Hi, my question is regarding the rental/lease of some commercial space. I intend on opening a Graphic Design Studio / Sign Shop. I need about 1700sqft for all the equipment (CNC machine, Wide format Digital printer, 16ft x 4ft work bench, office space). I am currently in Southern California. I have inquired about pricing (from existing tenants) and they say that, in the area I`m looking, its about $0.75 - $1.00 per sq ft. Not bad I say. But what I`d like to know and be prepared for is this: How does it work? Is is as simple as renting an apartment? Or more complicated? Can I lease as an individual or do I have to have my company as the entity that is on the lease?
I am hesitant to just call a leasing agent as I don`t want to sound naive and embarrass myself nor do I want an over zealous agent or broker calling me every day until I`m absolutely prepared to make this move.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated...