Questions to Ask Before Leasing: 8/10

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding to our series of helpful tips for businesses starting to look into leasing. This post is the eighth of 10 on the essential questions you should ask before signing an office lease.

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This Week’s Question: Does the Office space fit into your company’s needs, image, wants, comfort and vision of success?


One of the key reasons to move into an office space is its ability to add credibility to your business. However, without the right office space, your image could suffer.

Your office is a visual representation of who your company is and the image you wish to project to your employees, clients and customers. Be sure that your selected office space is easily accessible and in a prime location. The building should provide all of the amenities and comforts within not only your own office space, but within the common areas.

A good way to judge the merits of a particular office space is by putting yourself in the shoes of your prospective stakeholders. By imagining the space through their eyes, you increase the likelihood of finding a space perfect for everyone important to your business.

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It is incredibly important to find out what all of your building amenities are and how accessible they will be to you as a tenant. Your office space projects a large portion of who you are to the outside world.

Stay tuned for next week’s feature on the importance of knowing what types of tenants are currently in your prospective building!