There are always questions that come up when dealing with commercial real estate, whether it is about leasing a space (from the tenant's or landlord's perspective), how NNN expenses work, what an LOI should look like, etc…
For so many people, it is not something that they do every day — so why not tap into resources that do deal with it every day? Of course, I'll be happy to answer any questions that you have. Feel free to email me at nathan [at] bandazian.com (broken down a bit to keep the spammers guessing).
BUT, the reason for this post is to bring another resource to your attention. It is in beta/testing mode right now, but the folks at Loopnet.com have made a push into a Q&A forum that I like quite a bit. I have already answered a few questions, and would love to find more that are waiting for answers! Not only will it be a great resource for the general public, but also a good resource for agents talking with agents. (click here for a Q&A about the Q&A forum)
(And I suspect that particularly good topics that arise in the LoopNet Answer section may spawn blog posts here, as well.)
A few features I would like to see Loopnet add:
-a way to mark certain threads to watch,
-search feature to see if a question has been covered before
-a way to bring up questions that a user has asked/answered
-notification when someone comments on a thread that I started or answered
I do have a word of caution for you when consulting these Q&A's, though: keep in mind that not only do laws differ from state to state, but also customary practices differ. It is always best to consult with a broker/agent that is familiar with your particular market. (search here, if you need recommendations)
That being said, it is also helpful to find out what is customary in other markets and to see if perhaps it is time to change local customs for the better.