Real Estate for Retailers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Speaker: Andy Smith, Chrisland Commercial Real Estate
Our first 2016 Small Business After Hours is on the way! 

In his fast-paced and interactive presentation, Andy Smith will help new and experienced retailers better understand critical factors that are often minimized (or even ignored) when retailers seek property for their ventures.  Andy’s goal is to equip the small-business owner with knowledge that helps them find the perfect space for their unique requirements.  Topics will include: 

     – Terminology & Terms
     – Functionality Considerations:  Parking & Beyond
     – Zoning & Permits: 
     – Leasing or Buying:  Terms & Process
     – Common Pitfalls
     – Market Status & Trends 

Our instructor for this session is Andy Smith. As a longtime Northern Colorado civic leader, Mr. Smith recently served an eight year term on the City of Fort Collins Planning & Zoning Board, including the last two as Chairman.  As an Advisor at Chrisland, Mr. Smith has specialized in complex land development projects with an emphasis in affordable housing and infill (re)development, as well as an assortment of tenant representation assignments.  Prior to joining Chrisland, Mr. Smith worked in private enterprise roles that included commercial banking, turn-around business consulting, a successful technology start-up, e-commerce, manufacturing, and retail.  Additionally, Mr. Smith worked in the public sector as a downtown development planner and as an economic analyst. 

A Colorado native who has called Fort Collins home since 1992, Mr. Smith graduated from CSU with a degree in Economics.  Outside the office, Mr. Smith enjoys spending time with his large family, fly-fishing, and dabbling in the culinary arts.

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