Tenant Representation

Finding the ideal office or retail location is a multifaceted endeavor. Determining whether or not the space you currently occupy is serving your near- or long-term needs requires big-picture thinking as well as a granular analysis of details. At Douglas Elliman Commercial, we strive to understand your business and financial goals so we can narrow the field to just those properties that will position you to greatest advantage in order to achieve your objectives more easily. Armed with decades of experience and knowledge of the most current market trends, we negotiate to arrive at lease agreements that serve you today and tomorrow.

Situational analysis and strategic planning

Identification of consolidation and cost reduction opportunities

Relocation advice and guidance

Incentives identification and negotiation

Site selection

Lease negotiation and renewal

Sublease and disposition strategies

Financial analysis and reporting

Lease abstracting and data management services

Landlord Representation

From multi-level marketing campaigns for well-positioned, high-performing assets to detailed operational analyses and strategic repositioning of under-performing assets, Douglas Elliman Commercial provides professional services that enable landlords to realize the highest value for their office, hospitality, or retail properties. We call on our deep understanding of current market trends, reach out to our established network of relationships, and leverage Douglas Elliman’s industry-leading digital platform to put our clients’ property or portfolio of properties in front of the tenants who will value them most. And, with comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape, we negotiate lease terms that maximize asset value while promoting tenant retention.

Property and competitive market analysis

Expense analysis, budgeting, and forecasting

Property positioning / repositioning

Renovation consultation

Tenant recommendations

Targeted digital marketing and direct canvassing

Broker-to-broker marketing

Lease negotiation and renewal

Lease administration

Sales & Acquisitions

For private, corporate, and institutional investors, the acquisition or disposition of an investment-grade property or portfolios of properties is an opportunity to advance immediate and long-term business and financial objectives. At Douglas Elliman Commercial we create research-driven strategies that are focused on maximizing the upside potential of every transaction, from office and residential properties to retail properties and raw land. Each customized strategy takes multiple variables into account, including our clients’ risk profiles and objectives as well as current and projected market conditions. We develop detailed valuation analyses and financial models, conduct thorough due diligence to uncover conditions that may impact future asset value or performance, launch high-impact marketing campaigns, and negotiate skillfully on behalf of our clients from an informed position. Clients benefit from our well-established network of relationships, which gives us access to off-market deals as well as knowledge of buyers who are discretely pursuing specific transactions.

Acquisition and disposition strategies

Property positioning / repositioning

Competitive market research and analysis

Valuation analysis and financial modeling

Development of custom digital and print marketing materials

Targeted digital, print, and direct marketing

Public relations

Transaction due diligence and negotiations

Business opportunities

Search for a Industry category that you are interested in exploring. Maybe you are a “foodie” and want to explore business for sale in the Food Industry or perhaps you are very interested in taking care of the aging Baby Boomers so the Senior Care category piques your interest! Have fun exploring the many different franchise category options — all have exciting and lucrative business opportunities available.


Tenant Representation

Our professionals offer tenants an inside track to many of San Diego and Southern California’s prominent retail & restaurant locations. Whether a national or regional chain or a local operator, we always strive to represent our client’s interests first.

The professionals of VRG have established relationships with landlords and retail & restaurant brokers throughout San Diego and Southern California. Drawing upon our first-hand knowledge of up-coming developments, rents, vacancies, active tenants and other market trends, many of the more prominent retail & restaurant users have trusted VRG to handle their San Diego commercial real estate needs. Because we have been involved with over 700 transactions, all involving a new lease or transfer of an existing lease, VRG is uniquely qualified to represent you. Let us find the space, negotiate a new lease or purchase, and get you into business fast!

Tenant Representation Services include:

Site Selection & evaluation


Property tours

Letter of intent negotiations

Participation with attorneys on lease negotiations

Liquor license transfers

Landlord Representation

VRG works with landlords, property managers and retail & restaurant brokers in San Diego and Southern California to facilitate long term leasehold relationships with successful retail & restaurant owners. Whether an institutional owner, a local developer or an individual property owner, we always strive to represent our client’s interests first.

Drawing upon our first-hand knowledge of rents, vacancies, active tenants and other market trends, retail & restaurant landlords and developers continually trust VRG to handle their commercial real estate needs. By keeping up with the most modern trends in the retail & restaurant industry (locally and nationally), and our over 20 years of doing business in San Diego and Southern California, we to continue to bring fresh new tenants to the bargaining table. Let VRG expand your tenant search beyond traditional commercial real estate agent efforts.

Landlord Representation Services include:

Leasing of Retail & Restaurant Entitled Real Estate

Market Analysis


Leasing of Ground Up Development Projects

Shopping Center Outparcel Pad Leasing

Negotiating proposals and leases

We offer the following services to our clients:

Business Sales

Mergers and Acquisitions

Business Valuation

Opinion of Value Report

Pre-Sale Consultation

Exit Strategy

Business brokers are the professionals who will facilitate the successful sale of your business. It is important that you understand just what a professional business broker can do — as well as what they can’t. They can help you decide how to price your business and how to structure the sale so it makes sense for everyone — you and the buyer. They can find the right buyer for your business, work with you and the buyer in negotiating and along every other step of the way until the transaction is successfully closed. They can also help the buyer in all the details of the business buying process.

A business broker is not, however, a magician who can sell an overpriced business. Most businesses are saleable if priced and structured properly. You should understand that only the marketplace can determine what a business will sell for. The amount of the down payment you are willing to accept, along with the terms of the seller financing, can greatly influence not only the ultimate selling price, but also the success of the sale itself.

We specialize in the Brokerage of small to mid-level businesses and the brokerage of commercial and residential real estate throughout Washington State.

Our Mission; Through experience, integrity and confidence deliver vast knowledge of our industry and utilize our market resources in such a way to best serve our clients by implementing strategy and executing customized solutions to achieve their goals.

For our Business Sellers;

By utilizing our strategic marketing channels we gain maximum exposure while maintaining strict confidentiality. Our combined transactional experience is unparalleled and we know how to “close the deal”.

For Our Business Buyers;

Our regional market knowledge and “book of business” allows us to pinpoint your needs and match your requirements to the desired acquisition you are seeking. Our contacts with local banks, community development corporations, SBA and private equity allows our firm to also help aid our buyer clients with financing.

For Our Commercial Property Buyers & Sellers;

Our service lines include Transaction services (office, retail, industrial, & investment), 1031 exchange advisory, site selection, tenant representation & research/valuation services. Our regional knowledge allows us to consistently match properties that best fit our clients.

We encourage you to call or email us for a complimentary business or investment consultation. Our door is always open!