Leasing FAQ

How do I set up a business at Union Station?

Follow these easy steps to be on your way:

  • Identify the services or products you want to sell.
  • Create a business plan. Jones Lang LaSalle provides an easy-to-follow outline to help you, click here.
  • Schedule a meeting with Roy Staeck, Manager of Specialty Leasing upon completion of your plan.
  • Once your business concept has been approved, Jones Lang LaSalle will step in to assist in merchandising and promoting your business.


How else does Jones Lang LaSalle assist me?

The Jones Lang LaSalle management team possesses many years of experience in helping businesses like yours flourish. Here's what you can expect from us:

  • Visual merchandising assistance that can help entice customers to shop, leading to higher sales.
  • Display options to fit your needs, including a variety of carts and kiosks.
  • A simple license agreement designed to provide you with low-risk flexibility.
  • Experienced on-site and corporate support staff dedicated to help you succeed.


What does it take to open for business?

The following is needed before you can open:

  • A signed license agreement
  • Security deposit
  • First month's rent in the form of a money order or certified check
  • All business licenses and tax IDs as required by the District of Columbia
  • A certificate of insurance
  • Signage that conforms to Jones Lang LaSalle / Union Station regulations
  • A cart or kiosk design plan approved by Jones Lang LaSalle / Union Station management
  • Ample inventory to create a visually-pleasing presentation and fulfill sales demand


What is the cost of doing business at Union Station?

A variety of factors will affect your actual costs. Our specialty leasing management will custom design a pricing package that takes into account your specific business and resources. We've also provided a business plan template designed to help you accurately identify your costs. Here is a partial listing of costs to expect:

  • Goods and inventory
  • Labor costs and employee wages
  • District of Columbia licensing and permit fees
  • Appropriate insurance
  • Rent