Finding a new office space can be time-consuming, difficult, and stressful, and office space size can be one of the most common areas of misunderstanding. It is important to know that the majority of landlords lease space by Rentable Square Feet, which includes a share of the common area in proportion to the size of their space (i.e. a tenant might be paying for 175 RSF in a 10’ x 15’ space). This fact is important to consider, along with a few other factors to consider:
When deciding to change office locations, one of the most important things to consider is how many employees will be utilizing the new space, as well as the types of employees. Usually, upper management employees have larger office spaces than entry level employees. Here are some basic guidelines for personal office sizes:
- CEO or Director’s Office (300 sq. ft.)
- Manager’s Office (225 sq. ft.)
- Standard office(150 sq. ft.)
- Small Office (120 sq. ft.)
Considering the amount of personnel who will be occupying your office and the sizes of spaces they will need is a good way to start determining how much office space you will need.