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3 Must-Haves When Finding the Perfect Retail Location

Regardless of whether you are looking to expand your business operations or set up a new storefront entirely, you need to find the perfect location to bring it all together. While some people imagine that it isn't all that difficult to find the perfect location, there is more to retail leasing than you might be thinking.

To make sure you get the perfect location for your business, consider some of the following:

1. Physical Accessibility

The key to any business enterprise is customers. If customers aren't able to get into your establishment, you cannot make a sale. You need a location with ample parking and ease of access. You don't want to make customers park a couple blocks away to come into your business. Try to choose a location without a lot of stairs. Elderly individuals might love your products or services, but if they cannot make it inside, all of that is lost.

2. Ample Lighting

Customers want to feel safe when they are coming into and exiting your store. If there are no lights in the parking lot, that can be a little frightening. Ample lighting will help customers feel safe and secure when leaving your store. The right lighting inside your store can really set the mood and help tell the story of your product or service. This is the kind of detail that can go a long way.

3. Room for Expansion

While your business might only be a small startup now, that doesn't mean you are going to stay that way for the next 5 years. You want something that has the potential for growth, without going overboard. At some point, you will probably have to relocate into a larger space, but it shouldn't have to be at the first sign of growth.

Contact our Retail Leasing group for additional information about some of the properties we currently have available for lease.


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