Thursday October 29, 2020

3 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Commercial Space in Manhattan

Commercial Real Estate | October 08, 2020

It can really be exciting for business owners when they are about to find commercial space, but at the same time, it requires a significant amount of time and money.

No doubt, each business in every niche has its own specific needs, which will also determine commercial space choice. One important thing you need to keep in mind is that your choice of commercial space can impact your brand’s image as well as its success. You also need to make sure that you don’t exceed your budget when putting certain things like privacy walls, grilles, etc. in place when setting up your office space.

Here are three essential factors to consider when shopping for commercial space:

1. Available Space

When moving into a commercial space, an important factor to consider is the available space and how to manage it efficiently. You need to think about how certain things would fit in, such as privacy walls, equipment (especially if they are large types), and space for employees as well as clients. You also need to answer certain questions. Will you need parking for customers? Will the available space require you to create more grilles to allow more room for ventilation? If any construction needs to be done (e.g., tilt up construction), will the space be enough for construction workers to easily and efficiently complete their tasks?

2. The Location

The area where the commercial space is located is also an essential factor to consider. You need to put into consideration if your business requires the premises to be easily accessible by customers. You will also need to consider the type of activity going on in the area where the commercial space is located. This can also determine the type of privacy walls needed, how easily accessible your office will be for your employees, and the cost of maintenance, and much more.If there are buildings really close to your commercial space, then there might be a need for grilles, which will limit the visibility of the equipment you have in your office. Grilles will also have to be considered if the location of the commercial space is a noisy one or an area where there exist some unpleasant sounds. It is important that you find out if the location of the commercial space will have a huge effect on your budget as you can sometimes be required to spend much more on different types of equipment because of certain environmental factors present around the commercial space.

3. Office Privacy Walls

Shopping a commercial space is a starting point. Creating an open and collaborative work environment for your employees to perform optimally is the goal. This is where privacy walls for an office come in, as there are different styles, some of which are made to be transparent to allow more light in the working area. But one other important factor to consider is the level of privacy needed to conduct your business activities. If a commercial space is located in a public area where there are so many people around, it might require you to go for something less transparent.

Basically, there is a need to maintain balance. You need to strike a balance between creating an open work environment for your employees and whatever level of privacy that is needed for your business.

Once you can take these three factors into consideration, and do all that is needed as a result of your findings, you will find that the commercial space you eventually choose will be worth your time and effort.

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.