In working with clients around the world, we’ve come across a number of mistakes that could have been easily avoided had an experienced real estate professional been consulted.  Our team of professionals is always here to help clients navigate their real estate transactions.   For more information about our services or to schedule an informational

Google’s phenomenal success, not to mention its top ranking on Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” list in both 2012 and 2013 makes it one of the most highly sought after companies to work for. In working with companies around the world, we find that many underestimate the significant influence that a good workplace design and

Is your company looking for ways to reduce their utility expenses?  Perhaps you’re seeking a new, energy efficient facility and aren’t sure where to start. In theory “green leases” in which both the tenant and landlord benefit from energy efficiency improvements, are a no-brainer. In reality, tenants often hit resistance when trying to negotiate efficiency

Cities around the US are adopting energy benchmarking ordinances geared at assessing the energy performance and efficiency of commercial buildings.  Chicago is the most recent city to introduce an energy benchmarking ordinance which would require buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. to track and verify their energy consumption. As the saying goes, you can’t manage what

Mobile point of sale systems are popping up everywhere and it looks like they’re here to stay.  In fact, research analysts predict that the mobile POS industry will surpass $2 billion in hardware and software sales in 2013. Mobile point of sale aps offer a sleek way for sales associates to checkout and assist customers anywhere in the

Using weather satellites designed to measure ocean winds, scientists have compiled graphs that depict how wide and tall cities around the world have grown over the past decade. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, “China will build the equivalent of New York every other year for 20 years, while India needs to add the equivalent

A number of reports have been published lately on the discrepancy between employment growth and demand for office space. According to an article in CoStar, average office employment is growing at a rate of a little over 2% while demand for space is growing at just half that rate. So why hasn’t job growth translated

After two years of careful consideration, the Green Building Advisory Committee has put out an official recommendation to GSA that the LEED Green Building Certification system be used for all GSA buildings. In putting forth this recommendation the committee has determined that LEED standards are the best for determining the overall efficiency of a building.

As companies look at how to maximize the value that they get out of each sq. ft. of real estate, conference rooms are an area that’s on the chopping block.   Traditionally expected components of office space, conference rooms are no longer an absolute necessity. Of course companies that hold daily or even weekly meetings will

A Twist on Energy Conservation

Thursday, 28 March 2013 by

We stumbled upon a fitness center in Goleta, CA that is taking a whole new approach to energy conservation.   Having done the Gold’s Gym franchise before, this gym owner was looking for an innovative approach to the ideal fitness club. The goal of the new Goleta gym is simple; provide an enjoyable experience to all

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