This was our first time working with a realtor for a commercial lease, and it was such a smooth, painless process that you might be forgiven for thinking commercial leasing is easy. (It's not.) Finding a new home for our business required some very specific must-haves: location, budget, size, accessibility... and then we had to consider the terms of the lease itself. From start to finish, Kris handled this process with such efficiency and detail that from my end, it felt like everything just fell into place.
Having such a painless and positive experience is testament to Kris's skill and expertise in commercial leasing. His combination of industry connections, knowledge of the leasing legalities, experience negotiating favourable lease terms and his professionalism, attention to detail, and dependability makes him an expert in the Kelowna commercial leasing and real estate market. Kris defied every stereotype in the realtor industry and impressed us over and over again with his knowledge, expertise, and industry connections.
Kris is detailed and conscientious. He started with a very thorough analysis of what we were looking for in a space - areas of the city, size, budget, parking, accessibility. He used that information to provide us with appropriate leads and didn't waste our time with any prospects that were a poor fit. I was grateful that Kris respected the importance of my time and did so much of the preliminary screening for us.
Kris is punctual and reliable. He was always early for showings and he consistently followed through on his promises, whether it was to provide us with additional resources and info or following up on a lead. I had limited understanding of the commercial leasing process, and he took the time to explain so many aspects of the negotiation process and the legalities, well beyond what his job required.
Kris's many years of experience in Kelowna commercial real estate and his industry connections are a huge asset. This is ultimately how we found our new business location, because Kris's relationship with many of Kelowna's commercial property managers meant that he had access to properties and leads before they were listed. And they come to him first because he is trusted and respected.
What more can I say? Kris is an expert at his job, inside and out. I felt so much assurance knowing that Kris had my back. I put the worry out of my mind and focused on running my business and knew that Kris was on top of it and would keep me in the loop. I trusted him completely to take care of us and he did not let us down. We came out of this process with a fantastic new location that checked off all of our boxes, and some extras that he negotiated into our lease agreement thanks to his expertise in negotiating these contracts.
I highly recommend Kris for your commercial leasing needs. You will be beyond impressed!