54 – New Landlord Disaster Stories

Good morning and welcome to Episode 54 of The LeaseSmart Commercial 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.

In today’s episode Craig interviews Tom Shay from Profits Plus Solutions. We like to run a positive show around here at Corporate Real Estate Podcast. Craig has great working relationships with all parties involved in making great deals: attorneys, landlords, landlord agents, etc. Craig likes landlords! He likes to say they’re good people, and most of the time they are. Tom Shay would say the same thing, but he’s here today to give everyone a little heads up so they can learn from someone else’s pain. He shares a few of his experiences dealing with inexperienced landlords. Continue reading “54 – New Landlord Disaster Stories”

53 – Future Expansion-Space Important? Here Is How to Do It!

Good morning and welcome to Episode 53 of The LeaseSmart Commercial 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.

In today’s episode Craig shares a few tips for leasing a space that will accommodate your growth! Whether you’re looking to rent a space with adjacent options for expansion or you’re considering a clause in your lease that will protect you as your business grows, Craig can help you! Continue reading “53 – Future Expansion-Space Important? Here Is How to Do It!”

52 – Learn the Intricacies of Lease Commencement vs Rent Commencement to Maximize Your Free Rent Period

Good morning and welcome to Episode 52 of The LeaseSmart Commercial 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.

In today’s episode Craig wants to teach you how to negotiate as much free rent as possible on your next lease. It’s important to understand the difference between lease commencement and rent commencement. The lease commencement date is when you acquire the property and when you begin working on the site, getting permits and moving in. The rent commencement date is when you start paying rent. Continue reading “52 – Learn the Intricacies of Lease Commencement vs Rent Commencement to Maximize Your Free Rent Period”

51 – Spouse Won’t Sign on Your Personal Guarantee? Here’s How to Compromise With the Landlord and Keep the Deal Alive

Good morning and welcome to Episode 51 of The LeaseSmart Commercial 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.

You’re in luck because in this episode Craig shares an ingenious solution to a pretty common problem. Here’s the situation: You are ready to start a new business; it’s time to open up shop. What are you going to need? Well, when you sit down with a landlord to sign a lease on this new shop of yours, he or she is going to want you to personally guarantee the lease. Continue reading “51 – Spouse Won’t Sign on Your Personal Guarantee? Here’s How to Compromise With the Landlord and Keep the Deal Alive”

50 – When You Can Leave the Parking and Traffic Behind . . . and Do MORE Business!!

Good morning and welcome to Episode 50 of The LeaseSmart Commercial 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.

In this episode Craig examines a case study of a donut shop finding the perfect new location. This donut shop was located in a tourist town, right on Main Street. It was nice inside; it had plenty of available parking and plenty of drive-by traffic. Sounds great, right? Continue reading “50 – When You Can Leave the Parking and Traffic Behind . . . and Do MORE Business!!”