Landlord REP Tips

As a landlord, do you have the time to deal with numerous brokers and interested tenants? Do you have the expertise to develop an effective marketing plan for your property? Qualify prospective tenants? Negotiate disputes? Engage in lengthy, complex lease negotiations? Prepare monthly leasing status reports? A skilled and experienced landlord’s representative can handle all…

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Strenthening Commercial Leases

In most states, landlords are usually down at the bottom of the list of repayment – after suppliers and other vendors – when tenants default in their financial obligations. In “normal” economic conditions, and especially in these economic down times, landlords should be particularly diligent in evaluating and strengthening commercial leases for their own financial…

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Selecting The Most Qualified Property

After you and your real estate broker have compiled a list of several properties that meet your basic needs, you will want to gather more information about the landlords and buildings you are considering for your office or retail shop location. You will, of course, want to physically tour the premises after having obtained background…

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Tenants With Financial Problems

Regardless of your planning, careful budgeting and attention to financial detail, you may find you have more month than money. Clients are slow to pay and new business is down to a trickle. You have cut back on expansion plans and on desired luxuries. You are making minimum payments on credit cards and other bills…

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Accommodating Commercial Tenants

With the increase in vacant office space due to commercial tenants defaulting on their rent and/or filing for bankruptcy, landlords need to be aware of how to keep existing tenants while remaining in the black. Based on the problems in the nation’s economy, some commercial tenants are asking for a rent reduction in exchange for…

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The "Standard" Form Lease

Most leases are long, complex documents with a great deal of information in small, fine print that is hard to read and time consuming. If you are a small commercial tenant , you will not want to automatically sign a Standard Form Lease without having it reviewed by a competent real estate attorney. Before signing…

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Request for proposal (RFP)

You now have a list of three Qualified Properties which have passed your screening process for: location, services and amenities, acceptable physical tour of the premises, positive feedback from existing tenants and acceptable history of the landlord. And you have received a copy of the Standard Form Lease agreement from each of the three landlords….

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San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Outlook Conference keys in on San Antonio Growth Factors

The talk of the night during the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Conference was all about growth. Although San Antonio certainly didn’t make it out of the national recession unscathed, it did put the city in a unique position to quickly recover. The Chamber of Commerce therefore determined areas of growth that are…

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