Arizona commercial office space can be as unique as the clients we work with. Through years of working in the real estate industry, we’ve determined a few tried and true factors to consider when determining the right match between AZ office spaces and Arizona businesses. If you’re looking for an office for your business there are multiple things to consider — outside of price — to make a match stand the test of time, which in real estate terms equates to the lease length. So, let’s dive in.
Location, Location, Location
There’s a reason the popular saying is repeating the word “location” three times: it’s that important! Here are some things to consider in terms of location:
Your employees will be traveling every workday to this space. If you want to ensure employee satisfaction, consider the distance from your employees’ homes.
Your clients also need to be considered. If a client is sitting through an hour of traffic to get your office, they may consider taking their business elsewhere.
3. Other Businesses
Look for a space that has complementary businesses nearby. For an example, if you are an architect, an office space near a builder or interior designer is a better fit than near a grocery store or doctor’s office.
4. After Hours and Lunch Meetings
Are there places nearby for happy hours, lunch, and running errands? Your employees will thank you and it gives you an easy-to-access locations to meet clients for lunch.
Ease of Access
While the “cool factor” of an office space may rise the closer you get to a downtown area, it also bring some potential concerns that need to be considered.
1. Parking Constraints
Many downtown office spaces in Arizona have an issue with parking. If parking is offered, often there is a fee associated per spot. Consider the additional costs parking may incur. Also, make sure your clients have somewhere to park when they visit.
Consider traffic during the times employees and clients will be traveling to the office.
3. 24 Hour Access
If you or your employees need access to your Arizona commercial office during off hours, ensure there is secured access available and consider the safety of the area during those hours.
Make sure you’re thinking about actual usable space when determining if the office space is right for your business. Items like elevators, stairs, kitchens, closets, and bathrooms are included in the total square feet, but are unusable for placing desks on. Talk to your broker about the amount you need. A good rule of thumb is around 70 square feet per person, and don’t forget about room to grow.
Lastly, you need to consider the visuals of your office space and its location. Determine if the building design matches your branding and if not, inquire if you have the ability to alter items. Some commercial office properties have strict rules, not allowing painting of walls or other decorative embellishments. Make sure you speak up if the space isn’t quite to your liking and talk with your broker about your options.
Of course, one crucial part to form the best match possible between your business and an AZ office space is finding the right broker. Contact us today, our Camroad Properties team specializes in Arizona commercial office space and we would love to help.
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