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We read an article recently on whether to buy or lease office space. This brought us back to one of our previous blogs, “Is it Better to Buy or Lease Commercial Real Estate?” This new article, from BisNow, highlights the factors and considerations a person should make before deciding whether leasing office space or buying office space for their company is the better option.

From our previous blog on the topic:

“Clients ask me this question quite a bit.  The answer depends on many factors and it is different for each client depending upon the current market parameters and their unique circumstances.

Right now, the California commercial real estate market for retail, office and industrial properties for sale and for lease in which I specialize in is pretty hot and has been for many years.  Prices for both sales and leasing have exceeded all-time highs historically in most California cities especially in Southern California where most of my transactions take place.  So, when prices are high it means that it’s not a good time to buy or lease, right?  Not necessarily.  And what if you have a business and have to do one or the other, which one do you choose?”

BisNow’s article agrees with the consideration of the state that you’re living in:

“One factor companies should consider is the state of the office market. Conditions like vacancies and interest rates can impact the decision to buy or rent. The company’s level of flexibility in terms of timing can also be important. For example, a company that needs to move immediately would have different considerations and more pressure than a company that has time to weigh these options.  Many businesses also work alongside a real estate representative who understands the company’s needs and can help make the right call. This representative works to find a location that fits the company’s needs and negotiates a reasonable deal.”

If you want to learn more about your specific situation and whether you should be leasing or buying a space, contact David Massie at DJM Commercial at 805-217-0791 or david@djmcre.com – we can help! For more details from BisNow, read the full article here.

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We recently read an article in Connect Commercial Real Estate highlighting how national office vacancy continues to climb. Rent growth, on the other hand, has headed into an incline in the last two quarters. This means that there is potential for tenants to lease office space for less than before.

From Connect Commercial Real Estate:

“The national office vacancy rate climbed 0.1% to 16.6% in the second quarter, according to research by Reis. Vacancy increased in 39 of 79 metros in the quarter, with just two metros posting a decline in effective rent, as the gap between the “better” office markets and lagging ones widens and gets more pronounced. […] Rent growth, in contrast, was healthier in the last two quarters than in the previous seven, as a number of metros had rent growth of 1% or more in the quarter and 4% for the year. The stronger metros helped buoy the national average more so than in previous quarters.”

This article is a great example of how a landlord rents are falling. If you want to learn how to lease space for less as a tenant, contact David Massie at DJM Commercial at 805-217-0791 or david@djmcre.com – we can help! For more details, read the full article here.

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We recently read an article in Bis Now highlighting how small retailers are finding their opening while old giants shrink. The general premise is that retail landlords are willing, more and more, to take on smaller retailers by dividing up their spaces and leasing them out where they can instead of holding off for the big fish that probably isn’t coming.

From Bis Now:

“As the country’s largest retailers struggle to adapt to 21st century consumer demands, retail landlords are increasingly willing to slice up their space, take on riskier tenant options and offer flexible lease terms — and smaller retailers are reaping the benefits. […] The market has been marred with a number of big-name store closures in the city. But brokers said the conditions are paving the way for smaller retailers to get their foot in the door, as increasingly desperate landlords stop holding out for the national operators with established track records.”

This article is a great example of how a retail tenant can save on rent right now. Even better news? We can help. Contact David Massie at 805-217-0791 or david@djmcre.com if you are a retail tenant and you want to find a great deal on a retail space like mentioned in the article. For more details, read the full article here.

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“Join or Die” was Benjamin Franklin’s call to arms during the American Revolution. His cartoon, first published May 9, 1754, in the Pennsylvania Gazette, was a rallying challenge for the colonies. The visual impact of a severed snake jolted the colonists to action against the British iron rule and led to years of uprising, fighting but eventful freedom. Image and words were the catalysts.

A revolution starts because change is needed – the American Revolution and Civil War were political revolts, but civil problems of poverty and discrimination have also started revolutions. Words and symbols grab peoples’ attention and can be vehicles to ignite passion and action. Art uses color and images that spark a visceral response, whether emotional or physical, for action against injustice. It can give people concrete forms and pictures to rally around, highlighting larger principles. Art can also be an external representation of internal feelings, spurring action in a “so what”, apathetic culture. It can spark imagination just as effectively as it can inspire hope for a better future. Art is a powerful force to engage people with truth.

As you remember our freedom this month, consider the power art can be in society and in your own life.

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We have a fantastic property for lease currently. This existing dental office is in a prime Westlake Village location and the price was just reduced from $1.95/SF/month to $1.50/SF/month. This space is not limited to dental office use though. The office can be used for dental, medical or even office uses.

This amazing location has the best of both worlds. It sits appealingly at end of a quiet cul de sac while also being walking distance to retail, the post office and many other amenities nearby.

There are several opportunities with this location as the landlord will allow new prospective tenants to sublease all or part of the space. The landlord is also giving the option to have the lease assigned or do a direct lease, your choice.

This really is the perfect opportunity to dive in on a prime Westlake Village location with a sublease or a direct lease with low rent for dental, medical or office space. Interested in learning more? Full property details can be found by clicking here.

Contact us today for more information! Call 805-217-0791 or email david@djmcre.com

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If you have a retail business, including a restaurant, and would like to join existing successful tenants with a great location, this is a great opportunity for you! The Agoura Hills City Mall currently has openings for new retail spaces. Most recently, there is new restaurant space available at what is now a current Pizza Hut and a new location for a smoothie / yogurt / coffee or dessert location available!

A few of the already established and thriving businesses in this shopping center include: Agoura’s Famous Deli, Vincitori, Sushi Wasabi, Maral Cuisine, Citibank, Kanan Pharmacy, California Dance Theatre, I Love Kickboxing, Journey Martial Arts, Agoura Mexican Café and more!

The landlord has agreed to give a reasonable amount of time for you to construct your retail space, without having to pay rent! This location comes with a new common area, improvements and renovations. Some of the spaces have outdoor patios. The space is great, but the location is truly what can’t be beat.

The Agoura Hills City Mall is adjacent to two major retail centers anchored by large grocery and drug stores. The location also includes great signage that is visible from Kanan Road. It’s located on Kanan Road near Thousand Oaks Boulevard. This is a main and busy intersection that’s less than one mile north of the Ventura Freeway (101) on Kanan Road for easy access! For those that don’t know, Kanan Road is the main road in Agoura Hills linking to the Ventura (101) Freeway. The shopping mall is centered in an area with great demographics; there are over 100,000 people in a 5 mile radius. Click here for more property listing details and additional photos.

Contact us today for more information about introducing your business to this busy retail center with great traffic from local residents as well as the nearby schools! 805-217-0791 or david@djmcre.com

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