John Robinson’s services include:

Site Analysis

signpapersWhy 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 matters.

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.

Lease Analysis

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.

Contract Management

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.

Loan Packagingbizhappy

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 about it.

Lease Modification

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.

Zoning Appeals

“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 bureaucracy.