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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...

  • 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 “What To Expect During The Tenant Representation Process“ Many people can be skeptical of using tenant representation in their lease transaction, mainly because they don’t know the benefits. It’s surprising how so many are still unaware of how a tenant representative broker can assist in making their leasing transaction easier, smoother,...

  • Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Bill Himmelstein, founder, and CEO of Tenant Advisory Group, located in Chicago, IL, USA. What’s your business, and who are your customers? We are a commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing on representing the transactional needs of businesses...

  • Welcome to the topic “Upfitting Commercial Space To Fit Company Brand“ No business can thrive unless its employees are happy and satisfied to be a part of the company. This is primarily why every good business leader gives utmost importance to their team. However, with the pandemic, people have become more inclined to work remotely....

  • Welcome to the topic “2023 Commercial Real Estate Outlook“ A lot happened in 2022, which is bound to show its impact on the 2023 commercial real estate outlook. The spiking interest rates, along with inflation, are predominantly to be blamed. One cannot forget about the Ukraine war, either. Of course, there are also the repercussions...

  • 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...

  • Welcome to the topic “Tenant Advisory 101 – What Your Tenant Representative Should Do For You“ Looking for a commercial space can be quite a tough feat. More often than not, people are unable to figure out where to even begin. There’s so much to think about, including the budget, location, features, amenities and so...

  • Welcome to “Tenant Advisory: What Is Commercial Tenant Representation?” It’s pretty common for businesses to relocate. Perhaps they are expanding, or maybe their requirements have changed, or it could also be that they intend to target a new market. Whatever the reason is, everyone will agree that finding a suitable office for your business is...

  • Welcome to “CRE Opportunities: Turning Warehouses Into Data Centers” The pandemic hit every industry out there pretty severely and commercial real estate was no exception. In fact, this sector had to bear long-lasting damages as the extended lockdown forced a lot of businesses to shut operations. Many tenants had to close permanently. Although the world...

  • Topic: Networking and Event Hosting to Explode Your Real Estate Business Bill Himmelstein, founder and CEO of Tenant Advisory Group, speaks with Freedom Chasers Podcast hosts Tim Winfrey Jr and Matthew Cavanaugh about the keys to networking and how to maximize networking to grow your business. // KEY QUOTES “What can I do best to...

  • Topic: How to Get Wealthy Slowly Bill Himmelstein was featured on the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast! Listen to Bill speak with Mark Ainley and Tom Shallcross about long-term investing and how real estate is not a “get rich quick” but rather a “get wealthy slowly” investment. Bill starts by talking about his start in...

  • Topic: Commercial Real Estate and The Markets Grab your coffee and Buckle up this Thursday when Mike Morawski and Bill Himmelstein talk about commercial real estate and how to gain the edge in a changing market. Bill Himmelstein is featured on this episode of Thursday Morning Live with Mike Morawski. Listen to Bill discuss the...

  • 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 the topic “Commercial Real Estate Trends in Chicago” The commercial real estate market is ever-changing, and the properties that yield the best results for owners, tenants and investors are those that adapt to trends as they emerge. Keeping tabs on current conditions and anticipating future needs is key to staying ahead of the...

  • 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...

  • Jan 31, 2022

    January 2022 CRE Market Update

    Need to know the latest trends in the Chicago Real Estate market? In this video, Bill Himmelstein shares the latest real estate data in the Chicagoland market. The January CRE update gives you the most current insights on what the market is doing and the implications it has on future real estate transactions in the area.

  • 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.

  • Even with the changing landscape surrounding the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), businesses still need to move. If you are in the middle of a corporate move, there are effective ways to continue your office space search while remaining healthy and safe. Here are some tips for those who are working with commercial real estate brokers...

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    Jan 07, 2020

    Overcrowding an Office is Bad for Business

    When building your office floor plan, it’s always better to have more room than not enough space. Packing people into an office lowers employee satisfaction and can lead to a counterproductive work environment, which may negate any money you save in rent. By offering your staff more free space and a comfortable office, not only...

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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.

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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.

  • The Chicago real estate development industry has been buzzing this summer with dozens of innovative new projects aiming to break ground in the next year in the booming South Loop neighborhood. Tenant Advisory Group predicted at the end of 2014 that the South Loop will continue to be a red-hot neighborhood, and it looks like...

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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.

  • In a time where the commercial real estate industry is as fast-paced and as dynamic as ever, having helpful insight and advice about what’s important and what’s working (or not) can help anyone learn as they go. We’ve launched an all-new series with – “Commercial Real Estate: What I Know Now and Wish I...

  • Episode 1: Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

  • The commercial real estate market, as with all industries, is constantly evolving and shaping itself to stay current with the advancement of new technology available for business owners to gather information. This newfound wealth of public knowledge can be helpful, however attempting to charter these waters alone can prove costly. For a variety of reasons,...

  • 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...