Just talked to Mark, the RE agent who has shown us a lot of properties and has put together some draft terms he wants to start circulating to building owners. However he feels our site (in it’s current state) would be a risk to our negotiating position. Elements like:
- “We are being forced out”
- “Rent is doubling and we can’t afford it”
- “Help us keep a roof over our heads”
- “We barely cover rent with our monthly donations”
To a potential new landlord - these are some serious red flags. Our goal is to negotiate the lowest rent on the promise of long term stability (i.e. we’ve been covering rent here for 11 years), and our site does not make us look stable.
We want to start sending out proposals as soon as possible. How do we get together and get this looking better?