Office relocation: finding the right acquisition agent
If you’re considering an office relocation, our commercial acquisition team can assist you in finding a premises that meets your requirements, budget and location criteria.
Whether your lease is about to expire or you’ve outgrown your current offices, relocating your business is a big financial decision that needs to be properly planned, budgeted for and managed from start to finish.
Acquiring offices will take a considerable amount of your valuable time. By instructing our acquisition team to act on your behalf, it will allow you to focus on running your business.
What do commercial acquisition agents do?
An acquisition agent will act on your behalf to understand your requirements, find suitable space that meets them within your preferred location and negotiate a deal to fall within your targeted budget.
The Acquisition service includes a detailed market search which can be done confidentially or by disclosing you as the client, shortlisting suitable properties, arranging viewings in which we accompany you and negotiate the lease terms on your behalf.
If needed, we can also assist you with advising on the space planning and configuration of the chosen suite by recommending trusted contractors and working alongside them to ensure your requirements are met.
How do you choose the best commercial property agent for you?
The first stage is to develop an in-depth understanding of your business and its space requirements. This will help your acquisition agent in their search and speed up the search process. Some factors to consider:
- What is your business?
- How do you want to develop your business over the next 12 months, five years and beyond?
- What size property do you need?
- What rooms and spaces do you need for machinery, retails space, offices, etc.?
- What location would be ideal?
- Are there any businesses that would complement yours if they were your neighbours?
- What can you afford to pay? Does this realistically reflect the market vale?
- Are you looking to buy or to rent?
- What terms would your lease ideally include?
Secondly, it is highly recommended that you conduct thorough research for the most suitable commercial property agent. Trust between you and your agent is essential, so finding one that is endorsed by your peers is always a good starting point.
Your agent should be highly knowledgeable of the commercial property market in general, with strong project management skills and a sound understanding of the area you are searching in.
Talk to Kempton Carr Croft
If you require assistance with your office relocation, Kempton Carr Croft act and advise on all areas of commercial property. Its agency team works with landlords and property managers to sell, lease & acquire commercial buildings, sites and investments across the Thames Valley.