There are certain “shop space for rent” considerations that every businessperson should give thought to; here are just a few to consider. Are you looking at shop for lease options, and do you know what to look for? Maybe we can help you out with these shop for lease options.
Is the shop space for rent flexible? Is it what we call flex space, meaning can it be used for several different types of endeavors, and can it grow as your business grows? It is a fallacy in the industrial/commercial/business world that any old shop space, or any old office space, is as good as the next. That simply is not true. Some shop space works best for your particular business, and some doesn’t. Where are the counters? Where are the offices? Is there an unimpeded traffic area? How visible is the shop from the street? Is there walk-up traffic possibilities? Are there enough electrical outlets and can those outlets handle heavy machinery needs?
How much storage space is available? Ever business needs storage, and you need to plan for the storage your business will demand.
The commercial suite dilemma is very real and very difficult.
Who are your neighbors, and do they reflect well on your business? You may find the greatest shop for lease in the world, but if it sits next to a strip club, it probably isn’t what you need to attract customers.
Is the shop space for rent a good value? This may be the toughest question for a businessperson to answer. What is a good value in a particular area? Only a seasoned and experienced real estate expert can answer that question. Markets change as areas change. Literally one block can make a huge different in rental/lease rates. Is that shop for lease worth $20 per square foot? Perhaps it is really more fairly valued at $18 per square foot, and maybe, three blocks away, a similar shop space for lease will have a $15 price tag. This seems like a small amount of money to quibble over, but multiplied times 500 square feet, and multiplied times ten years, and you are suddenly talking about quite a few thousand dollars, and thousands of dollars can make or break a small business.
Does the shop for lease adequately represent your business? You want to lease office space for the future and not just the present. If you go out and take a look at most shops for lease, you’ll quickly realize that “bland” is the name of the game in commercial real estate. Is that what you want for your business, an image of bland? Perhaps you could find something that reflects in a better way your vision for your company, or your vision for the future?
These are all questions/considerations which must be answered satisfactorily before you sign on the dotted line, so give it a long, hard look, and while you are at it, consider one other option: shipping container buildings.
Shipping container office plans offer flexibility and functionality. Container buildings offer the best value for your buck. And container shops are designed for the dreamers out there, the ones who are not shackled to antiquated concepts of construction and design.
What does the shipping container revolution look like? Take a look at Box Office Warehouse Suites in the Fort Worth area. You just might be looking at your future!