What does it mean to you, the owner of commercial real estate, when we say AVALON will manage your property “like we own it”?
It means AVALON professionals take the same care in repairing a torn awning as they do when reducing your energy bill, grieving your taxes, or marketing and moving properties you want to sell.
It means we understand the importance of promptly and thoroughly servicing your tenants so they renew, recommend, and fill your buildings to capacity.
It means AVALON puts its multi-property purchasing power to work for your bottom line from landscaping to legal advice to renovating and new construction.
It means we at AVALON provide a level of service that will literally spoil you for any other management company. We are that good. We are that dedicated. Because, quite simply, we know what it takes to make your property turn a profit.
We manage it, market it, and sell it like we own it.
Whether you are an individual investor or an institution/corporation, AVALON will manage your investment brokerage like we were investing our own money. Because AVALON believes the art of the deal begins with your goals.
AVALON builds the foundation for business plans and marketing programs on what you want to achieve. And AVALON maintains that focus whether we are negotiating, researching, and closing the deal on a million-square-foot property or a single freestanding one-story building.
Institutional and entrepreneurial acquisitions and dispositions, large and small portfolio transactions all benefit from an AVALON team with a string of successes. Just three examples:
For AVALON, managing a building like we own it means everything from strategic planning to controlling operating expenses to providing experienced cost-conscious construction administration. We literally walk in your shoes and make the building our own. We make your property one AVALON would be proud to put its name on.
Not only does AVALON make sure your property gives a good first impression, we will also make sure it will look and even feel well-managed, down to the smallest details. For example, cleanliness gets high priority as does spot-on maintenance from well-tended landscaping to an inviting entrance, even a well-maintained parking area.
While AVALON makes your property attractive to tenants, we adhere to a carefully planned accounting system including monthly customized reports. AVALON employs a profitability matrix that trains tenants to pay on time by making clear that rent payment is not optional and paying late will result in finance charges. Bottom line, combining AVALONS’s tight financial management with our quick-response 24/7 accessibility means you have happy tenants and we have a happy client like you.
As a corporation with multiple businesses and divisions sometimes you are not only a landlord, but a tenant as well. AVALON considers a leased business space ideal when it maximizes the potential of a company’s employees. And we apply that standard when representing you as a tenant.
We search out and find that perfect space that will take you and your talented staff to the next level. In addition to keeping a sharp eye on details such as lease negotiation, financial strategy, and modeling, AVALON carefully studies your corporation’s leasing needs. In addition to market and competitive analyses, AVALON suggests creative solutions that always consider the human factor.
For example, AVALON researchers will study the labor pool near potential locations, including demographics, population density, income averages, even how employees will get to work and travel time. And finally, AVALON design and construction specialists will create an environment where everyone will enjoy working . . . including you, of course.
Turning Vacancies Into Opportunities
AVALON turns your vacant space into an opportunity by employing our highly effective four-step process:
STEP ONE: DO THOROUGH DUE DILIGENCE
Whether yours is a retail, office, or industrial property, AVALON determines which categories of tenants offer the highest potential based on your property’s characteristics.
STEP TWO: ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
Is your property easy to reach and find? Is there public transportation nearby? Is there parking for businesses with large staffs?
STEP THREE: GET THE WORD OUT
AVALON will target your “Tenant Profile” with pinpoint messaging that includes leveraging AVALON’S digital and direct mail database capabilities with mailings and proprietary email efforts. In addition, your property gets exposure on the AVALON website.
STEP FOUR: GET THE TENANTS IN
AVALON will create flyers showcasing your vacant floor space-with a variety of possible configurations. And AVALON will get new tenants up and running fast-not the normal 3-to-6 months, but in as little as 60 days so you get your first rent check fast.
AVALON believes that for a property to be environmentally friendly, it must first strive for maximum energy efficiency. And by being energy strategic, AVALON designs your property so it uses less energy and utilizes green energy techniques.
For example, AVALON consultants will investigate the historical energy consumption of your property then put the energy contract for that property out to bid. The result: one-to-two-year contracts that lock-in for your company at an efficient, cost-saving rate.
Being green with AVALON can go as far as having a building with its own wind generator to a technology as simple as a “variable frequency drive” or VFD that will pay for itself in savings in about 18 months. And when AVALON makes your building energy efficient, you can use that efficiency as a selling point with tenants or potential buyers who will share in the cost savings.
And finally, as you may have noticed, AVALON’S corporate color is green.
Real Estate Brokerage
AVALON markets your property like we own it with a full-service brokerage system that represents buyers and sellers. AVALON clients work with a seasoned brokerage team that has a deep knowledge of the Chicago tri-state real estate market.
AVALON believes information is power, and to keep you competitive, we put that power in your hands. In addition to providing a thorough, detailed financial analysis essential to your decision-making process, we pinpoint vital up-to-the-minute acquisition and disposition data and trends from the locale where you are buying or selling.
For acquisitions, AVALON does everything from needs assessment to market analysis to contract and closing. If you are selling a property, AVALON’S full service includes creating a pricing model, inspecting the property, offering ideas to improve the sales price, as well as creating multimedia marketing promotions.
Finally, AVALON addresses the issues that inevitably arise during an acquisition or sale of a property like they were our issues with speed and decisiveness.