Determining tentative space and layout needs is a good start when searching for a new office space, but there are several other factors to consider as you look for the space that will best allow your business to flourish:
5. How do I allow for growth in my lease agreement? It can be difficult to accurately determine layout and space requirements for your business’s current needs in addition to factoring in future growth, but this flexibility in a lease is important if you think your business will expand during the term of your lease. Acquiring a space that is big enough for your business to grow into in the coming years can often be financially wasteful because you are paying for space you might not need. Ideally, you want to find a lease that has expansion options, so that you can expand your space only at a time when it becomes necessary.
6. How do I determine who is a good property manager? Good property managers are not only knowledgeable about their jobs and about the typical needs of tenants, but act on behalf of their tenants. Good landlords work to build good relations with their tenant community over time. Some of the fundamental characteristics of good property managers and landlords are that they are attentive, available, knowledgeable, and courteous.
Sometimes it can be hard to judge which space or landlord will be the best fit for your business, but do a little research on what you as a tenant should expect so you know what to look for!