4 Ways to Search for Office Space

4 Ways to Search for Office Space

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There are many ways to search for a new office space to lease. Whether you are new to leasing commercial property or a veteran, explore your options thoroughly to get the best possible space for your business. (more…)
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How Many Square Feet Do I Need for My Office?

How Many Square Feet Do I Need for My Office?

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When leasing or renting commercial real estate for an office, one of most exciting parts is planning the space. Every business has specific needs, and it is important to know what one's office space requirements are before signing a lease. If you rent too little office space, employees will be cramped and inefficient, and there will not be room to grow. Rent too much, and you will be tying up resources that could be better allocated. Ask yourself some simple questions to help decide how much office space is right for you. Try using this space planning worksheet to figure out how many square feet your office needs. (more…)
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4 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Lease

4 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Lease

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Signing a lease agreement on a commercial property for your office is a major decision and investment. Before signing, ask the leasing agent a few important questions to make sure you understand the contract and to get the most out of your new office space. 1. Exactly what is included in the rent? There are many ways a commercial lease can be structured. There are triple-net leases, percentage leases, gross leases, full-service leases, and more. Gross leases typically include expenses like utilities and janitorial services, while triple-net leases charge the client for all operational expenses. Know how your commercial lease works to anticipate expenses accurately. 2. Is the listed square footage the usable or rentable area? Usable square footage (USF) is the space directly within your office walls. Rentable square footage (RSF) is…
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Executive Suites vs. Traditional Office Space

Executive Suites vs. Traditional Office Space

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In the Boston and suburban Massachusetts commercial real estate markets, there are more options than ever for the business owner looking to rent or lease an office. One important question before pursuing a lease is whether you want a traditional office space or perhaps an executive suite. Traditional office space is ideal for an established business looking for a long-term home, as lease terms typically extend three to five years. These office spaces are a great option for a company looking to build a dedicated headquarters. A long-term lease can offer stability for a company and its staff, and allows you to create a more customized space to maximize utility and value. This is often the best way to get the most usable square footage for your dollar. Executive suites are an appealing…
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Considerations Before Leasing Commercial Real Estate

Considerations Before Leasing Commercial Real Estate

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Renting commercial space can be a challenge for any business owner. Whether you need office space for a small business, a retail storefront, or a fully equipped laboratory, the commercial real estate you pick is important. Before renting or leasing, make sure to weigh some considerations for your commercial property. (more…)
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