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  • Welcome to the topic “Best Practices for Negotiations in Commercial Real Estate“ Navigating the complex world of commercial real estate requires exceptional negotiation skills. Whether you’re a buyer, a seller, or a broker, understanding the nuances of negotiation can make all the difference in closing deals and obtaining favorable terms.  In this comprehensive guide, we’ll...

  • 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...

  • If you find yourself in a commercial space that no longer fits the needs of your business, and you think there’s just too much or too little time on your lease to make any changes, consider this… Your lease, or the building you own, is not a fixed liability. Much like your business, there are...

  • Welcome to the topic “When to Renew and When to Cancel Your Commercial Lease” Moving your company location can definitely be time-consuming, not to mention costly. This is precisely why many tenants struggle with the decision of canceling their commercial lease or renewing their contracts. There are many factors to consider, and you have to...

  • Welcome to the topic “When to Walk Away from a Commercial Real Estate Deal“ The decision to stop commercial real estate deal negotiations is seldom easy. Quite a few times, you enter the deal confident that you have found the perfect space for your commercial real estate needs. However, soon enough, the red flags become...

  • Welcome to the topic “The ROI Of Leasing Traditional Office Space” There are many valid reasons for why businesses began to reconsider their need for traditional office space over the last few years. The American workforce has had a major shift in perspective regarding work-life balance; the state of working underwent a complete transformation in...

  • Welcome to the topic “Traditional Office Space Vs. Co-Working Space” There are many choices people have these days when it comes to renting commercial spaces. Naturally, most business owners want an office space that’s not only cost-effective but also convenient for their clients and employees. These spaces should also fulfill all organizational requirements in terms...

  • On this episode of the Work Inspired podcast, Bill Himmelstein, the Founder & CEO at Tenant Advisory Group, LLC talks to host, George Lucas Pfeiffer, about the new and exciting innovations that the commercial real estate market is seeing and developing. He also speaks on what organizations can do to bring employees into the workplace and to...

  • Welcome to the topic “What Is Office Tenant Representation And Why Do You Need It” Finding a desirable and suitable office space can be an incredibly tough feat. For one thing, you often have limited choices that will work with your size, location and budget. There are also so many additional factors to consider. Then,...

  • 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...

  • Want to get your employees back to the office in 2022? Working in a dedicated office space has numerous benefits to the longevity and health of a business to include more productivity, more collaboration, more employee allegiance, faster learning curve, and more social enjoyment just to list a few. In this video, Bill Himmelstein shares...

  • Welcome to the Topic “How Remote and Hybrid Work from Home is impacting Commercial Real Estate In 2020, the whole world was at a standstill. Almost overnight, office workers all around the country (and world) transitioned from going to the office every day to remotely working from home. Now, over two years later, the after...

  • Welcome to the Topic “Commercial Real Estate and Company Culture” Developing a culture where real estate professionals feel at ease, inspired, and able to succeed is one of the most critical elements of this industry. The mission, goals, and even the actual work environment can all be considered part of a company’s culture. Real estate...

  • May 19, 2022

    May 2022 CRE Market Update

    Need to know the latest trends in the CRE market? In this video, Bill Himmelstein shares the latest real estate data in the Chicagoland market, including the boom of the industrial real estate market and the opportunity available in the commercial office space sector.  

  • Welcome to the Topic “Commercial Retail Properties and the Effects of E-commerce” Since its start in 1991, e-commerce has grown exponentially. Currently, online sales account for nearly 14% of total retail sales in the United States, which Deloitte estimates will more than double by 2030. Perhaps even more significant is that e-commerce sales now account...

  • 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...

  • Preparing for an office move? Herein we include a list of items that you need to make sure to tackle prior to your relocation. 1. Prepare an inventory of everything to be moved. 2. Have movers come out to premises and do a walk through to determine relocation costs. Develop a basic idea of the...

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

  • As many companies begin to phase in reopening and prepare to send their employees back to the office, there are some definite changes you can expect to see in terms of layout and design. Here are some of our top things to think about as you prepare to re-enter the workforce. Density Crowded open floor...

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    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

  • 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...

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    Jun 07, 2019

    Up-And-Coming Chicago Neighborhood Guide

    Move over Fulton Market, we have some new players ready to take the spotlight. The Southwest Loop, South Loop and Old Town are hot with activity and ready to make their mark. Check out what makes these three contenders a dream for investors, commuters and brokers alike.

  • Relocating and choosing a new office space is a lot of work, no matter the size of your company. However, it also provides an exciting opportunity to start fresh in a new space. Carefully consider the following points to ensure you get the most out of your move.

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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.

  • An organization’s greatest asset is its people, and success is often defined by the team’s ability to work together to yield great results. This new collaborative mentality has manifested itself in a complete overhaul of office design. Fortune 500 companies have invested in unique spaces featuring everything from coffee bars to tiki bars.

  • 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.

  • Businesses today are expanding faster than ever. As a business owner, the realization that you soon won’t have the space to store your products or even have any place to put your employees, (like this company just experienced), is terrifying. Operating in a space that perfectly fit your needs five years ago could now be...

  • Over the last few years of my career, I’ve been asked all types of questions when it comes to leasing office space. For people interested in leasing property, some questions I commonly hear are things like: How far in advance should I be looking for a new space? What are the benefits of starting early?...

  • For many Millennials, the word “office” drums up visions of 1970s wood-paneled walls, fluorescent lighting and an endless maze of cubicles. While we’re just starting to understand what lies in the future of the “office,” the truth is, it’s changing quickly. If you’re thinking about leasing a property or a new office space, you may...

  • Where do you see yourself in five years? No matter how old we get, this question never becomes less annoying. Whether we’re interviewing for a new job or even thinking back to our post college days right before we landed our first job–no one wants to answer this question. Now, where do you see your...