Leasing Process

Helping You Grow: Your Business

Process

    1. Assemble a leasing team to help you make good decisions: real estate attorney, interior architect, accountant, real estate broker
    2. Determine space type, size and location needs
    3. Figure out your leasing budget
    4. Determine parking needs
    5. Review properties and narrow down options
    6. Sign the lease
    7. Get ready to move in!

Some Additional Things to Consider

1. Not considering all the costs.

  • Trying to bypass important steps to save money could cost money in the end
  • Not understanding the legal implications of your lease could cost time, money and reputation
  • Interior build-outs can cost more than you expect, if not carefully planned

2. Not taking time to find the right property.

  • Taking the least expensive property could cost money in the end and cost you customers
  • Not doing the research and knowing the market could lead to bad decisions
  • Not calculating space needs correctly can result in paying too much or not having the space you need to run your business

3. Forgetting to consider expansion needs.

  • If your business grows faster than you expect, do you have options to take you to the end of your lease?
  • Are you confident in your ability to fulfill any given lease?
  • Moving too often incurs cost and takes your focus off of your business

4. Looking for and finalizing a property to lease can be:

    • Time consuming
    • Confusing, because it’s not what you normally do
    • Risky, because signing a lease could be a big mistake if you choose the wrong property

If you’re interested in leasing commercial real estate or have any additional questions please contact us.