Geis Properties, LLC: A Division of Geis Companies
Since 1967 The Geis name has been synonymous with integrity expertise in the Northeast Ohio real estate community with over 34 million sqft. of Office, Commercial and Industrial experience. No one knows how to make real estate successful like the Geis Companies.
The Geis Properties "Special Assets/Receiver" model is unique to Ohio due to the fact that within the confines of our corporate headquarters, Geis Property Management has access to Architects, Construction experts, Real Estate Professionals, CPA and Legal Services. We draw upon these centralized services to not only stabilize and maintain tenant continuity, but also to return real estate assets to high performing and marketable profit centers.
Geis Properties is a premier provider of full-cycle commercial real estate and property management service in Northeast Ohio. We presently manage over several million square feet of space, including office and medical buildings, industrial warehouses and storage facilities. Our expertise is derived from over 40 years in the office/commercial, industrial development, construction and leasing business, making us uniquely qualified to address your property management needs. We understand what works best. Our goal is to provide value-added services that protect and enhance your investment, to your 100 percent satisfaction. This full-service, value-added approach provides our clients the ability to manage their business without being distracted by their space, whether owner or tenant occupied. Click to see our Available Properties page.
Protecting Your Investment
You have made a significant investment in your facilities. Your real estate assets play an important role in your success. Geis Properties can ensure that these assets operate at peak efficiency, making a positive contribution to your bottom line.
Your building and grounds may be your single, largest investment â€“ and are critical to the efficient operation of your company. They also convey an image to your customers and the outside marketplace. Our property audit encompasses a comprehensive evaluation of the physical components within the facility from top to bottom, starting with the roof and using the latest thermal imaging technologies. All systems including HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression are investigated, with needed repairs and suggested upgrades noted. Detailed annual inspections are scheduled to ensure that all aspects of building and grounds are maintained and operating at peak efficiency. The buildings and parking lots, sidewalks, lighting, signage and landscaping are carefully maintained utilizing qualified staff or contractors, all drawn from Geis Propertiesâ€™ select list of vendors. We maintain a 24-hour emergency maintenance system with a senior property manager and maintenance representative on call to take care of emergencies.
Allow us to prepare an accurate budget for your buildings and associated grounds, and manage your bookkeeping for the facility. Included is oversight of mortgage payments and preparation of tax returns, review and administration of your insurance policy, and assistance in obtaining construction loans and permanent financing. Let our tax and accounting specialists explore ways to reduce your current tax liability and increase your cash flow through a Cost Segregation analysis, i.e., the accurate identification and classification of your assets for federal tax purposes. We can also assist in identifying the myriad of economic incentives currently available. Leverage our expertise as we pursue government incentives appropriate for your circumstances. As an owner or a tenant, take advantage of our lease analysis service to fully understand your current rights as a tenant and obligations as a landlord.
Success is built on forging a strong relationship between a building manager and tenant. Communication through face-to-face, on-site meetings bolsters our efforts to ensure space is properly maintained, while proactively responding to your tenantsâ€™ needs. Successful tenant retention is also dependent on beginning with the most qualified tenant in your space. Our knowledge of, and involvement in, the local market enhances our ability to match your space with the appropriate tenant. The Geis leasing team, supported by an in-house marketing staff, ensures that the greatest number of qualified potential tenants are aware of the available space.
Existing Facility Evaluation
Our services in the area of evaluating existing real estate are also not limited to just Northeast Ohio. If the requirement is for best fit of existing facilities as an option, the same set of procedures utilizing all aspects of the full-cycle approach associated with the Geis Companies; Geis Properties, Geis Construction, GLSD Architects, and Hemingway Development, work in a coordinated method to complete the project.
Technology provides an amazing array of new systems and products aimed at improving the operation of your physical plant while, in many instances, reducing your operating costs. As the regionâ€™s preeminent design/build firm, we are at the leading edge of technological advancement in the field of energy management, and have the ability to install the most energy-efficient systems. We are also capable of retrofitting facilities during their normal maintenance and upkeep to take advantage of these advanced features.
A critical component to our full-cycle approach is our in-house brokerage talent. As your space requirements change, we pursue opportunities for you that include finding tenants for recently vacated space, finding new space for expanding or contracting operations, or locating a different space for changing needs. As we work with you on your space planning, our brokers provide assistance to ensure that you have the most appropriate space, in the best location, at the most competitive price. Our talented brokerage staff, combined with strategic space planning results in a reduced cycle time. We also aggressively pursue the lease or sale of space that you remain obligated for, but no longer need. Additional services include the negotiation of lease renewals, property marketing and market analysis.
Real Estate Valuation and Tax Appeal
Realizing that the value of real estate has generally declined during the recent economic downturn, the appraised value of your property as found on the county tax rolls may not accurately reflect current market conditions. We can analyze your current property tax valuation and, if warranted, handle an appeal of your valuation with the county.
As a landlord, Geis can provide centralized tracking of your lease operations, including billing and lease payment receipt, and the provision of all services and obligations as found in your lease agreements. Our system provides for the quick response to tenantsâ€™ concerns, resulting in higher levels of tenant retention. Your real estate staff can then return their focus to more productive core-related activities.
Never has it been more important to be nimble in the market place. Being proactive is key â€“ and reducing your reaction time to changing conditions is critical. As your business changes, your space should reflect those changing business needs. Donâ€™t allow your building configuration to adversely impact your response to the marketplace. We can assist you in determining the most cost-effective and efficient means to redevelop or renovate your existing space to meet your present requirements. Take advantage of our 40-plus years of construction expertise to maximize your buildingâ€™s effectiveness.
Space Planning and Programming
Your business is fluid and should not be constrained by your current space. Working together, we can assist with short- and mid-range projections for your space needs, and put a program in place to fill vacant space or obtain (construct, purchase or lease) additional space as you grow the business. Our local in-house brokerage business keeps their finger on the pulse of the commercial market and tracks available space and tenants.
North America Site Selection
While Northeast Ohio is our home, Geis Properties has worked with clients based here, as well as across the country in identifying potential sites, based on specific criteria using our established network within the national real estate community. Once we have identified the potential selections, we then rely on our in-house engineering and architectural staffs to further qualify the sample group. At this point we are ready to present to the client and visit those sites we have submitted. We also have the staff of Hemingway Development that provides the next step with financial and legal direction and assistance.