The answer could surprise you. It’s important to remember that the space you occupy should meet not only your physical needs but also your company’s cultural needs. After all, it’s more than just space.
Do your employees work in close proximity to each other, or prefer to be more spread out? Do they work individually in offices or cubicles, or is their work more collaborative? Do you and your employees use a kitchen or break room? The office space you choose needs to take questions like these into consideration. It’s a working environment for your most important asset – your people.
Expect your Realtor to ask you lots of questions when you begin your search for new space. This is how we figure out what you really need, want and will best use.
Here’s a good checklist of various types of office space that a typical office tenant will need. When assessing your needs, think about how many of the following you’ll want: offices for owners or senior managers, mid-level management offices, other private offices, standard cubicles, conference room for 12 with furniture, reception area for six guests plus a reception desk, typical copy room with any equipment you’ll need, a staff lounge, and any additional special-purpose rooms you’d use.
Once you calculate how many square feet you’ll need for all that, tack on another 25 percent to get the total “usable area” you’ll need. That extra 25 percent accounts for things like hallways, file space and other needs.
It may seem overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate this process alone. We’re here to help and ready to guide you on your search for the perfect office space. Please contact us to learn more.