Commercial Lease Negotiations

Searching for the right space for your business and negotiating the lease might appear to be straightforward. However, the reality is that it usually isn’t. MichaelSilver can help you avoid many of the pitfalls associated with securing the wrong space under unfavorable terms and conditions. If you are considering leasing new space for your business, or you are interested in renewing or modifying an existing lease, we can help.

Our Commercial Lease Negotiations team has many years experience in negotiating commercial leases for clients. Client have realized significant savings and have received innovative solutions to rental and real estate-focused challenges. Taking into account all related business and financial considerations, our team can help identify an ideal location, as well as analyze and negotiate a commercial lease.


To learn more, please contact MichaelSilver’s Commercial Lease Negotiations Group leader, Steven D. Handler, CPA, CMC, CGMA, Partner, at 847-982-0333 or contact us.


In my 50 plus years as a commercial real estate broker, I have never worked with or been associated with anyone as capable and competent in the fine art of negotiation as Steve Handler of MichaelSilver. His ability to understand the facts, immediately, and turn them into a successful negotiation for both sides of the deal is artful. I have not met a match for his techniques during my own time as a negotiator.

Barry Weiss
Commercial Real Estate Broker, Jacobs Weiss

“Steve Handler successfully negotiated the leases for our Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Winnetka, Lincoln Park and Gold Coast offices. His skill and knowledge in this area achieved significant rent savings for us, while also providing creative solutions to address many of our other operational needs.”

Successful Chicago Area Real Estate Company

Negotiating Commercial Leases – A Lessee’s Perspective

 Negotiating is the mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement. There is an art to the negotiation that cannot be reduced to a recipe or a formula.

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