A lease means more than a box where you do business Leases are often landmarks in the lifetime of a business, marking a significant investment of time and resources in your building’s physical space, which will have an impact on your business long-term. A lease is often the second-greatest expenditure for a business after payroll, so it must be more than a cost center—we strive to make your real estate a competitive advantage. We believe your lease can support business success in the following four areas: A lease can allow nimble strategic moves. What will your company look like in five years? Seven? Ten? Many companies experience unexpected growth or contraction from market cycles, acquisitions, new product or service growth, changing leadership and the changing competitive landscape. A lease can be transformative for a business brand, elevating your image through the building’s own prestige or through proximity to other top brands or service providers. For example, many businesses that pride themselves on sustainability are choosing green buildings and energy-efficient options to enhance their overall brand image. A lease can unite teams for greater productivity. Through careful space planning, businesses can engineer how their employees interact both professionally and casually, creating unexpected collaboration and input that can spur creativity, enhance product design, accelerate a project or improve corporate culture. The three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location—really. When this old saying is used in real estate, it doesn’t reveal the three dimensions of location that can radically affect your business. Location for clients: Clients can be influenced by the smallest factors, from a company’s proximity to another frequent destination to a building’s frustrating parking arrangement. Our tenant tours will help you uncover these unadvertised assets—or detractors—that can sway your clients. Location of resources: Manufacturing and distribution companies are especially concerned with a proximity to vendors, suppliers and arterial roads. But all businesses must take into account how ancillary services such as printing and legal can be accessed from a potential location. Location of employees: Location can be a major factor to attract and retain your greatest business assets—your people. Proximity to public transportation and daycare, amenities such as bike lockers and workout facilities, and access to lifestyle amenities such as green spaces and entertainment venues all contribute to your employer brand. Our brokerage and agency professionals help you take each of the above factors into account to better target your optimal space and accelerate the success of your business.