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Market Report – Mid Year 2020

Market Report – Mid Year 2020 Minneapolis-St. Paul TaTonka Real Estate Advisors is the Minneapolis member of Exis, an international network of best-in-class tenant and buyer representation firms. At Exis, our loyalties aren’t compromised; because we do not...

Analyzing Landlord Net Effective Returns – Lease Tool

Background As a tenant advisor, one of the most important services we provide is to ensure our clients receive best-in-class representation in securing lease terms which exceed market conditions. Just getting a transaction done is simply not good enough; getting it...

When Should You Start Thinking About Your Lease?

Most people only start to think about their real estate situation when they are coming up to the expiration of their lease term. Since many leases are seven years or more in length, people don’t think about their real estate very much. When they finally do, they are...

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...

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...

Why Large Companies Don’t Maximize Negotiation Leverage

It’s startling to read a large tenant’s lease and discover how less favorable it is compared to what smaller tenants with less leverage achieved at the same time in the market. Sometimes, the rent and other cost exposures are higher; other times, the work...