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Will Shared Working Space Disrupt Traditional Office Leasing?

In the now seemingly distant past, all work was about leaving your home and going to your office. Then the digital revolution changed that and gave people the opportunity to work within the comfort of their homes. Even startups that evolve into the leading companies of the world start from the homes of their CEOs.

The startup and freelancer mode of work hasn’t yet managed to dominate the working sphere, and we already have another trend that’s gaining in popularity and influence – the shared working space. Only a decade ago, shared offices were practically unheard of, and now we’re discussing their effect on the very existence of traditional offices.

But how much of an influence does this mode of work have? And more importantly, is it disrupting traditional office leasing?

Is Cost Segregation Analysis Worth It?

It has long been a question that has puzzled many commercial property owners. Many accountants suggest it, but it's worth is still rarely clear.

Many owners barely even understand how it operates and is thus unable to determine its worth. As that’s the case, we’ll thoroughly explain what it is and what’s it for, but more importantly, whether or not it is worth it in the overall picture.

What Happens to Your Commercial Property During a Downturn?

Benjamin Franklin once said that there are no guarantees in life other than death and taxes but I believe we can also add a downturn in the real estate cycle to that list.

Having been in the real estate business for over three decades I’ve experienced first-hand multiple cycles in the market. During these phases I’ve noticed a trend, people who operate their properties with a strong management team typically forecast the market turning and prepare in advance. 

The market you’re in will have a lot to do with how properties are effected, Los Angeles and a few other major metro areas typically only see a drop in value of a few percentage points while other areas can take a bigger hit.