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Amazon Warehouses

We know Amazon delivers thousands of items right to our house, often within 24 hours.  Below is a map showing how they do it—with warehouses all over the US and world.    With their push to handle more and more of their own delivery, this number will continue to increase.  They are even looking to …

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We are spending a fair amount of time in this narrative looking at the issues of office space in a post-COVID-19 world.  As I write this, we are still in a COVID-19 “sandstorm” without any real clear direction. However, we can look at the various options that are being thrown out as alternatives.  One of …

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The sandstorm continues. In Phoenix, we call it a haboob.  Uncertainty, again, served as the main theme of the Metro Phoenix Office Market in the third quarter.  Vacancy didn’t really rise that much in the past 90 days.  Rental rates softened only slightly.  Sublease space spiked up again this quarter. We are seeing companies who …

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q3 2020 Read More »

It is imperative to know the key points of your lease. This means reading beyond the rent and the expiration date. We prepare lease abstracts for all of our clients as a matter of course. Our unique lease abstract form makes sure we capture all the important lease details and maximize your leverage. Why? Because …

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The Counselors of Real Estate (of which Andrew and I are proud members) have released their annual top 10 issues affecting real estate.  Please read the whole article below.  As you can imagine, COVID-19 is currently leading the way on issues affecting real estate. Big shocker.  We have written about the pandemic a ton in previous …

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I’m a third-generation Arizonan, which means I love the sunshine. Below is a cool map that shows sunshine in terms of hours per year.  It’s interesting how little sunshine Europe gets.  In the USA, we get tons of Vitamin D compared to Europe. And Arizona…forget about it… We get 3,500 hours a year or more. One of …

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As an office broker for 35+ years, I have done my share of corporate headquarters relocations and negotiations.  If you need office space, I am your man.   Part of any negotiation for a sizable relocation can be state and city incentives. The article below from the New York Times talks about companies taking advantage of this …

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In my Workplace 2020 series, I talked about the speed of the market gaining velocity.  Millennials now expect an immediate response time.  After three decades of closing over 125 deals per year (151 in 2019) each and every year, we have fine-tuned our process to include the fastest response times in our industry. Below is a …

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As we come out of the COVID-19 quarantine, the number one question I am being asked (other than questions about rent deferment or abatement) is “what is this going to do to the office building layouts going forward?”  There are many prognostications and I have prepared my own presentation that I am giving to our …

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Over the past five years, tons of owners have remodeled office buildings.  The first place they start is the lobby.  Below is an interesting graph for owners as they think about remodeling their lobby. Here are some key ideas that hit me when I saw this: 1—This is a year or more project. If you need to …

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