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  • 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...

  • 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 “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. ...

  • 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...

  • Welcome to the Topic “US Commercial Real Estate Trends” Despite difficulties in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, the commercial real estate market maintains a good view for 2022. Despite some shocks and unduly pessimistic projections in the retail and office commercial real estate markets, the industry tends to do strongly. Keep watching these...

  • Commercial Real Estate Broker Chicago
    Apr 29, 2022

    Commercial Real Estate Broker

    Welcome to the topic “Commercial real estate Broker” Chicago’s commercial real estate broker acts as a go-between for landlords and tenants. While they’re constantly working on getting the greatest results for their clients, their roles and priorities change based on which side of the transaction they’re on. When a commercial real estate broker, Chicago, is...

  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing Chicago
    Apr 15, 2022

    Commercial Real Estate Leases

    Welcome to the Topic “Commercial Real Estate Leases” Finding the correct office space for lease in Chicago is just as crucial as finding the right location if you’re looking to buy commercial property in Chicago. These lease agreements are more involved than a regular residential lease because they include items such as tenant improvements, operating expenses,...

  • 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...

  • Passive Commercial Real Estate
    Mar 14, 2022

    Passive Commercial Real Estate

    Welcome to the Topic “Passive Commercial Real Estate“ The Advantages Of Passive Commercial Real Estate Investing in Chicago In Chicago, commercial real estate (CRE) offers several advantages that other investment vehicles, such as stocks and bonds, lack. As an investor, you will benefit from not only the property’s passive income and appreciation but also increased...

  • Types of Commercial Real Estate

  • This article explores the “Top Six Reasons Why Chicago Commercial Real Estate Is Attracting a More Diverse Investor Base“ Commercial real estate has a long history of being a profitable investment during both up and down market cycles, and it plays an important role in a diversification strategy for investors. CRE Chicago has a long...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Nov 30, 2021

    December 2021 CRE Market Update

  • Aug 20, 2021

    August CRE Market Update

  • 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!

  •   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

  • 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

  • Parking lot view of gas station with a 7 Eleven and QSR store in the background
    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

  •   Description: Prime corner building in the heart of River North! Less than 2 blocks from the blue, brown, green, pink and orange line trains. Perfect retail and office spaces available. Click below for full details. 33 W Grand Retail Space 33 W Grand Office Space

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Tenant Advisory Group team together at an outing at Navy Pier
    Sep 13, 2019

    Yacht Networking With TAG

    We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who was able to attend our yacht outing! The weather held up and a great time was had by all. As mentioned when we first got on board, the purpose of these events is for the best people in my network to meet one another...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 June’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with one question: “What employee-management issues have you struggled with in the past year and how did you...

  • When leasing a new office space, it’s easy to look at properties that already exist, but there is an entire market of new or partially built developments that have potential to be amazing office space, if you plan accordingly. In order to navigate leasing in a new development, follow our steps for success.

  • Investing in commercial real estate is a great way to diversify your portfolio as well as make some extra money. Unlike stocks and bonds, commercial real estate is a hard asset that provides income via rent collection and, in most long term cases, an appreciation of value. The best way to begin investing in commercial...

  • When negotiating a new lease or lease renewal for commercial office space, many business owners and operators believe they can use a trusted family lawyer, IP, tax, corporate or other non-real estate attorney to help mediate terms. While it may be tempting to choose a lawyer you’re familiar with over an expert in real estate,...

  • 2055 W. Army Trail Road in Addison, IL 2
    Feb 19, 2018

    2055 W. Army Trail Road in Addison, IL

    Here's a unique opportunity to sublease suite 134 (11,046 SF) in a Class B building at 2055 W. Army Trail Road in Addison, IL. The sublease is available now through September, 30 2022. The building is located at the corner of two high-traffic roads, I-355 and Army Trail Road, and it features an office space, warehouse and a showroom with plenty of storage and an onsite management team.

  • Crain’s Chicago Business released its inaugural edition of The Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago, and our own Bill Himmelstein has been included in this list!

  • The red hot downtown Chicago commercial real estate market remains a popular destination in 2017 with more top corporations seeking spaces in the city. With a shift in how companies structure themselves internally, the growth of importance on office culture is a driving force behind the downtown exodus. The momentous surge of incoming corporations will...

  • Jul 08, 2016

    Do you Qualify for Rent Abatement?

    Commercial leasing agreements commonly extend up to 10 years – or  longer – making negotiations key to long-term savings for your business. One of the greatest opportunities to reduce your monthly cost is rent abatement, or free rent. As you begin the discussion with a lessor, it is important to understand what rent abatement is...

  • 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.

  • 5 Reasons a Good Commercial Real Estate Broker Adds Tremendous Value Choosing the right office space is one of the most important steps a small business owner can take, which is why it’s crucial to have an expert commercial real estate (CRE) broker with local ties to guide you through the process. Not only will...

  • Bowtruss Coffee, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, even Bernie Sanders. Between businesses and notable politicians, it seems as if everyone is flocking to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood and setting up shop.

  • A simplified artistic representation of the Chicago skyline
    Jan 21, 2016

    5 Critical Traits Of A Successful Real Estate Broker

    It’s common knowledge in this business that most real estate agents will fail to succeed in their first year. After struggling to get by with little business, most would-be agents decide to move on. Aside from things like working harder than anyone else or making it a point to learn daily, there are a few...

  • Here are the 7 mistakes to avoid making when you’re a commercial real estate broker.

  • A simplified artistic representation of the Chicago skyline
    Nov 25, 2015

    Why Giving is Better Than Receiving

    “Giving starts the receiving process.” – Jim Rohn

  • The commercial real estate market is on the upswing and deal activity is soaring! Today, there are hundreds of thousands of investment properties for sale or lease. Unfortunately, a large number of those properties are represented by folks who are inexperienced, or worse, lazy. Whether you’re looking to sell or make a purchase, or to...

  • As brokers, we’ve seen it all: The good, the bad and the ugly. From hidden fees to poorly constructed buildings, many of these “headaches” can easily be avoided – as long as you know what to look for. If you’re planning a commercial lease or purchase, it’s important to know what you are getting into. When you begin going on-site to...

  • 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 MeetAdvisors.com – “Commercial Real Estate: What I Know Now and Wish I...

  • 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 MeetAdvisors.com – “Commercial Real Estate: What I Know Now and Wish I...

  • 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 MeetAdvisors.com – “Commercial Real Estate: What I Know Now and Wish I...

  • 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. This is why we’re launching an all-new series with MeetAdvisors.com – “Commercial Real Estate: What I Know Now...

  • Did you find the perfect office space and are ready to sign a lease or make a purchase? Are you trying to move your property quickly? If you’re involved in any leasing/purchasing real estate process it’s likely you’ve come across the term “dual representation.”

  • 2 businessmen at a table shaking hands
    Feb 04, 2015

    Establishing Trust in Negotiation

    All businessmen and women know that a baseline of trust between parties is critical to the success of any negotiation. But within the course of business dealings, how do you build that trust? What active steps can you take to raise the chances of a positive outcome for both sides? Instead of simply hoping that...

  • A man hands keys over to client signing a lease
    Jan 28, 2015

    How to Break a Lease the Right Way

    Long term leases, if done properly are made with options to be broken. Whether the landlord is looking to get the current tenant out in order to charge more to a new tenant or more likely, the tenant is looking to get out to find the right sized space, there are many times in commercial...

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    Jan 08, 2015

    Comrade Web Agency Testimonial

    Comrade Web Agency was seeking a loft space in River West. TAG located a great space and then negotiated a tremendously favorable deal. TAG was able to drop their rate 22% from the original asking, and added 32% additional tenant improvement allowance from the initial offer. Likewise, free rent increase by 50% over the initial...

  • The City of Chicago is experiencing a dramatic change in the availability of commercial real estate. The landscape is in flux due to the improving U.S. economy. Real estate typically lags the economy which leads to a very intriguing cycle of office space availability. Because of the interconnected nature of all of these issues, many...

  • 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.

  • A simplified artistic representation of the Chicago skyline
    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.

  • 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.