OUR SERVICES

HANDS-ON SOLUTIONS

Argent Retail Advisors provides hands-on solutions for getting your retail project leased and keeping it leased. Our team has over 90 years experience in leasing neighborhood centers, community centers, lifestyle centers, single tenant properties and urban retail properties.

We are passionate about shopping centers. We are passionate about retailers. We are passionate about our clients.

We believe that our clients deserve hands-on approaches that will maximize the short and long term value of their assets.

LANDLORD REPRESENTATION

WE DON’T SIT AROUND AND WAIT FOR THE PHONE TO RING

Our team knows that time kills deals. We know that sometimes one extra call or one extra door-knock can be the difference to getting your space filled or not. We make things happen.

WE GET OUR HANDS DIRTY

We meet tenants on site. We meet them on the weekend. We go to their office. We meet at our office. We meet the retailer at their house if that’s what it takes. We get up on the roof. We go into the tough neighborhoods. We love this stuff.

WE COLD CALL AND CANVASS

We pick up the phone and call retailers that fit your merchandising plan. We get out of the car and go door-to-door. We focus on national tenants, regional tenants and local tenants. We make sure they hear our voice or see our face, not just hope that they open an e-mail blast or log-on to a website.

WE NETWORK

We go to the industry events, chamber lunches and grand openings. We let the other brokers know that we are ready to make deals and help them get their tenants excited about your site.

WE RETURN PHONE CALLS

We believe that everyone deserves to be called back. It’s common courtesy and good business.

WE ARE FLEXIBLE

Our clients come first. If you have special reporting needs or have specific policies, we’ll adapt to your system, not the other way around. If you need us at the site or at your office, we’ll be there.

WE ARE CLOSERS

We’re not looking for a set of steak knives, we want the Cadillac! We’ve closed well over 2,000 leases and been involved in well over One Billion Dollars of real estate transactions. We get it done.

TENANT REPRESENTATION

Argent Retail Advisors provides premier real estate consulting and brokerage services for retailers in Southern California. We have extensive experience in open-air shopping centers, regional malls, and urban retail spaces.

From the determination of your retail store’s property requirements, to locating the best location for your retail store, to assisting you through the lease, lease renewal or lease termination negotiations, Argent Retail Advisors will work for you and your needs.

LEASE AND PROPOSAL ANALYSIS

Many retailers are so excited to open their business that they breeze through the lease document without fully understanding the ramifications some of the lease terms will have on their business. Once we have found your ideal retail space, Argent Retail Advisors will evaluate the landlord proposals, provide a detailed analysis of economic and non-economic lease terms and provide lease language recommendations to you that will benefit the short and long term needs of the business.<p>If you are an existing business with an existing lease, we can assist you in understanding where you stand currently and what your options are. You may have signed a favorable lease or an unfavorable lease; either way, we will analyze it and assist you in creating a plan for the future

LEASE NEGOTIATION

Argent Retail Advisors will negotiate the business and economic issues in the lease documents on your behalf. We are not attorneys and do not provide legal advice. However, we can coordinate the legal review of the document with your real estate attorney. If you don’t have an attorney, we can recommend local, reasonably priced attorneys or paralegals.

FOLLOW UP

Once the lease is signed, we will not disappear. We care about how you are doing, and we’ll be there for you to answer questions or provide advice long after the lease has been signed.

MARKET AND INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

We have an extensive background in retail shop leasing. In fact, we have worked directly for some of the biggest shopping center owners in the nation. We understand what provisions and conditions a landlord’s lease document may contain, and we know what is fair and what is not fair for the retailer. We utilize this market experience and expertise in negotiating the most favorable lease terms possible. Many local retailers focus only on the rent that’s being charged, and don’t realize that the most important lease terms are often not the economic terms, but rather the small print in the body of the lease. We will make sure you understand what all the provisions mean, and we’ll explain it in a straight forward way.

SITE SELECTION AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

Retailers are often too busy working in their store or formulating a business plan to search for the right retail space to meet their needs. Argent Retail Advisors uses its expertise to assess your needs, pre-qualify the many alternatives that are available, and summarize for you the options that best meet your requirements. We will conduct a detailed and comprehensive market analysis summarized in a format that can be efficiently used to evaluate retail store alternatives. Whether you are looking to open a new store or potentially relocate your existing store, we’ll make sure you know what your options are.

THE RETAILER COMES FIRST

We know how demanding the retail business is. We understand how tough it is to balance serving your customers, working with your vendors, dealing with the landlord and hopefully spending some quality time with friends and family away from your business. For these reasons, we are very flexible with our time. We can meet with you at your store or at the coffee shop. We can meet you early in the morning or late after you close. If the weekends are better for you, that works for us.

CONSULTING

A brokerage relationship is not always the best way to serve the needs of our clients. Many times, our clients will benefit more from using our consulting services.

Argent Retail Advisors provides impartial third-party, fee-based consulting services for retail property owners, retail tenants, communities seeking retailer growth, and other related groups.

Our unbiased and impartial advice can be used to implement new ideas, solve existing problems and analyze alternatives.