Looking for retail space for lease on a small budget can sometimes seem like being an actor in the latest Mission Impossible movie, except the hero never arrives with a solution. Retail space for rent is expensive. It always has been expensive, and it appears it always will be expensive, right?
We believe there are options and, specifically, options for small businesses with small budgets, and we will share a couple of those options with you in this article. We are the Fort Worth Design District, a funky enclave of industrial space for lease and commercial properties for rent located in North Fort Worth. Call us at 817-439-3224 for more information.
Okay, then, with that out of the way, let’s give you some creative small budget options to consider.
Retail space for lease in non-traditional buildings.
We will give you one example of this option, an example we believe will perfectly illustrate this particular option. Our own Box Office Warehouse Suites, in The District, is a collection of commercial properties and industrial space for lease constructed entirely from used shipping containers. Because the construction costs were minimal, we can pass on those savings to our leasing clients. Retail space for lease at Box Office Warehouse Suites start at a low $995 per month, an unheard-of price in such a popular section of Fort Worth.
Think outside the box, look for alternative construction solutions, and save money.
Sharing retail space for lease.
We know this works because we have seen it done successfully in Fort Worth, two businesses sharing a fairly large retail space, in effect dividing that space in half and sharing the rental cost plus the cost of utilities. This works best if the businesses are slightly related but not competitive with one another, as in a health food store and a yoga clinic.
Can it work for your business? We have no idea, but it is an option which might be worth pursuing.
Think outside the box and ignore the traditional.
Keep this in mind: traditional commercial and industrial properties are generally priced beyond the means of a small business. Also remember this: the trend in business is small rather than large, and this is a trend which will be with us for quite a few years. This means that the supply will have to react to the demand, and more small properties will need to be constructed, either traditional properties or non-traditional properties.
Do your research. The property you can afford is out there; it’s just a matter of you doing the legwork and finding it.
A final word about Fort Worth Design District.
The Fort Worth Design District is actually three business parks situated on forty plus acres in the Alliance Area of North Fort Worth. Those business parks are Box Office Warehouse Suites, Paddock Place Office Suites, and the Golden Triangle Business Park. Combined they present Fort Worth business owners with a wide variety of leasing opportunities i.e. a warehouse for rent, office space for lease, shop for rent, etc. Call us today and arrange for a personalized tour of this exciting commercial area.