Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm, HCC Alief Hayes – Room A319
Navigating Leases, negotiations with commercial landlords and permitting can be less stressful for small business owners if they plan right, are aligned with experts and make the right connections along the way. Come hear from experts to learn how leases, landlords, permitting and financing are connected in a way that can facilitate your progress. Small business owners planning openings, expansions and/or relocations now must also reset their plans to respond to the impact that recovery from Hurricane Harvey is having on the greater Houston area.
- Leases – Connie Rankin – Owner, CRES & Associates, Commercial Real Estate Services– Navigating dealings with your landlord, considering your lease and insurance situation and status relating to opening, expanding and/or relocating. Attorney, John Barnes will also give added input on these topics and participate in Q&A.
- Permits–Helen Callier–Owner, PermitUsNow–Navigating permitting in planned openings and expansions, and/or repairs.
- Moderator – Mark Winchester, SBA Houston District, Deputy District Director.
- Panelists – Richard Gianni – LiftFund, President, East Texas Region & Houston Market; Nasr Khan – Wallis State Bank, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer; and Peter Ellen – Amegy Bank of Texas, Senior Vice President