Leasing Process

Thank you for your interest in one of our listed properties. There are five steps in our leasing process.

  1. The first step is to become qualified. This step is especially important for new businesses. Please print out the Lease Application and Questionnaire for New Tenant, fill them out completely, and return both by fax to 408.331.2301. One of our leasing agents will contact you.
  2. Once you are qualified, you will be asked to submit a business plan and a personal resume. If you are starting a new business, we recommend the Business Plan Outline from the Small Business Administration (SBA). For a restaurant, please review the Restaurant Business Plan. You may also want to visit the SBA website or the SCORE website at for additional information on starting up a business.
  3. The third step is to submit a non-binding Tenant Offer to Lease to the landlord. Our leasing agent drafts the offer once the prospective tenant submits the following business points:
    • name of tenant
    • location of premises
    • proposed base rent
    • proposed length of lease
    • proposed use of premises
    • proposed improvements to premises
    • proposed commencement date
  4. The fourth step begins when the landlord indicates a willingness to proceed to a lease agreement. The leasing agent prepares a draft lease agreement for review by tenant and tenant’s attorney. The fourth step is complete when both landlord and tenant sign the lease agreement.
  5. The final steps are for landlord to complete any improvements it is obligated to do under the lease agreement and for tenant to provide a certificate of insurance naming landlord as additional insured. When all is completed, landlord turns possession of the premises over to tenant.

New Business Starter Kit

The New Business Starter Kit is provided for those tenants who are starting up in business for the first time. In this kit, you will find information on financial planning, writing a business plan, keeping records, and more. We hope that the information we have gathered here will help you take the first steps towards a long and successful career in your new business.