Finding Office Space
Finding or creating the perfect office space to fit the size and shape of your company is a process best started early in your office move planning. You'll need to address issues such as office space square footage, floor plans, and your commercial lease long before you start packing up your desk toys for the new office space. Here, you'll discover tips on finding and renting new office space, negotiating a commercial lease, and other key aspects of creating the perfect office space. Our free office space checklist is a great resource that can walk you through each of these important commercial real estate steps.
Commercial Zoning Laws: 5 Warnings
You’ve probably heard horror stories where a company signs a lease and moves into an office space in a new neighborhood, only to find they are violating local zoning laws. What could be worse for your business than finding out you can’t legally operate in a space you are contractually obligated to pay for? Never sign a commercial lease without taking these 5 warnings to heart.
1. It doesn’t matter what the last tenant did.
You may be prepared to move into a commercial space without properly looking into zoning ordinances simply because the space’s previous tenants ran a business that was similar to yours. It’s important to remember, however, that the last tenant could have been “grandfathered in,” meaning they were operating before a particular zoning...
Consider this before signing a commercial lease
Your company has decided to go in a different direction and is planning an office move. As project manager, you and your management team have been researching surrounding areas for commercial real estate in the best locations, where you know that your business has the potential to grow, and where you can create the perfect office space. With an ideal commercial real estate location or building design in mind, the company is ready to go ahead and secure a commercial lease, but before doing so, there are several crucial aspects of the commercial lease you need to consider in your office move plan:
What are the Office Space Needs of the Company?
First and foremost, it’s important to think about what the company will require at its new office space. Whether the office move will downsize...
Five commercial real estate mistakes
- Thinking small
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