Is your business in need of new premises? Congratulations! Now is the time to find the office space of your dreams. But before you start aimlessly searching for commercial property for rent, save yourself time by identifying exactly what it is you’re really looking for.
Defining your dream office
Being able to pinpoint what you want and need in a commercial property rental is key to your success. Try to be as specific as possible; so instead of simply looking for a “bigger” office than the one you currently occupy, try defining the square footage and number of areas or rooms you will require. Also, avoid using terms such as “affordable” by specifying your exact budget. This may sound simple, but by skipping this step you may find yourself responding to commercial property listings that are unsuitable for your needs.
Prioritise your requirements
Before visiting any potential office space it’s advisable to make a list of all your requirements in order of importance. For instance, if your business requires you to store your products at your office location, then a separate storage area is likely to feature high on your list. On the other hand, maybe you’d like your office to come with visitor parking, but if it’s not a deal breaker then considering properties that come without this option could open up many more possibilities.
Location, location, location
Just as important as knowing what you want from a commercial rental space, is knowing where you want your dream office to be located. Of course, this will be different for everyone and is largely dependent on what type of business you’re in. Define which area you want to be located in and be critical as to whether this area really is the right place for you. Think about accessibility, not only for you and your staff, but also for your clients. Is there public transportation nearby? And how easily can your location be reached by car?
A space to grow
When considering commercial property for rent, never lose sight of the bigger picture. If it’s likely your business will expand in the next few years, try and imagine if the space you’re looking at will be able to accommodate that. Is there enough room for a few extra desks? Or perhaps the listing comes with the option of being able to rent more space if required. By choosing a commercial space that works for you both right now and in the near future will ensure you will enjoy your dream office for many years to come.