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Tips to find the right office space for your company

By Greg Bell

When it comes to selecting a new office space for your company — regardless of size — there are many things you have to consider to ensure the facility will meet all your current and future needs. There can be a rather slim margin between making the right or wrong choice in this regard, so you have to carefully consider where you stand and where you hope to go within the next few years or more.

The following tips should help you lock in on the best possible office space in your local market:

Consider location first and foremost

Location is everything in real estate and that means thinking about not just where customers are, but where workers are, according to Waterfront Place. You don't want to relocate to a space that doubles the commute of several employees or more, but you also need to operate where people can easily get to you. Striking that just-right balance is critical.

Look at both layout and facilities

You know what your company needs to get the job done on a daily basis, and you should look for a property that meets those needs. However, you will also need to think about whether a site that doesn't currently have the facilities you need can add them, or that the layout is appropriate to facilitate the kind of work you do. For instance, a highly segmented space might not be ideal if you're used to more of an "open office" concept.

Look for additional room

When you're moving, it's often happening because your current space doesn't quite meet your needs. Fullstack noted that this is the time to look for a little more space, so that even if you're not ready to expand quite yet, you have the flexibility to do so down the road — as long as the price is right for your current budget.

Ask how the property is managed

Finally, you would be wise to think about how responsive the entities that own or manage the property will be to your needs. If you may not be able to get issues with the building dealt with in a timely fashion, it could hinder your operations.

When you're on the lookout for a new commercial real estate space to rent or buy, it helps to work with the pros who have guided countless clients through the process before. At Ray White Surfers Paradise, we fit the bill and then some. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you find the perfect office space for your company.

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