Why Choose UsGeneral Tips When Leasing Office, Retail, Warehouse, Medical, Tech Space Consider an Exclusivity Clause or a Non-Compete. This type of clause will prevent the landlord from leasing any additional office, retail, warehouse, medical, or tech space to a potential competitor in the same building. Be certain to include a Right to First Refusal if you are in the perfect space. Consumer traffic may shift after a few years or it may stay the same. It is nearly impossible to determine such shifts several years in advance. Having the option to stay or leave on your terms is a must for commercial space. If you are required to pay utilities or any other fee, ask to see receipts and bills from the previous year to be able to calculate your true costs. Do not take their estimated word for it. If they have not been paying these bills, they are unlikely to know with great certainty. Ask for a Sublease Provision. Much like the Right to First Refusal, you may want to leave your current space for any number of reasons. You might choose to diversify your product line, expand your business, or adapt to market shifts. Be certain your business is protected in these circumstances and that you have options.
General Misconceptions When Renting Warehouse, Office, Retail, Tech & Medical Space. Leasing Tip #1: New is better than old.
This is not always true. In fact, many significantly older office, warehouses, were designed with the principal philosophies of today’s new buildings. They often have far more windows and they were built to keep in the heat and the cold out resulting in reduced energy costs and a more pleasant work environment. Also, many older buildings were made with greater quality materials.
Leasing Tip #2: The landlord is the only person allowed to make changes to the warehouse layout and design.
It is true that a landlord does have the right to make changes, however you are able to negotiate such abilities into your lease, as well. If you are certain you would like to add additional office, medical, or tech space or features later in time, negotiate it into your lease.
Leasing Tip #3: An environmental land survey has been conducted on all office, warehouse, tech, medical, and retail properties in recent years.
Do not assume that an environmental land survey has been conducted on the property of the warehouse, office, retail, medical, or tech space site recently. You should ask about such surveys in advance and review the results to ensure it meets current regulations along with the building itself and that you and your company are protected from any environmental pollutions the land may endure during your time on the premises and after your company leaves the property.
As long as you consider your needs for an office, warehouse, medical, retail, or tech space and its location, the best approach to negotiations, and the general tips and misconceptions of the commercial real estate real estate industry, you will be certain to find the optimal commercial property location for the needs of your company.