Why Choose UsCommon misconceptions when leasing commercial real estate
Leasing Tip #1: I have secured the perfect location, so I should ask for the longest lease possible.
People have short attention spans today and trends change faster than ever. You must be able to adapt to such shifts to survive; therefore, you should try to negotiate a shorter lease rather than a longer lease with the option to extend the lease at a reasonable increase in rent if you choose to stay.
Leasing Tip #2: You will grow into your space.
Often times, profit margins are far more fickle in retail than in other industries. It is important to evaluate your 5-year plan and to create a 5-year financial projection to determine your exact needs. You should consider product or service expansion and client growth to determine the exact space you need now and the space you need in 5 years. If you have empty space in a retail location, you are most likely losing money. Choose the proper-sized location for your existing needs and consider ways to expand the space for the future.
Leasing Tip #3: Selecting the right space will automatically make me money.
Even if you have selected a great space, you will still be required to make an effort in marketing to attract customers. If no one is aware of your location or organization, they cannot visit to make purchases. Marketing is an essential part of any successful business.
As long as you consider your needs for an office, retail, warehouse medical, or tech space and its location, the best approach to negotiations, and the general tips and misconceptions of the retail real estate industry, you will be certain to find the optimal retail location for the needs of your company.
General Tips for Leasing Office, Warehouse, Retail, Medical, or Tech space. Do not be afraid to ask for both reduced rent and free months. This is a growing trend at the moment and the more it becomes commonly suggested the more likely landlords will accept it. Do not let amenities blind you to the reality of the price. If you walk into an office space and you immediately feel as though it is perfect, start asking questions. Are the amenities included? Who pays for the utilities? If these are not included, you may not be able to afford to rent office space of this caliber. Be mindful of Percentage Rent when you rent commercial office space. Some landlords try to include this concept into a clause in the lease; wherein, the landlord would begin to receive a percentage of the profits once the company begins to earn a specific amount of revenue after they officially open their doors. At the same time, startups may be interested in this type of rental agreement. Is room available for expansion in the office space or building before your lease reaches an end? You should consider this prior to signing any papers. You might negotiate terms to secure any additional space in the same building the moment it becomes available. Ask to see the 5-year plan of the landlord for the building and space before you lease office space. If the building is not yet a smart building with Wi-Fi capabilities, a motion detector lighting system, outdoor work spaces, etc., you should ensure the landlord intends to provide these elements in the very near future to ensure employee productivity is at capacity, to appeal to today’s evolving talent, and to reduce operational costs for your business over time.