We are a commercial design/development firm and are moving into the next phase of our business which includes building ownership and lease procurement. We have stopped just short of actually dealing with the leases themselves. Ideally we would line up with commercial brokers so that we can try and get commercial lease commitments before the buildings are either flipped or built. The banks are requiring certain pre-leases with certain loans and that's something we are exploring now. We have a few potential interested partners as well so the financial backing isn't an issue, but ideally we'd line up with brokers to get better tenants with ideally better leases. We are trying to move up in the ranks, our buildings have a very nice fit and finish relative to the other buildings of similar scope, and can at least offer that to the potential leasers. Our typical building size is between 6000 and 10000 SF.
So where to look? I've tried meet and greets and stuff through MeetUp but I end up in a room full of pyramid schemers and fresh real estate agents. Anyone got any advice? Just cold calling brokerage firms? Thanks for any insight you may have.