A Vital Addition To Your Team!
LeaseSmart Team Members are active, full-time professionals. Our Lease Negotiators have many years of experience negotiating commercial real estate leases and purchases . . . then we give them additional, specialized training.
Need Site Selection? Our vetted affiliates work throughout the country. We draw from a deep reservoir of worldwide talent. While other companies are restricted to the bandwidth of using only in-house personnel – we pluck the best people available from the best organizations in the commercial real estate industry to handle your specific requirement.
Rest assured, you will quickly recognize that all consulting Team Members have qualified to the highest standards.
About the Founder of LeaseSmart.com:
Craig Melby, CCIM has been negotiating commercial real estate leases and purchases since 1980. He founded LeaseSmart after hearing from too many business owners who contacted him AFTER they negotiated their deal-terms, and then asked him to look over the lease before signing it. Always, things should have been done much better. Many times IMPORTANT things. So finally, after experiencing the same situation again and again, he formed LeaseSmart to assist those business people in need.
Craig achieved the industry’s two top designations: currently a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a former member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR). Has served as a Board Member for various organizations including the world’s largest exclusive Tenant Representative organization, the International Tenant Representative Alliance.
Craig’s 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.
He has written many articles for industry publications and is author of “Site Rite”, which covers selecting the best site and negotiating the best lease. He also wrote “Professional Real Estate Investor’s Handbook” – which was approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission, and used as a continuing education textbook for several years.
Craig holds real estate licenses in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, and is also an active entrepreneur. Owning several successful ventures gives him an in-depth, real-world knowledge of what it takes to run a business.
Regardless of the consultant assigned to your task, you’ll recognize within minutes during the first phone call: We are experts at discussing the financial terms of Commercial Real Estate Leases.