15 – The Importance of Comparing Site Demographics

Hello, and welcome to Episode 015 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. In Episode 015, Craig is joined by co-host Natalie Pyles and today the two talk about not getting too comfortable. The truth is that demographics change. Take the initiative to pull some market surveys and some drive times. You might be missing out by staying put when there are better markets for you. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “15 – The Importance of Comparing Site Demographics”

13 – How To Break A Lease – When You Have No Other Choice

Hi, and welcome to Episode 013 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. In Episode 013, Craig is joined by co-host Natalie Pyles and the two tackle a slightly controversial topic. What is a good renter to do when they simply cannot fulfill the terms of their lease. If you business isn’t performing the way you had anticipated you’ll need some help to negotiate an exit plan that is fair to you and helpful to the landlord. Timing is everything here. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “13 – How To Break A Lease – When You Have No Other Choice”

12 – What You Need to Know About LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Hi, and welcome to Episode 012 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. In Episode 012, Craig is joined by co-host Natalie Pyles and the two discuss LEED Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The rating system takes into consideration the efficiency of the space in question. This includes indoor air quality, use or rain water, heat gain and lighting. You want a space that will be comfortable for your customers and employees. It is definitely worth your time to learn more about how these qualities will save you money! Thanks for listening! Continue reading “12 – What You Need to Know About LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)”

11 – Smart Business Owners Add This To Their Lease: A Reasonable “Kick-Out” Clause

 

SQUARE-CRAIG-MELBY v.3.0Hi, and welcome to Episode 011 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.

Craig is joined by guest interviewer Brian Waldrop. The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. In Episode 011, Craig talks about how to write a Kick-out Clause that is reasonable and fair for both parties. If you could see 3-5 years in the future that would be pretty darn awesome, but no one can! Please make sure your lease provides the opportunity for you to fairly compensate your landlord and walk away. Tune in to learn how. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “11 – Smart Business Owners Add This To Their Lease: A Reasonable “Kick-Out” Clause”

10 – Lease Landmine #4: What a “Holdover Clause” is, and How it Can Bite You Hard!

Hi, and welcome to Episode 010 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.

Craig is joined by guest interviewer Brian Waldrop. The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. In Episode 010, Craig talks to us about what kind of things they are seeing right now and one issue that renters are having with their leases is dealing with their holdover clause.

The holdover clause refers to the amount of time you stay beyond your lease term. If the landlord has a new renter scheduled to occupy the space, your overstaying could cause a problem. That is why the holdover clause usually includes a severe rent increase. Before you sign, ask for this to be reduced so that when the time comes, if unforeseeable circumstances make your leaving on time impossible, you’re not devastated financially. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “10 – Lease Landmine #4: What a “Holdover Clause” is, and How it Can Bite You Hard!”