Monthly Archives: February 2017

6 Ways Providers Tweak Coworking Office Space

Coworking office spacecoworking office space has been on the rise in recent years. Why? Because they are extremely effective in promoting greater work efficiency, company morale and networking opportunities. If you are looking for ways to improve employee satisfaction and work performance even more, check out these six ways coworking office space providers tweak their spaces.

  1. Athletic Elements: Cities like NYC, Chicago, and LA have introduced coworking office space where people can rent an office space or chair…in a rock-climbing gym. This allows self-employed professionals to get a couple hours of work in, get in a climbing session, return to their laptop, and repeat. If you want to stimulate mental performance, provide your employees with the opportunity to get in some physical exercise. Even if the space provider does not provide it directly, very often you can find a gym or yoga studio nearby.
  2. Working Outdoors: Quite a few coworking office space providers have outdoor spaces, like a terrace or patio, you can use to work. Fresh air and sunshine is an excellent (and free) way to boost work performance and making your employees happier.
  3. Decor: Look for bright, vibrant colors and modern furniture. Usually cubicles are replaced with long tables, coffee tables, and comfy, yet supportive chairs. It will encourage an inclusive environment that promotes brainstorming and idea sharing. You will find colors that stimulate creativity and put employees in a better mood.
  4. Brain Food: A wellness atmosphere is always a great idea. Many spaces offer fruits, teas, and other healthy treats. You could even foot the bill. This is not only a way to gift your employees in little ways, but enhance the way they work and boost their energy levels.
  5. Free Beer and Party: Some coworking office space providers even provide complimentary beer and weekly networking parties with catered food. It is not only a great way to get free beer and good food, but also an opportunity to get to know your neighbors.
  6. Fun and Games: It is what younger employees want. A way to burn off steam during the day or after hours with a quick video game on a HD Monitor, ping pong, or pool. There are usually a wide variety of ways coworking office space providers can help entertain your employees.

Looking for a coworking space? We have lots of options from both large and small space providers. Contact us today to find out more!

Want to see a great example of a Coworking Office Space in Seattle. Below is the WeWork space in the historic Holyoke Building. WeWork does not usually take down a single floor of 15,000 to 20,000 square feet, but more in the neighborhood of 30,000 to 60,000 square feet at a time. They lease all 6 floors of the office space in the Holyoke Building at 1st and Spring Streets in Seattle. Have a look and you will see why their coworking office space is so popular. Don’t miss the basement lounge with he fun and games.


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Office Space Virtual Tours: A Better Way to Look for Office Space in Seattle

360 office space virtual toursWhen you’re looking for office space, sometimes it’s hard to figure out the unique selling point of a property. Excellent location and parking are both essential. However, in many metropolitan areas, you seem to be looking at almost exactly the same thing with every space you look at. Office Space Virtual Tours can make your search office space that really works for you much easier and faster. Saving you time and effort that can be put back into growing your business.

However, you’ll find that office space virtual tours are a great way to set your business apart, especially if competition is stiff in your local market.

Eliminate Hiking and Make the Hunt Easier

You can look at office space, the building lobbies and the building grounds while having a cup of coffee at home on a Sunday morning.  Since many office spaces feature standardized elements like carpets and counter-tops etc, you can easily tell from a true 360 virtual tour if a space can meet your needs. It is easy to rule out the ones that won’t work for you. You can clearly see which ones fit the style and image your a looking to find.

The Perfect Solution for Out-Of-Towners

Many businesses need to expand quickly. They may also need temporary office space for short-term projects. If you are looking for office space from out of town, 360 degree real estate views are captivating and make it easier to make rental decisions.  You can also share tours of the offices you’re interested in via email or social media. It also can help with deciding on what type of office furniture and equipment to start sourcing since you can send the virtualtour to the vendors, too.

Great UX

One of the most frustrating things about viewing content online is slow loading time and web pages that download tons of ads and videos before the main content even loads. OfficeFinder Virtual Tours are quick loading, mobile friendly and beautiful.  And best of all they represent the property well.

One of the smartest things to do in the B2B market is to help professionals and decision-makers save time. We do that with our Office Space Virtual Tours.  Using 360 degree virtual tours when you are looking for office space is an excellent way to identify the properties you want to visit and avoid wasting time on properties that won’t work for you, saving your time and effort in looking for office space. Contact us today at OfficeFinder to learn more!

For now, we offer a wide selection of office space virtual tours in the Seattle – Bellevue metropolitan markets with 33 virtual tours of executive suite and coworking spaces.

Seattle Office Space Virtual Tours

The following Seattle Office space listing have virtual tours located on the lower right side of their pages.


3200 Safeco Plaza

3200 Safeco Plaza, Seattle, WA 98154

Premium Executive Office Space In Seattle Downtown 

7th Ave Downtown Seattle

7th Ave Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Office Space in Shopping District with Stunning Views
 Holyoke Building
Seattle Office Space – Modern Coworking Space with Historic
Charm
 Pike Place Market
Great Seattle Office Space Located Near Pike Place Market
 Pioneer Buidling 

Affordable Historic Pioneer Building Cowork & Office Space
Available
 Ballard 

Seattle office space in Ballard available with Easy Parking
 Bank of America Plaza
Ideally Located Bank of America Plaza Seattle office space
 Columbia Center
Columbia Center Seattle office space available now
 Fremont Coworking
Awesome Fremont Coworking Office Space in Seattle
 Lake Union 

South Lake Union Seattle office space available now
 Norton Building
Classic Norton Building Seattle office space available now
in CBD
 Seattle City Center
Prestigious Seattle City Seattle office space available now
 Smith Tower 

Historic Smith Tower Seattle office space available now
 South Lake Union 

Super Cool South Lake Union Coworking Office Space in
Seattle
 Two Union 

42nd Floor Two Union Seattle office space with Amazing Views
 Westlake Center 

Spectacular Westlake Tower Office Space in Seattle
 World Trade Center 

Waterfront World Trade Center Seattle office space with
great views

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Portland Office Space Update – A Tight Market

portland office space skylineOur local reps in Portland just came out with an update on Portland Office Space. All in all, it shows a very healthy market with a low vacancy rate, but one in which tenants will need the assistance in finding and negotiating for office space.

Here are the key points of their recent report:

  • The marketplace for Portland office properties grew during 2016, with over 1 million square feet of new and adapted supply came online amid institutional investors initiating or increasing ownership stakes.
  • Office development set records in 2016 and remains very active heading into 2017. Pre-leasing activity has become more common and the vacancy rate remained stable in the 8% range.
  • Company’s appetite for office space in 2018 could be affected in the event of a broader downward business and economic cycles, but our region’s relative advantages should temper these trends.
  • The Portland Office space market strengths include a diversified economy with lower business, commercial real estate, and living costs relative to neighboring West Coast cities, and a well-educated and well-paid workforce.
  • These lower costs attract technology companies and their employees to Portland, where venture capital funding set a 5-year record in 2015 at $283M. Start-ups are an important part of the tenant mix due to their high growth potential.
  • The Oregon Employment Department recently reported the Portland metro area’s GDP grew 4.6% in 2015, 10th-fastest among the largest 100 U.S. metros. The Professional & Business Services category was the second-largest contributor to this growth, and is a key user of office space.
  • The current vacancy rate stands at 8.6% after absorption of over 121,000 square feet in Q4 2016.
  • The average Class A rent is $29.33

If you would like more information or need office space in Portland, contact our local rep. We will be happy to answer questions or help you find your next office space. All at no cost to you for our services.

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Report: Flexible Office Space Becoming A Necessity For Businesses of All Sizes

According to a recently published reportFlexible Office Space Report from Cushman & Wakefield, along with Unwork, rapidly evolving technology and a changing workforce, flexible office space is becoming an essential component of commercial real estate strategies for both large and small companies. Companies looking for office space aren’t seeking a long-term lease these days. They want workplace options that they can — with little time or money invested — make fit the size of their company now, grow within, and that won’t burden them someday with unused space. In other words, flexible office space

While the old adage about “location, location, location” remains true, everything else about what an office building should provide has changed and is continuing to change. The world has reached a point where one of the hottest commodities of real estate is workplace as a service offerings. Consider these facts from a 2016 report from JLL:

  • It is predicted that one million corporate members will be using coworking spaces by 2018.
  • 61% of coworking space providers are planning to expand their operations.
  • A poll of corporate members reveals that 74 percent stated that the ability of employees to think, talk, and brainstorm together creates the most value for the company’s organization.

Accelerator and incubator spaces that are available for start-ups to use immediately are becoming popular attractions in the new office building concepts. Coworking spaces that encourage interaction from different employees, to encourage new ideas and to bolster movement. Modular workspaces that can be changed up or retrofitted to suit new occupants or new styles in a fast-paced and ever changing market. Beyond location and flexibility? The Cushman & Wakefield/ Unwork report says that the next most important provision of a new office building should be amenities. Free or heavily subsidized food, the ability to take classes on-site, great devices. Anything that makes that building and the benefits of working there stand tall against the competition.

Are you looking for flexible space in a great location? We can help! Contact us for more information.

Take A Tour of Flexible Office Space in the Safeco Plaza in Seattle:


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Keeping Your Business Safe in a Coworking Office Space

Coworking office space is the wave of the future, and an excellent solution for new businesses looking for a great place to work at a fraction of the cost of private office space. Like all great things, coworking can have some challenges for businesses too. Here are three common issues that can arise when coworking, and how to solve the problem and make the coworking space great again.

Issue #1: Everyone can hear your ideas

Coworking leads to the open sharing of ideas between diverse groups of people, leading to increased productivity and creativity. Unfortunately, it also means another business in the coworking space might hear your great idea and decide to use it for their next project.

The solution: Choose a coworking office space with a written commitment to honesty and policy regarding intellectual property. Just to be safe, leave the most private company discussions to the coworking space’s enclosed board rooms. Document proactively by immediately putting all of your ideas in writing, as soon as your company conceives them, in case of a worst case scenario where you need to take legal action.

Issue #2: Your employees are having trouble focusing

Working in a coworking office space is fun and vibrant, but the social atmosphere and open plan can make concentration difficult at times.

The solution: Make your company’s most productive hours times when the coworking space is least busy. When complete quiet is needed, take advantage of the enclosed conference rooms in the coworking space that your company can rent. Some coworking spaces also have completely private offices is your team needs full privacy at all times.

Issue #3: Other businesses try to steal your stuff… or employees

Open floor plans make space less secure. And communication is more open, so much that another company may give your best employee a job offer while you’re out of earshot.

The solution: For valuables, either take them home at the end of every day, or use locks to store items in a dedicated company desk. Some coworking spaces have lockers you can use. To retain employees, make company culture fun and encourage your employees to socialize with each other.

Contact us for help finding your company’s perfect coworking space.

Take a Virtual tour of WeWork’s Westlake Tower Coworking Office Space:


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