Commercial Leasing Workshop

In Partnership With The Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion

So, you’ve decided to start a new business. Or maybe your current business is ready to grow. Whatever the case may be, you find yourself in need of a brick-and-mortar space, a physical location to take your small business to the next level.

It’s a big step, but don’t worry, Graffito has you covered: We’ve created a guide using our team’s 15+ years of experience in leasing, advising, economic development, and developing retail real estate in Greater Boston and beyond. From selecting a space and design team to working with landlords and brokers, our tool kit will guide you along the way.

In this video, members of the Graffito team will walk you through a few critical sections of the Tenant Road Map to Retail Leasing, which we created to help a first-time business owner who may not have access to expert resources due to systemic racism and discrimination, landlord biases, and high-transactional barriers of entry to retail real estate.

00:00 Opening Credits
00:28 Introduction
01:37 Who Is Graffito SP?
04:44 The Tenant Roadmap To Retail Leasing
07:35 Touring + Vetting Real Estate Opportunities
13:24 How to Build Your Team
23:52 Key Leasing Provisions
26:48 Security Deposit and Guarantee
34:45 Permitted Use
38:59 The Premises
43:26 Delivery Conditions
47:23 Timing + Timelines
53:42 Rent
01:05:28 Conclusion
01:06:05 Closing Credits

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