A company doesn’t need to be as big as Amazon to get a good deal on real estate.
Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It’s especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that helps boost local commerce or has significant job creation plans. The key is often to look for real estate in an area that needs an economic boost.
Small businesses can also band together and negotiate as a bloc, Kaplowitz says.