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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...  Read More
Dental Real Estate Seminar in Virginia
30 dentists enjoying the dental seminar sponsored by HPRG and others. Lots of great information was shared in Tyson's Corner, VA that evening!   Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part III)
Deceptive Language Landlords are sneaky in the way they word leases. The first year, everything might seem fantastic with your beautiful new office space. You got a great rate on your rent. And, your share of the CAM fees appears to be reasonable. But in the second year and beyond, what you pay for...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part II)
CAM Fees CAM 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...  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...  Read More
Dental Seminar on June 4th
THIS EVENTS EVENT IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! I can't wait for June 4th. Stay tuned for an exciting event in the fall!   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
Dental Seminar on June 4th
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part IV)
The Design Phase of Your Project It’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
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part III)
Know the Different Types of Space Part of estimating costs is knowing the type of space you’re moving into. There are three types. This is part III of a series. The first kind is shell space. Shell space refers to an exterior shell of a building that’s left in a deliberately unfinished state. It...  Read More
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part II)
Don’t Underestimate Costs This is part II of a series. Part III will be published on Friday.   It isn't exactly cheap to build out medical office space. Unfortunately, medical practitioners often underestimate these costs, causing problems down the line.  But this doesn’t mean costs have to...  Read More
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part I)
This is part I of a series. Part II will be published on Wednesday. When you're looking for office space, you're going to end up having to do some work to it. It might even need a complete top-to-bottom redo before you can move in and make it yours. This is what’s called a “build-out,” to use the...  Read More
14 Signs You Chose The Right Dental Real Estate Broker (Part VIII)
13. Your broker is a creative problem solver.   A good broker is a creative problem solver par excellence. You’re a medical professional with a problem that needs solving. That is, how to find office space perfect for your needs. Not only that, but how to get it a fair market price. And after...  Read More
11. Your broker has experience.  Negotiating leases is a very complex task. When you’re attempting to navigate this confusing landscape, you can’t afford to go it alone. Nothing can replace the value of having a broker with years of experience.  Sure…you might be able to find some possibilities for...  Read More
14 Signs You Chose The Right Dental Real Estate Broker (Part VI)
This is part VI of a series. Part VII will be published on Monday.  9. Your broker’s an expert negotiator.  A good broker has spent years perfecting his negotiating skills. And because he has, he’ll fight hard to get you the deal you deserve. A real estate professional negotiates deals day in...  Read More
This is part V of a series. Part VI will be published on Friday. 7. Your broker has integrity. What’s the difference between an agent who’s tirelessly working on your behalf… …and one who only sees you as another commission check? Integrity.  An agent who has integrity puts his relationship with...  Read More
14 Signs You Chose The Right Dental Real Estate Broker (Part IV)
This is part IV of a series. Part V will be published on Wednesday. 4. Your broker’s responsive.      A good broker is responsive because he knows it's all about making sure you get your needs met.  You can’t expect somebody to be on call 24-7. But your broker should be returning your calls,...  Read More
14 Signs You Chose The Right Dental Real Estate Broker (Part III)
This is part III of a series. Part IV will be published on Monday. 3. Your broker leaves a great first impression from the get-go.   A good broker listens to you without immediately going into his “spiel." In fact, he won’t even have a “spiel.” He’ll listen to you, with all the attention that’s...  Read More
14 Signs You Chose The Right Dental Real Estate Broker (Part II)
This is part II of a series. Part III will be published on Friday. 2. Your agent’s allegiance is to you and not the landlord.   If your broker’s only allegiance is to you and not to the landlord, you’ve chosen the right broker. That’s because your broker should be looking out for you…and nobody...  Read More
14 Signs You Chose The Right Dental Real Estate Broker (Part I)
This is part I of a series. Part II will be published on Wednesday. You can’t afford to go with a real estate broker who’s merely phoning it in.   This is the kind of guy who tries to push you into a space that doesn’t suit you, because he’s tired and just wants to get his check as fast as...  Read More
Why You Need Both A Broker And A Lawyer When Buying Or Leasing Dental Office Space
Buying or leasing space for your dental practice is a complex process. That’s why you need BOTH an attorney and a broker during these negotiations. A broker is the middleman between you and the owner. He’s an expert in commercial real estate and keeps abreast of current market conditions. Your...  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 Decision To make any important decision in your life, you need to put together a “dream team” of people who’ll be there to advise...  Read More
Should You Buy or Lease Your Dental Office Space? (Part II)
This is part II of my series on leasing versus buying your dental office space. Part III will be published on Monday. Why Buying May Be Better Than Leasing And now, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin and consider why buying may be better than leasing. When making this decision,...  Read More
Should You Buy or Lease Your Dental Office Space? (Part I)
This is part I on our series of leasing versus buying your dental office space. Part II will be published on Friday.  When establishing a practice, one of the decisions that looms over you is whether you should lease or buy. It might even be keeping you up at night. You try to get some shut eye....  Read More
8 Things to Think About When Negotiating Your Dental Lease Part IV
As promised, here's the fourth and final part of the article. Think of a tenant rep as an experienced captain who’ll guide you through the treacherous waters, shark-infested waters of tenant/landlord negotiations to find the space that’ll have the least negative impact on your bottom line. 7. Have...  Read More
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