How much office space for this?
How much office space for that?
Tenants' Rules of Thumb by Use
The general rule of thumb is to allow anywhere from 125 to 225 usable square feet of office space per person depending upon the type and style of the business. This figure can vary based upon special needs such as extra-large conference rooms or storage requirements, but will include normal amenities within a general use office. Also checkout our Tenants' Rule of Thumb by Job Description.
We also offer our easy to use and free Office Space Calculator that will give you both general and specific square footage estimates.
The following office space allocations can be used to help estimate the amount of "usable" office space required for your business based upon uses. Any common area load factors will need to be added on to determine the "rentable" area. Learn how to calculate rentable office space.
Typical President' s office or Chairman of the Board
Typical Vice-President' s Office
Typical Executive' s Office
Open Space Workstations
Work Group Areas
ADA Restroom within the space
Corridors within the space
Water Coolers/Drinking Fountains
Suggested Column Spacing
Suggested Window Mullion Spacing