The State of Tenant Demand in Commercial Real Estate

As we dive head-first into 2021, we’re excited to share this study we co-produced with our partners at ReSquared on the state of tenant demand and leasing trends. In conjunction with some of the powerful data from ReSquared, here are the highlights of our study. Tenant Demand Metrics gleaned from the powerful data within the […]

Facilitating Leases: Otso Case Study-Austin, TX


Many people we connect with are very interested to see us break down a “real deal” so we’re very excited to showcase how Otso benefited all of the stakeholders in a recent commercial lease transaction in Austin, TX. This lease highlights how leveraging deposit-free leasing results in positive outcomes for all of the stakeholders involved, […]

The Ultimate Strategy Guide to Subleases and Relief in Commercial Real Estate

relief in commercial leases

“I don’t need my lease anymore, what do I do?” We hear this more and more from  businesses affected by the current environment. Generally, there are three (3) main “doors” to seeking relief from an existing lease obligation: Sublease and Assignment Termination/Negotiation Legal Routes  Depending on your situation, one or all of these strategies may […]

How to Leverage Otso

Since we’re getting these questions a lot (which is great!) from prospective landlords, brokers and tenants alike we thought it would be helpful to break down how each group is leveraging the Otso Guarantee program most successfully. As a refresher, here is what we do 🙂 What is Otso?Otso writes corporate guarantees on behalf of […]

Announcing Otso Pre-Approvals


Uncertainty in the CRE industry (and the economy at large) has never been higher. As businesses struggle to understand the health and economic implications on their physical space needs, Landlords and their leasing management teams are grappling with a challenging environment and how best to serve their clients. We speak with many of these stakeholders […]

The Status Quo on Commercial Lease Deposits and Why it’s Wrong.

Launching two companies in the commercial real estate space has given us a unique perspective on the way industry stakeholders view change and technology. Although our experiences are anecdotal, after literally thousands of conversations with brokers, owners, property managers, tenants and financiers we thought it might be helpful to highlight how the industry is adopting […]

Are Businesses Still Searching for Space?

Are businesses looking for space to lease?

Are Business actively looking for space to lease? Here’s what search behavior is telling us. We’ve covered the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, economic effects and subsequent reduction in leasing volumes, extensively here at Otso. Since many of our customers (or front-lines to our customers) are leasing agents we wanted to find out how, why […]

Will Office Space Change Forever?

Will Office Space Really Change That Much? The prognostications on the re-imagining and even death of the office as we know it are a popular, dare we say it, “trending” topic these days. The concept of working from home coupled with social distancing has pushed a bevy of opinions on the way businesses will occupy […]

The State of Commercial Real Estate Leasing and Covid-19

Given the uncertainty in the CRE industry right now, we thought it would be useful to aggregate information, predictions and real-time data on the crisis for our audience. We broke down the data into six (6) sections, here is some summary/insight on the data from our end to help you digest the infographic as well […]

How Much Should My Security Deposit Be in a Commercial Lease? Zero.

In this post we’ll cover the status quo of security deposits in commercial leasing…and why the perfect time for change is now. We’ve written a ton of material on the crisis and its impact on the average small business in the United States. As we start to think about re-opening our economy and getting back […]