Common Areas-YellowBird Alliance Provides CRE Industry an End-to-End Resource for COVID-19 Prevention
Common Areas-YellowBird Alliance Provides CRE Industry an End-to-End Resource for COVID-19 Prevention

Alliance Helps CRE Owners, Operators & Managers with Resources to Streamline Internal and External Needs Related to Environmental, Health & Safety Issues TUSTIN, CA (May 21, 2020)—Common Areas and YellowBird, two online, cloud-based platforms serving the commercial real estate and related industries, have formed an alliance that makes it easier for businesses to effectively manage … Continued

How is Property Management Going to Change?
How is Property Management Going to Change?

As retailers, offices, and businesses everywhere resume varying levels of operations, what additional safeguards should property owners and managers consider moving forward? It seems for the foreseeable future, business operators will be required, whether socially or legislatively, to adopt preventative measures to keep their staff, customers, and operations safe. While the specific processes may vary … Continued

Managing Fear Of Unseen — But Present — Hazards
Managing Fear Of Unseen — But Present — Hazards

Common Areas talks with a Certified Industrial Hygienist At Common Areas, we’ve been hearing business leaders talk about what they expect to need when they get back to the office. A big part of reentry will involve planning for cleaning and sanitation. We spoke with Elaine Everest from Harris & Lee Environmental Sciences to find … Continued

Preparing for the New State of Operations
Preparing for the New State of Operations

THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS COULD BE BRIGHTER THAN YOU THOUGHT   Make a Plan and Prepare with Confidence Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, businesses will be fully operational again. Maybe not next week or next month, but we’ve been through tough times before and we’ll get through this too. Now is the time to … Continued

Consider the Three Ps in Protecting Your Workforce
Consider the Three Ps in Protecting Your Workforce

Common Areas talks with a lawyer   In this constantly-evolving business environment, companies have a lot to consider. We wanted to understand how businesses should be thinking about their legal obligations to customers, employees, and other stakeholders right now, so we reached out to Christine Pham, a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, for help. … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #5:  Losing Track of the Big Picture
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #5: Losing Track of the Big Picture

With the vast amounts of data in our businesses, it can be difficult to get a comprehensive and accurate view of many aspects of our operations.  While we know it would be a “good” idea to leverage that valuable information, it can be a challenge to harness it in ways that will lead to valuable … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #4:  Missing Key Dates
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #4: Missing Key Dates

Have you ever laid awake in the middle of the night wondering if you missed an important lease date?  Or, worse still, have you ever woken up to find out that you had??  As we all know, the penalty for missing critical dates (such as a required notice provision or a renewal option) can be … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #3:  Who’s on First?
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #3: Who’s on First?

The second law of real estate after “Location, Location, Location” is “Time Kills Deals.”  However, we are all juggling multiple hot irons in hopes that some deals are made and it can be difficult to keep track.  While understanding where you and your team are in the process across multiple deals can be a challenge, … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #2: Due Diligence Misses
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #2: Due Diligence Misses

Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of discovering a major issue after the lease was signed or the escrow closed that significantly impacted the profitability or even the viability of your deal?  If you have, you are not alone, as almost everyone who’s been in this business long enough has battle scars to prove … Continued