I believe in the little guy
Starting a business is difficult, and deciding where to locate it is challenging. I find the property and negotiate the terms and conditions of your lease with the landlord, property manager, or real estate broker. That allows you to focus on the most important issues you need to deal with to get your business off the ground.
Retail Tenant Source has your best interest at heart
Many business owners negotiate a new lease with the property owners’ real estate broker. This can be a major disadvantage for the business owner. The broker representing the landlord has signed a listing agreement which states the broker has a “fiduciary responsibility” to the property owner. When that broker writes a lease contract for the business owner, the contract could potentially benefit the landlord, not the business owner.
Retail Tenant Source does not take property listings. I never represent the landlord – I represent only you! I am going to get you the best deal possible. You have a right to representation in any real estate transaction; why not use that to your advantage?
Retail Tenant Source offers you additional means of support
Before I begin searching for your new location, I meet with you and review every detail of your business plan. I want to know exactly what you are looking for in a retail space. I will research suitable properties and create a short list of sites that will work to your benefit. Once a site is settled on, I will prepare a letter of intent to lease and begin the negotiation process of getting you the best lease terms possible.
I know how hard it can be to find all the right resources that you need to accomplish your goals. As a retail business owner you are going to need accountants, lawyers, space designers, general contractors, insurance agents and more. My business network lets me help you find the professionals you need and can trust.
Retail Tenant Source can assist you even if you’re already in business
What if you already have a location and have been doing business there for years? If you have seen your business drop off substantially due to the current economic climate, I may be able to help you. Many landlords are willing to renegotiate their current leases with good tenants. They would rather receive a little less rent than see you go out of business and leave them with a vacancy.
About Scott Capen
Scott Capen is a licensed California Commercial Real Estate Broker that specializes in Retail Tenant Representation. His brokerage business, Retail Tenant Source focuses on locating commercial retail space for business owners who want to operate in Fremont, Newark, or Union City.
With over 20 years of experience in retail management, combined with extensive outside sales know-how, Scott has a deep appreciation of what it takes to operate a successful retail business, and an unparalleled understanding of customer service.
Scott’s entrepreneurial background is diverse and widespread. As a young man he pursued his dream of music as a singer/songwriter performing both as a solo piano player, and in bands. Later he founded Music 1 Management to help aspiring musicians and bands break into the music business.
Scott’s goal is always 100% client satisfaction. His attention to detail and ability to guide a project from beginning to end mean that his clients feel confident they are in capable hands.
Scott is a proud member of the following organizations: