As a real estate agent who specializes in helping businesses in Boston’s Metro South area find the ideal office space, one of the first questions that I ask my clients is, “What function will your office space serve?” When selecting the right office for your business, you need to put function above everything else. You can get caught up in the size or amenities of what a Metro South area office space will offer, but if it doesn’t serve the needs of your company, then you won’t be happy with your decision to sign the lease.
I consider it my responsibility as your commercial real estate agent for the Boston Metro South area to let you know what questions you should really be asking yourself as you go on the quest for the ideal office. Here are a few to heavily consider as you start your search:
Will clients be visiting your office? If so, a nice reception area, accessible parking, and conference areas are all important.
How long will those clients stay? If it’s for a long time, you may want to consider having multiple small offices available for meetings, presentation rooms with high-tech equipment and having a decorating scheme that will give a clean, professional impact to each client who walks through the door.
Will your employees be working together on group projects frequently? Having several small offices with high-tech equipment and white boards for brainstorming would be ideal for this sort of collaborative environment.
Will your employees be telecommuting? If so, a smaller office space with tech-friendly work stations will suffice.
How collaborative will your work environment be? If you hold frequent team meetings or work on group projects or tasks frequently, having several open spaces where people can collaborate freely and hold group discussions.
Will you need a break room? If you have several full-time employees, you might want to consider having a kitchen area or separate room where people can come together for break time and not distract other, working employees. It’s important to factor this in when you begin your search for an office space in Boston’s Metro South area.
Will your employees work more independently? Having private work space with barriers and doors is better for a quiet work environment, and it is great for a company where the majority of the employees works alone and need space for conference calls and to complete day to day tasks.
Do you prefer a quiet work environment? Take into account the noise-factor. If the walls are thin, there’s an echo or you will need to do a lot of sound-proofing to have the best office environment possible, then you may want to reconsider that particular space.
These are just a few of many questions that you should ask yourself as you begin your quest for the right office space in Boston’s Metro South area. As your commercial real estate agent, I will go out of my way to ensure that you find the ideal space that will fit your business needs. If you have any questions about what office spaces are available in the Boston Metro South area, don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d love to help you in any way I can. Have a great day!