Would you go into court permitting the opposing party’s counsel to represent your interests? Would you go into an audit with your accountant? Proven business practices would say: not likely.

Landlords lease office space 365 days a year. It is the “widget” they are selling, and they are seeking to maximize the value of their assets through tenants’ rent.

365 days a year Mazirow Commercial leases office space to ensure our clients sit at an even negotiating table.

Don’t go to the table alone. It will cost you rent dollars. Call Mazirow Commercial today to secure the best terms on your lease!

Tenant/Buyer Representation for Office Relocation

Almost Painless Relocation

Believe it or not, it can happen! The painful and laborious part about relocation is having to take time away from running your business to research something that is outside your area of expertise. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you are in need of a new office space or are looking to renew your current lease on better terms within the Los Angeles and greater Southern California area, Mazirow Commercial can provide the help and expertise you need at no cost. While our team searches for new commercial spaces and the best deals, you can continue to focus on what you do best: growing your business and maximizing the potential for profit.

Strategic Relocation 

Guesswork is out; strategizing is in. Together, we design a space-need strategy that incorporates:

  • your growth plans
  • work-force base
  • client base
  • desired environment
  • preferable location
  • a timetable with actionable tasks to ensure a prompt relocation, avoiding the holdover penalty that is standard in leases: that can be anywhere from 125% to 300% of a tenant’s last month of rent under an existing lease

Prior to a current lease expiration, the ideal time to begin the relocating or renewal process is 18 months to two years in advance to create an advantageous negotiating platform.

The knowledgeable Mazirow Commercial team will provide a comprehensive market study of every office space opportunity that best meets your needs.

Mazirow Commercial negotiates business terms on your behalf by providing a market driven, competitive package with terms that provide the most protection and flexibility that the market has to offer.

A few essential protections that must be addressed are:

    • a landlord’s attempt to pass increased operating costs of the building without limitation
    • the landlord’s “right” to relocate a tenant at the landlord’s discretion
    • a disclaimer about the building and the services (not) provided to tenants
    • severe limitations or prohibitions on subleasing your space, if applicable
    • holdover penalties, which could amount up to 300% of your existing rent when your lease expires
    • options to remain in control of your premises at all times

Make an Informed Relocation

We combine your company’s interests with our expertise to achieve the best deal possible for your unique commercial real estate needs.

What our team brings to the table:

  • Proven negotiating strategies
  • In-depth knowledge of the local Los Angeles and Southern California commercial real estate market
  • An understanding of the ins and outs of commercial leases, office building purchases, and contracts

Coming to the negotiating table prepared with an informed expert is your best asset for protecting and advancing your interests in a lease review or renewal.

Let our expertise work for you, so you can get back to work.

Tenant Representation for Lease Renewals/Exercise of Options

Option to renew a lease: the commercial tenant’s safety net

Without an option to renew built into your office lease agreement, you can be forced out at the end of your lease, resulting in costly – and possibly serious – disruptions to your business. We make sure this vital protection is built into every commercial lease we negotiate.

Your option is at market. Do you know what fair market is? Your landlord knows!

Determining and negotiating what represents a market rate is crucial to achieve the most beneficial and profitable package. Mazirow Commercial can negotiate a competitive package upon exercising an option or renewing a lease. Tenants need a trusted advisor to minimize costs because the cost of office space directly affects profitability. An existing tenant is in a compromised position with their landlord. Crafting a renewal or option to minimize the rent you pay is a challenging process that Mazirow Commercial can lead you through.

Call us as soon as possible, so there is plenty of time to discuss your options and develop a plan that includes potential contingencies your business – and its growth – may require. This kind of front-end planning is similar to an insurance policy, in that it can save you untold costs and frustrations in the future.

Protect your business today – and tomorrow – with professional representation from Mazirow Commercial. Remember: There’s no additional cost to you. Since broker commissions are paid by the landlord or seller, the costs are already built into the rental rate.

Tenant Representation for Office Subleases

Do you have excess office space? Mazirow Commercial can find a suitable subtenant for your unused space. Having spent the last 30+ years in the thick of the commercial real estate market, we are aware of the needs for businesses looking to sublet available spaces.

Commercial sublease agreements

It can be profitable to sublet space in your office, but the process of creating a sublease agreement must be approached with caution. Signing a sublease contract establishes a legal relationship between you and your subtenant that is distinct from your existing relationship with your landlord. Nonetheless, your subtenant lease is circumscribed by the terms set forth in the master lease that is in place between you and your landlord. You may have to obtain permission from the landlord prior to entering into a sublet lease agreement.

Overtenants and undertenants

In a subtenant agreement, the entity subletting space is known as the overtenant, while the entity leasing space from them is the undertenant. To ensure best results and avoid legal trouble, the overtenant should evaluate all relevant factors that apply to the preparation of a lease agreement, including current and projected market conditions.

It is also important to understand that the failure of an undertenant to make a scheduled payment does not relieve the overtenant from any financial obligation to the landlord. A prospective undertenant should be properly screened in advance, and the sublease agreement must be carefully written to protect the overtenant’s rights and interests. Contact us for assistance if you plan to sublet office space.

Los Angeles/Southern California Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions

Looking to buy or sell office space to operate your business from? Mazirow Commercial can help. With over 30 years of in-depth experience in commercial real estate, we can save your dollars.  Commercial real estate is our specialty; it is all we do.

Interested in buying?

Mazirow Commercial can help you decide whether buying or leasing will be a profitable business decision for you. What is the occupancy cost to own vs. lease? Are there hidden lease concessions that will drive up the costs long term? We provide the answers to all your commercial real estate questions. We analyze your office space needs as your business looks ahead to the future, considering import factors, such as growth plans, work-force base, client base, desired environment, and preferable locations. With these needs in mind, we help you select the location that will best suit your business and negotiate the best purchase price. 

Thinking of selling?

We can help you sell your commercial office space, too. If you are looking for expert representation and responsive service, give us a call and let us explain how we can help you save money.

We offer tenant representation in the following cities:

  • Agoura
  • Beverly Hills
  • Burbank
  • Calabasas
  • Camarillo
  • Century City
  • Chatsworth
  • Encino
  • Glendale
  • Northridge
  • Oxnard
  • Pasadena
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Monica
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Studio City
  • Tarzana
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ventura
  • West Los Angeles
  • Westlake Village
  • Westwood
  • Woodland Hills