Finding the perfect office space for lease can be difficult so it is important to take a tour before settling on one (and signing any paperwork). You need to make sure that you look at several potential office spaces before you decide on which one is perfect for you!
Here are 7 tips to help you when you are touring through office space for lease.
Know what you need in an office space for lease.
You need to know what is negotiable and what is nonnegotiable when it comes to what you need in an office space. You should know what is really important to you. Have a list of priorities ready before your tour. These may change after you tour, but make sure you have a good understanding of your needs and wants.
Take your leadership team with you.
It is important to get the feedback of everyone on your leadership team. They might notice something that you may have missed, even something that would make a space inappropriate for your business.
It is important to remain calm during the tour. If you are too excited, you may lose the ability to negotiate with the landlord. Wait until you leave to discuss whether or not the office space is appropriate for your business.
Ask about other businesses in the building.
Are you going to be competing against other similar businesses in the building? Are there others that you would prefer not to be paired with? Any businesses you could work with?
Don’t get emotionally involved.
Try to keep your emotions out of the equation. Prioritize what is best for your business.
Take a look at the bathrooms.
Bathroom maintenance will give you an idea of how the building is maintained. If it is a multi storied building, look at a few on different floors.
Make sure the building can provide the communication connections you need.
Nothing could be worse than signing a lease and then finding out you can’t get the Internet or telecommunication systems you need.
It can be hard to find the perfect office space, especially if you tour several locations. You need to be prepared. A good tenant rep, like the ones we have at OfficeFinder, will help make sure that you are ready with the information you need to make a good decision.
Contact us to help you find the perfect office space for your business!