37 – Lease Negotiation Tips from Expert Greg Schenk

Hello, and welcome to Episode 37 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.

Today Craig welcomes special guest Greg Schenk with The Schenk Company, Inc. Greg Schenk has been in business of consulting and advising tenants, buyers, and investors for 30 years. And, for 20 years he has been teaching and speaking and training toward these same goals. He works with every property type, helping others learn about acquisition in order to become financial secure.

The typical client is referred to him by their attorney or banker and it’s often due to some sort of strategic problem with their lease because. Perhaps they didn’t have a plan from the beginning and now they need help. 80% of people that he works with renew their existing lease; so, it’s not usually about relocation. What it is about is getting help to reduce their lease cost. He offers a ‘no cost’ service to assess their renewal needs, operating expenses or CAM fees.

This is great information. Thanks for tuning in!

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http://columbusofficespace.com/
or by calling (614) 496-2715 or emailing greg (AT) columbusofficespace (DOT) com.

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36 – Building a Big, Complicated Project? Be Sure and Do it Right!

Hello, and welcome to Episode 036 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.

Today Craig welcomes special guest Brian Gallagher with
O’Neal Inc.
. O’Neal is an engineering and construction services company that designs and builds manufacturing facilities for their clients. They have offices out of Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia, and they can assist with deals all over the country and Mexico.

O’Neal is very helpful very early in the process. While they aren’t a site selection firm, they do advise on the initial investment and future expansions, the available infrastructure and soil conditions, etc. Their expertise and experience can prove to be very valuable to owners in that they assist them in looking at the configuration of the site and their planned facility on the site. Doing that analysis is crucial so they know what they’ll Continue reading “36 – Building a Big, Complicated Project? Be Sure and Do it Right!”

35 – Avoid Retail Disaster by Using the CORRECT Supply Vs Demand formula: GAP Analysis Revisited

Hello, and welcome to Episode 35 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.

Today Craig welcomes back special guest Nick Egelanian with SiteWorks Retail. Nick Egelanian does lots of site selection for the retail industry and site analysis. As we’re talking about the retail industry, Nick is confirming that the information that we are getting from the demographic reporting companies, the government and all of the sources out there, is right. Rather it’s that a portion of the application of that information is wrong.

Craig Melby and Nick Egelanian discuss big retail centers and the presence of department stores in malls and there is a lot of evolution happening in malls today.

What is the retail insight into Disneyland? This is a fantastic question for business owners to consider.

What is necessary in order to have a successful specialty center today? You must produce a place that is best-in-class place-wise; best-in-class merchandise-wise; a place that, in the market you’re in, will motivate the shopper to shift their consumption patterns and spend their discretionary income in your shopping center. And, that is going to be different in every case depending on your market.

What is the validity of gap analysis? Nick Egelanian says there’s no longer a formula. There is more of an art to it. Just think about it: What do people do on vacation? How do they spend their time and money? City planning is part art and part science and Retail is a huge part of that. Thanks for listening!

Nick Egelanian may be reached at:
(301) 922-4466
siteworksretail (DOT) com

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