A lease means more than a box where you do business.
Leases are often landmarks in the lifetime of a business, marking a significant investment of time and resources in your building’s physical space, which will have an impact on your business long-term.
A lease is often the second-greatest expenditure for a business after payroll, so it must be more than a cost center—we strive to make your real estate a competitive advantage. We believe your lease can support business success in these four areas:
1. A lease can allow nimble strategic moves. What will your company look like in five years? Seven? Ten? Many companies experience unexpected growth or contraction from market cycles, acquisitions, new product or service growth, changing leadership and the changing competitive landscape.
Our professionals help you assess how long-term factors such as these—even if they are unknown now—will affect your current lease scenario. We bridge the gap between landlords and tenants to help business owners retain flexibility to make strategic moves that make sense for their business, with your lease terms supporting rather than constraining these decisions.
2. A lease can be transformative for a business brand, elevating your image through the building’s own prestige or through proximity to other top brands or service providers. For example, many businesses that pride themselves on sustainability are choosing green buildings and energy-efficient options to enhance their overall brand image.
3. A lease can unite teams for greater productivity. Through careful space planning, businesses can engineer how their employees interact both professionally and casually, creating unexpected collaboration and input that can spur creativity, enhance product design, accelerate a project and improve corporate culture.
4. The three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location—really.
When this old saw is used in real estate, it doesn’t reveal the three dimensions of location that can radically affect your business. Our brokerage professionals help you take each of these into account to better target your optimal space.
- Location for clients: Clients can be influenced by the smallest factors, from a company’s proximity to another frequent destination to a building’s frustrating parking arrangement. Our tenant tours will help you uncover these unadvertised assets—or detractors—that can sway your clients.
- Location of resources: Manufacturing and distribution companies are especially concerned with proximity to vendors, suppliers and arterial roads. But all businesses must take into account how ancillary services such as printing and legal can be accessed from a potential location.
- Location of employees: Location can be a major factor to attract and retain your greatest business assets—your people. Proximity to public transportation and daycare, amenities such as bike lockers and workout facilities, and lifestyle amenities such as green spaces and entertainment venues all contribute to your employer brand.
Our experts can create mapping scenarios to calculate the change in commute times for your employees as a result of a move. For example a company realized the more attractive financial lease arrangement would likely prompt a substantial portion of its powerhouse creative team to leave the company, which would severely impact product development. Ultimately, the best location choice took into account the entire business strategy, not just financial requirements.