I think the issue is
the type of business. Most places do not just lease to anyone unless they are
desperate. When a lease management company hears “Improve Theater” what they
1. Will alcohol be served?
2. Will this be late night events when the other stores are
closed? If so will security be an issue… in other words will I be sued when a
fight starts in the parking lot or when someone gets hurt.
3. Will such a business be able to honor a lease?
I am not in the real-estate business however I do have some
close friends who are and you would be surprised at what occurs when a business
wants to hand over money to rent a space. It appears to be straight forward
from one perspective, however from the other perspective it can get complicated.
Think of it this way if your business was to lease out space
to other business, however 1 out of 3 businesses went bankrupt. That one
business that did not go bankrupt ended up having patrons sue the owners of the
mall which cost them $1 million dollars to settle, now the insurance company
wants more money and they can not switch insurance companies because they have
had a settlement with in the last 3 years.
You would probably adopt some criteria as well that would
help you select they types of business that would succeed and not cost you money
I am not saying its fair, I am just saying it is
understandable in this day in age of sue first ask questions later.
However knowing this you can use it to your advantage, don’t
do business over the phone schedule a meeting and sell yourself address this
issues head on let them know if no alcohol will be served, how many people you
expect to show up, you have capitol to handle the cost or rental, time of close
I think if you can have a face to face you will be more
I hope the information helps.