Have you outgrown the
space you are in or is it too big?
Are the tenants around
your store attracting the same quality of customer, or is the new center
nearby a more desirable location?
Some retailers do not take the time to consider the variables they should look
at prior to exercising an option.
For example, if you opened a store in 2000 and your lease was for a ten-year
term with a ten-year option you have the opportunity to reevaluate your
situation in 2010 prior to exercising your next ten-year option.
Ask yourself this question, “If I was opening my business this year, would I
pursue my current location or would I prefer a different location?" If the answer is “a different location”, invest the time to
contact other Landlords and seriously consider relocating your business. Once you have an alternate location in
mind, consider contacting your existing Landlord and share your intent. They may allow you to lower your
pre-negotiated rent or grant you another concession to keep you in the center.
The following list is self explanatory, but if you have any questions please email