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Austin Tenant Advisors specializes in helping tenants & buyers search for & find the best office space for rent or sale within your ideal location, size, & budget. We help you understand your current and future needs, search for and identify the best locations, & negotiate the lowest rates and best terms possible.
To get started searching for commercial office space call (512) 861-0525 or fill out our form. It's a Free Service so why wait!
Whether you need a small office or a large one we can help. We have over 12 years of experience in negotiating leases, expansions & renewals and purchasing buildings for sale in the Austin, Texas metro area. Our fees are paid by landlords so our service cost you nothing.
Cost to Rent Austin Office Space Per Square Foot
Below are the average office space costs per square foot in Austin, Tx. These rates assume that all operating expenses are included (electric, janitorial, taxes, insurance, and maintenance). If you have any questions give us a call at 512-861-0525
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What Type of Office Space do You Need?
There are over 80 million sf of Austin commercial real estate properties. Do you like old houses zoned for commercial use, downtown high-rises, creative & modern dwellings, or lower cost value options in the Northeast area?
Multi-story Office Buildings
These multi-story commercial buildings provide a workplace and working environment for many different companies. Lobbies, hallways, & bathrooms are common to all tenants in the building. In most cases landlords take care of all the maintenance, repairs, and cleaning. The determination of Classes can be subjective depending on the marketplace or the landlord/broker listing a particular property, however according to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) the class of an office building can be classified into three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C with Class A being the most prestigious & expensive buildings that compete for premier office users. Also known as office blocks or business centers.
Flexible Office Warehouse
Tend to be one-story, concrete tilt-wall buildings with windows on one side. They provide use flexibility between office, retail, light manufacturing, laboratory, warehouse, etc. Users will generally have their own exterior entrance, private restrooms, and sometimes overhead doors. Rates are typically lower than professional structures.
While the main purpose of workspace is to support its occupants in doing their job businesses have to think about how to recruit and retain top talent. Creative qualities such as open floor plans, reclaimed wood, higher end finishes, bright colors, high exposed ceilings and ductwork, concrete floors, etc. can make it a more fun environment to work and can encourage collaboration and engagement among employees
If you want something less corporate and more laid back then consider an old house that is zoned in a commercial district. Here you will have your own entrance and bathroom as well as parking directly in front of the house. Just keep in mind you may also have to take care of the landscaping
Executive Suites & Co-working Facilities
If you need short term and/or temporary, executive suites might be the way to go. They tend to be more expensive than however they are great for those who need month to month terms.
Things to Consider When leasing Austin Tx Office Space
- Get to Know More About Doing Business in Austin - Get to know the city codes, permitting process, regulations, tax rates, etc
- Start your search earlier than you think you need to. At least 6-12 months before you're ideal move in date or before your existing contract expires
- Know Your Current & Future Needs - Know how many square feet of office space you need. Consider hiring an architect to determine your ideal needs then use that program as a guideline as you tour buildings. If you plan on growing make sure the building can accommodate your future growth.
- Office Layout - Do you want an open layout or a bunch of hard walled offices? Think about the job functions of the employees. If their job requires a lot of concentration then an office will make them more productive. Don't just assume that everyone can function productively in an open office layout.
- Keep to a Budget - If you are a startup company you might want to stick to lower cost options unless you have investors with big pockets that are ok with you splurging a bit.
- Term Length - If you are a startup or brand new small business then it may make more sense for you work with a landlord willing to do a shorter term (e.g. 1-2 years). If you are more established then a longer term will make more sense. Also keep in mind most landlords won't consider anything less than 3-5 years if a room needs tenant improvements (new carpet, paint, new walls, demo, etc..). In the right market if you can take "as is" then a building owner might agree to a 1-2 year.
- Employees - Attracting and retaining employees is tough these days especially when they have to deal with long commutes. Search in a central area that makes it easy for your team to get to and from work so they can spend more time with their family. If you are a startup on don't have any employees yet then choose a location that is heavily populated with potential talent.
- Location & Image - keep your clients and vendors in mind when choosing your work location. Whether you like it or not the look of your office says something about your business. If you pick a run down building then clients or prospects may think you are struggling. If you have the nicest most expensive office in town then they may think that they are paying you too much for your services. At the end of the day find an office they portrays the image you want. Also, You want to consider how easy it is to access from major highways and to and from the airport. Also is there public transportation? Is it easy to find?
- Amenities - Just like you don't want your employees to have long commutes you also want there to be a lot of banks, coffee shops, restaurants, doctors offices, and other conveniences nearby so they can take care of their personal matters without having to drive 40 minutes away.
- Know What Expenses You are Responsible For - Depending on the type of commercial office you are in your monthly rent could include a number of things. Who pays for the electric & janitorial? What about taxes, repairs, and maintenance? Who pays for tax or operating expense increases? Who pays for the HVAC maintenance? What about lawn care? Some building owners include everything in your base rent & operating expenses. Others require you to pay for your own utilities and repairs.
- Know How the Space Will Be Delivered - Don't assume the landlord will deliver it exactly as you negotiated. Make sure that whatever you negotiated (e.g. new carpet, paint, demo walls, etc) is completed. Do a walk through of the space immediately before tenant improvements begin as well as after they are completed. Negotiate to ensure that the rent commencement will not begin until the premise is delivered as promised on the contract.
- Parking - Make sure the building has plenty of parking. If you are a call center then you will need at least 5 parking spaces per 1,000 sf. Most building have a ratio of 3/4 per 1,000. Downtown areas have ratios of 2/3 per 1,000 sf. Is there a density clause? Do you need covered parking? Parking for your team is critical so make sure your needs will be accommodated.
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