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Attracting the Best Tenants for Commercial Buildings

The answer to the question, “Why can’t I find tenants for my commercial building?” when the building itself is not the problem, is not a simple one. In fact, there are several factors beyond the building itself that determine how long it will take to lease vacant commercial space. Many of these are beyond landlords’ control such as current economic conditions or basic supply and demand economics.

Don’t get discouraged! There are several factors landlords can influence that can go a long way towards leasing that top-notch vacant space.

Have You Found ‘The One’?

I’m talking about a commercial real estate broker, not a life partner, but the decision process can actually be quite similar. Commercial real estate is a major financial commitment and investment; having the right broker on your side from the get-go is essential.

So how do you know which broker will be the best for you? Much like dating, one of the best resources is friends and colleagues. Ask business owners you trust who they have dealt with—this will most likely yield some referrals and perhaps some names to stay away from.

3 Things You MUST Know Before Signing a Lease

3 Things You MUST Know Before Signing a Lease

Generally, in lease negotiations, the tenant is at a disadvantage. It is typically the landlord that provides the initial draft of the lease and if you think your landlord hasn’t tried to include some highly favourable clauses he or she hopes you don’t read too carefully, think again. As a tenant, there are ways to …

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