How to Build Strong Businesses from Small Businesses Like Yours? Here’s How.

As we mentioned in Part 1 of this blog, a potential solution to your post-pandemic survival is an innovative development model created by SBRE’s commercial arm, SBR Inc. We’ve got a plan to put being your own landlord within reach, instead of remaining just a pipe dream.

Since 2008, we’ve been dedicated to helping residential homeowners purchase everything from their first starter home to multi-family investments.  It’s now time to help small businesses transition from being tenants to owners of their property — as part of sustainable, traditional communities with a promising future. Through SBR, we want to revive the SBA’s original goal, of growing the American economy with thriving owned small businesses. 

With a standing commitment to assist local business owners, SBR has developed a strategic, common-sense approach to small business commercial property ownership that’s both “old” and visionary. Putting you on the ground floor of development is critical to the future regrowth and prosperity of our communities. 

Planning for the future during these unprecedented times isn’t just about you or me; it’s about building a stronger region with deeper and sustainable small business roots. That’s why our initial focus is on Clark, Cowlitz, and Yakima Counties, where we live and work. Current projects include win-win collaborations with the Battle Ground and Woodland Planning Departments. 

Pull Up a Chair — and Learn About the Game-Changing “County Seat.”

First in SBR’s pipeline is The County Seat in Battle Ground — a dynamic multi-use, commercial-and- residential plan. Strategically situated next to what will be the historic and newly relocated Saddle Club, this vibrant local hot spot will provide “fun-for-all” — as a gathering place with music and entertainment, a restaurant, bar, billiards and of course outdoor covered dining.

With Southwest Washington and the Clark County/Vancouver area forming one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, The County Seat will serve as a hub for business and social opportunities — a place to live, work, own one’s property, and prosper in one’s community. The County Seat’s strategic location makes this landmark development both a promising investment and ownership opportunity.

To bounce back and restructure from the pandemic, The County Seat will create “owned” small businesses like yours, as well as future developments that can put Pacific Northwest communities back on the post-Covid track to financial well-being. 

A Front-Row Seat to Post-Pandemic Recovery.

Since most County Seat “investors” will be owners, small business tenants will be able to own the dirt under their feet — where they work and live. 

SBR’s County Seat multi-use development offers all six of the benefits in the bulleted list we mentioned in Part 1 of this blog:

  • Location! Location! Location! A central spot within 20 minutes of any part of Clark County.
  • A thriving mix of live-work retail and residential, that allows each individual owner to enjoy the opportunity of ownership wealth — while providing that same opportunity to others by targeting multi-use, duplex/quad commercial live-work units. 
  • An owned, planned community with ample shared parking, shared amenities, and separate, secure live-work access.
  • Blanket mortgaging for construction build-outs and lease option sales allowing for flexibility in the owners’ disposition.
  • A reasonable profit margin on anything as “built-for-sale” properties. (From a developer’s standpoint, the “sale” of land isn’t as profitable as “renting forever”)
  • Diverse financing options from hard-money lenders to SBA construction financing.  

It will take money, dedication of time, and access to affordable commercial land you can own, rather than rent. As a viable part of The County Seat, you can do it. Remember, if you build it, they will come. But If you build it and you own it, the wealth is yours.

Learn more about our dream for the small businesses of the great Pacific Northwest here

If you mean business, let’s continue the conversation.

What are your post-pandemic growth plans? What has been your experience as a commercial tenant? How do you want to see things change for the better?

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