Here is a great article that describes the process our reps go through to ensure they find you the best possible office space at the best price.
"I was recently asked that question by a reporter from Miami Today. Actually she emailed me the question in advance of an interview. My first off-the-cuff response was “simple, I pull the database, make a bunch of calls, know my buildings and off we go”. Then the next morning during my walk, I began thinking that it’s not that simple.
Before I can search the database and make a bunch of calls, I have to know what I’m looking for. That means a bunch of nosy questions for my client, a walk-thru of their current location and a thorough understanding of their budget, use, employees and a host of other items. With a seemingly ample inventory of office space, on the surface I could have 50 possible spaces for a client. When I began applying the criteria that I develop from my client interview, the number begins to shrink very quickly.
Sometimes it suddenly develops into a search for the needle in the haystack.
When you are interviewing a tenant rep broker to represent you in your search and/or renewal of your office, who is doing all the talking? If it’s the broker, tread carefully. They may not be listening and thus will not completely understand what you need. This can result in wasting your time touring spaces that do not fit your needs and even proceeding into negotiations before discovering a “deal killer” problem with the space or building.
I try to remember the old sales axiom: “You have two ears and one mouth, so you should be listening twice as much as you speak.” The exception is if you make the mistake of asking me about my children.
So how do I find the space? Through a lot of research both with the client and by knowing my market. Contact me me so I can help you with your office lease on the Miami area."
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