Always on the list of things entrepreneurs dislike doing is the search for suitable office space. Whether they are just starting out or moving their business from their spare bedroom into a real office, or expanding from cramped offices, the hunt is time consuming, confusing, frustrating and filled with apprehension.

The commercial real estate industry has its own arcane language that hasn't changed much in a century or more. What does a "triple net" lease really mean? Triple what? Is there a "double net lease" or just a "net lease"? What about a "gross lease" or a "modified gross lease". Why can't every lease have the same rules? It's enough to make an entrepreneur want to go back to the spare bedroom.

Rebel Cook is a fixture in Palm Beach County commercial real estate. Her signs are ubiquitous in north Palm Beach County because she works on sales or leases of commercial warehouses, office buildings, office condos and just plain empty land.

Rebel started her real estate career in Miami but jumped to Jupiter in 1990 when she saw the growth potential of the North County. Now, 27 years later, she is recognized as the Palm Beach County Commercial Real Estate Guru - and is often quoted in local and national media.


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Rebel Cook

Rebel Cook is President of the Economic Forum of Palm Beach County, a 280 member organization of business and political leaders that meets monthly at the Kravis Center to hear national and local speakers address the economic and business issues facing South Florida and the nation. Cook is an active commercial real estate broker and is President and Broker of Rebel Cook Real Estate which was established in 1993 in Palm Beach County. She has served as court appointed receiver and expert witness on real estate matters. Cook presently serves as an Honorary Director of Palm Beach Dramaworks. She previously served as President of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and Executive Board Member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of the Palm Beaches. Rebel Cook Real Estate | Logo — SYB Podcast, Palm Beach SCORE

Palm Beach SCORE

Palm Beach SCORE is a non-profit who's mission is helping local small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs grow and thrive by offering mentoring, workshops, business consulting and counseling services, networking opportunities, events and partnerships within the Palm Beach / South Florida business corridor.

SCORE-ing Your Business' host Penny Pompei serves as Chapter Chair for our local Palm Beach SCORE Chapter #224, located in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach. Palm Beach SCORE - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SYB-69 with Host Penny Pompei


About the Author(s)

 Penny  Pompei

Penny Pompei is a serial entrepreneur having launched three of her own businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and several others in partnership with others throughout the country.  She has relocated to South Florida and is now a volunteer subject matter expert with SCORE Palm Beach.

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SYB 69 | An Entrepreneur's Nightmare: The Increasing Cost of Office Space •