“If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are”

Uptown Studios HQ, Broadway Corridor, Sacramento “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are” – Wendell Berry When negotiating a lease, you have to pay attention to the bottom line, but you cannot forget about your team.  No longer is it just about price and how many cubes you can

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Sacramento’s Big Man is just getting started.

How About Those Sacramento Kings?  The Kings won last night without their Big Man, Cousins.  Frankly, they looked like a whole new team, with contributions from everyone, with six players in double digits.  Willie Cauley-Stein had a career high 29 points. Would the Downtown market be on such a winning streak without its Big Man?

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Sacramento’s Golden One Arena Makes Almost Everything Better

The Sacramento Kings staying in Sacramento was great, but the Golden One Arena and its profound ripple effect  is the biggest game changer since the Gold Rush. Other cities (San Diego, Denver, San Francisco, etc.) have developed new arenas and the impact on their economies have been great. However, in relative terms, Sacramento’s Arena will

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Renewal or New Lease? Don’t Go Naked.

How long would a snail survive without its shell; a porcupine without its quills; a skunk without its spray? As a commercial real estate broker representing occupiers in their commercial real estate dealings, I strongly encourage retaining a broker when dealing with a renewal or new lease. Certainly, you are capable of finding space; there

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Talk is Cheap. Downtown and Midtown Sacramento Have the Walk to Back it up!

While the Sacramento commercial real estate market seems white-hot, with property flying off the shelf, most buyers of commercial properties (not to be confused with multifamily) are deliberate and sensible. Recent sales in Midtown and Downtown certainly show that values are up, and the sales demonstrate that the Arena effect is more than hype, it

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