Resourcefulness Solves Zoning Problem

Client: 

EmployBridge, a national employment services company with a portfolio of complementary brands, including ProLogistix, ProDrivers, ResourceMFG, Resource Accounting, Personnel One, and Staffing Solutions.

Performance: 

EmployBridge entered into a 5-year lease for an office/warehouse space in Aurora, Colorado; however due to a newly adopted zoning ordinance, EmployBridge was unable to obtain a business license to operate there.  Galaxy Partners was engaged to find a suitable alternate location on extremely short notice, and attempt to negotiate an early lease termination, although both the Company and their advisors had failed after several attempts.

Galaxy succeeded in finding a qualified alternate location at lower rental cost than the original lease.  Galaxy was also able to negotiate an early termination of the unusable lease at no cost to EmployBridge.  Further, Galaxy persuaded the City of Aurora to grant a waiver to EmployBridge so that the Company could re-apply for a business license that would meet the local zoning requirements.  Lastly, Galaxy prompted the landlord of leased-but-not-usable location to honor the original lease and to roll forward the lease commencement date, all at no cost to EmployBridge.  This allowed the Company to occupy and operate in the premises it had first chosen without additional cost.

Result: 

Galaxy Partners created three no-cost solutions for EmployBridge to relocate its Aurora, Colorado facility.  Galaxy’s creative negotiating resulted in $70,000 of actual savings over the lease term.