Lunch & Learn - February

Everything You Need to Know About Leasing Commercial Space

Tuesday, February 25th | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Session + Box Lunch = $15/person

Registration Closes February 23rd.


Join Tiffany Brace and JoAnna Hicks of Element Commercial Real Estate and learn about all the aspects of leasing commercial space for your business. Learn the need-to-know basics from finding an agent to strategies for the lease negotiation process and how to avoid surprises during the build out process. During this session we will break down what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming process to help you prepare for your commercial space search or renewal.

This session is ideal for new business owners or current business owners looking for a new space or negotiating a renewal to ensure they're getting the best deal for the perfect space, in the best location.

Walk away with information, tips, and practical advice on:

  • How to start the search process and what resources are available

  • How to evaluate your space needs

  • Strategies for the lease negotiation process

  • Key questions to ask the landlord/agent

  • What documents you should prepare in advance of starting the process

  • How to assemble the right team for the buildout process

About the Presenters:

JoAnna Hicks

Co-founder & Principal

Element Commercial Real Estate

JoAnna Hicks has spent the past fifteen years successfully leading $175 Million of complex real estate developments that include LEED-Gold office buildings, retail, apartments, mixed-use buildings and even an indoor public market. As co-founder and principal of Element, JoAnna saw an opportunity return to her roots of helping others by utilizing her experience as a project manager, landlord, developer, and broker to assist property and business owners successfully achieve their real estate goals.

Tiffany L. Brace


Element Commercial Real Estate

Tiffany L. Brace brought over six years of experience in the Twin Cities and Denver markets when she joined Element Commercial Real Estate in 2019. Specializing in creative Office, Retail and Industrial transactions in urban walkable communities. Tiffany represents tenants and buyers throughout the real estate transaction, providing consultation on site selection while utilizing her skills in sales, negotiation, merchandising, marketing, business brokerage, investment, and leasing.

Lunch catered by Breaking Bread Catering, a social enterprise restaurant and catering service in North Minneapolis offering fresh and flavorful global, comfort foods while supporting a social mission and vision.