Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is a must read for anyone involved in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of corporate management, sales, and—yes—finding an Arizona commercial property for lease. This book established principles for executives, leaders, and decision-makers across continents and centuries and can help you find the perfect Arizona office space for lease.
Choosing where to set up your business is a life or death office space decision relative to your company’s success. That’s a lot of pressure to put on one, or even a team of people—that’s why thinkers like Sun Tzu, and companies like Camroad Properties are here to help!
Below are 5 Rules for Leasing Commercial Property in Arizona, influenced by excerpts from The Art of War:
1) Planning comes first, then placement.
“Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ‘accessible.’ With regard to ground of this nature, be before the enemy in occupying the raised and sunny spots, and carefully guard your line of supplies.”
Make sure your location, budget, supply lines, and business goals sync up optimally. Luckily, Arizona is a perfect place to open up shop (and here’s why). Scottsdale’s golf courses are perfect for company outings. Arizona State University has campuses in Phoenix and Tempe, which are constantly churning out some of the nation’s sharpest minds ready to be recruited by businesses of all kinds.
2) Appearances matter! Prime real estate tells a story about your business.
“When you come to a hill or a bank, occupy the sunny side, with the slope on your right rear. Thus you will at once act for the benefit of your soldiers and utilize the natural advantages of the ground.”
Choose your Arizona office space for lease wisely to make sure your space sends the right message to your clients, employees, competitors, and—most of all—yourself. If you’re setting up camp in any of Camroad’s numerous Arizona office spaces, you won’t have to worry; you’ll be signing a lease with real estate crème de la crème.
3) Run the numbers BEFORE you walk into a new office space.
“The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.”
Ask yourself: Are there hidden costs I’m not considering? Before signing a lease for commercial property in Scottsdale, Phoenix or Tempe, make sure you read the fine print. If the real estate manager thinks you should be paying for air conditioning maintenance, ask questions. This is your business’s future home!
4) Identify commercial real estate features that match your business needs.
“In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand [miles], the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army of 100,000 men.”
Account for your employee parking situation, waiting rooms, recreational areas, lunchrooms etc. It’ll matter down the road when you want to keep your employees happy, productive, and on your roster. The Sonoran Desert is pretty hot, so when you’re looking for offices in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe, you’re probably going to want to get covered parking spaces.
5) “ATTN: Phoenix Collaborative Space for Lease!”
“On the ground of intersecting highways, join hands with your allies.”
Teamwork is crucial to success. Your office space should be a collaboration station. In today’s fast-paced business world, project completion and delivery relies on a diverse array of skills, talents, perspectives, and social relationships. When you’re choosing your office space¸ look for locations and spaces that will maximize opportunities for innovation through collaboration both internally, and with neighboring businesses.
It is important for businesses to find the right space. By keeping these five tips in mind during the search, a business can quickly find the picture-perfect space to fit their needs. For more information on Arizona commercial property for lease, contact Camroad Properties.