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We are RDS Real Estate, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, and in this article we will tell you about creative alternatives for retail space for lease in the Fort Worth area. Do these creative alternatives exist where you live? We don’t know, but we do believe they are worth looking for. They just might save you a ton of money in your search for retail space for rent.

Call us at 817-439-3224 for more information, and if you are in the Fort Worth area, call us to arrange for a tour of retail lease space in and around Fort Worth.

Now, let’s get creative!

Toss away the traditional

To explain this creative alternative, we are going to use an example, one which can be found at Box Office Warehouse Suites in the Fort Worth Design District.  There you can find retail space for lease which is actually retrofitted and refurbished shipping containers. Each unit at Box Office Warehouse Suites is 320 square feet, and each unit rents for $875 per month. Compare that price to other retail properties in other areas of Fort Worth.  It is an excellent price and, truthfully, if you were standing inside one of those retail units, say at Salon & Spa Galleria, you wouldn’t even know you were standing inside a shipping container.

Toss away the traditional!

A rose by any other name is still a rose

What is a retail space for lease? In reality, it is four walls and a ceiling which has been zoned as a retail space.  Any structure can serve as a retail lease space, as long as the zoning allows it to be so.

Check out a studio for rent. Check out a loft for rent. Check out a garage for rent.  You may find that the zoning regulations will allow you to run a retail business from a loft, and you may very well save money in the process.

Save money by sharing

How about this idea: take a retail space for lease, partition it off so that two retail shops can run from the same location, and split the expenses with another retail business owner. This is being done more and more as a cost-cutting approach, and it is especially effective when the two retail businesses are compatible and will draw business to each other i.e. a nail salon and a massage parlor.

Bottom line: think outside the box

The limitations which used to dictate daily business in commercial real estate no longer exist. The industry has changed, and those changes were dictated by tough competition and tough economic conditions.  Find a commercial real estate company which is creative in its approach to finding solutions in the marketplace. Find a commercial real estate company like RDS Real Estate.

A word about RDS Real Estate

We don’t have all of the solutions, but we have most of them. RDS Real Estate is locally owned and operated, and we know the Fort Worth area like we know the back of our hands. Call us if you need retail space for lease, or a warehouse for rent, or a shop for rent, or any other commercial or industrial property for lease.  We deal in solutions!