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office space may one day be occupied 24/7

Past SIOR President Geoffrey Kasselman predicts that office space may one day be occupied 24/7, and there are major users “that may rhyme with Zamazon and Zoogle that are trying to negotiate with large-portfolio commercial landlords now — they want a landing pad on the top of their buildings so they can recharge the drone…

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Double-dipping – office Landlords generally have an annual rental increase, which in our region is a 3% per year rent bump, and there is also an operating expense pass-through increase, which usually takes the base year or first year of the lease as a benchmark and then the tenant pays their prorata share of any…

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A flurry of office building open houses and promotions

Not sure if this is a signal of a change in office market conditions or just a coincidence, but recently out here in the burbs of Contra Costa we have had a flurry of office building open houses and promotions. Breakfast open houses, luncheons, and we’ll see how long this trend continues. However, if prospects…

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Is California at the top or near the bottom?

In Site Selection on January 2018 California was either at the top or near the bottom ranking for various economic and business benchmarks. Out of 50 U.S. States, California was #1 in Higher Ed. R&D Expenditure, #2 in Information Technology and Innovation, but #48 in Business Tax Climate and #47 in lowest cost of electricity.…

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Trump’s Tax Bill

According to Geraldine Serrano of the Bedford Team, who specializes in Cost Segregation, regarding the New Trump Tax Bill, “As a result of the new tax bill, one of the biggest changes for commercial real estate buyers is in the area of bonus depreciation. The bottom line is that buyers are now eligible to deduct…

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