Craig Melby Reveals Secrets to Best Office and Commercial Lease Terms on Business Innovators Radio

Published on July 21, 2016

Craig Melby of LeaseSmart was recently interviewed by Tamara “Ask Tami” Patzer on Business Innovators Radio Show. He helps entrepreneurs and small business owners make more money and safeguard their business through finding the best choices in a facility and negotiating the best lease or purchase terms. He has been helping companies do this for more than 35 years and he's written books and courses on the subject.

STUART, FLORIDA – Craig Melby, CCIM, of LeaseSmart was recently interviewed by Tamara “Ask Tami” Patzer for Business Innovators Radio, about how business owners can make better choices in a facility and negotiate the best lease and purchase terms in a commercial real estate transaction. His specialty is Site Selection, Lease Negotiations and Facility Acquisitions: finding facilities for expanding or relocating companies, and negotiating the best terms possible for the Tenant/Buyer.

Melby has been negotiating commercial real estate leases and purchases since 1980. He founded LeaseSmart after hearing from too many non-clients who contacted him after they negotiated their deal-terms, then asked him to look over the lease before signing it.

Melby reflected, “Always, things could have been done much better. Many times important things. So finally, after experiencing the same need again and again, I formed LeaseSmart to assist those business people in need.”

During the Business Innovators Radio interview, Melby explained how commercial real estate leases are negotiable – regardless of what the landlord says – and how a typical business person misses out on key issues that can make or break their business if something were to go wrong.

 “The point is, you can make changes to your lease,” said Melby, who details several scenarios that a retail or office space renter might want to consider such as making sure they found the best location, making sure the rental rates and incentives are the best they can be, and making sure they are protected if disaster strikes. To listen to the interview, go to: lease-smart- for-getting- the-best- facilities-at-the- best-terms/

Melby is the author of “Site Rite: Practical Ways to Boost Profits with the Right Site and Best Terms!” available on Amazon. He is also the host of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast found at Each week, the podcast features information that helps companies with finding the best facilities for commercial space and teaches them how to get the best terms.

“This show strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations,” said Melby.

Melby speaks regularly to many organizations, including most recently the Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association, the International Tenant Representative Alliance,
Carolina Entrepreneur, various Chambers of Commerce and Business Development Boards.

To have Melby speak to your group or organization, contact him at or call 800-962- 2419.

Company Name: LeaseSmart
Contact Person: Craig Melby
Phone: 800-962- 2419
Country: USA