Industry Articles

Budgeting for Your First Commercial Lease

Taking on a commercial space is a big undertaking and requires careful thought and planning. There’s a lot to consider: how much space will you need? Will you look for fully furnished or outfit it yourself? What amenities are most important to you and your team? ...

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My Blank Page

Last month I saw Bruce Springsteen performing his Broadway show (Covid vaccine card and masks required). At one point during the performance, Bruce recalls what life was like at 19 years of age. We all know that age is a time of transition. It is when we either ...

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Reconfiguring Your Existing Real Estate for Office Re-entry

Although remote work offers some advantages to employees, there are many benefits to returning to the office. For example, collaboration is more straightforward, technical issues aren’t as big of a worry, and being together in the same building inspires a stronger ...

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New Technologies that Make Running Your Business Easier

It seems every week we’re presented with a new piece of business technology that’s designed to be the latest and greatest and dramatically improve our lives. With technology being a $5 trillion industry, we’re constantly inundated with updates and innovations. It ...

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Mid-Year 2021 Broker Commercial Real Estate Insights

Exclusive content for Kenwood Investors. 

Since it’s mid-year 2021, we wanted to provide you with some different perspectives about the various leasing markets where our properties are located and how these markets are performing now compared with ...

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes Made When Signing a Commercial Lease

For any first-time small business owner, signing a commercial lease is a crucial decision that deserves a considerable amount of careful thought, in-depth research, and advice from someone — such as a lawyer — that understands the ins and outs of commercial ...

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Kenwood’s Investor Summer Reading List

As we all take a deep breath from 2020 and enjoy all that summer has to offer in 2021, it is time to unwind and think about simpler things. The days are longer, the weather warmer, and the air is filled with the smells of the ocean and barbecues, and the sounds of ...

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Kenwood’s Business Summer Reading List

Vacations, sunshine, bug spray, sunscreen, longer days, blooming flowers. There are dozens of staples and traditions that remind us of summertime. For many business owners, summer marks the season for reflection and recharge. It’s a time that we dedicate to ...

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The Value of Internal Rates of Return

Investors frequently ask us what metric is the best to analyze and valuate a real estate opportunity. At Kenwood, we utilize multiple models to underwrite each acquisition. However, we find that, compared to other models, the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) captures ...

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Common Area Maintenance Expenses

As a tenant you have most likely discovered that common area maintenance expenses (CAM) are often one component of your total monthly rent. However, many tenants simply pay the amounts billed on their monthly statement without fully understanding what is included ...

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