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Why Hire a Project Manager?

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Construction projects are risky, costly and time-consuming endeavors, and the more complex a project is, the more potential there is for potential problems to arise, including scope creep, […]

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The Facility Manager’s Important Role During a Construction Project

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Too often the FM is excluded from the design and construction process. But waiting until the end of a project might be too late to influence equipment, products […]

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Why Your Company Move Is A Marketing Opportunity

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. By Glenn Romanelli, Guest Columnist When a company moves, there are certainly a lot of things that need to get done. So much so that the last thing […]

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Experts share top costly Tenant Improvement Work Letter Oversights

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. A tenant (who didn’t use a project manager) once told me of an argument with his landlord shortly after move-in to his newly constructed office.  He went to […]

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Trading Desk Design Trends – Where The Money Is Made

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. By Casey Markoe, Guest Columnist A Trading Floor is a unique environment designed to house and support the trading operations of financial firms. The staff in these spaces […]

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Top 5.5 Consultants You Should Hire For Your Office Buildout

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Congratulations, you’ve signed your new office lease and now you’re ready to begin thinking about the design of your new space. But before the ink has dried on […]

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Tenant Builders Risk Insurance – Who is really at risk?

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. By Jim Doran, Guest Columnist Insurance requirements can be lengthy at many different times during the course of a lease. Most leases require General Liability, property, and additional […]

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When Real Estate Brokers Poo Poo Project Management, Find a New Broker

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Tenant Rep Brokers, like Project Managers/Owner’s Reps, position themselves as client advocates who only represent the tenant/end-user during the real estate acquisition process. They cast themselves as the […]

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Eliminating Desk Side Trash Cans in Your Office

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. In a LinkedIn Facilities Management Group discussion, we discussed how companies are cleaning up the individual workspace garbage in exchange for centrally located garbage collection areas. Whoa, you […]

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Tenant Tip – Check for Damaged Windows Before Construction or Pay Later

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. My general contractor on a 52,000 sq ft tenant build out received the following post-construction email from the landlord: “Please be informed that we are going to repair […]

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Cubicles Get A Charge From USB Charging Ports, Literally!

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Twenty years after the invention of USB charging cables for just about every electronic device, systems furniture manufacturers have finally caught up and just started offering USB electrical […]

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Why Can I Hear People Through My Office Wall?

This post originally appeared on tBL member Richard Neuman's blog The Owner's Rep and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Following months of planning your new office build out and relocation, your long-awaited post-move has occurred. You sit back into your office or cubicle, gaze around at your […]

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Power to the People! – errr – Cubicle

Did you know that in NYC and many smaller municipalities like Garden City, LI, power strips are illegal in commercial offices?  You are not permitted to extend the number of receptacles beyond what is hardwired. If you need four outlets in one location, then you must install two duplex or a quad electrical outlet. Now, walk […]

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Tenants and Landlords Benefit from Energy Aligned Lease Clause

Commercial landlords may balk at implementing energy-efficient upgrades or retrofits because of the perceived and real financial burdens they face for implementation. This may seem an oxymoron because it’s like the adage, “you have to spend money to save money.”  Because savings may not be realized immediately, or they may ultimately benefit solely the tenant, […]

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Tenants and Scope Creep, Is Change Good?

Change is good, if managed properly.  Tenants relocate on average once every ten years and a project manager’s role is to guide and manage expectations so a seemingly overwhelming process becomes a pleasant experience. We watch the tenant’s money and project scope to assure best value for every dollar. Scope Creep is often a term […]

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TV Studio Site Selection 101: Finding the perfect inefficient, windowless, cold, power hungry space

Broadcast studio facilities are technological wonders that produce some of our most enjoyable entertainment within its four walls. Behind the cameras and glamour, though, is a windowless, soundproof, power consuming hog that probably won’t win any energy efficiency or daylighting awards. When selecting a building to retrofit for a studio facility, it’s more than just large space and tall […]

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Why It Can Be a Financial Mistake to Negotiate with a Landlord Directly

When commercial tenants negotiate directly with landlords, they are often treated like captive markets. Without representation, tenants don’t know what they don’t know (for example, the ability to add early termination rights), and that necessarily results in unrepresented tenants leaving important terms, rights, and dollars on the table. With tenant representation, it costs tenants nothing […]

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Value Engineering (VE) – Are you designing in value or just cutting costs?

Contributed by  Richard Neuman of Relocation Management Solutions, Inc. This is a familiar statement in design and construction – “Every time we are asked to do “Value Engineering” it was to lower the cost!” VE is a process to find ways to reduce costs and improve performance, but is often mistaken solely for cost savings.  In construction, Value Engineering is […]

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When Should You Start Evaluating Your Company’s Lease Expiration Date?

Entering into a new commercial lease can be simultaneously exciting and scary. Ideally, start looking for space well in advance of your lease expiration because if a remodel is necessary, the process could take anywhere from about six months to a year. Most landlords will want rent payments to begin shortly after the lease execution, […]

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