Landlords make their biggest profits on the renewal of existing tenant leases. Ironically, most Commercial Tenants believe that during their preceding lease terms, they’ve built a ‘best buddies’ relationship with  their Landlords and assume incorrectly…

As you might imagine, over the 24 years I’ve owned and operated my Indianapolis based tenant representation firm, CARMEN Commercial Real Estate Services, I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the many missteps tenants take…

When counseling business owners and managers on leasing office space and industrial property in Indianapolis over the past 25 years, since founding CARMEN Commercial Real Estate, one of the most common questions I’ve been asked…

My team had a recent experience that provided us with a discouraging view of the commercial real estate brokerage industry.  Arthur Rutenberg Homes is a medium-sized Florida-based company that recently opened its first Indiana office.…

You are driving around or browsing online and you see it:  The office building that looks perfect for your company.  But you don’t know anything about it.  Is it an available office space? What is the…

As you might imagine, over the 24 years I’ve owned and operated my Indianapolis-based tenant representation firm, CARMEN Commercial Real Estate Services, I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the many missteps tenants take with…

If you’re looking for new office space in Indianapolis, you probably have a checklist list in your head (or maybe even on paper) to make sure the lease gets done right. You want to pay…

Most tenants are unfamiliar with negotiating an office lease renewal. Some may not even realize they have the opportunity to do so! Typically their broker advised them of their current lease, so they are not…

“Don’t allow yourself to be backed into a corner.”  I’ve repeated this phrase to countless business owners and managers when discussing office lease expiration.  I’ve spent much of the past 31 years negotiating office leases…

Whether it is the start of an office lease or a lease renewal, the lease negotiation process is a critical time for determining a successful outcome of the tenant’s lease utilization. The negotiation process offers the opportunity…

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