how to lease space
Cummings Properties has serviced the needs of growing businesses for more than 30 years. Programs such as the Business Incubator, Emerging Technology Center, turn-key suites and our expansion space guarantee give growing businesses a head start. To learn more about how to lease and plan commerical and space special programs catering to growing companies, contact Erica Wright at 781-932-7029.
  How to Lease Space - Worksheets & Articles
The following worksheets and articles will aid in guiding you through a typical leasing process from needs analysis, through location selection and lease preparation, to facility design and construction. Gain insights in order to simplify the leasing process, while controlling costs and planning for future flexibility.
  Facility Information Worksheet - Outline the information you should know in order to decide if the potential space suits your businesses' needs.
  Lease Type Comparison Worksheet - Compare a full service lease versus a triple net lease and decide which is better for your business.
  Space Planning Worksheet - Calculate the approximate square footage your business needs..
  Calculating Square Footage - Some of the variables to properly determine the actual and leasable square feet in any unit.
  Square Footage Calculation Standards - While there are dozens of different standards for calculating square footage, space in all of Cummings Properties' buildings is measured according to these standards.
  News Articles - by John Wiseman
    Attractive Leasing Environment
Banker & Tradesman, 1/31/05
  Tenants in the market for space find ample supply of potential options.
    Real Estate Trends
Banker & Tradesman, 11/29/04
  National retailers are establishing facilities in the suburbs seeking to expand their customer bases by placing themselves in vibrant office parks.
    Upstart Firms Need to Find The Right Balance
Banker & Tradesman, 9/27/04
  When searching for space, young companies face several significant challenges.
  Life Science Market Matures As Outward Growth Continues
Banker & Tradesman, 9/25/06
  Life science firms in the suburbs are growing up.The growth began in parallel with incubator firms moving from university labs to suburban locations, and with large, established firms creating suburban campuses.
  Entrepreneur Program
Incubator Lease Program
  College Affiliations and Programs

Cummings Properties works with local colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurship. Cummings helps sponsor several local business plan competitions and also provides special rate packages for new business growing out of college programs. The following are links to colleges with Cummings Properties sponsorship programs.

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  Special Opportunities
Cummings provides special rates, programs, and customized suites to give growing businesses a head start.
  Emerging Technology Center 6
      - Turn key 1,000 SF lab incubator suites.
  VWR Discount Lab Purchasing Program
  Economic Opportunity Area (Cummings Center, Beverly)
      - Learn about tax discounts and special business financing rates.
  Entrepreneurial Spirit at Cummings - Success Stories
Learn more about the success stories of these growing Cummings clients.
  MIT Alumni Profile Ad Series
“Cummings Properties is the perfect alternative to Cambridge. More desirable rates, a quick and professional buildout and unparalleled service more than satisfied our leasing needs.”
  Entrepreneur Quotes
  Tech Tenant Press Releases
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