Wake-up call for unused office space

We all know the jargon term downsizing. This recent case illustrates the concept of rightsizing. We had an assignment recently that highlighted two very expensive things…

Wake-up call for unused office spaceWe all know the jargon term downsizing. This recent case illustrates the concept of rightsizing.

We had an assignment recently that highlighted two very expensive things…
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Rent is never a fixed cost

It is very easy to take things for granted and make assumptions in business. Even successful and smart business leaders can make the wrong assumptions about basic costs. I think sometimes the mind can play tricks on us too, and we can browse a set of accounts or a written article and…

Property is never a fixed cost

It is very easy to take things for granted and make assumptions in business.

Even successful and smart business leaders can make the wrong assumptions about basic costs. I think sometimes the mind can play tricks on us too, and we can browse a set of accounts or a written article and miss some details that we either think are irrelevant or that we don’t want to know about.

I sometimes speculate that there is a good deal of emotion attached to figures related to mortgages and rent. We often Continue reading “Rent is never a fixed cost”

Smart ways to shift focus

I’ve been posting this blog for well over a year now, and I’d like to think we give readers a good heads-up on trends in the property lease market, as well as some insights into how the market works behind the scenes.

So it was interesting for me this week to take some of this expertise into the mainstream news media as a commentator on TVNZ’s business programme: NZI Business June 5: Renters’ market for office space…

I’ve been posting this blog for well over a year now, and I’d like to think we give readers a good heads-up on trends in the property lease market, as well as some insights into how the market works behind the scenes.

So it was interesting for me this week to take some of this expertise into the mainstream news media as a commentator on TVNZ’s business programme: NZI Business June 5: Renters’ market for office space

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The ins & outs of subleasing

Subleasing or assigning space in commercial property is an area of great interest to commercial tenants right now. More and more commercial tenants are finding they would like to…

Subleasing or assigning space in commercial property is an area of great interest to commercial tenants right now.

More and more commercial tenants are finding they would like to sublease or assign space that has become surplus to their requirements. Continue reading “The ins & outs of subleasing”

Commercial vacancy levels hit 15%

Don’t blame the recession for all those empty commercial properties you see. The recession is merely a short-term trend with a severe short-term impact on commercial property vacancy rates. But the digital age is a longer term trend with an even more profound impact on vacancy rates…

Don’t blame the recession for all those empty commercial properties you see. The recession is merely a short-term trend with a severe short-term impact on commercial property vacancy rates. But the digital age is a longer term trend with an even more profound impact on vacancy rates. Continue reading “Commercial vacancy levels hit 15%”

Size does count

When it comes to leasing property, size is starting to really count.

It has always been prudent to lease just the right amount of space that you need, and if you were confident of growth, you might, as with a growing child, perhaps take on a size to grow into…

When it comes to leasing property, size is starting to really count.

It has always been prudent to lease just the right amount of space that you need, and if you were confident of growth, you might, as with a growing child, perhaps take on a size to grow into. Continue reading “Size does count”

The upside of downsizing

The term downsizing is a relatively new jargon word in the English language. And it is one that always has a negative connotation. When it comes to downsizing space in a workplace…

The term downsizing is a relatively new jargon word in the English language. And it is one that always has a negative connotation. To most people it means something is going to be lost; a job, a product or service, or space.

When it comes to downsizing space in a workplace, nine times out of ten it Continue reading “The upside of downsizing”