On November 12, commercial brokers everywhere were stunned by the news that New York’s One World Trade Center had supplanted Chicago’s Willis Tower as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Stunned? Okay, maybe not. After all, it’s not as if the announcement from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat makes Willis Tower
Silicon Valley and San Francisco aren’t the only urban centers that have office workspaces completely different than those that existed just a decade or two ago. Thanks to tech behemoths like Facebook and Google, companies around the U.S. are seeing a fundamental shift in workspace. Traditional space users—law firms, accounting groups, ad agencies, and so
Midmarket executives should be aware of new trends in work environments. Current commercial real estate trends show that traditional space users – law firms, accounting firms, ad agencies and even major public real estate companies – are now looking to edgy tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google for inspiration in both redesigning their offices
Assuming is not always the best approach for companies where the demographic skews older, says Howard Ecker, who owns Howard Ecker & Co., a commercial tenant representation firm.
Chicago office spaces originally suited for law and accounting firms are being repurposed to attract tech startups and the firms who want to emulate that culture, says Howard Ecker, whose eponymous Chicago-based firm, founded 38 years ago, matches tenants to space. He described to Blue Sky some ways startup culture is impacting the local commercial
Lease and rent expenditures often represent an enormous financial commitment for small businesses. Unfortunately, unless commercial real estate is your core business, you may end up overpaying or not getting what you really need. "If a business owner walks into the building directly, he's talking to the broker who represents the landlord. The broker's trying
“Commercial real estate is an archaic, lumbering, anachronistic beast." —Danny Boice, startup co-founder Startups don’t get us. They dress like skate punks, don’t shave, keep weird hours and say “awesome” all the time. Who’d want to invest time and effort in finding commercial property for startups? Well, Valentine Ecker Klutznick would. She’s a Vice President
Led by David Burton, as head of global corporate real estate services (CRES), and previously a director with Credit Suisse, Pepper Property has leveraged this platform and made key hires in the UK and Asia as well as formalizing a long-standing alliance in the US with Howard Ecker & Company.
Denver-based Jewish outreach organization, Judaism Your Way (JYW), announced that the organization is relocating to Governor’s Center II, 600 Grant Street (Suite 308) on May 1. The move comes after significant growth both in services and personnel over the last two years. "We’re excited to be moving to new and larger office space that will