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Navigating the Lifecycle of a Commercial Lease: A Comprehensive Guide

As a business owner, finding the perfect commercial space is crucial to the success of your business. However, navigating the lifecycle of a commercial lease can be cumbersome and confusing, especially if you're managing multiple leases. From acquisition to operations, there are many departments and processes to consider when managing commercial lease agreements. That's why we've put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate every step of the commercial lease lifecycle. In this guide, we'll cover everything from occupancy cost auditing to tenant improvement allowances. Whether you're a new business owner or a seasoned entrepreneur, this guide will help you make informed decisions and ensure that your commercial lease is a valuable asset to your business. So, let's dive in and explore the ins and outs of navigating the lifecycle of a commercial lease.
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Why Disjointed Lease Administration and Accounting Haunt ASC-842

For restaurant and retail chains juggling leased locations, the specter of ASC-842 looms large. This complex accounting standard, demanding comprehensive lease recordkeeping, often triggers groans and late-night spreadsheet sprints. But what if the real culprit behind your ASC-842 woes isn't the standard itself, but the disconnect between your lease administration and accounting departments?
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Be a Smooth Operator: Transitioning from Acquisition to Operations

After the deal is done and the acquisition team hands off a newly acquired portfolio of leases to the operations team, there can be confusion over what happens next. If your operations team is already working at capacity on the day-to-day tasks of running the business, finding time for someone to comb through each lease to set reminders for important dates, make notes of unusual terms, and reach out to every landlord can feel impossible. For many business owners, it's unclear who on their team these tasks should even fall to. This lack of clarity leads to a catch-up situation of just trying to not let too many items drop. Sound stressful? That's why Property Works has developed a proven Acquisitions to Operations Transition Process Support service to help you start strong.
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RFDC: Introducing Property Works' New Transaction Support Services

A look ahead to This Year’s Restaurant Finance and Development Conference: Introducing Property Works' New Transaction Support Services As you gear up for the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, there's something special cooking at Property Works. We're thrilled to introduce our brand-new Transaction Support Service, tailored for operators acquiring new locations and private equity groups acquiring new portfolios. This innovative service is designed to streamline post-closing integration, making the process smoother and more efficient than ever before.
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8 Essential Lease Components to Uncover Before Acquisitions

8 Essential Lease Components to Uncover Before Acquisitions When it comes to real estate acquisitions, the adage "knowledge is power" couldn't be truer. The success of an acquisition hinges on a comprehensive understanding of the existing leases. Imagine closing on a new property only to discover that a crucial lease expires just one year after the closing date—with no available renewal options. The ramifications of not uncovering these lease intricacies before closing can be substantial, ranging from missed negotiation opportunities to unforeseen financial burdens. In this blog, we'll explore why uncovering eight essential lease components before closing on an acquisition is paramount to ensuring a well-informed, strategic approach to property management.