I received some interesting emails following the publication of my last post. I must say there are certainly some creative landlords in our community! Here are two landlord situations that I thought were particularly interesting.
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“Will the landlord donate leased space to us as a charitable gift?” or “Can’t the landlord lease us space at a below market rate and take the difference as a donation?” I get asked some version of these two questions every week.
Sometimes it is good to reflect on past experiences and how they have influenced your career, with an eye toward how they might apply to others. I had an unexpected opportunity to do recently when the national Commercial Real Estate Women Network presented me with the Circle of Excellence Award at its national convention in Chicago. It’s the organization’s highest award, and I am extremely honored to receive it.
We get contacted all the time by retail brokers who know we specialize in representing nonprofit organizations. They usually do so because they have been stuck with difficult-to-lease retail space and wonder if one of our clients might be a potential tenant or, in some cases, a purchaser.
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