If you’ve recently decided to lease a new office, check out some questions you should ask prior to renting your new space.
How Much Space Do We Need?
The first issue you need to consider is the amount of space your company requires to operate on a daily basis. There is no hard and fast rule about this, but a good rule of thumb is to allocate no less than 120 square feet per employee.
You’ll also need to make sure the spaces you’re considering have an adequate number of bathrooms, conference spaces, and any other specialty areas you require. Every business is different, so it’s important to think about your specific needs rather than relying solely on a guide.
What Kind of Culture Are We Looking For?
There’s a growing diversity of executive office buildings today. Some are high-end and beautifully furnished for traditional businesses, whereas others have a more industrial feel.
Consider the building culture you’re looking for before committing to a lease, and don’t hesitate to talk to your staff to see what type of building and space they’d like to have.
What Will Be Included in Our Monthly Rent Payment?
Once you are actually looking at office spaces, this is one of the most critical inquiries to make. You might find, for example, that an executive office advertised at $1,200/month doesn’t include any utilities or furnishings, whereas an office listed at $1,400/month is all-inclusive. All else being equal, the $1,400/month office would be the less expensive choice in this situation.
Hopefully, these tips will help you narrow down the options in your city and choose an executive office that perfectly suits your business’ needs.