You’ve worked hard to grow your business. You’ve spent countless hours and lots of sleepless nights, and now, your hard work is paying off. Not only is business booming, but you finally feel as though you’re in a position to expand your operations. Congratulations on your accomplishment, that’s great news!
Of course, it does bring a variety of new challenges to the fore, not the least of which is finding suitable retail space to expand into. That can be a tough slog if you’re not a native of the area you’re considering for your expansion. It can be tough to know even where to begin.
There’s good news on that front though. If you’re looking for retail space near Annandale, VA, we can help! As the region’s top-rated commercial real estate broker, we’ve helped scores of businesses relocate or expand into our area, and we’d love the opportunity to work with you and help you get your new location up and running.
We’re a locally owned and operated firm, and we’ve got decades of experience in the area. If we can’t help you find the perfect retail space near Annandale, VA, no one can!
If you decide you’d like to work with us, just give us a call or stop by the office when you’re in the area. We’ll sit down with you to learn about your business and get some specifics about what, exactly you’re looking for. There are a lot of factors to consider, and we’ll be asking a number of questions to get a firm handle on your needs, including things like:
- How much square footage do you need?
- How much space do you need in the back for incoming inventory?
- Does your ideal retail space near Annandale, VA come with an employee break room in the back?
- How much customer parking do you need?
- Do you want or need a separate parking area for your employees?
- What kinds of network provisioning are you looking for in your target retail space near Annandale, VA – This is something that often gets overlooked, but is critical in terms of being able to tie your new location to the rest of your company
- Do you need a location that already has retail fixtures, or will you be bringing your own?
- How soon will you be ready to move in? What’s your general timetable?
- What kinds of anchor stores represent the best fit for the business you’re in?
There are plenty of other questions of course, but that gives you at least some idea of the kinds of details we’ll want to collect. The more details like these we can get, the more tightly targeted our search will be, and the happier you’ll be with the property list we generate for you.
Don’t worry, in addition to finding retail space near Annandale, VA that meets your specific needs, we’ll also make sure we show you properties that are in up and coming parts of the city, steering clear of areas that are beginning to show signs of decay. We understand that location and ease of access is critical, so we’ll make sure those boxes are checked on any properties we generate for you.
Once you have the list, take as much time as you need reviewing it. There’s a lot of information on the listing sheets we’ll be giving you and there’s a lot to consider. Set any that pique your interest to one side and call those your semi-finalists. When you’ve got a few that fall into that category, give us a call back and we’ll schedule a time to take you around to see them in person. After all, no matter how many details the listing sheet contains, there’s no substitute for physically touring the space. That’s hands-down the best way to get a proper feel for it and to know whether or not it’s the right property for you.
Sometimes you get lucky. When making an in-person tour of the properties on your list of semi-finalists, you’ll find one that just screams perfection to you. You love everything about it, and it’s offered at a price that won’t bust your budget. In those cases, making the final selection is easy.
Unfortunately, it seldom works out that way. What’s far more likely to occur is that you’ll end up with two or three that are all quite strong, each with aspects you like, but none that emerge as a clear winner. In those cases, the next best thing you can do is sit down and evaluate the lease agreements of your finalists, side by side so you can compare them to find out which one offers the best overall value to your company.
There’s a problem with that though. Lease agreements tend to be notoriously complex, filled with dense legal language that span pages. Reading just one such agreement for comprehension is a process that can tie you down for days. That expands exponentially if you’ve got to compare several agreements side by side, and who has that kind of time?
As a business owner, you’re already stretched thin and likely wearing several different hats. You can’t afford to be mired in tricky legal documents for a period of weeks. Fortunately, you don’t have to do that. We offer free lease guidance service to all our corporate clients.
Our agents work with lease agreements day in and day out, so we’re well-positioned to help you cut through the clutter. We’ll sit down with you and make short work of those agreements, distilling them to their most essential points so you can make a rational comparison between them.
At the end of the day, our goal is to make the process of expanding your business as simple and hassle-free as we can. We’re committed to that because we want to do more than help you expand into one new location. Our hope is that you’ll be so impressed with the service we provide that you’ll consider us your go-to solution for all your future expansion needs.
As your business continues to grow and expand, there are other services we can provide as well. If you decide you want to stop renting and buy your own commercial property, using some of the space for your own operation and renting the rest out, we can help with that too. In fact, we offer a comprehensive brokerage concierge service that can smooth out all the rough edges out of the complicated, and often intensely frustrating process of buying commercial property.
You’ll have access to our extensive professional network that’s more than two-decades in the making. If you need help with permits, we’ve got you covered. If you need forms filled out and paperwork filed, we can do that for you. If you need a lender who can handle a bit of creative financing, we’ve got sources we can put you in touch with.
Many owners like to take a hands on approach when it comes to managing their commercial property, especially if it’s their first. We applaud that approach because the experience you’ll gain from doing so is invaluable and will help you understand the particular challenges that come with being a commercial property owner.
At some point though, especially if you acquire more than one commercial property, the day to day aspects of management will begin to become a time sink. The demands on your time will seem endless, and they’ll start wearing down even the most talented managers.
When that day arrives, we can help on that front too. We have more than twenty years of property management experience and would be happy to handle the details for you, freeing up your time to focus on the further expansion of your business.
In addition to using a time-tested, data-driven management approach that’s designed to maximize your ROI, we also handle the often complicated process of finding world-class tenants, handling all their requests and attending to all the maintenance needs of the property. Again, our overriding goal is to make the process as smooth as we can for you, and become your partners in prosperity. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, give us a call today.