Needs, wants, tours, budgets, proposals, leases…there are multiple things brokers handle when finding office space for a client. Sarah, Georgina, and Carleigh from our Brokerage Team explain.
Brokerage Team – would each of you please give us a summary of what you do on the team?
Georgina: As a part of the Brokerage Team, I work closely with Sarah and Carleigh. I’m responsible for business development, real estate advisory for our current clients, lease negotiations / executions, financial analyses, and putting new systems in place for our organization. I’m also fortunate enough to be part of the Artisan Mentored program and enjoy teaching and mentoring our mentees!
Carleigh: I am a Brokerage Associate and assist the team in canvassing the market, coordinating tours, producing tourbooks (information on each space we present to the client), drafting proposals for spaces the client is interested in, and assisting Sarah and Georgina in negotiations, analyses, and anything needed in connection with our Design, Furniture, and Project Management departments to make the process as seamless as possible for our clients.
Sarah: I’m very fortunate to have a rockstar brokerage team so I get to focus my time collaborating with Georgina, Carleigh and our different departments on strategy, negotiation and execution. We use our expertise to help our clients make the best decisions for their respective businesses. I’ve always enjoyed when people come together from different backgrounds to brainstorm, problem solve and compete. I think the best part about brokerage at Artisan is working with our design, build and furniture teams throughout the process to make sure nothing is missed and there are no surprises for our clients after a lease is signed. From our first pitch to the punch list, we’re all in it together.
How can a company looking for office space start the process with Artisan?
It seems the biggest challenge for companies right now is how to manage hybrid working and bringing people back into the office. What is Artisan seeing and what advice are you giving?
Sarah: Unfortunately there isn’t a catch-all answer for all of the questions related to hybrid work that we are fielding. That said, we’re working with clients across various industries to help them figure out the right solution for their situation. The biggest hurdle for every company right now seems to be figuring out how to make their office a place where employees want to return, not be forced to return. As you can see from the projects on our website, we have a very resimercial design aesthetic that our clients love and has certainly helped with the transition from working from home to working from a new office “home”. Whether renewing or relocating, office space shouldn’t be a headache, it should be a fun process that makes everyone excited to get back to work!