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What A Dental Real Estate Tenant Needs To Know About Rent Escalation Clauses (Part III)
Expense StopsIf you have a full-service gross lease, you'll pay a base rental rate. The landlord has to pay for any additional costs. But sometimes, landlords put something called an expense stop in the lease. This means tenants pay for all operating costs above an agreed-upon amount. Landlords add...  Read More
What A Dental Real Estate Tenant Needs To Know About Rent Escalation Clauses (Part II)
Types of Rent Escalation ClausesThere are a couple of types of rent escalators:Stepped Rent Escalation ClausesThis type of rent escalation allows your landlord to increase yourrent at specific intervals. For example, you might pay $30 a square footin year one, $31 in year two, $32 during year...  Read More
What A Dental Real Estate Tenant Needs To Know About Rent Escalation Clauses (Part I)
Unfortunately, commercial leases have something in them that you never had to worry when you were buying your home.And that's rent escalation clauses.These clauses allow an owner to increase your rent at regular intervals. Sometimes, tenants and landlords argue over whether there should even be...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part V)
An Experienced Healthcare Real Estate Agent is Your Ace in the Hole Don't enter into lease negotiations without an experienced healthcare real estate agent by your side.  Some people will tell you that negotiations are easy because the landlord writes the lease and takes care of everything else for...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part IV)
Go for A Shorter Lease Term Sometimes, landlords are desperate to rent space and may try to talk you into agreeing to a lease with a longer term.For new practitioners, a one-year lease with a renewal clause is best. But if your landlord won't take a one-year contract and you really want the space,...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part II)
CAM FeesCAM fees are what you pay for your use of the common areas of the building. Common Area Maintenance (CAM) fees are a normal part of every lease. To figure out this number, landlords use a little something called a “load factor.” This is the formula for it:Rentable Square Feet/Usable Square...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part I)
When you enter into lease negotiations with your prospective landlord, you desperately want to believe that he’ll negotiate everything in good faith.Therefore, you want to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, why wouldn’t you? No one wants to think the worst of another person. This could...  Read More
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part V)
Plan Ahead It can take months to find a team who can breathe perfect life into your dream and do justice to your vision. That’s why it’s imperative you start the planning process as soon as you can.Whatever type of space you decide on, it’s important to make sure you devote enough time to the...  Read More
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part IV)
The Design Phase of Your ProjectIt’s time to come up with a design that makes sense for you. Talk with your team about your goals and project requirements. And then, find the designers who can translate your dreams into blueprints. Try to hire a firm that understands the nuances of your type of...  Read More
Should You Buy or Lease Your Dental Office Space? (Part III)
This is Part III (and the final part) of my series on leasing versus buying your dental office space. Putting Together Your “Dream Team” To Help You Make The Right DecisionTo make any important decision in your life, you need to put together a “dream team” of people who’ll be there to advise you...  Read More
How to Select the Best Location for Your Dental Practice
Location is EVERYTHING when selecting one for your new dental practice. Its importance is often underestimated. The ideal location is one where there’s enough demand for the kind of practice you want to have. When choosing a location, think about how that location will help you grow your practice....  Read More
5 Reasons Why You’re Leaving Money on the Table if You Don’t Use a Dental Real Estate Broker
You’re a busy dental professional looking to rent or buy office space. Everything about it needs to be right. The location. The look and the feel of the space. How things improve patient flow.Everything needs to work together like a well-tuned orchestra.How a space is configured even affects mood....  Read More

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