Commercial Real Estate
My name is Ron Channels, The Office Space Specialist. My specialty is exclusively representing mid-size companies throughout Southern California; restructuring and negotiating commercial real estate office leases against the Landlords, ensuring zero conflict of interest.
When negotiating commercial office leases, many tenants believe that working directly with the landlord will save them more money since the landlord won’t have to pay an outside broker commission. This is false, the truth is if you plan on working directly with the landlord, plan on paying higher rental rents, operating expenses and obtain less rent concessions. The landlord is in business to make money, not to reduce you’re rent. Also, the landlord’s agents are always looking out for their landlords’ best interest, not yours.
When you hire The Office Space Specialist, I’m constantly looking out for the tenants’ best interest. My job is to make the landlords work and compete for your business. Obtain more rent concessions such as lower rental rates, free rent, operating expense protection, moving/furniture allowances, tenant improvement to build out your office space, etc. As your tenant advocate, my goal is to create value and save you thousands of dollars in rent.
Best of all, The Landlord pays my fees, never the Tenant!!!
The Office Space Specialist
My promise is to delivery excellent customer service is everything. I pride myself on walking my clients step-by-step and supporting them through the process of renegotiation or restructuring their commercial office lease. I am passionate about protecting my clients and getting them the best possible lease terms. I have past clients that attempted to renegotiate their own leases directly with the landlord and then worked with me and realized very quickly all of the benefits of having representation as a tenant: months of free rent, lower rental rates and other concessions. Rent Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Office Lease
Construction Management: Working with the landlord and their architects, we can design and build out your office space requirement based upon your specification, anything from the number of offices, conference rooms, receptions counter, kitchen, large open area, new paint, carpet and other desired floor covering, color of carpets, paint, which are all paid by the landlord.
Lease Audit & Admin Services: Very important, before our clients sign their leases, we provide a thorough lease analysis by going over the lease with a fine-tooth comb to ensure you’re not paying more than you should be. We are also open to working with your attorney to confirm the leases are correct.
Operating Expenses: Throughout Southern California, many commercial real estate tenants are being overcharged millions of dollars in operating expenses every year. The worst part: Many of them don’t even realize it. Rent Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Office Lease
We know firsthand how to rent commercial real estate and building systems operate, how landlords defer or accelerate expenses, and what expenses should be capitalized versus expenses. Unlike rental rates, operating expenses can be subjective and very complicated to decode. We negotiate to building in operating expense pass through protection into the lease.
Keeping in Touch: In addition, each year the landlord gives you a bill showing what is owed for operating expense pass-throughs. We have our clients send us a copy of the letter which we review against the lease to confirm the pass-throughs are correct.
Free Lease Expiration Reminder: Lease expiration dates are easily forgotten, every client we services, we are also constantly in touch with long after negotiating the lease. 12 to 18 months before your office lease expires, we will be contacting you directly to setup a game plan for your next commercial real estate transaction. By starting the lease process early, we are able to keep the leverage on your side and obtain he most aggressive deal possible from the landlord.