What is the best space to lease for a small-congregation worship center?

... Considering we would need two big halls, a few toilets, a kitchen, and an office or two, and considering we would utilize the space daily.
Also, any advise specific to the Nashville area would be appreciated. Thanks.
In Leasing Property - Asked by Cabdurraxmaan N. - Sep 18, 2009
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Dana M.
Broker/Agent
Shreveport, LA

Good question. We are using part of a health club for a Sunday night service in east Shreveport, LA.

Sep 18, 2009
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Joe D.
Broker/Agent
Crown Point, IN

The most common I've seen is a movie theater. I know of churches in both Illinois and Indiana that are doing this. Works out great, except I get hungry for popcorn on the way out of service :)

Sep 20, 2009
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Heidi H.
Broker/Agent
San Francisco, CA

I often have seen flex space utilized by small worship centers. Flex space is referred to as part office space part warehouse space found typically in light industrial area of a town or city. This is an alternative option to office or retail space which can be very expense in rent and to build out; as well as have restrictive zoning uses and limited parking. Zoning restrictions are typically less stringent in industrial areas. Advantages of flex space are lower rent; more open space for larger gatherings with some small office space to the front for other meeting rooms or a front office; and parking is typically more abundant and/or less restrictive. Please contact me if you need further assistance I work with clients nationally as well. Heidi Hoch, Owner/Broker of Hoch Consulting, Commercial Sales & Leasing 415-515-3295 www.HochConsultingRE.com

Sep 21, 2009
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Jack H.
Broker/Agent
Greenwood Village, CO

We've seen churches go into B and C retail centers. Landlords don't like them in a good market since not much synergy with other tenants (some stores closed on Sunday), but landlords are less picky now. Also, churches usually require larger spaces, which are now hard to lease. Tenant finish can be minimum and lots of parking available on Sundays. Rents are now affordable B & C centers.

Sep 21, 2009
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Gregory G.
Broker/Agent
San Francisco, CA

A motel maybe?
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Oct 23, 2009
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