A partnership with FGP Commercial Leasing will allow you to grow your brand in all 50 states with your own Franchise Real Estate team. Successful execution of your Real Estate strategy requires a customized system, a highly trained and unified team operating with “one voice and one system” – delivering standardized Site Selection, Lease Negotiation and Legal Review for each new franchisee location.
Our goal is to develop a strong relationship with our Franchisee’s so that we become more than professional advisors – we become friends. Our friendliness, positive attitude and ability to relate to Franchisee’s is our forte. Our Franchisee’s will always be treated with kindness and respect throughout the process.
East Hanover, New Jersey
Scott always made me feel like I was his only client even though I know that is far from the truth.If there was one word I could use to describe my experience with Scott and his team at FGP, it would be exhilarating. There is absolutely nothing easy about commercial real estate and as a young, new franchisee, it was a whole new world to me. Scott’s knowledge, dedication and determination are just a few words I can use to describe his undeniable passion for what he does. For me, opening an F45 studio is much more than just a business venture but also a dream. There is something to be said when someone takes your dream and also makes it their own. Almost six years ago, I lost my dad suddenly and unexpectedly. My dad was one of the hardest workers you could ever meet and was very successful in his career. He was highly respected by all of his coworkers and peers. Many times Scott and I spoke about my dream to follow in my father’s footsteps of success. Scott made it his mission to help me get one step closer to fulfilling that dream. My mom has been a very integral part of this process as well. She was included on many phone conversations with Scott and myself. Without my mom, none of this would even be possible right now. Scott always embraced the strong family bond we have and used it to show true passion during our negotiations. Scott always made me feel like I was his only client even though I know that is far from the truth. We had quite an incredibly frustrating and drawn out adventure together to negotiate the lease for my studio’s location. Scott undoubtedly got me the best deal possible saving me thousands of dollars. Throughout the entire process, he was always there to listen to my ideas and always asked for my opinion on a game plan and made it very easy to work together. There aren’t enough words to show my true gratitude toward Scott and his team at FGP. He made this incredibly stressful and frustrating process as easy as possible and I look forward to continuing to build our relationship and possibly work together more in the future on other locations. If you are looking for the best, Scott and FGP are the answer. Hannah Ensel East Hanover, New Jersey
What I need to share is – holy moly, your value-add is incalculable. It’s the value that you explained to me when we first engaged but I got to witness it today.
Hey Scott. I needed to run to the dinner table so I didn’t get to share enough during our de-brief. But what I need to share is – holy moly, your value-add is incalculable. It’s the value that you explained to me when we first engaged but I got to witness it today.
Guys like me, sophisticated or not, would be totally scr_wd in this context not understanding the ins and outs about commercial real estate. Who should pay for what. Tonnage of HVAC. On and on and on. I wouldn’t know squat about any of that and it would cost me 10s and 10s of thousands.
If there was ever any question about the balance between working with you remotely vs. the value of your advocacy for getting me a proper lease, there is no further question.
You can be sure I’ll be providing this input to my fellow franchisees. And I look even more forward to working through this process with you and the team. I am in very good hands. Even the guys on the other side of the table acknowledge that [Perter’s comment].
Thanks for the benefit of your commitment and expertise!
Ian & Jenny
San Diego, CA
The guidance that you and your team gave us from initial site search to final lease procurement was always above and beyond.
Scott, we think we see the finish line with the lease!!
Just wanted to say that from the very start you and the FGP team have been such a dream to work with. You have been simply amazing in helping us navigate the unfamiliar waters of commercial leasing.
Throughout our process, there were always new developments, and looking back we can’t stress enough how invaluable your knowledge and expertise were to us. The guidance that you and your team gave us from initial site search to final lease procurement was always above and beyond.
We wanted to thank you for the professionalism you always showed, but what we truly appreciated was your kind and gracious nature. We could not have done it without you.
As new franchisees, we know we still have a long road ahead of us, but we can’t thank you enough for getting us started on the right foot.
Thanks again for everything. It has been an absolute pleasure. Looking forward to someday enjoying a little BBQ with you!
All the best, Ian & Jenny
San Diego, CA
Nate and April
My lease includes a $200,000 tenant improvement allowance…
Talk about a left turn. For the past 19 years, I’ve been dedicated to helping a small enterprise software startup grow into a global public company. But, witnessing our high-functioning autistic son’s positive response to the Brain Balance program stole my passion. Together, my wife and I decided to pursue a more purposeful career by purchasing a Brain Balance Achievement Center and bringing hope to families and kids that struggle.
In my due diligence with multiple franchisees, the same warning was repeated – the commercial leasing and ensuing buildout processes are where you can easily lose tens of thousands and maybe not even know it. There was so much to learn about the new business; the prospect of navigating to find the “right” site and then securing it with a lease that won’t leave me questioning my decisions for the next 10 years did not inspire confidence.
Enter FGP. I give a lot of credit to our corporate team for the relationship they formed with Scott and his team. From our first call to the smooth LOI handoff and support of my attorney, the experience has exceeded my expectations. We needed structure, process and the patience to follow it. FGP brought a step-by-step blueprint for success that we embraced and were rewarded for doing so.
My lease includes a $200,000 tenant improvement allowance, and, very late in the process, we were able to shift from a unit requiring heavy demolition to one that is practically a vanilla shell but never shown. This pivot, instigated by an inspector recommended by Scott, was masterfully executed by the team to maintain the level of landlord investment while expediting the LOI approval through a notoriously slow process.
The lease is being finalized by yet another recommendation. And FGP is helping me to objectively hire professionals for my buildout. This comprehensive service “walks the walk” from that initial conversation and backs up Scott’s passionate plea for contributing to new franchisee success.
Nate and April Taninecz
Chris and Monique
Redondo Beach, CA
You saved us about $1,500 per month in rent and $160,000 for the buildout!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything. Without you and your team, I am not sure this dream would have become a reality!! I, being an “over-anxious” first-time franchisee would have walked into over paying in rent, unable to find the perfect location, possible build-out not completed in a timely manner and a few hiccups along the way. Instead, you and your team made things as smooth as can be; you allowed us to be a part of every detail which was really important to me. You have set us up for success – and we couldn’t have done it without you!
To be specific, you saved us about $1500 per month in rent and $160,000 for the buildout. That is a huge deal. Because of this, we are able to secure a second territory, so, I hope you are ready to start the process again.
Honestly, the most important thing besides the financial benefits was the mentorship and knowledge you blessed us with. You didn’t just handle things; you allowed us to be a part of everything and educate us. This is more valuable than any financial gain. I am so grateful for you and your team and I encourage any new franchisee to make the decision I made… allow you to set them up for success!
Chris and Monique Cash
Redondo Beach, CA
Brenton & Bonnie
You are one of a kind, and we feel blessed to have been able to work with you during this process.
As Brenton and I prepare to read and plan out the action items within our executed lease, we would be remiss if we did not send you a note of the deepest thanks and gratitude. From our first meeting all the way to the final signing, you were nothing but the most professional and considerate agent, adviser and, many times, a calm voice in an otherwise chaotic situation. I know that I require more time than most on wanting to understand all aspects of the business transaction as well as the desire for continuous follow up. You truly went above and beyond in this regard. Every phone call, email, text message, the hours worked, the in person meetings and numerous extensive explanations did not go unnoticed and words do not do justice in expressing how grateful we are.
In a business where there is at times a lack of service or regard for the actual person and family making such a big decision affecting their entire livelihood moving forward, you are an example of everything that someone in your profession should strive to emulate. We could not have found such an amazing location for our new business or felt fully secure during the negotiation process were it not for you and your utmost skill, attention to detail and genuine care for your client. You are one of a kind, and we feel blessed to have been able to work with you during this process. We hope to see you at the grand opening of CKO Kickboxing!
Brenton & Bonnie Danieli
Scott and his team held my hand during every step of the process from site search and selection, to the lease negotiation and even through the legal review.
I am so thankful to have found Scott Simcik and his team of highly skilled professionals at FGP Commercial Leasing! As a busy dentist and first time franchise owner, my time and resources are limited. I needed to find a suitable location for my franchise and negotiate a lease. This sounds simple but it was something with which I had absolutely no experience.
Scott and his team literally held my hand during every step of the process from site search and selection, to the lease negotiation and even through the legal review. They worked with my hectic schedule and were available to me at times most brokers would be “off the clock”. They made the process effortless. I believe I would have made some costly mistakes without them.
I highly recommend Scott Simcik and FGP to both new and experienced franchisees. I will definitely be utilizing their services for my next location.
Dr. Jennifer Hamilton
The best negotiating skill I have ever encountered has provided us with thousands of dollars in savings in rent and build out.
Brian and I were happy to be able to meet and talk to you in person this week. We had a great week. We learned a ton and also got our butts kicked with the eight workouts. I appreciate your help with getting our territories of Brookfield and Elmgrove all set.
I wanted to again mention that Scott Simcik’s company was an excellent referral. I have many years experience in commercial real estate, buying properties, constructing medical and health club facilities and leasing space for a wide variety of medical professions. Scott’s skills in this make me feel amateurish. Scott has handled the search for our properties with more professionalism than I have ever experienced in real estate. He has hand help us thru the whole process. They provided a huge amount of locations, contacted all that we were interested in, set up times for us to see the sites, educated us on how to look at the site and how not to talk to agents.
Then when we determined we wanted to place LOI’s on a few properties his knowledge of F45 requirements along with the best negotiating skill I have ever encountered has provided us with thousands of dollars in savings in rent and build out. He provides a wealth of information, has options for additional lawyer and build out services that are also very reasonably priced. I feel he brings the whole package for F45 franchisee’s and I would be happy to accept calls if you have other franchisees that may need his services and would like to hear of my experience.
Scott Cole & Brian Staude
Becci & Jaime
Scott negotiated free rent for up to 11 months! The first 4 are the buildout or the grand opening whichever comes first, and then after grand opening, we will receive 7 more free months of rent!
We would like to express our extreme gratitude to FGP for making our first franchise site selection one we will never forget. Thank you for your early morning and late night calls and emails going above and beyond in every facet of this 5 month journey. You were there for us when we were down and feeling defeated! You also helped us celebrate our wins in this process. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for taking such good care of us. We are both totally thrilled that you are our agent and know that we could not be in better hands.
Scott, you and your team have been absolutely incredible to work with on our lease. From our very first interaction, you responded to our inquiry immediately and shared your wisdom for over an hour while getting to know us and understand our needs, and then shared passionately your company with us. Within the same week, we got to meet your amazing team on our Pre-Lease call. Within 48 hours, we had our first batch of over 50 locations that met our criteria to start with. We narrowed that list to our top 10 and were off and running.
As first time franchisees, we’ve never had to explore commercial leasing, so this part of the venture has been quite foreign to us. Scott, Shaun and Wyatt – you all were with us through the entire process. You educated us on the most strategic way to execute a walk through. Then included us in all the calls with the leasing agent representing the property of interest. We were included in the pre-LOI call and were guided through the LOI process.
We believed our first two spaces were ideal locations. The first fell through for reasons unknown with the landlord. The second, Scott and team insisted we read between the hidden lines and ask for clarification on what was communicated, “the landlord was going to deliver a white box” and ended up in writing that they’d deliver the white box, but only pay for the first $35psf, and we’d be responsible for the balance. Had we accepted that counter, we’d be out $100,000+ and the rent was already high. It was a good location to let go of and although we were feeling defeated, Scott and team picked us up again and we continued our quest for the right location.
We are currently wrapping up our F45 location, and the wait was definitely worth it. Scott negotiated free rent for up to 11 months! The first 4 are the buildout or the grand opening whichever comes first, and then after grand opening, we will receive 7 more free months of rent! As a first time franchisee, we couldn’t ask for better terms to help get our F45 Training Studio going full steam ahead! We are grateful for this awesome experience Scott and team have created for us and our new friendships we’ve created with a group that truly cares about us and our business.
Thank you Scott, Shaun, Wyatt and Barbara! You are all amazing to work with!
Love, Becci & Jaime
Rollie & Sharon
Scott and his team have your back. In the end we were able to get into an ideal location with a very favorable lease and $82,000 lease hold improvements from the landlord.
My wife, daughter Kristi and son-in-law Nate set out to operate a Brain Balance Center after Kristi had seen amazing improvements in children while working as coach and program director at the Fresno/Clovis Brain Balance Center. Visalia CA was suggested by the Brain Balance Corporate Franchisor. We had no idea what it would take to obtain a lease but committed to Visalia. We were introduced to Scott Simick and the FGP Commercial leasing team started the process of finding our future business location. We knew immediately that we could trust Scott and his team and that they had our best interests in mind. Most importantly they understood how foreign and new we were to the world of business leasing. The process turned out to be a difficult one because the city of Visalia did not know how to classify our business and had limited open zoning options. Their expertise and emotional support was critical to getting through the process. Scott and the FGP team helped us navigate the interactions with the City Planning Commission and realtors representing leasing options. In the end we were able to get into an ideal location with a very favorable lease and $82,000 lease hold improvements from the landlord. In the process we established a friendship with Scott that remains today. Scott and his team had our back through the uncertainty of it all.
Rollie & Sharon