What is the most important question to ask when selecting a broker for your next office lease?

Commercial real estate is a “relationship” business so tenants tend to work with brokers they know. Makes sense. Everyone knows someone in commercial real estate. It may be their kid’s Continue Reading →

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You’re facing a steep rent increase. Should you stay or should you go?

Your lease is up for renewal and you are facing more than 50% increase in rent over your starting rent 5 or 7 years ago. Business is strong with revenue growth Continue Reading →

EAST BAY OFFICE MARKET SUMMARY – Q1 2017

Asking rents remained high in the 1st quarter but have stabilized as the East Bay market approaches equilibrium.  Tenants seeking relief from San Francisco and Oakland markets are finding rents Continue Reading →

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE MARKET SUMMARY – Q1 2017

San Francisco-based companies facing steep renewals are asking can they afford to remain in The City and can their employees afford to live where they work? High asking rents and Continue Reading →

1986-Thirty Years and Counting

This past Quarter The Mehigan Company celebrated 30 years of serving tenants. An anniversary we are proud of and grateful for. Back in 1986 we started TMC working for 11 Continue Reading →

Why are you getting a worse deal on your lease renewal than new tenants?

Because landlords know that ~70% of their tenants will renew their leases.  So, if you don’t put your landlord on notice that you are considering other options or don’t give Continue Reading →

Do you really want to run your business like a little league team?

Everyone knows someone in commercial real estate. It may be their kid’s little league coach, college roommate, neighbor, relative or someone they sit next to on the commute train. And Continue Reading →

Why California Office Tenants Should, But Don’t Pursue Proposition 13 Protection

Background Most California office tenants know that commercial landlords typically pass on a pro rata share of real estate taxes, including property taxes, to their tenants.  In the most common Continue Reading →

Load Factor matters but, what exactly is it and why does it matter?

Usable Square Feet (USF) One of the first steps in planning for office space is to determine how much usable space you need.  These “rules of thumb” can help estimate Continue Reading →

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE MARKET SUMMARY – Q4 2016

The office market in San Francisco is stabilizing as Q4 rents remained relatively flat for the third straight quarter despite strong leasing activity.   The San Francisco Office market ended Continue Reading →