Getting into your first office space can be very exciting. Your business is no longer an idea but it’s real and operating. No longer are you working from coffee shops or home. You are officially official. Your office space can be momentous and set a new tone. And because you’re new to the commercial real estate scene, you hope to get it right the first time.
Finding the right office space for your business can seem like fun, but it is also time-consuming. Working with a commercial real estate consultant here at the Menlo Group can help create some peace of mind. We want you to focus on the business, while we handle the small stuff.
Still, we like to keep you involved in the process as much as possible. Understanding your business helps us find you the right office space. Things to consider include:
- Type of business/organization
- Number of staff
- Short-term vs. long-term plans
In the past, looking for office space had a lot to do with affordability and location. While cost and location are still at the top of the list, many employers are looking for a place that they can grow into. In one word: adaptability. Traditional office spaces are phasing out. Many companies want space to grow and innovate. Collaboration is in, cubicle life is out.
Working with a tenant representative will help you get the most out of your search. We have access to multiple listings and work with brokers across the state. We serve as an advocate for the tenant. Some common tenant mistakes include looking for the best deal upfront and not in the long run. We will work to give all of the options that make sense to your business from a real estate, cost-effective and strategic perspective.
Our team at Menlo has worked with a variety of businesses to help with their office space needs. We have over 30 years of experience within the valley. Contact us today to learn more.