How the Sale of Your Building Could Cost You Money
Lease Clauses / Leasing / Tips

How the Sale of Your Building Could Cost You Money

California’s Proposition 13 provides a statutory limit on annual increases to the assessed value of a property. Basically, the state general levy tax rate is limited to 1.0% of the property’s value and cannot increase more than 2.0% per year, unless the building is sold, more than 50% is transferred, or substantial new construction is … Continue reading

San Francisco’s Mid Market and the “Twitter Effect”
Development / Leasing / Technology

San Francisco’s Mid Market and the “Twitter Effect”

So who’s to thank for surging rents in San Francisco’s Mid Market corridor? The technology sector, naturally, whose epicenter has steadily been migrating from Silicon Valley to downtown San Francisco.  Operating the business to be closer to the tech talent pool is a trend that represents a shift in the thinking behind where a company decides … Continue reading

What I Learned While at 42Floors
Cool new things we love / Leasing / Technology

What I Learned While at 42Floors

Yesterday, I wrapped up a one-month consulting position with San Francisco-based 42Floors.com. As a tenant rep advisor that’s passionate about commercial real estate and technology, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team and get a feel for what it’s like to work within a fast paced startup in the midst of SoMa’s exciting technology … Continue reading

Lease Structure Key to Energy Savings
Green / Leasing / Sustainability / Tips

Lease Structure Key to Energy Savings

When office tenants pay only for their actual energy consumption, they inherently use less of it. Unfortunately, most tenants in “Class A” buildings have a lease structure called “fully-serviced” which does not account for how much energy each individual tenant uses, and therefore doesn’t motivate them to reduce their energy consumption because there’s no economic … Continue reading