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Can You Negotiate Free Rent? It is Possible for Franchise Tenants

Free rent is just one negotiable factor in a commercial lease. Even if you did not receive a rent-free period when you signed your first lease, you may be eligible for one when you renew, although you may have to work harder to get free rent on a renewal.

Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Space: Pros and Cons for Franchise Tenants

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, the most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying a location is because of availability – or a lack thereof. Ninety-five percent of all commercial space is for lease and not for sale.

The Location You Lease Is More Important than the Franchise You Buy, Here's Why

When looking at franchise systems to join, potential franchisees will notice that many franchisors will operate on a “cookie cutter” system where each franchise store should more-or-less look and operate the same.

Negotiating the Operating Costs as Rent

Readers of our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, will learn (in-part) that although most commercial real estate professionals may tell you that operating

CFA Opposes Joint Employer while Addressing Franchisor Control

On July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an Advice Memorandum (“memo”) which would greatly expand liability for franchisees across the country.

7-Eleven Offering Multilingual Service in Japan

Convenience chain 7-Eleven, founded in 1927 in Dallas and now Tokyo based, has foreigners flocking to its familiar-looking stores in Japan, which are seemingly found every few blocks.

Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing; Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?

For over 15 years, we have been speaking at franchise shows across North America about real estate leasing.

CFA On Social Media

Founded in 2007 and comprised of franchisee association leaders dedicated to the development and growth of their own organiz