John Robinson’s services include:
are industrial distribution facilities near an exit? Law offices near
the courthouse? Drive-through coffee on the side of the road going to
work, and take-out dinner on the side going home? Every business should
locate to its optimum location. We think about this stuff everyday.
Traffic counts, walk scores, cultural benefits, allowable uses. It
Refinance v. Hold
It takes time to figure out how to proceed in a re-fi analysis, yet
the ultimate decision is market and business based rather than a numbers
game. If you lower your payments and extend the amortization of the
loan, where do you see yourself in five years? The crucial questions are
not on the spreadsheets.
What is the present value of your lease? Does it make more sense to
keep leasing or move or purchase? How does your lease compare to others
in the marketplace? We can get to the bottom of it.
Do you have a building that needs management? We can do everything
from recommend contractors to hire a full time management company. If it
involves commercial real estate, we can help.
Know what you need before you go to the bank! A professionally
packaged loan application can be submitted to more than one bank at a
time. A professionally packaged loan application shows that you know
what you are doing. We can help write business plans, gather
documentation, and make a professional presentation that gets results.
Rent or Own?
In these economic times, the answer might surprise you. Do you want
to run a business or manage a building? Can you do both? Let’s talk
Businesses request lease modifications for several different reasons.
The tenant wants leave early. The landlord wants the space a tenant is
occupying for a different user. The tenant feels they are paying a rent
that is higher than current market values. The landlord feels the tenant
is devaluing the building. Through no fault of their own, both parties
may be experiencing tough economic conditions. An active broker can help
educate and negotiate between the business owner and the landlord.
Lease modifications are part of the business of commercial real estate.
“All politics is local,” said Tip O’Neil. He was right then, he is
right now. Local Land Use Regulations do not always allow for the
highest and best use of a property. For example, an older industrial
park might be a great place to locate a pet day care, but zoning will
not allow it. A hotel might want to occupy a site that has height
restrictions. An office might want to occupy a retail storefront to
increase visibility. A broker’s job is to help a client navigate the