You might wonder why someone who focuses on representing tenants is posting leasing advice from the building owner’s perspective. Well, during my 20 year career, I have spent a “fair share” of time on the landlord’s side of the equation and still take on select project leasing assignments for a couple of long-time clients.  Also, I believe the best lease transactions involve a high-quality building owner, a real estate-savvy tenant and two highly professional brokers who represent each party.

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That being said, here are some of the most common mistakes by landlords that can slow or derail their leasing efforts.

From the tenant representative’s perspective, the ideal situation is when a client’s building choice is an obvious one. It is only matter of working out acceptable lease terms and a reasonable lease contract with a high-quality landlord.

Coy Davidson is Senior Vice President of Colliers International in Houston. He publishes The Tenant Advisor blog.