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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Networking is vital for any sustainable and growing business. Here are a few key tips to follow to maximize your networking success.

  • Tenant Advisory Group luncheon of about 15 people
    Mar 09, 2020

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Event to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business. During February’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with the question: “How does your firm find new opportunities?” Here are a few of the lessons shared...

  • a luncheon event of about 20 businessmen
    Feb 10, 2020

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Event to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business. During January’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with the question: “How do you get it all done? What advice or tips do you have for...

  • TAG Executive Networking Bruncheon
    Jan 15, 2020

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Event to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business. During December’s Executives Bruncheon, attendees were prompted with the question: “What trends are you seeing in your industry?” Here are a few of the lessons...

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    Dec 09, 2019

    TAG Gives Back

    Thank you so much for supporting our business. It’s this support that allows us the opportunity to give back to the worthy causes below. Check them out to see all of the amazing work they do, and if you’re able to, consider donating or even volunteering. A little help goes a long way!  American Heart...

  • A Tenant Advisory Group luncheon of about 20 businessmen
    Dec 06, 2019

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    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 November’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with the question: “What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made and how did you overcome it?” Here are a few...

  • A Tenant Advisory Group luncheon of about 20 businessmen
    Sep 09, 2019

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    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 August’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with the question: “How do you attract and retain top talent?” Here are a few of the lessons...

  • A Tenant Advisory Group luncheon of about 14 members
    Aug 23, 2019

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Bruncheon to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business. During August’s Executives Bruncheon, attendees were prompted with the questions: “What are your best business development techniques and what is the best advice you’ve ever...

  • A Tenant Advisory Group luncheon of about 12 attendees
    Aug 08, 2019

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Networking Event to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business. During July’s Executives Luncheon, attendees were prompted with one question: “How do you build your company’s culture?” Here are a few of the lessons...

  • A Tenant Advisory Group luncheon of about 12 guests
    Jul 22, 2019

    Executive Networking With Tenant Advisory Group

    Every month, Tenant Advisory Group hosts an Executives Bruncheon to provide an opportunity for Chicago business leaders to build new, meaningful connections and discuss topics relevant to running a business. During July’s Executives Bruncheon, attendees were prompted with one question: “What is one challenge you are facing in your business?” Here are a few of...

  • 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...

  • Businessmen standing at a table and looking at each other's eyes intently
    Apr 15, 2019

    Here's When You Should Walk Away From a Deal

    Negotiating a deal for an office space, home or retail space is a delicate art that takes thoughtfulness, precision and a clear idea of what you want. Walking away from a deal is not only the best leverage to get everything on your list of asks, but can also be necessary if the deal is...

  • 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,...

  • We are proud to announce our newest partnership with Dan Porcaro of PSM Partners. This exclusive partnership enables us to offer you premium phone and data brokerages services, as well as cloud services. Through this new affiliation, TAG will be able to provide even more services and solutions to help grow your business. Click here...

  • Chicago is the third largest city in the United States which means there is a deep pool of potential office spaces to fit just about any business. Prior to beginning the search for new space, many of our clients are interested to know what exactly is involved in the process. Through our experience we’ve assembled...

  • Real estate is a complex industry with many different disciplines. The innate structure of the industry demonstrates just how quickly it can become complicated. Even within the commercial space there is a tremendous difference between industrial, retail, and office specialties. The types of properties, client use and lease terms will vary greatly depending on the...

  • There are never enough hours in the day when you’re a small business owner. Try adding relocating your business to your list, and you’ll really have your head spinning. While important, finding a new office is a daunting task and can soak up drastic amounts of time. Thankfully, there are Chicago Commercial Real Estate professionals...

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    Jan 02, 2017

    Close the Deal Before Someone Else Does

    Chicago’s commercial real estate market favors sellers, presenting high demand and low supply in the downtown area. This means the window to moving into your dream office may be closing faster than you think. If you find that perfect property for your business, be prepared to act fast and close the deal with the property...

  • 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...

  • What are the top 5 critical traits of any successful agent?

  • Here’s this week’s recommended reading: Is CRE Looking at Mobile the Right Way? According to a Twitter poll by QuantumListings, 81% of the agents who responded said they don’t use mobile CRE apps at all. So the thinking is that there’s a big opportunity for developers to create CRE specific mobile apps…. via CREOutsider

  • Here’s a quick look at how you can boost your real estate dollars in just 3 easy steps.

  • 3 Articles to Read This Weekend Fed Survey: Bank Reports stronger Demand For CRE Loans The Federal Reserve reports that banks reported little change in their standards on commercial and industrial (C&I) loans in the third quarter of 2015. However, banks also indicated that they increased premiums charged on riskier loans for larger firms on...

  • 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...

  • You have a shiny new license in hand and are ready to conquer the real estate landscape! The median age in real estate is now 57 years old, which may cause young agents to have a difficult time getting clients or referrals – or being taken seriously by peers. Whether you’re a recent graduate or...

  • Episode 1: Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

  • When you’re pursuing your dream of buying a commercial building or leasing office space, it’s easy to get caught up in the one thing you really want to avoid: drama. From loosely inspected properties to ambiguous leases, the journey can be anything but simple. As you move into your next real estate venture, keep these...

  • 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...

  • Building a career in the real estate industry can be frustrating and even intimidating for newcomers. Sadly, the failure rate for new agents is pretty significant. For anyone who’ trying to make a name for themselves, being diligent and avoiding these common beginner mishaps should help your chances of succeeding in this business:

  • Choosing where to house a business can be extremely difficult – especially when deciding between the city or the suburbs. There are the obvious factors to take into account; financials, space, client locations, commute and employees. However, there are two lesser-known pulling factors that you need to take into account: Tax credits and split-office locations....

  • Almost everyone has been in a situation where they needed to either break or amend a property lease. In commercial real estate, there are four main reasons a company may have to sublet their space. The first two reasons are fairly obvious and usually have to do with company size and business trajectory; a company...

  • The business landscape is competitive. The line between ethical and unethical can often become blurred. There is a big discrepancy and ultimately a determining factor in reputation, of how one sees the difference between the two. With the rate new businesses and competitors are emerging, there is a rising concern from established companies that they...

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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.