Canter Center Commercial Real Estate Lease Review and Lease Modification Program

No upfront costs! The Canter Center can review your existing lease and help you negotiate with the leasing agent, landlord or property manager to reduce or restructure your existing lease.  A pay-for-performance fee is charged only if the Canter Center is able to help you achieve lease savings, and the amount of the fee is a portion of the savings you will realize through any lease modification.  The lease review program is available to clients in 50 states who lease commercial office, retail, hospitality, or industrial/flex space.

To learn more about lease review,
call 301-762-6055 or e-mail Bob Canter

How to use lease modification to slash business operating costs

Many small businesses — franchises in particular — signed leases at the height of the market under totally different economic conditions.  The Canter Center’s expertise gives franchises and other small businesses a chance to achieve substantial rent reductions that can help slash operating expenses to keep the businesses afloat in today’s turbulent economy.

Remember, since a fee is charged only if savings are achieved, there is no risk to you in asking the commercial real estate experts at the Canter Center to review your lease.

When does it pay to have the Canter Center review your commercial real estate lease?

  1. If you are a franchise about to sign a lease. The Canter Center experts understand both commercial real estate and how franchises work. The Lease Review Program protects your interests by reviewing leases before they are signed to make sure the terms and the property will comply with the franchisor’s rules — and will meet the expectations of the franchisee.
  2. If you signed a long-term lease during stronger economic times – there may be some room to negotiate lease modifications that bring terms into better alignment with today’s realities.
  3. If you lease office space under a “full service” lease arrangement – you may be getting hit by an unfair double-whammy of increases in rent and facility operating costs.
  4. If you just signed a lease that requires rent to start immediately even though it could take you months to get the permits, remodeling, and infrastructure necessary to open for business.

Bob Canter is one of the most respected authorities in the commercial real estate field. As a Gerson Lehman Group (GLG) Real Estate Council Member, Bob offers consulting services to answer questions for those outside the commercial real estate industry such as Wall St analysis. He consults about everything from analyzing specific transactions to the potential value and risks of commercial real estate investments. In addition to custom analysis, he is often called on to step in as an advocate, using the “firepower” of his national recognition and in-depth knowledge to help business owners navigate complex CRE issues and negotiate – and renegotiate – fair leases.

How the Canter Center’s consulting services can make a difference:

  • Investment professionals: The Canter Center can provide insights and clarity about commercial real estate trends, challenges within the industry, and market conditions, plus analysis of what the latest LoopNet or Costar information means to investors.
  • Franchisors, businesses, and entrepreneurs: The Canter Center can fast-track the process of finding, vetting, and “doing the deal” on commercial real estate. With years of experience working with office, industrial/flex, retail, multi-family and hospitality properties, Bob Canter helps clients save time, money and headaches by alerting them to questions to ask upfront about everything from location and the quality of the asset, to environmental conditions, engineering requirements and how to structure the deal, lease or retail agreement.
  • Commercial real estate sellers, brokers, and leasing agents: With one call to the Canter Center, agents can get quick, expert help with questions they may have about a particular property, transaction or or lease clause (e.g., Non-Disturbance and Subordination, Subletting) or the proper approach to negotiating particular deal points.