Is your business booming? Have you reached the point that you’re ready to expand your operations? If so, first things first, congratulations! Growing your business to that point is a major accomplishment and a huge milestone.
Even so, finding the right retail space for lease near Fairfax, VA can be a daunting challenge, especially if you’re not from the area. To be sure, if you’re willing to spend enough time studying the region, you can absolutely gain a sufficient level of understanding that you can start making good decisions about where to look, then devote yourself to the search for viable properties but end to end, that’s a process that can take weeks. If you’re busy managing your business, finding the time to do all that can be a tricky business.
That’s where we come in! As the region’s’ top-rated real estate brokerage firm, a big part of what we do is find great retail space for lease near Fairfax, VA for businesses that are interested in expanding into our area.
The first step in that process will be to have a conversation with you, either on the phone or in person to better understand your business and your specific needs.
Your business is unique and as such, there are no cookie cutter solutions here. Depending on what you’re selling, some parts of town will be a much better fit for your business than others, and of course, then there’s your budget to consider. The features of the perfect property for you will:
- Be in a high traffic area with easy access to and from the location
- Be surrounded by strong anchor stores that serve as a good compliment to whatever products or services you’re offering for sale
- Have ample parking
- And offer ample square footage to allow for further growth and expansion
- All offered at a price that fits into whatever budgetary parameters you establish
That’s why our initial conversation with you is so important. The more details we can capture from you about what you’re looking for and the better we understand your needs, the more precisely we’ll be able to zero in on a list of prospective retail spaces for lease near Fairfax, VA that you’ll be thrilled with.
Once we’ve had that conversation, we’ll get right to work, tapping into our extensive network of contacts to generate a list of properties we think you’ll be interested in. We’ll get the listing sheets to you for review. Look them over and start the process of identifying the ones you’re most interested in.
When you have several you’d like to see, we’ll be more than happy to work with you to schedule a time to take you on a tour of the properties you think might be what you’re looking for. After all, although there’s plenty of information on a listing sheet, there’s really no substitute for walking a property in person to get a feel for the space. There’s a certain intangible quality to being there in person that gives you more and better information than any listing sheet could ever hope to.
Once in a while, on your quest to find the perfect retail space for lease near Fairfax, VA, one of the properties on your list of finalists will really stand out above the rest. Everything about it seems perfect. You love the location, the anchor stores get your blood pumping as you consider the possibilities, there’s plenty of parking and the space just feels right.
While it’s amazing when that happens, that tends to be the exception, rather than the rule. What’s far more likely to happen is that you’ll eliminate one, but the remaining two or three are just too close to call. They each have their strong points and you really like them all, but no single property really jumps out at you.
When that happens, the next step in the process is to sit down with the lease agreements of each of your finalists and gain a deep enough understanding of the particulars that you can compare them to each other to decide which among them offers the best overall deal, but there’s a catch.
Lease agreements tend to be fairly long documents and filled with dense legal language. Studying just one to gain a deep enough understanding of it to make a good decision is a process that can take days. If you find yourself in a position where you not only have to study several to that level of understanding, but then to be able to make a rational comparison between them could cause the process to stretch out for weeks depending on the complexity of the leases. Who has time for that? Certainly not a harried business owner!
The good news is, we can help with that. Everyone in our office is quite adept at dealing with lease agreements. Since we work with them all the time, it’s easy for us to help you cut through the clutter and get to the heart of each agreement, distilling them down to their essential points. Armed with a concise summary of each, it becomes a simple matter to compare them and make a final decision about the right retail space for lease near Fairfax, VA for your business.
Ultimately, our goal is more than to simply help you find the right property to expand your business into. We’re certainly happy to help with that, but we want to impress you to the point that you regard us as your strategic partners in the area, so as your business continues to grow and expand, we can help you find addition space in the years ahead.
In addition to that, if your business changes and evolves over time and you reach the point where you’re interested in doing more than simply leasing space, we can help you buy a commercial property of your own.
Ownership has its privileges of course, but it also presents its fair share of challenges and completing a commercial real estate purchase can be a maddeningly frustrating process. Obstacles seem to spring up from out of nowhere that can make you want to pull your hair out.
That’s why we offer a comprehensive concierge service to all of our buyers. To help smooth out the rough edges of the process, we’ll make our entire network of contacts available to you. If you need help getting a permit, we’ve got you covered.
If you need something filed at the courthouse, we’ll take care of it for you? Inspections? Handled. If you need flexible or creative financing, we can find a lender who’s ready, willing and able to work with you.
We’ll be with you every step of the way and our goal is to knock down every roadblock that gets in your path so you can close the deal and start reaping the benefits your new commercial property offers.
Some people who own commercial property like to take a hands on approach and manage the property themselves. We applaud this because there’s no substitute for firsthand experience and there’s no better way to thoroughly understand the joys and pains that come with ownership; finding high quality tenants, keeping your vacancy rate low, dealing with tenant request on a daily basis, managing repairs and the like.
After a while though, those details can really become a time sink, soaking up ever-increasing amounts of your time. That’s especially true if you own several commercial properties. Sooner or later then, the bloom comes off the rose and most commercial property owners reach the place where they’re just as happy to outsource the property management aspects of ownership, which gives them more time to focus on making the next deal and managing the other facets of their operation.
We can help with that too! In fact, we’ve been managing commercial properties since the day we first opened our doors. Our methodology is time-tested, and data driven and if you need our help on that front, we’re more than happy to take care of it for you. Whatever your needs are, we’ve got you covered. Give our office a call today.