29 – Tenants Beware: Will Your Space REALLY Be Ready In Time?

Hello, and welcome to Episode 029 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 029 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig gives a dose of realism when it comes to getting your space and your licenses ready. Let’s say you sign a lease on June 1st and the rent commencement date is August 1st. You might think that 2 full summer months will be plenty of time to begin operation and become able to pay rent, but you might want to think twice. There can be all sorts of permit delays and construction set backs that prevent you from opening up your doors.

If it’s in your lease to have a flexible rent commencement date, most landlords understand and can be patient knowing that you’re seriously working toward and paying permit fees to get everything in order. They’re just happy someone is getting one step closer to using the space. Be sure to plan realistically for your rent commencement date! Thanks for listening! Continue reading “29 – Tenants Beware: Will Your Space REALLY Be Ready In Time?”

28 – Tenants Need To Prepare: Landlords Want To Know About You

Hello, and welcome to Episode 028 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 028 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig discusses the critical tenant qualifications that you can be planning for now if you want to be competitive when it comes to snagging the property you really want! Landlords want to be able to see a positive cash flow history so that they know you are going to be able to pay the rent. Be developing a solid financial record now. There are other things landlords are looking for, too so thanks for tuning in to learn more! Continue reading “28 – Tenants Need To Prepare: Landlords Want To Know About You”

27 – How We Made $3 Million Dollars With A Simple Lease Clause

Hello, and welcome to Episode 027 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 027 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig talks about the value that you add to a property when you rent it. If the owner of the property is looking to sell it, he’ll find right away that it is worth more occupied than vacant. As the renter, you might think that you could be rewarded for your contribution to this increased market value. Craig Melby includes this simple clause in his leases and he has made many of his clients quite happy with it! Thanks for listening! Continue reading “27 – How We Made $3 Million Dollars With A Simple Lease Clause”

26 – Purchasing Land Is The Trickiest Purchase Of All – Here’s How The Pros Do It!

Hello, and welcome to Episode 026 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 026 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig shares some tips for navigating what he considers to be one of the trickiest purchases of all: land. You really have to consider several different things including zoning laws and land use laws and these rules tend to change all of the time. No expert would close on land without knowing they can building what they want to on it. Get help because, it really helps to know someone in the land planning office. Depending on the land you’re interested you might need Environmental reports and you might need to dig a well before you buy it so you can make sure there will be a water source. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “26 – Purchasing Land Is The Trickiest Purchase Of All – Here’s How The Pros Do It!”