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June 2018 Archives

Franchisees are a special kind of commercial tenant

When some Orange County entrepreneurs consider starting a business, they look to franchises. Since much of the business is already established, it allows for certain guarantees when it comes to the success of the business. In some ways, this also makes a franchisee a special kind of commercial tenant.

Construction project contracts: change orders

So, you are contractor with a contract, the scope of work is defined, the price is set. You created an itemized list in your scope of work to help you get a better sense of the project’s cost and help you manage the expectations of your customer. Assuming you did this, at what point do change orders become excessive? How should they be dealt with?

Construction project contracts: change orders

So, you are contractor with a contract, the scope of work is defined, the price is set. You created an itemized list in your scope of work to help you get a better sense of the project's cost and help you manage the expectations of your customer. Assuming you did this, at what point do change orders become excessive? How should they be dealt with?

Saving a landmark with a new development could be the answer

Even as young as the state of California may be when compared to other parts of the country, it still has its landmarks. Preserving them does not need to get in the way of progress, however. It may be possible to save a landmark with a new development nearby or on the premises.

Tips to get the most of out of a commercial lease

Shopping around for rental space here in Orange County may be a frustrating process. Finding a space that suits your needs at a reasonable price may seem like an insurmountable task. However, there are ways to get the most out of a commercial lease for a property that seems perfect otherwise.

Embracing change may be key to surviving the 'retail apocalypse'

The simple fact is that consumers shop differently now than they did prior to the explosion of online shopping. Previously, they went to malls and shopping centers for their retail needs, but now, many people sit at home, order from their electronic devices and wait for boxes to show up at their doors. Consumers here in Orange County are no different, and property owners may need to embrace change in order to survive what those watching the market dub as the "retail apocalypse."