By Jack Petrie
June 28th, 2017
Real Estate Reflections

 

Are you the type whom, when buying a new phone or device, tears open the box and tries to get it working without paying any attention to the instruction manual and warranty information?  Leasing office space can be the same way.  You just want to secure a space so you can plan for your new offices without diving into the minutia of a commercial lease.  Office leases can be especially difficult to understand when the language belabors unplanned and/or unlikely contingencies.

By Jack Petrie
March 15th, 2017
Real Estate Reflections

The relocation of a company’s offices can be a very time-consuming and costly event.  This process often focuses on economic metrics (as per square foot rent, monthly rent), geographic metrics (general neighborhood, access to transportation) or aesthetics (light, views, existing conditions of a space).  Many times, however, some of the more subtle benefits to productivity from an office relocation occur due to some of the least measurable factors:

By Dennis Clemente
March 4th, 2017
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK--Last March 1, Jeff Glueck, CEO of Foursquare reminded us of his astonishing prediction in a post published on Medium in April last year.  Based on foot traffic data build from its check-ins and visits from Foursquare and Swarm app devotees, Glueck said Chipotle’s first quarter sales would be down almost 30 percent. It was not the first time Foursquare hit the mark. Last September, it predicted sales of iPhones to hit between $13 million and $15 million. It was $13 million.

By Dennis Clemente
March 3rd, 2017
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK -- “Technology is getting better that it’s allowing people to collaborate wherever they may be,” said Souheil Medaghri Alaoui, product designer of Splice.

By Anthony la'O
February 14th, 2017
Events & Recaps

SAN FRANCISCO -- Has Silicon Valley peaked? Will tech see an upswing in tech elsewhere in the world because of the current administration’s priorities?  How is Silicon Valley its own greatest enemy? In this week’s presentation at Silicon Vikings, experts chimed in over their forecast for 2017’s tech fortunes.

By Dennis Clemente
February 12th, 2017
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK—There was no faking it. The Daily News Innovation Lab meetup last February 8 at Microsoft was packed. The debate, “Proposition: We can solve fake news” had people, including the Office Lease Center team, giddy with anticipation. The debaters would not disappoint.

 

By Anthony la'O
January 29th, 2017
Events & Recaps

 

SAN FRANCISCO--This global tech city certainly attracts people who want to move forward with like-minded people--the ones who are disruptive, innovative and looking to create new experiences.

By Jeff Goldstein
January 10th, 2017
Guest Posts

Startups are accustomed to operating in lean and quick fashion, so in the interest of “speed to market” they often do not have the luxury (or expense) of having legal advisors review their practices. Here, however, are great examples of when/where it is critically important to do so:
 

 

By Jack Petrie
December 28th, 2016
Real Estate Reflections

There are three types of transparency required in commercial real estate:

  1. Market Transparency;
  2. Lease (or Process) Transparency;
  3. Professional Transparency.

By Dennis Clemente
December 19th, 2016
Events & Recaps

NEW YORK— How would you like to do things in 4 ways? asked Alvin Zhou of Buzzfeed’s Tasty at the Design Driven meetup last December 13 at Buzzfeed.