I'm starting a new business (in California) and I'm having a slight issue.. About a month ago, I contacted a realtor about a commercial unit available for lease. He asked what type of business I was starting so I told him, he says "oh, that's a hot new business it should do well here", then I asked him a few more questions which he relayed to the landlord.
About a month later I call him back to ask a few more questions, and he tells me the Landlord is putting in his own business (exactly like mine) in the exact location I was asking about..
Can I do anything about this? Are NDAs and Non-competition agreements standard for commercial lease inquires?
Thanks in advance,