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Leasing Medical Office Space - Part 1

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Subway Moving Up World Trade Center One

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No. Not the NY subway, but the sandwich shop. Talk about great branding and a captive audience. Subway sandwiches has opened a shop at the top of One World Trade Center for the construction workers. As the building rises, so will Subway. See it on YouTube.

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The Second Biggest Mistake Made By Tenants

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The second biggest mistake made by tenants looking for office space is not allowing enough time for the process.  Far too often tenants will not get started early enough and have to settle for less than they could have had otherwise. This applies to tenants who are looking for conventional space and not executive suite, virtual office space, or co-working space. Typically a tenant can be in these spaces as soon as the next day or at least within the month.

Tenants looking for conventional office space under 10,000 should get started at least 6 months prior to their move in date. This will allow enough time to find some good alternatives, negotiate the best deal and have any tenant improvements completed for an on time move-in. This is true even in a soft market. In fact, even more so since there will be many more possibilities to investigate.

For office tenants over 10,000 square feet, at least 9 months should be allowed.  The larger the tenant, the more complicated the process and more time is needed.

For more information on the office leasing process and timing, visit our Office Leasing Process Schedule.

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Two New Office Space Trends Reducing Office Space Absorption

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Two relatively new office space trends that have impacted the general office space market are co-working office space and virtual office space. As we approach the three year mark of the recession and slow recovery, many professionals have had to look for means to reduce their overheads. With conventional office space costing an average of $4,000 per year per person along with the additional cost of staff, equipment, furniture, telecommunications and Internet on top of that, many small companies have found other means to the way they work that does not include conventional office space.

Two of those alterative workplace methods are co-working space and virtual offices. Co-working space is space in which business people can use tables, conference rooms and shared facilities such as WiFi and videoconferencing on as needed and a pay-per-use basis, significantly reducing overhead. In manu cases it is simply an open room with tables or can be similar to a lounge.

A virtual office is essentially an official address, in a typically prestigious building, in which a small business can have a full time identity and use the facilities on an as needed basis.

Both of these alternatives have impacted the office space market by reducing the need for small business to have a full time office space. Executive suites have been impacted hardest since many of these busisness would have chosen full time offices with them. Even after the effects of the recession are gone, many small businesses will continue to use these alternatives, In fact, it is our believe that these modes of office space occupancy will continue to expand and become even more popular, not just with small businesses, but many large businesses as well. They fit the lifestyle of many younger workers better than conventional office space does.

For more information, please see our article on the 21st Century Office Space.

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The Biggest Mistake Made By Tenants

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The biggest mistake made by tenants looking for commercial office space is not engaging the services of a tenant representative; thinking it will cost them money. It doesn’t.  A good tenant representative, like the ones we have at OfficeFinder, is invaluable in making sure you find the right alternative, negotiate the best possible deal and avoid costly mistakes. They do this every day and only get paid when you get what you want. And you don’t even have to pay them. It costs you nothing. Most Landlords hire listing agents and the tenant rep will share in that fee.  If there is no tenant rep, the listing agent keeps the entire fee and you are on your own. Tenant rep services will save you money by making sure you do it right with solid information and advice.

Many tenants don't understand what a good office tenant representative does. A tenant rep does more than just find office space. A good tenant rep will coordinate the entire office leasing process from helping you define your needs all the way to ensuring your space plan works for you. In between, an office tenant rep will not only find suitable alternatives, help you negotiate the deal, but also help with information, advice, space planning and lease review.

Here are just a few of the many comments from businesses who have taken advantage of using an OfficeFinder tenant rep:

Our OfficeFinder rep did more than I ever thought that this free service would. I hope that this man gets a Raise. He really went above and beyond the call of duty. I thank him very much.
Elizabeth M. Palmisano - Phoenix, Az

The amount of information I received and the professionalism of our OfficeFinder rep was astounding.  His knowledge and understanding of what I needed was overwhelming. He will always have my business, and I have no need to recommend anyone else.
Chris Van - Level 7 Productions - Los Angeles, Ca

I have never rated anyone at this high of a level but Jeff, our OfficeFinder Rep is exceptional.  I don't know how he could exceed the level of service he has provided for us.  I will not only recommend him to others, I will look for opportunities to recommend him.
Michael Shovlain - New Life Outpatient Center - Davenport, Ia

Thanks for your follow up.  Our OfficeFinder rep has been extremely helpful in assisting us to find the proper offices over the last several months.  We are now in our new location and I frankly don't know how we would have done it without him.
Jenny Makakoa - Xinify Technologies, Inc - San Ramon, Ca

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