texas: Office Beat - 05/07/13 01:24 AM
As a former landlord and current tenant broker, it’s impossible not to have a strong admiration for great buildings.  Some have architecture and personality that draw you in and excite you while others just leave you flat and bored. John Alvarado approaches buildings in an interesting way- by giving them musical styles. Read his blog here to see what I mean.
So here are my questions: What’s the musical style of your office? Does the “musical style” of your office follow the beat of your business? 
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texas: Forbe's List of America's Fastest Growing Cities - 03/05/13 12:38 AM
Texas dominates the top three fastest growing cities in America according to Forbes. Behind Austin and Houston, Dallas boasts an impressive 2.1% growth rate and 5.7% unemployment. Not too shabby, Dallas. 
What does this mean for businesses already operating in Dallas? We’ve talked before about how more growth equals more business and opportunity for everyone, but this kind of growth also requires tenant to lease more space which brings a healthy sense of competition. This creates demand which can then drive rate increases. 
REATA specializes in connecting clients to the right office. Your office space should work for your business, your … (1 comments)

texas: Texaplex II - The Texas Success Story Told So Well - 11/11/11 09:35 AM
This is the second Texaplex video from a residential realtor, David Winans. It's a little long, but really excellent.
 
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texas: Broker and Salesperson Education Requirements Increasing - 09/12/11 04:01 AM
"Once I have mine, I want to make it more difficult for others to get theirs." That seems to be the mantra of most professional licensees and holders of professional designations. It makes sense. Those who have put in the effort and education to earn a license or designation want to increase the prestige of that by making it more difficult for others to achieve. This has the added benefit of making it more exclusive. 
The Texas Real Estate Commission  (TREC) has passed new regulations which do just this. In a press release dated September 9, 2011, TREC will require two … (3 comments)

texas: Here We Go Again - Texas is the Best, Greatest, Highest..... - 06/02/11 02:50 AM
I know the poor folks that don't live in Texas get tired of those of us that do bragging about how we're the best, greatest, highest, on whatever the subject at hand might be. Okay, so we need to ignore education, funding for social services, and the like, but for conservative, pro-business types we can truly brag that it is the best place to be for business - low cost of living, central time zone, great climate (sans July & August), amazing airport, on and on. 
So here is a little more proof as if any more were needed. The Dallas … (3 comments)

texas: It's All About Timing - 05/02/11 10:02 AM
I have lived in Plano, Texas for the last 15 years and have been in the North Texas area for most of the last 30 years. I was working in the yard yesterday afternoon with Toots - my half pointer, half pit bull, all play, 4-legged daughter. She loves working in the yard with me, but it often creates more work than if she were inside, but then that wouldn't be any fun.
It had been raining and storming overnight and half the morning so I didn't go out to work until late in the afternoon to give things a little … (0 comments)

texas: Top Tips for Negotiating Commercial Leases - #11 Insist on an Exclusive Representation Agreement - 03/17/11 05:05 AM
“I won't sign an exclusive representation agreement. I want to keep my options open.”
This is a common comment from prospects who are fearful that an exclusive agreement will restrict them. Behind this comment is also the assumption that an exclusive agreement is only there for the tenant rep broker’s benefit. The reality, however, is that clients should NOT engage a broker who is willing to work without an exclusive representation agreement. There two primary reasons for this:
 
Time - working with 2-3 brokers wastes the client’s time because all agents will likely find the same properties and the client … (0 comments)

texas: Top Tips for Negotiating Commercial Leases - #10 Engage an Attorney - 03/09/11 06:31 AM
You wouldn't go to court without an attorney, but you are likely to end up in court a lot faster if you don't engage an attorney when drafting legal documents. More importantly, if you don't use an attorney when negotiating the lease language, your lease will be one-sided and heavily weighted to the landlord's advantage.
Leases are generally written by landlords and you have to use the landlord's form or they won't lease you the space. Only in rare situations with extremely large companies will landlord's agree to use a lease form of the tenant's chosing.
So engage an attorney … (0 comments)

texas: 50,000 new jobs in Texas in the 4th quarter 2009 - 02/09/10 07:34 AM

It's good to live in Texas.  Those jobs create demand for office & warehouse space. And it will eventually change the balance of power in negotiating leases if it becomes a trend. So you might want to consider renegotiating your lease now before landlords start feeling confident of a recovery with jobs. We recommend that anyone with a lease expiring in the next 2 years evaluate their situation with their corporate real estate advisor (tenant rep) to decide when is the right time to take advantage of this depressed market.  Read the article here -http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2010/02/08/daily4.html?ed=2010-02-08&ana=e_du_pub.  
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texas: What does this Economy Mean for the Corporate Tenant? - 11/10/08 09:33 AM
Thank God I'm in Texas.  Texas is certainly taking some hits while the economy in the US as a whole is suffering.  It is certainly not hurting to the same extent.  DFW is the 4th largest metro in the US, but it created 83,600 new jobs in 2007 (3rd in the nation) and 54,300 from September 2007 to September 2008 (2nd in the nation).  Unemployment stood at 5.3% while the country as a whole was around 6.1%.  These numbers may be adjusted later as often happens, but they show that it's a good time to be in Texas.
Costar reported that … (0 comments)

 
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