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May 18, 2022 | NorthStar

Business Success or Failure – A Quality General Contractors List Can Mean the Difference

It’s really not a stretch to say that if you select the wrong General Contractor to finish-out your space, your business may be doomed from the start. But how can…

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March 31, 2022 | NorthStar

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying/Leasing a New Location

https://youtu.be/tgcV8lYd3DU Small business owners tend to have more on their plates than most. A new space finish-out can be among the most challenging of responsibilities. This short video series helps…

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March 9, 2022 | NorthStar

Community Impact – Edward Jones Project

We are very excited to announce that Northstar Commercial Interiors is helping another client finish-out a new location. Catherine Jenkins, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, is relocating her Lewisville…

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February 20, 2022 | NorthStar

Tenant Improvement Allowance – part 2

Part Two: TIA and the different property types In part-one of this series we focused on the Tenant Improvement Allowance.  In part-two we will dig into the three primary types…

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February 2, 2022 | NorthStar

Tenant Improvement Allowance – pt 1 of 2

Part One: Tenant Improvement Basics Tenant Improvement (TI), Tenant Allowance (TA) OR Tenant Improvement Allowance (TIA) are terms that most every small business owner and aspiring business owner should be…

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November 8, 2021 | NorthStar

Setting unrealistic budgets and/or timelines

If you have ever had a house built, or you’ve heard the stories of those who have, you’ve at least had exposure to how quickly/easily/frequently budgets and timelines can change….

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November 3, 2021 | NorthStar

Hiring a GC based on cost

Hiring a General Contractor based on cost is a risky proposition.  It seems that we have all purchased the low-cost item simply because it was the cheapest and later regretted…

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October 25, 2021 | NorthStar

Signing a contract before understanding your constructions costs

Just before COVID hit, two partners found a great location with plenty of parking for their new 6k sf events center.  In their excitement, they rushed to sign a contract…

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October 19, 2021 | NorthStar

Certificate of Occupancy Challenges

Assuming that a property will qualify for a Certificate of Occupancy just because there is or was a tenant in the space before you. We are all familiar with the…

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October 4, 2021 | NorthStar

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Leasing New Business Facilities

Mistake 1: Trying to Do-It-Yourself Consider this recent DIY horror story and the lessons learned: The scenario: A very successful business lady had just leased a new office space. She…

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