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Real Estate Site Selection & Analysis
Whether you are buying, leasing, or building, our commercial real estate advisors can help you select a site and implement your plans so that your investment fits your business objectives.

Real Estate Site Selection & Analysis

Plante Moran real estate advisors Can help you make profitable real estate decisions

Real estate decisions have a lasting influence on a retailer’s ability to succeed. From site selection to negotiating the best lease or purchase price, Plante Moran CRESA (commercial real estate services advisors) understands that you are not just looking to “do a deal,” but to make the decisions that are right for your business. We will help you define a business plan, and then through our fully integrated, unbiased real estate advisory platform, execute the plan. 

It is a great time to be a tenant

Even if your current lease isn’t coming up for renewal, this may be the time to revisit the agreement you have with your landlord. The soft real estate market means he’s probably willing to listen to your proposals. Our real estate advisors offer tips.


Retail site analysis services

Whether you are buying, leasing, or building, no matter what form your investment takes, advisors from Plante Moran CRESA can help you create a business plan focused on your business objective. Our full-service approach allows us to provide you with an integrated solution creating greater value while minimizing risk. 

Client renegotiated a lease for more than $11 million in savings

When a large retailer began thinking about renewing its lease on a 108,500-square-foot building, they called in Plante Moran CRESA to help them look at options. After a site analysis and a survey of other factors, it was determined that there were many advantages to staying in the same space. By leveraging their history as a good tenant and taking advantage of the competitive real estate market, CRESA was able to negotiate a new multiyear lease that included significant tenant improvement allowances and rent savings. The new lease saved the company more than $11 million. 

Client goes for long-term security

Another client turned to CRESA to help make the decision between leasing and buying. The real estate advisors analyzed the situation and presented a buy versus lease alternative. The result? The client purchased its facility along with adjacent property from the landlord resulting in a better rate of return and more long-term financial security.

From site selection and analysis to helping you negotiate a better lease, the professionals at Plante Moran CRESA provide unbiased, integrated real estate advisory services to help you evaluate all of your options and make the best decisions.

“It was tough when we managers were going through the process of developing an ESOP and buying the grocery stores (8) from the owner. The Plante & Moran team made sure everyone was taken care of. And we continue to rely on them. They help us deal with day-to-day balance sheet issues as well as cost cutting and cash flow modeling. They seem to be always looking out for us and encourage us to look at the bigger picture. We appreciate how deeply they are committed to our success.”

President/CEO
Specialty Grocery Chain