Self Storage Brunswick GA

Rarely do you find one company that offers all types and sizes of commercial property rentals. Whether you are looking to rent Personal Storage space or Large Industrial Warehouses, there exists 1 company in Brunswick Georgia that provides it all. Hartridge Rentals is a family run business that has been providing Mini Storage, Storefronts, Office Space and Warehouses for rent for 50 years.

The economy in Brunswick is vibrant and charged by several key components. The Port of Brunswick forms a vital part of the city’s economy. It is recognized as one of the most productive ports on the East Coast and is the sixth-busiest automobile port in the United States. The port is operated by the Georgia Ports Authority and features four separate terminals: Colonel’s Island RoRo, Colonel’s Island Agri-bulk, Mayor’s Point, and Marine Port. Mayor’s Point is the only terminal located within the city. The Colonel’s Island and Marine Port terminals are located southwest of the city.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), a large agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is headquartered in Glynco, north of the city. A study conducted by Georgia Tech identified FLETC as the largest employer in Glynn County; it was further determined that FLETC’s annual localized economic impact is in excess of $600 million.

Southeast Georgia Health System is the largest private employer in Brunswick. Other major employers in Brunswick include King & Prince SeafoodGSI Commerce, Pinova and Gulfstream AerospaceWood pulp is produced by the Georgia-Pacific mill in Brunswick. The mill, which has been in operation since 1937, has the capability to produce over 800,000 metric tons of cellulose each year. Additionally, it is the largest single-site fluff production facility in the world. Hercules, a manufacturer and marketer of chemical specialties, operates a production facility on the north side of Brunswick. Jet aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace also has a presence at the city’s airport.

Tourism is the single largest industry in the city and the county. Brunswick and the Golden Isles are a year-round resort community. The islands’ beaches, resorts, shops, and historic sites annually attract visitors from around the world. President George W. Bush hosted the G8 summit in 2004 on Sea Island.

Each of these economic drivers generate the need for all sorts and sizes of commercial space. Whether it’s employees needing Brunswick GA climate controlled personal storage (also known as mini storage)  or a mill needing a large industrial warehouse for rent, Hartridge Rentals is the commercial property company to call. They currently have Brunswick GA Storefronts for rent and Brunswick Georgia office space available. Looking for an Air Conditioned Warehouse in Jesup GA? Hartridge Rentals has Jesup Warehouse space as well.

St. Simons Island, GA warehouse space is available at Hartridge Rentals as well. St. Simons Island is one of Georgia‘s renowned Golden Isles (along with Sea IslandJekyll Island, and privately owned Little St. Simons Island). It is also the largest of the Golden Isles. After being cultivated by English colonists for rice and cotton plantations worked by large populations of African slaves, who created the unique Gullah culture, the island since the early 20th century has been developed as a resort community. Much of the island remains marsh or woodland. It has many seasonal residents, as well as a steady base of year-round residents. Many of the residents have settled here after retiring in other parts of Georgia or the United States. Call Hartridge Rentals for St. Simons Island GA Self Storage spaces. Area Code Nine One Two 638-2297.

 

How to Rent Commercial Property

The Basics of a commercial lease

If you own a business, you may enter into a commercial lease at some time during the life of that business.  While each lease is different and must be reviewed carefully, commercial leases typically cover a basic group of issues.  If you are looking at leasing commercial property for your business, you need to have at least a basic understanding of these issues that are at the heart of most every commercial lease.  Here’s a partial list and explanation of some of the most common issues involved in leasing commercial property.

1.         What space are you leasing?  A commercial lease should clearly define the space that the tenant will be leasing, also known as the “demised premises.”  Leases typically include both a street address and a site plan showing the demised premises, and set for the square footage of the demised premises.  Make sure the lease clearly defines the demised premises, and that the demised premises described in the lease matches the demised premises you are expecting to receive.   Also, make sure that the commercial property has sufficient parking spaces and sign rights to allow you to operate your business.
2.         What type of lease? Gross or Net lease?  A commercial lease should tell you what is included in the rental amount that you pay the landlord. Most leases are gross leases, triple net leases, or fall somewhere in between.  Unfortunately, not all leases will state explicitly into which category they fall, so you need to read the lease carefully. A gross lease typically is all-inclusive, meaning that the tenant pays the landlord one sum and the landlord is responsible for payment of real estate taxes, insurance and maintenance expenses.  Tenant utilities may or may not be included within a gross lease.  In a triple net lease, the tenant pays a set rental amount to the landlord, but also pays a share of the landlord’s real estate taxes, insurance, maintenance expenses, and building utilities.  Understanding the difference between a gross and triple net lease is particularly important when comparing multiple spaces because it helps to ensure you are comparing apples to apples.
3.         How is my rental rate determined?  A commercial lease should clearly define what your rental rate will be for the entire term of the lease.  Generally, this is done through a rental chart which states the annual rental rate for each year of the lease and what the tenant’s equal monthly payments will be based on the corresponding annual rate.  In most leases, the annual rental rate increases from year to year either by a flat amount (say, 2.5%) or by reference to an exterior formula (say, in proportion to increases in the cost of living allowance).  In some retail leases, the tenant is responsible for paying the annual rental amount plus a percentage of the tenant’s sales for the year, which is known as percentage rent.
4.         What does Common Area Maintenance (CAM) include? A triple net commercial lease should state the amount, if any, the tenant must contribute toward “common area maintenance” expenses, or CAM.  Often, CAM includes costs of snow removal, security, parking attendants, building maintenance, building management fees, and so forth. The simplest method for determining a tenant’s share of CAM is to divide the number of square feet in the tenant’s space by the total number of rentable square feet in the office building or shopping center.  Of course, commercial leases do not always handle things in the simplest manner, so CAM allocation should be reviewed carefully.
5.         What can you do in your demised premises? A commercial lease likely will tell you what you can and cannot do in your demised premises.  Office leases often state that the space will be used for general office use and for no other purpose.  Retail spaces often get more specific.  Further, you need to know whether your lease includes an “exclusive,” which is a provision that gives you the exclusive right to operate your type of business in the building or shopping center.  Exclusives are the reason that you rarely see competing pizza places in the same shopping center.
6.         Who is responsible for repairs?  A commercial lease should define who is responsible for repairs of the demised premises, the building, the parking lot and the core building systems (plumbing, electric, HVAC, etc.). Keep in mind that the question here is not who pays for the repairs, but who is responsible for making sure the repairs are made in the first place.  Commercial tenants often maintain the demised premises and any core building systems to the extent they are located within the demised premises, while the landlord maintains everything else.
7.         Who pays for Build To Suit?  Commercial space tends to be rather generic and may require modifications, or a “Build-to-suit” or “build-out”, for use by a particular tenant.  Accordingly, a commercial lease often states whether the landlord or the tenant will make improvements to the demised premises to prepare for the tenant’s occupancy.  When the landlord pays for the improvements, the amount spent by the landlord is called an “allowance.” If improvements are contemplated, the lease must clearly state what improvements will be made, who will complete the improvements, when the improvements will be complete, and the amount of any allowance.
This article should provide some guidance when reviewing your commercial lease, but the list is by no means exhaustive.  Commercial leases typically deal with a host of other issues as well, including the length of the lease, tenant extension or renewal, the tenant’s ability to assign the lease or sublet the demised premises, what constitutes a default and what remedies are available for a default, tenant insurance obligations, environmental contamination, etc.  These are all important issues and must be reviewed carefully and understood by the tenant.