Today’s office market presents unprecedented opportunities for tenants. At the same time, tenants face risks that were uncommon a few years ago related to the financial well being of landlords. With some of the biggest names in the industry struggling, savvy tenants are extending their due diligence to the financial strength of their current and prospective landlords. Unlike a real estate sales transaction where the parties go their separate ways after the transaction is finalized, tenants must keep in mind that a lease is a long term business relationship. As this business relationship in most cases is vital to the operation of a tenant’s business, tenants must thoroughly vet their landlords.