Frequently Asked Questions
How can I see your available properties?
Keys for all available suites that are listed as available "Now" on our Available Properties listing, can be picked up at our leasing office during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) If a unit’s availability is listed as something other than "Now", you will need to confirm with our office how the unit can be viewed, as it is probably currently occupied.
Keys for available suites in our Lakewood and Signal Hill properties are usually also stored at those locations to save you a trip to our leasing office. Call for information on where to pick up keys for Lakewood and Signal Hill properties.
If you wish to just drive by to see the location and project, you can do so at any time, but you will probably not be able to see the inside.
Where is your leasing office?
We are located at 357 Van Ness Way, Suite 100, in Torrance. You do not need an appointment to pick up keys to view available suites that are vacant. Our normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We also close a few hours early the business day before a major holiday.
To reach our office from the San Diego (405) Freeway going north, exit at Western, make a left on Western Avenue, go approximately a mile to Del Amo Boulevard and go right. At the first light, Van Ness Avenue, go left, then turn right on the first street, Van Ness Way, just a hundred yards from the corner. Our building is right there in the Van Ness Business Center.
To reach our office from the San Diego Freeway going south, exit at Crenshaw Boulevard. Turn right when you hit Crenshaw and go about a mile and a half to Del Amo Boulevard where you will go left. Go right at the first light, Van Ness Avenue, then turn right on the first street, Van Ness Way, just a hundred yards from the corner. Our building is right there in the Van Ness Business Center.
What lease term is required?
Our leases are normally 3 to 5 years in length. Some factors that affect the term of the lease include the tenant's credit, required improvements, and the type of space being leased.
What do I pay for under your lease?
The type of lease for each listing is shown on the Available Properties page under the column for "Rent/SF". Most of our properties use the standard A.l.R. Industrial/Commercial Multi-Tenant Gross Lease, abbreviated as "MG" in this column. Under this lease, the tenant is responsible for the rent, trash, utilities, their share of the Common Area Maintenance (CAM), and the maintenance of their premises.
A few of our properties have leases listed as "FSG" (Full Service Gross), where the base electricity and janitorial is included in the rent, or "NNN" (Triple Net), where the tenant pays for these items, plus a share of the property taxes and other charges.
You should read and understand your lease before signing it, as there are many details not specifically listed here. CAM varies from project to project. A Surf Management leasing agent would be happy to provide the current average CAM charge for a specific location.
How do I rent a unit?
After you have seen a suite that you like, and are interested in moving forward, just submit your proposed terms and conditions in writing, along with a copy of our Lease Application form. You can download a copy of that form here: Surf Mgmt Lease Application After we review your application and proposed terms, we will respond back to you in writing.
Do you cooperate with brokers?
Absolutely. We have a great reputation with the local brokerage community and work with brokers often. Brokers who have not worked with our company before should request a copy of our company policies.