Office Market Vacancy Rate

Dallas Fort Worth has always been known for its low cost of living, ease of doing business and highly skilled labor pool. Its central location, great airport and low tax burden for both individuals and companies make it a very attractive place to do business. So its...

WeWork – Will it Work in a Downturn?

We’re updating this blog in light of a story that is currently in the news. WeWork is considering the anticipated valuation of its IPO…that it could be too high. Skepticism is rising over the business model. One of the concerns is what we pointed out here...

Don’t Let Your Lease Kill the Sale of Your Business

As an asset manager, in the late 90s, working for a large owner of office buildings, I got a phone call from a guy who said he was buying one of the companies in a Dallas building we owned. He said his company planned to close on the sale the next day and he wanted...

Feeling Cramped in the Office?

Have you ever noticed how food manufacturers sometimes shrink the size of your favorite candy bar or bag of chips? The price stays the same, of course, but you just don’t get as much. Well, offices have been getting smaller for a long time at the same time that...

Open Plan Office Configuration – Productivity Killer?

Open plan offices have been taking it on the chin for a while now. And now Harvard is piling on with a study that says open plan configurations actually reduce face-to-face interactions instead of increasing them as commonly thought. Inc. did an article in which their...