Weststone offers fully integrated tenant representation services, helping tenants find office, light or heavy industrial, manufacturing, warehouse, and R&D / lab spaces in the Silicon Valley & throughout the Bay Area.  We work with the tenants to choose a facility or space that meets their specific requirements.  

Weststone Partners provide tenant representation to professional firms such as attorneys, accountants / CPA firms, banking, financial services, money managers, insurance, medical, healthcare related, biotech / life science / lab, retail stores, restaurants, software / hardware, web 2.0, high-tech companies, machine shops, industrial / warehouse operators, manufacturing, advertising / marketing, architectural, design, education, institutional, and other service providers. Our experienced professionals can help you:

Assess your business and real estate needs – How do you evaluate how much space you need? Are you prepared for future growth? Should you relocate or renew your lease? Making an informed decision about your space needs can significantly impact your bottom line. Weststone helps you evaluate your space needs and work with you to find a space that meets your current and future requirements.

 

 

There are many important factors that you need to address when evaluating your space requirements, including:

  • What is my rental budget? 
  • Where do my employees live? 
  • How much office space does my operation need? How many square feet per employee? 
  • Does my business need visibility? 
  • Does the location offer easy access to freeways, public transportations including Bart or subways, VTA, buses, etc., 
  • What trucking access does my company need? Grade level door or dock high? 
  • What are my unique requirements, including access to Comcast cable service, clean rooms, electrical power levels, etc.
  • Does my current space meet my operational needs? 
  • Does my operation require any fire sprinklers?
  • Does relocation or expansion meet my future needs?
  • Does the location or space decision impact my customer base?
  • When should I start looking for a new space? What’s an ideal target date for relation? How long will it take for me to find the right property? 
  • Should I exercise the option to extend my current lease or relocate to a new facility / building?
  • Will it be more cost effective to purchase or lease?
  • Will my new landlord pay for tenant improvements?
  • What is the difference between a triple-net (NNN) and a modified-gross lease?

 

Find new space – Need a new office space that offers the right image and visibility for your business? Looking for an industrial space for manufacturing with sufficient power or warehouse space with a small office and high ceilings? Looking for a retail space with high visibility and great foot traffic to open a bakery or flower shop? Are you a Venture Capital (VC) funded startup looking for an R&D office space? Plan to relocate to the Bay Area? Whatever your space needs may be, Weststone can help you find the right property that conforms to criteria you set. We provide you with a comprehensive list of availabilities that will meet your needs. We work with you from the beginning to the end.

 

 

For each potential space location, we will evaluate:

  • Rental rates, including NNN rent, Gross rent, Modified Industrial Gross Lease, Full Service Lease, etc.
  • Taxes
  • Floorplan configuration
  • Space efficiencies
  • Property amenities 
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Parking ratio
  • Property operating expenses
  • Power levels and energy costs
  • Moving costs 
  • Construction Costs
  • Tenant Improvements
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Lease economics including rental escalations, tenant improvements, renewal and expansion options, rental and lease concessions, etc.

Negotiate lease and lease renewals - Negotiating favorable lease terms requires understanding of the current local market conditions, knowledge of the lease economics and strategies, and years of negotiating experience.  Armed with years of leasing experience, real estate creativity and intelligence, Weststone’s professionals can help you to:

  • Cost effectively negotiate a favorable lease agreement for your chosen location
  • Optimize the floor plans and configurations that meet your immediate and future requirements
  • Analyze, present and document all costs associated with the lease or lease renewals
  • Reduce overall leasing costs