Leasing Manufacturing Space in Austin
Every business reaches a point where they need a dedicated space or a larger warehouse for manufacturing activities – and finding the right one can be tough.
Teaming up with the right professional to help find and negotiate leases for warehouse space can make the process easy and give you peace of mind.
Commercial Lease Locators specializes in helping businesses like yours find the perfect light industrial space to grow.
As you start your business or expand your operations, you might find yourself in need of a much larger space to manufacture or store products and inventory.
A professional tenant rep will help you find a suitable space and look over the lease contract with you to ensure that you’re receiving the best deal. Commercial leases are complex and can contain extra fees and legal ease that are not always obvious to the average person.
Due to this, negotiating a warehouse lease can end in disaster for an inexperienced business owner.
But not all commercial real estate agents have the experience to negotiate great terms and avoid common mistakes. The key to securing a solid commercial lease is finding an agent with a proven track record.
Lease a Small Business Warehouse or Manufacturing Space
The nature of your business ultimately determines the type of property that best fits your business needs. Industrial property generally falls under one of three different subsets:
Warehouse space is mainly used for storage and distribution of products while manufacturing space is where one creates, builds, or assembles products.
Depending on your manufacturing/warehouse needs, these kind of spaces may need to have special zoning or special types of construction.
Flex space, or mixed-use property, is a combination of a warehouse space and a manufacturing space, so you can handle your manufacturing and warehouse under one roof.
If you are looking for light industrial space in Austin, then you are in luck. Unlike other major cities, it’s possible to get affordable warehouse space within a short distance from the central business district.
Although there is a large concentration of industrial space by the airport, Commercial Lease Locators can find you a suitable space in almost any part of the city.
When working with us, you’re guaranteed a high level of professional service because we’ve been working the commercial real estate market for years and have an intimate understanding of the local market.
We have negotiated countless leases and know exactly how to extract the best value for business owners.
Avoid These Commercial Warehouse Lease Mistakes
Over the years, we have seen a lot of mistakes when business owners sign commercial leases. In fact, we are often called in to clean up the mess that a less skilled agent or a business owner has created.
Here are our tips on how to go about looking for industrial space, including how to determine your space and leasing needs, and the basics of industrial commercial leases.
- Common Area Maintenance
Common Area Maintenance, otherwise known as CAM, refers to the fees you will be charged for the maintenance of the facility’s common areas. This fee should be proportional to the percentage of the building you are leasing.
Many people fail to read the fine print about what is included in the CAM fee. They also fail to look at the schedule for CAM fee increases.
- Capital Expenditure Liabilities
Some landlords like to try and shift responsibility for capital expenditures, like HVAC replacement, onto tenants. They are often successful because people do not read the contract carefully.
- Negotiating Assignment
When starting a new lease, you rarely think about moving again or selling the business but it is an important consideration. You always want to make sure you can transfer or ‘assign’ the lease to someone else. This will help when you want to sublet the space, sell the business or move to a new space in the future.
Especially with warehouses and light industrial spaces, you need to pay close attention to zoning requirements. Just because there are similar businesses nearby and your landlord is fine with you setting up does not mean you will be granted permission by city planners.
- Always Negotiate
Even if you are happy with the standard lease agreement, you should always negotiate. Some people become emotionally attached to an area or a particular building and sign with little to no negotiation.
Instead of wading into the muddy waters of lease negotiations on your own, the best way to get a good deal is to use a professional commercial agent. With the help of one of our experienced agents, you can avoid all these common mistakes and move into your new warehouse space sooner.
Get Expert Guidance in Choosing the Best Industrial Space
Most importantly, our agents take the time to go through complex lease agreements with you. Once we have guided you through the terms and conditions, we will negotiate any necessary changes.
Commercial landlords can be flexible and we have experience in getting concessions and extras included in leases for our clients. In short, we can get you a better deal.
You may think you can find and sign a lease on your own and you wouldn’t be wrong – of course, you can. This type of thinking won’t save you money or time. Instead you’ll be locked into a lease that will have a negative effect on your business.
Many amateurs don’t understand complex lease documents, which means they can’t negotiate well for a good price or terms.
We’ve made it easy for you to get in touch with our expert agents to discuss your industrial space requirements. Contact us via the contact form below or call us directly at 512-920-6270.
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