Please join commercial real estate industry experts as they unpack opportunities and challenges related to reinventing your law firm office lease strategy. In Part 1 of this series, we’ll explore best practices that our business partners, CBRE and Savills, are implementing in real-time with their law firm clients to re-align law firm leasing strategies. In addition to addressing your specific questions, topics of discussion will include:
- Do historical negotiation strategies apply in today’s environment?
- How are office owners positioning for negotiations with law firms over the next 2-3 years?
- How do law firms manage leasing costs if they have long-term lease obligations in place?
- What potential construction and capital investment related decisions come into play when developing an office leasing strategy?
- How can law firms maintain flexibility in the short-term without “rushing” into a long-term change?
Senior Vice President, CBRE
Jon Milonas has nearly 15 years of experience as a commercial real estate advisor, with a focus on developing comprehensive and strategic real estate plans for law firms and other professional services organizations. In April of 2016, Jon released his first book, “Kicking Off Your Office Lease: 6 Proven Steps to Develop a Thorough Strategy and Avoid Costly Mistakes”, which has quickly become the go-to industry resource for understanding the intricacies of an office leasing project. Jon is the founding business partner of the “ALA Chicago Law Firm Space Tour”, which began in 2018.
Vice Chairman & Chief Diversity Officer, Savills
Lisa Davidson has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate including extensive expertise in early lease renegotiations and executing over 25 million square feet of transactions for clients ranging from local Chicago firms to global accounts. Lisa’s knowledge of the industry has provided her a platform to speak to groups about real estate strategy, building diversity in the workplace, and women in leadership positions.
Director of Project Management, Savills
Meghan Crumble has over 10 years of experience in project management working with companies on a regional and national level. Meghan is adept in both project administration and data analysis, allowing her to solve complex business problems, develop and execute strategy, and provide clients with timely informative ensuring seamless project delivery.
Vice Chairman, CBRE
Kyle Kamin has over 20 years of experience as a commercial real estate advisor to law firms, large and small, in Chicago and across the globe. He is regarded as one of the preeminent real estate consultants in the country, and has played an instrumental role in shaping the Chicago real estate landscape. Kyle was named 40 Under 40 by Crain's Chicago Business, an annual look at Chicago's top business leaders under the age of 40, and is responsible for many of Chicago’s most complex law firm office leasing transactions.