The Corporate Facilities Group Difference
There are many reasons to select one real estate firm over another: experience, size, skills, market knowledge, reputation, national coverage. All are important. But if you are a tenant, there is one factor that counts most:
Who will best represent your firm to obtain the most advantageous terms?
Tenants acquire real estate infrequently and are unfamiliar with market conditions and practices. A real estate acquisition is an inherently adversarial process. Landlords want to maximize their revenue stream while tenants need to minimize occupancy costs.
Real estate costs are a firms second largest overhead item. Yet, many tenants are advised by brokerage firms whose interests are opposed to their own. There is an insoluble conflict in one brokerage firm trying to represent both space owners and space users.
If you insist that your legal firm not represent your adversary, neither should you involve yourself in a potential situation with your brokerage firm representing both landlords and tenants. Keep in mind that a full service brokerage firm needs to avoid acquiring a reputation for tenant advocacy because such a reputation would undermine their ability to compete for lucrative landlord business.
Corporate Facilities Group represents only tenants to help them develop real estate strategies to cut costs and protect their long term interests. By representing only users of space, we avoid the conflicts of interest which are inherent in traditional real estate brokerage firms who represent both sides of a transaction
Because we are a boutique firm specializing in tenant advocacy, we also offer an array of services designed solely for the space user.
Corporate Facilities Group LLC 10 Fawcett Street Cambridge, MA 02138