Commercial and industrial real estate brokers sublet, rent and lease property to businesses. They act as a go-between for the building owner and potential renter. Their expertise in finding locations and buildings that suit your business needs is exceptional. They access new listings as they appear and offer advice on getting the best space for your money.
Brokers understand property laws in their state. They guide purchasers or lessees through the transaction to ensure everyone understands their part of the bargain. They take special classes in real estate and must pass a licensing exam before getting to work. Look for agents holding memberships with the National Association of Realtors or the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Look for brokers nearest the area you pinpoint for your company. If you're opening a restaurant, lease or sublet space that sees plenty of foot traffic. Don't choose a site hidden down an alley unless you know you'll draw customers to the out-of-sight location. Executive offices thrive when you put them near important locations like banks and airports.
Do your research before signing an agreement. Take a virtual tour of the office building before asking to see it in person. Make sure the floor plan flows effectively to increase production or worker satisfaction. You save time avoiding executive properties that lack reception areas, conference rooms and cubicles. If you need furnished rooms, tell the broker that beforehand. Don't let your business fail, by putting time and thought into your decision, you're likely to have a successful and lucrative business.