord.

  • If you’ve signed a lease for office space or talked with any commercial landlords lately, you’ve probably been asked about having General Liability Insurance.

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    Jun 02, 2016

    Moving Your Office? You Need a Plan.

    Relocating your company to a new office space is an exciting time, full of endless possibilities. Such a large undertaking will of course create stress, but proper planning in advance will save you and your business time, money and hassle.

  • Coworking workspaces are becoming the new norm for up-and-coming businesses, offering the creature comforts of a big corporation – high-tech workstations, coffee supplies, conference rooms – at a price startups can afford. However, just because a coworking space seems to have it all doesn’t mean there isn’t room for negotiations or amendments to your lease.

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    Jul 08, 2014

    Top FAQs: #2

  • The decision to rent or buy a home is one in which most people approach with significant care. It’s no different when evaluating whether to buy or lease with regards to commercial property.