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.…

Imagine you’ve decided to buy a new car and instead of taking on the dreaded task of walking into the car dealer on your own, you’ve decided to hire your friend and auto buying expert,…

“What could be so hard about finding office space for my company?” Sounds like a fair question.  And honestly, finding commercial property for lease isn’t all that hard. It’s finding the perfect space for the right…

https://youtu.be/0dIkJWcuTxg It’s a year and a half before your office lease is up.  There are many reasons why you might be considering a move to new office space: maybe you’ve experienced growth, want to attract…

A business retains an outside accountant for financial support of the business. They have an attorney for questions regarding the legal aspects of running the business. But with the office facilities playing such a significant part in…

The following is excerpted from Entrepreneur’s Ask the Money Guy, Joe Worth.  When a concerned reader asked, “Any advice on how to lease my new location without getting ripped off?”, Entrepreneur’s Joe Worth had some answers. He shared…

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…

“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…

The Wall Street Journal is drawing attention to the fiery debate between tenant representation firms and full-service brokerage firms over the issue of the inherent conflict of interest that occurs when one broker represents both sides of a real…

When you’re searching for a home, you have to consider the costs that you may incur with realtors on the buying and selling side. But when tenants consider who they hire for leasing or buying office…

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