The Power of Pop-Ups and Temporary Mall Space

temporary lease

With only a few months before Christmas, retailers are already gearing up for the holiday season.

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Buying vs. Leasing: Pros and Cons for Independent Retailers

lease agreement

The most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying a location is because of availability – or a lack thereof. 95 percent of all commercial space is for lease and not for sale.

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Can You Negotiate Free Rent?


As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, free rent is just one negotiable factor in a commercial lease.

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Parking Pitfalls for Independent Retail Tenants


Do you have enough parking spaces for your customers, you and your staff? It’s a common problem The Lease Coach sees with both new and established businesses.

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Retail Tenants…Beware of Landlords with 13-Inch Rulers!


Representing commercial tenants with leasing matters since 1993, we at The Lease Coach have found that some landlords are over-charging tenants for Phantom Space (more square footage than the tenant actually has). Are you paying too much?

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Negotiating Signage as a Retail Tenant

Retail Signage

It is much easier for customers to find your store if you have a prominent sign with your business name out front.

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How to Negotiate your Lease Renewal…and Win

Negotiating a Lease

Get Organized. Beginning the lease renewal process should start approximately nine – 12 months in advance for commercial tenants leasing retail or commercial space.

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Site Selection Secrets for Commercial Tenants

Commercial Lease

The commercial space chosen by a retail tenant can, in fact, be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Retail Lease

Lease Agreement

When planning to lease a space for your business, you will want to prepare yourself for lease negotiations with a commercial landlord, also known as the lessor.

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Independent Retail Tenants: Negotiate Your Commercial Lease

Leasing for Dummies

Negotiating a commercial lease for many independent retail storeowners is very challenging.

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