With 33 years of experience in commercial real estate, helping start-ups, legal offices, non-profit organizations and established companies, Eric Van Hofwegen is a broker with the interests of his clients at heart. Eric aims to provide clarity and knowledge to all of his clients, helping them understand their options and the range of spaces available along with the pros and cons they present. As a broker and an individual, Eric Van Hofwegen looks to guide his clients and provide them with all the information they need so that they can make an informed decision.
Eric Van Hofwegen works on a timeline with each client to help them save time and money with a process that works for them. Starting with a review of the goals and the direction that you want to take he will then navigate you through the complete process, all the way to the end plus help you afterwards with any lease or landlord issues. From point A to point Z, Eric will facilitate the process and assure the best possible lease for you, while providing total transparency through each phaseLets Create Your Process.
Start your search on the right foot. Eric starts the process with a detailed review of the client's goals and assets and helps define what space would be best for them. What is your projected growth and what is your ideal building size? How many floors and what quality of building are you looking for from class “A”, “B” or “C”? Where do you want to be located and what transportation needs should be considered? What do you need in the property as far as ceiling heights, security, air handling and floor loading? And most importantly, when would you be looking to move in?
What do you want to gain through the process? What direction are you looking to go and what is your best case scenario? Are you looking to lease space in an existing building (renewal)? Are you looking for a different space nearby or to relocate entirely? What are your purchasing options and how feasible are your goals including risks, advantages and disadvantages? Establishing the parameters makes your process much more seamless and helps Eric map your course to your property goals.
The next step is to plan the leasing strategy, where together we establish the time goals and the necessary steps that need to be taken into consideration for your specific goal location. What is the timeline based on Step 1 and Step 2? What is the ideal length of the lease based on your goals and objectives? What is the length of the lease given the expiry date of your current lease? What is the ideal length of lease given market conditions?
This part of the process allows you to survey locations and possible spaces to narrow down what works best for you. Considering all of the details outlined in the first three steps, Eric can help pinpoint all of the best fits available based on your needs. This helps to establish the realistic options available that offer lease agreements best suiting the needs of the timeline and the essentials of your search for a space.
This is when the request for proposal (RFP) is prepared and is often the most time-consuming aspect of the process. Multiple components are used to prepare the RFP and based on the building tours your requirements are refined. Fine-tuning your specifications with a space planner will provide further analysis of your specific needs. Using this information, Eric would then prepare a comprehensive RFP that details all of your requirements and then send out the RFP to potential options.
Once the RFP responses are received, Eric will compile the information into clear options for your review. This process illustrates the pros and cons of the available options so your decision is made with clarity and confidence. This includes a detailed financial analysis, including items such as: one time costs, net rent, operating costs, realty taxes, leasehold improvement allowances, free-rent periods, etc. The analysis also includes: total cash flow, multiple year net present value, net rental rate, gross rental rate and a comparison based on rentable and useable area (Gross-up factor).
The final step of the process is negotiating the agreement and solidifying the best lease for you. This is the culmination of the process and if all of the steps are followed with Eric's guidance the client is led to a clear, defensible option that they can be happy with. With Eric Van Hofwegen the options are clear and the path is paved with solutions and a plan made for you and what is best for the growth of your business in your space new or renewed.
Eric Van Hofwegen is a professional that values his relationships with those he works with. He has established his reputation through a practice of honesty and transparency. With a genuine interest in the client's success and satisfaction, Eric knows the best approach to any situation is with transparency and clear communication and understanding.
As a broker, Eric knows that the clients he works with are looking for a guide and a person to navigate the waters of real estate and the technicalities that riddle any search for a space. With a breadth of knowledge and resources, Eric provides a map to the ideal space for you; while involving you in every step because you should be involved in finding the ideal environment for you.
With an eye for the hurdles and challenges that come with finding the perfect space, Eric is dedicated to ensuring the ideal scenario for you. He provides detailed and thorough plans for approaching everything from the potential building owners to the financial details involved in getting the space meant for you.
As an honest and dedicated professional Eric Van Hofwegen looks to find a fair deal for all his clients whether they are trying to find a space or trying to negotiate terms with a present landlord. Call Eric, and get the best, fairest deal possible.
Beyond the desire to have a successful client interaction and to help the client get what they want, Eric Van Hofwegen is a broker that functions on a code of due diligence. The guarantee that Eric brings to his work is that he will always do his best for each client, no matter how big or small, and check any box that needs to be checked for you to get the space you need.
Eric’s primary role as a broker is as a consultant. Helping clients navigate the market and evaluate options and available spaces plus the steps needed to get from wanting a space to having the space. With experience in the commercial sector and a hand on the pulse of the market, Eric Van Hofwegen can not only help you find what you are looking for, but ensure that you know which options are best for you.Lets Talk More
Finding a space that works for your budget is as crucial as finding a space at all. Eric is a seasoned broker who can map the options and timelines that fit your present needs and your potential growth. With a detailed analysis that addresses all costs involved in a rental; from rent fees to individual lease charges, Eric looks to save your time and your money and at the very least ensure you are spared from surprise costs.Get More Info
With an interest in client satisfaction and positive landlord-tenant relationships, Eric is an experienced negotiator and moderator when new or present lease agreements need adjustment or analysis. Understanding that all parties have an interest in an amicable and reasonable renting situation, Eric aims to provide outcomes that are best for all involved. Negotiation should never be a fear.Contact Me
From space hunting to lease negotiating, clients who come to Eric save time and any doubts about what is the best case scenario. By establishing a clear timetable and checkpoints, the process becomes much more painless and efficient! Call Eric Van Hofwegen and he will make sure that your time is spent well and that the time you do spend is rewarding.
Avoid contract pitfalls or overpriced deals, with Eric Van Hofwegen carefully approaching each situation and contract with a detailed view and a knack for creative solutions. Whether it is a change in space layout or design or a change in your lease, Eric is here to help save you money and help make the most of your deal.
With a wealth of connections and understanding of the real estate market, Eric is a broker that can help you find a place that you can feel confident in knowing that it is the perfect place for you. Finding the best deal or improving your current lease arrangement starts with knowing all of the options, and on that Eric has you covered.
A partial list of Eric’s clients include the following: