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20+ Essentials to Keep at Your Desk

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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You’re running to a meeting at your AZ office space with a fresh cup of coffee in your hand. Whoops, your power walk had a little too much power and some coffee splashed up on your shirt. And, come to think of it, coffee breath isn’t the best way to greet your client. Wait … did you remember to put on deodorant today?

Sound familiar?

On top of keeping up with your workload, it can be difficult knowing what items you should have at your “desk arsenal.” Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have a list of the essentials you should keep at your desk at your Arizona commercial office.

Fresh Breath
Nothing can dampen a one-on-one client meeting like onion-, garlic-, or coffee-breath. Since there is no nice way to say “your breath stinks,” you have to take matters into your own hands. Keep floss, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and mints or gum at your desk to ward off bad breath.

Cold and Flu Season
When those bugs start to make their way around your Arizona commercial office, you’re going to thank yourself when you have hand sanitizer at your desk. When you’re sick or dealing with pesky allergies, it’s important to have a box of tissues handy so you can kindly sneeze into a tissue — your coworkers will be thankful.

Electronic Musts
Keep an extra phone charger at your desk. You should also have a pair of earbuds, especially if you’re in an open-plan office.

Toiletry Items
In addition to items to keep your breath minty, you should keep some additional toiletry items. Deodorant will come in handy on those crazy mornings you forget to put some on or need to freshen up. A bottle of lotion is a must in an Arizona commercial office to fight dry skin.

Keep Your Outfit Pristine
A stain removal pen can save you in a pinch. If you have a pet, make sure you have a lint roller at your desk.

Save Your Bland Lunch
When the office kitchen is all out of forks, again, it’s important to have some extra set of utensils handy at your desk. Plus, keep your favorite condiment, like hot sauce, mustard, or salad dressing to liven up your lunch.

Help I Have Blisters
When those new shoes aren’t as comfortable to wear all day as you thought they would be, you’ll be thankful to have a box of blister bandages at your desk. Plus, you should have a pair of comfortable shoes to slip on after a client meeting or for walking a few blocks to get lunch.

Odds and Ends
Keep a sweater, sweatshirt, or a blanket when the office gets too cold for your liking.

A pain reducer, like Tylenol, can help when you feel a headache creeping in.

Save some energy-inducing snacks in your desk to help you get over a mid-day slump.

A compact umbrella can save you on your walk to your car during the Phoenix monsoon season.

It’s easy to get dehydrated at your Arizona commercial office space, so it’s important to have a refillable water bottle to drink from throughout the day.

There you have it, the 20+ essentials you need to have at your office desk. Let us know if we missed anything by commenting on our LinkedIn page. Are you searching for office space in AZ? Contact us — we can help!

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If you own AZ office space, you should read the Phoenix Valley market update on the Camroad Properties blog.

If you work in the AZ office space industry, it’s important to keep up with the changing marketplace. New developments, including new office space in Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix are on the horizon. Plus, there has been a notable new Arizona law and changes in the workforce. In this blog, we give a quick rundown on what you need to know to stay current with the Phoenix market.

 

Workforce Change
At 35% of the labor force, Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. Additionally, Generation X — those born after 1996 — are starting to enter the workforce. Each generation has unique traits compared to those before and after, and companies should learn how the desires of these workforce member could change their commercial office spaces and company offerings.

 

Technology in the Marketplace
As new technologies enter the marketplace, regulations need to be created and commercial office spaces need to be suited and built around these forward-thinking businesses. This concept hits close to home, with the passage of the “regulatory sandbox” program in Arizona.

 

Under this program, emerging industries like cryptocurrencies, fintech (financial technology), and blockchain are given up to two years and the ability to service up to 10,000 customers before they are required to apply for a formal license.

 

With this program, Arizona should see an influx of these types of businesses. These forward-thinking organizations may expect office space with the newest technologies.

 

Last Year Compared to This Year
Our job market continues to improve. Data from second quarter of 2018 indicates a vacancy rate at 16.1%, which is the lowest rate Phoenix has seen since 2008 (16.6%).

 

When comparing Q2 in 2018 to Q2 in 2017, the Phoenix Valley has seen an increase in employment and a stagnant unemployment percentage. Vacancies are down, net absorption is up, square feet of construction is higher, and average asking rent has increased.

 

Growth in the Most Populous Phoenix Valley Cities
According to 2017 U.S. Census data, the top six most populated cities in the Phoenix Valley are:

  1. Phoenix 1,626,078
  2. Mesa 496,401
  3. Chandler 253,458
  4. Scottsdale 249,950
  5. Glendale 246,709
  6. Gilbert 242,354

Compared to 2010, there have been some notable changes:

  1. Phoenix 1,445,632
  2. Mesa 439,041
  3. Chandler 236,123
  4. Glendale 226,721
  5. Scottsdale 217,385
  6. Gilbert 208,453

All cities have experienced major growth. Scottsdale has overtaken the fourth spot from Glendale. Gilbert’s population saw a major bump, which is to be expected with their downtown corridor’s development.

 

Changes to Come
The growth in the Valley continues with many developments on the horizon. The central business districts — midtown and downtown Phoenix — have had more than 300,000 square feet of development built in the last quarter alone. These areas will see a sizable increase in hotel and apartment space.

 

Additionally, Tempe and Chandler have some sizable developments in the last quarter.

Tempe North: 764,206 square feet

Price Corridor: 356,427 square feet

Chandler/Gilbert/202: 155,380 square feet

 

 

From notable developments, an improved job market, an increase in population, and changes in the workforce and regulations, the Phoenix marketplace will continue to see substantial changes.

 

Owners of AZ office space need to stay current with these trends to keep a healthy business. Did we miss anything? Let us know by commenting on our LinkedIn page. If you’re searching for office space in areas like Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, contact us.

 

 

 

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As dedicated commercial real estate professionals, all of us at Camroad Properties pride ourselves on operating office buildings to the highest industry standards. This translates into consistently high occupancy rates, and tenant retention rates averaging over 80% in all of our Arizona commercial real estate properties. As local owner-operators, you can rely on Camroad Properties to provide the best leasing opportunities for quality office space in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe. Our knowledge of Arizona commercial real estate and our ability to react promptly to our clients' office space requirements is our specialty. We can customize office suites to fit any of your commercial real estate needs.
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