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Affiliates Provide Insight Too – Rework Your Thinking

chicagoofficebroker.com is fortunate to have the knowledge base from best-of-breed peers in related fields such as Rework.  We both know that it shouldn’t come as a surprise that everyone is wondering what returning to the office will look like after the COVID curve has been flattened. With a focus on healthy social distancing standards, the […]

Aligning Technology

Space planning and Managers’ challenges in the transition to the office are plentiful but do not always align technology and software that brings empirical management.  They should answer some key questions. • What benchmarks should determine when to re-open the office? • How many employees can return to the office safely, who needs to be […]

Lease Rent Terms Vary And Need An Equalizer

You’re looking at commercial leases for the perfect space and it’s time to talk seriously about your lease rate agreement. If you’re new to commercial real estate, it helps if you know what you’re getting into. Even better: use a commercial office broker specializing in leasing to integrate the best software tools into a process […]

Lease Analysis Tools Give Tenants A Powerful Advantage

The proliferation of Big Data technology is starting to drive decision making for commercial real estate brokers and their office tenant clients. These broker tools are able to easily collect, sort and compare inputs, then accurately project performance, which provides office users the valuable insights for their decisions. One of the most innovative applications to […]

Your Office -Combat COVID-19!

Over one-third of the world’s population is living life with restrictions due to the pandemic. Many businesses have closed down. Some have sent their employees to work from home. Others are staying alive with government-funded support.  Without taking away from the plight of retail and factories that are so often in the news, there is little discussion of […]

“FORCE MAJEURE” IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing business disruption around the globe. Office tenants may have a question in common with their landlords (or opposition): What is “force majeure” in the contracts?  What should tenants do with, for, or to their landlord?   “Force majeure” is a common but often overlooked clause, by any name, in office […]

DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

The proliferation of Big Data technology is beginning to drive decision making for commercial real estate brokers and their office tenant clients. These broker tools are able to easily collect, sort and compare inputs, then accurately project performance, which provides office users with valuable insights for their decisions. One of the most innovative applications to […]

Plan office space BEFORE you plan your move

Don’t start your search for new space without first talking to a space planner. Actually, in these changing times, it’s your tenant representative office broker who can be the gateway to the issues you face and the related services you may need.