SAN JOSE, CA-As office rents in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley increase, cost-conscious tenants are looking for other ways to save money. And in viewing their total occupancy costs, more CEOs, CFOs, and real estate executives are starting to question their approach and scrutinize all negotiable lease terms in an effort to add value to the bottom line. So says Robin Weckesser, a managing principal at Cresa in San Jose, who is in charge of heading up the Bay Area Project Management group. Weckesser recently chatted with GlobeSt.com on the subject.

According to Weckesser, many tenants are avoiding extra costs by consulting a project management early on in the game, to even assist in site section. “With declining vacancy in all markets of the Bay Area and the need to update second-generation buildings, this need is even more critical,” Weckesser says.

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