TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN OFFICE LEASING!
Our work begins long before a lease is due and continues beyond lease signing, as we continually review our clients’ business needs. By examining changes in both the clients’ businesses and the real estate marketplace, I help them take advantage of every opportunity that may arise for shifting needs and in shifting times. “Time is of the essence for office leasing” means taking the short and long view. Both are essential. It also means that we do the work, saving time for you!
NEGOTIATE WITH KNOWLEDGE!
My mission is to assist businesses in finding and negotiating (or re-negotiating) the best options as office tenants in the Chicago and Chicagoland area. Utilizing proprietary methods and state-of-the-art data resources, we guide you through the transaction process, step-by-step, helping you to avoid the common pitfalls and creating maximum negotiating leverage for the tenant’s side of the lease transaction.
FOR TENANTS ONLY.
I provide each of our clients with the highest level of service and support expert negotiating strategies FOR TENANTS ONLY. Tenants get their own broker agent, at no fee. I represent office tenants and my sole fiduciary is to you. Don’t just let your landlord pay its own in-house broker a fee to not represent you.
STAY OR GO?
Negotiations often include working with a tenant’s current landlord, and the outside broker’s perspective and expertise brings negotiating expertise and market alternatives together. Re-negotiations and relocations within a building are often a choice to be considered and, as your tenant rep broker I can insert every advantage in dealing with your landlord.
NO COST TO YOU!
All these resources and skills are provided to office leasing clients at no cost. Landlords build broker’s fees into their leasing model, whether paid to your outside broker or not. As an analogy, in some cases, like residential brokers, a listing or landlord’s agent pays your broker his or her part of the fee. As YOUR agent I owe allegiance only to you!
The ability to find the “right-size” office space size is equally as important as the financial terms in a lease. The design and build out of an office are critical and should include planning for expansion or contraction. The ability to work with space planners and value engineer tenant improvement funds is a bottom-line factor.
Subleasing can also be part of the tenant solution and is added to the mix of tools that ChicagoOfficeBroker.com has to offer powered by the resources of Jameson Commercial Real Estate. Our tools can easily toggle from the tenant to the landlord’s perspective for any deal so you can see both sides. Jameson Commercial’s recognized and respected brand stands behind the best-in-class marketing material and can market sublease space through LoopNet.com as well as its own direct marketing to thousands of other professional brokers who are looking for space like yours for their clients.
HAVE A GENERAL CONTRACTOR ON YOUR SIDE!
Bruce Fogelson, a general contractor for over 25 years, will help navigate the difference between building tenant improvement allowances (TI) and the build-out or reconfiguration costs of space needs. As a 14-time award winning real estate builder/developer, Fogelson has acted as his own general contractor for dozens of multi-million dollar projects, many of which included office or retail space as the key component. Bruce’s expertise begins at location selection and extends through design, planning, architecture, value engineering, specifications, bidding and negotiating every sort of trade-work, and on through post closing, customer service and satisfaction. This background is a value beyond simple brokerage.
INDUSTRY LEADING TECHNOLOGY.
chicagoofficebroker.com and Jameson Commercial Real Estate are members of CoStar.com, which gives our clients access to the vast network of research and verified information that sets CoStar apart in the commercial real estate industry. The ability to deliver accurate and trusted information to clients has won CoStar the business of virtually all the leading commercial real estate firms throughout the U.S.