Commercial Brokerage Services
Whether you are a landlord looking to fill available space or a tenant/buyer searching for the perfect space to lease or buy, our team will guide you through the process and represent your best interests. With decades of commercial brokerage experience at your side, rest assured we will help you find the best fit for your situation.
How We Help
EpiCity has an established track record of finding our clients the right space for their requirements. You can be confident that our experienced brokers and senior analysts will take all your needs into account to find the right commercial space that serves you today, and into the future.
- Present and future needs analysis
- Site selection
- Property availability research
- Relocation vs. renewal analysis
- Lease vs. own analysis
- Lease/contract negotiations
- All asset types including office, industrial, and retail
EpiCity will evaluate the adjacent trade area and comparable assets to develop a sound strategy for promoting and marketing to prospective tenants or buyers. Our proven method allows us to lease space with eligible, profitable tenants in a timely manner or sell the asset for maximum value. We determine how each property fits as well as how to make it stand out, whether for a single building or a multi-market portfolio. Specialists in branding, tour strategy, and workplace practices partner to analyze an asset from different perspectives and propose a strategy to optimize growth and improve leasing velocity.
- Strategic planning and competitive analysis
- Property marketing for lease and/or sale
- Asset repositioning analysis, strategy, and implementation
- Tenant retention strategy
- All asset types including office, industrial, and retail
On top of the issues before they became a problem The staff at EpiCity is always there when we need them and here to help within 24 hours of when we call. Lately, we’ve had two instances when we called on EpiCity and the staff was on top of the issues before they became a problem. We appreciate the helpful staff who always takes the time to explain what’s going on. The Lumberyard is a vibrant property, and has grown tremendously since we came in nine years ago, as just the second tenant.
We’re happy The office was opened because of the proximity to Home Depot’s headquarters and Powers Ferry Business Park is very conveniently located to Home Depot, as well as the interstates. This is a great place to meet in Atlanta and show off our grills and accessories. We’re just four miles from Home Depot headquarters, and it’s easy for folks from Home Depot to stop by and see what we have to offer. We have an end location with receiving space, warehouse and display space, and a nice, well-maintained outdoor area, too. It is perfect for us. We’re happy.
A space that matches our personality We’ve worked with EpiCity to create a space that matches our personality. As soon as people walk in the door, they know who we are and what we are about. One of my favorite things about this space is I can sit on my couch in the office living area with my feet on the table, music playing, the garage door open, and can see my old office tower where I used to work. It is so good being here. We looked at many places before we found our space at Armour Junction and we intend to stay here for a while.
Easy to talk to and work with from day one I was searching online for warehouse space in the area and EpiCity popped up. I really liked the amount of information I found and the way it was written. I took two of our coaches with me and we met up with Allen and Tom of EpiCity, and they have been so easy to talk to and work with from day one that there was no need to look anywhere else. The team was able to create what I had imagined and more, and it looks fantastic.
Flexible, on time and even ahead of schedule EpiCity was willing to work with us to expand our space and accommodate our growth. EpiCity’s staff showed flexibility and built out our new suites, renovated our existing suites and created the spaces we needed for our fast-growing business. We are pleased with the custom build-out and they did a great job. They were flexible, on time and even ahead of schedule.
Everyone is very responsive I needed a larger space and was unhappy with my lease situation, so when I found the listing at 225 Curie Drive, I reached out and heard back from EpiCity President, Tom Stokes, personally. He coordinated a showing right away and I fell in love with the spot. We’re in the warehouse portion and we love the industrial feel. We also have a larger footprint now, expanding from 1,200 to 3,000 SF, and this space meets our needs perfectly. EpiCity also meets our needs – everyone is very responsive and quick to make any repairs or refinements necessary. The location is perfect, too, as we are in a busy area and have great visibility.
Very accommodating and helpful along the way Powers Ferry Business Park fits our needs with location and possibility for growth, starting with one suite and expanding to three. EpiCity has always been very accommodating and helpful along the way as our business has evolved. We are very pleased with our relationship with EpiCity. EpiCity’s management team and the entire staff are supportive of our needs and they have seen us through many expansions and specialized requests. They are also very understanding of production schedule and that the renovations can’t impact our business.
It’s a great location for us We love this busy, high traffic area because we host a lot of activities for our East Coast region, as well as hosting staff from all over the country. Now we are closer to the Braves stadium, great hotels, all sorts of entertainment, and not far from the airport. It’s a great location for us. We love the cement floors, industrial ceilings and murals – it’s a fantastic creative space for us.
Business is five times better than I had anticipated The flex space really sold us. The space gives us room to have our inventory right here and allows us to manage and control our inventory onsite. We have the unit in the corner which is nice because it gives us more windows. EpiCity has been good to work with. Everyone has been really nice and helpful. Business is five times better than I had anticipated, and I continue to see tremendous potential!
Frequently Asked Questions
Commercial Brokerage Services
Our dedicated team has been working in the Atlanta area since 1935 (for almost a century) and has all the insights you want from a brokerage team when moving to a new office. Call 404-288-2000 now to talk to a real person and have all your additional questions answered.
A commercial real estate broker is a person or company that represents the buyer, landlord, or current/future tenant(s) in the agreement of leasing or owning commercial real estate. They can also provide consultive guidance to the party they represent.
At no cost to you, your interests are our top priority throughout the buying or leasing process. We’ll find commercial space that meets your requirements and setup showings. Our brokers have access to the top listings before they become available to the public giving you the edge. We work with landlords, buyers, sellers, and developers, to negotiate the perfect deal for you and your business.
A broker is not required to find and negotiate your new office space, but neither is a lawyer when fighting a court case – It’s in your best interest to have representation. And the best part, is hiring a broker doesn’t cost you anything. A broker provides you knowledgeable insight into the local market and stays by your side through the whole process, ensuring you have a positive and smooth transition.
You can search for office space on your own through Loopnet and other websites, but many landlords prefer working through a broker. Using a broker increases your chances to find the perfect space, while also removing many of the headaches you would otherwise run into.
This greatly depends on your company’s borrowing power and if your business is in the right position to make this kind of an investment. There are pros and cons to every decision made and this is no exception. Leasing will allow you more control of where your capital and resources are allocated. Buying will mean a decrease in capital but an increase in control of where your business operates. Buying also allows the company to use the asset as an investment in the long run and can generate income by leasing space if the property has available area.
Leasing an apartment or home is simpler because the contract is typically the same: a tenant typically pays a landlord to use their property between one month and eighteen months. A contract with a commercial space can include many other options like tenant improvements, amenities in the office, any desks or equipment included, internet access, utilities used/required, and almost anything else can be included in the negotiations. The leasing term is typically longer with commercial space as well. A broker will provide a lot of value negotiating the terms of the contract.
Real estate brokers are paid through a commission when the deal is closed. This commission is paid for by the landlord or seller and at no cost to you. Please keep in mind that not using a broker does not mean you will get a better deal. Instead, the entire commission will go to the landlord or seller’s broker, and you will likely have less negotiating power on your side. Commissions are typically negotiated before the contract is signed and depend on the sale price. Commissions on leases are based on the total rent over the lease term.
Most importantly, find a broker that has local knowledge and experience. Make sure to find someone that you can trust and that has your best interests in mind. Certifications can be a good indicator of how well a broker knows the industry, along with their track record. A broker with more clients and experience means he or she is trusted and has negotiated quality deals that have benefitted their clients in the past. If a broker is high-quality, their previous work and testimonials should not be hard to find. In fact, they should be on display.
Yes, consider how much money will be spent in total on your deal and make sure you feel confident both personally and legally before you sign anything. As with any contract or other legal document, it’s a good idea to have your attorney review the lease.
There are always going to be positives and negatives for both options. However, commercial real estate’s lease terms are usually three to five or more years, so the tenant turnover rate is typically lower. Turnover can be one of the priciest expenses for landlords.
When looking at the basics, there is not much of a difference. A commercial real estate agent, or broker, specializes in buying or selling and leasing commercial space. A residential real estate agent focuses on buying or selling residential real estate. There are no specific laws for a special commercial real estate license, nor any specific legal qualifications for commercial brokers, however a residential real estate agent is not going to know the nuances associated with commercial space. The difference comes in when we look at the specialized aspects of each. A commercial broker should be familiar with valuation, tax treatment, aspects of leasing, management, trends in your local area, and commercial lease negotiations. They also have insider knowledge of the available commercial real estate for sale or lease which a residential agent won’t have.