Why work with us

We started Vicus Partners after realizing (and living) the inherent conflict of interest that comes with representing both tenants and landlords. Think of it like a lawyer representing both the defendant and the plaintiff in a lawsuit. Would you be comfortable with that? Yeah, neither would we.

You don't just need a tenant rep broker. You need a tenant rep only broker whose mission is to represent your best interests and your bottom line. Period. With 25 years of experience, we have knowledge of the market and relationships with every landlord, without the conflict of interest that comes from representing them. This means we're able to give you an objective overview of market information and available spaces (not just the ones in our Landlord clients' portfolio, because we don't have Landlord clients!), negotiate economic terms for your lease with only your bottom line in mind, and remain your unwavering advocate and partner in your long term success long after we deliver your space solution.

Best part? We're paid by the landlord, not you. Your deal economics don't change whether you hire us (or any tenant rep) or not; the fee is already built in. The question is whether that fee goes entirely to the landlord's representative, or is split between them and us. We can only speak for ourselves but...we make it our mission to earn it.

Below are some terms in your lease that we focus on when representing you:



This one’s obvious. Your rent is what you pay per rentable square foot per year. Expert rent negotiation can save you thousands of dollars every month.
Free Rent

free Rent

Some landlords will offer 1-12 months at the start of a lease term. We know how and when to ask for this to get you the best deal and the breathing room you need.


Sublease and assignment clause

This is a provision that gives you the ability to maneuver should you wish to shrink, grow or merge. This clause is a minefield. Make sure you understand what you are agreeing to.

Operating expense clause

Your rent is going to go up yearly to account for the escalating cost of operating a building. Will it be tied to the building’s actual increase in expenses or as a straight percentage of the rent?
Free Freight

free Freight time elevator charges

When you move into a building, you are entitled to some free hours on the freight elevator. Moves typically happen at night and over-time elevator charges can be steep. Get what you deserve.
Real Estate Tax

Real estate tax clause

You’re going to pay a proportionate share above a base year. If they go from $100,000 to $120,000 and you have 10% of the building, you’re going to pay 10% of the $20,000 increase or $2,000. Make sure you have the right base year.

Electric clause

Electric is a profit center for many landlords. They understand it in a way you never will: connected vs. demand load; rent inclusion vs. sub-meter; watts per square foot usable vs. rentable. We can guide you through it so you don’t leave money on the table.

Expansion options

You can have a “put” on space which means you have to take it at a certain time for a certain price. You can have a right of first refusal or a right of first offer and it can be for a fixed price or it can be for some percentage of “fair market value” often 90 or 95% of FMV.

Renewal terms

Renewal terms guarantee that you won’t be kicked out. This in and of itself can be valuable. Like expansion options, price can be fixed or based on a percentage of fair market value.