What I wish my business knew…
Don’t Sign the Lease was created to provide essential tools, resources and knowledge to business owners and entrepreneurs prior to taking on real estate. Every business, whether large or small, will inevitably need to lease or purchase office, retail or industrial space to operate their business. However, many business owners fail to realize the negative impact of a disadvantageous lease agreement or work environment; needlessly exposing their livelihood and their employees to risk and liabilities.
Don’t Sign the Lease provides the wisdom of experts and professionals in a multitude of business lines which will all impact your company, positively or negatively. Resources include:
- Don’t Sign the Lease! The Tale of a Triumphant Business Owner – a story exposing commercial real estate for business owners and decision makers. Answer ten common questions of commercial real estate every business owner should know through the lens of businessman Mike Johnson, and learn how to avoid seven pitfalls when signing a commercial lease.
- Don’t Sign the Lease Podcast – What I wish my business knew before I took on real estate! Hear from industry experts in fields such as the legal profession, insurance, civic organizations, project management, commercial real estate and many others. These professionals, who can influence the success of your business, have generously offered their valuable time to assist the business community. Please do not miss out on this indispensable aide.
- Don’t Sign the Lease! Webinar – Coming soon. Sign up now to take a deeper dive into the book Don’t Sign the Lease! The Tale of a Triumphant Business Owner and learn from the author and commercial real estate veteran Jorge L. Morales. We’ll explore many of the terms, forms and processes referenced in the book as well as feature a question and answer session.
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Jorge L. Morales is a twenty-plus year commercial real estate veteran in the South Florida market. He spent ten years (2007–2017) as a vice president at the global real estate brokerage firm JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle, NYSE: JLL) before opening Blue Box Real Estate, LLC a different commercial real estate firm for business owners offering high level, trustworthy, and proven customizable real estate services to each client. Mr. Morales is also the founder of Don’t Sign the Lease, LLC a business owner’s forum designed to provide essential tools and helpful resources for business owners. He also hosts the Don’t Sign the Lease Podcast.
Before his time at JLL, Jorge served as a Leasing Agent and Director of Leasing with two regional real estate development and brokerage companies. He has vast experience and knowledge of the office leasing sector on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Jorge has represented over 3.5 million square feet of office space, including high profile institutional landlords as well as local and regional property owners. He has also served as a Tenant Advisor to many local, regional, and national tenants including universities and Fortune 500 companies.
Jorge is a graduate of Florida International University. He resides in South Florida where he is happily married to his wife Diana and they are blessed with three children. He is a follower of the Lord Jesus, an avid Miami Hurricane football fan and enjoys playing sports with kids half his age.
Commercial real estate outside the box.
Blue Box Real Estate LLC
999 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 101
Coral Gables, FL 33134