When searching for office space the first thing most people is search online which typically involves using google to search office space for rent. The first thing you will see is a laundry list of office space listing sites with hundreds of listings for office space for lease all across the city near you. These can be a good place to start however you will quickly find that most of these are simply set up for lead generation. The listings are typically outdated, not available anymore, or the information is complete and not helpful at all. Some can even be misleading. They can be a good place to start however at some point you may want to hire a commercial realtor to help you who knows the market well.
Some of the common office space listing websites you will see are:
- Craigslist Office Space For Rent
- Instant Offices
After you have done a little preliminary office space searching online you might consider hiring a commercial real estate agent. For one their service does not cost you anything as their fee is paid by the landlord, even though they are legally obligated to represent your best interests. Also, they keep a pulse on the market and know what is available, when it's available, and at what price. They also know what can be negotiated which can be helpful in ensuring you get the best deal possible. The experienced commercial agents know all the players in the market (landlords, building owners, listing / landlord agents, contractors, architects, movers, furniture vendors, etc so they can help you facilitate the many aspects of renting office space.
If you want to know where to find the best office spaces for lease on your own then your going to have to do a lot of legwork. This could take hours of time searching the internet, driving around calling on for lease signs, and talking to many different listing agents. OR…………hire a commercial tenant representative and let them do all of the heavy lifting of calling, searching, getting floor plans, etc. Again their service does not cost you a dime and it will save you a ton of time and money.