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Wine, Water and Real Estate Brokers

Wine, Water and Real Estate Brokers

How much do labels affect our perception of quality? Apparently very much, as shown in study after study. Wine In 2001 a researcher at the University of Bordeaux, the very epicenter of the fine wine world, recruited 54 oenology undergraduates (those are students...

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Potato Chips and Leasing

Potato Chips and Leasing

We’ve all done it. Opened up a bag of potato chips to find a lot of empty air where the afternoon snack should be. In the food industry there’s a name for all that air. It’s called “Slack Fill.” Food producers will tell you that there is a legitimate reason for Slack...

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Who Should Fit Out the Tenant’s Space?

Who Should Fit Out the Tenant’s Space?

Tenants spend a lot of time trying to find the right location for their business. They visit numerous buildings; test fit the spaces for efficiency and suitability and go back and forth on negotiations with the landlord over the economic terms. However, the tenant...

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When is a Market Comp Not a Comp?

When is a Market Comp Not a Comp?

A tenant came to us recently asking for help. They were involved in a transaction with another broker and were concerned about the objectivity of the advice they were getting. The tenant was looking for about 50,000sf of space and was considering a building that was a...

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Why Landlords Want to Pay Commissions

Why Landlords Want to Pay Commissions

Every now and then, someone who hasn’t worked with us previously will ask: But, if my landlord doesn’t have to pay a broker, won’t he give me a better deal? Let’s just make believe for a moment that landlords don’t pay other entities (both in-house and third party)...

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The True Cost of Free

The True Cost of Free

Something happens to us when we are offered something for free: our brains shut down. Free is irresistibly seductive. It is a source of irrational excitement. Witness people who grab coupons offering a free trinket that they have no need for. And people who return to...

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