An important part of any any lease negotiation is the tenant improvement allowance.
This week, we're choosing the ?WhatIf! offices in NYC by Mapos architects as our office space of the week. The NYC office is 12,000 sqft (find out how much space your office needs) and was done on a budget of $775,000.
This week, we officially announced that we’ve raised $2 million in a seed round of financing led by Primary Ventures, with participation from RRE Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners and a roster of strategic angel investors. Sounds fancy, we know.
As we already know first impressions are incredibly important, and that sentiment absolutely extends to office space. Visitors and clients alike get a sense of an office environment and your company culture the first time they enter a space, and in fact, a bad lobby can be a red flag to look for when touring offices.
As most New Yorkers will tell you, they typically avoid anything involving Midtown dining and pride themselves on their ability to avoid Times Square for years at a time. However if you have Midtown office space it's unavoidable to eat in what can be the culinary graveyard.
Ignite USA is a leading innovator in the beverage container industry and the power-house design
It's become common practice to plug in headphones and listen to music throughout the work day, especially if you're at a desk job working on a computer (and coincidentally, 7 out of 9 members of TheSquareFoot team are plugged in right now.) But, does music have any impact on your productivity positively or negatively? We searched around and the answer is...sort of. Here are the pros and cons of listening to music during your work day.
This week's office space of the week goes to Astor Hellas, a leading wholesale international trading company in the Greek market and their new 4,300sqft office in Thessaloniki (wondering how much office space your team needs? Try our office space calculator.)
Once you've found a few great office spaces, it's time to tour. You might know what criteria your team wants the space to meet, how much space you need, and what neighborhood you want to be in, but what else should you look for (or, totally avoid)?
This week, our office space of the week goes to the Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View, California.
This guest post was written by Brittany Hodak of ZinePak. ZinePak creates custom, interactive content for targeted super-fans of music, movies, sports, events, and brands. Think of it as entertainment, elevated.
One thing we love is when large companies go all out and get it really right when it comes to office space, especially since we know the impact of office space on company culture. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite, innovative offices around the world of various sizes and in various locations to help you get inspired and motivated to make your office the perfect space for your team.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Birchbox offices in NYC.
We already know that your work space can greatly affect your mood, help you concentrate at work , and generally make or break your entire work day. If you're like most people, you have the essentials on your desk: computer, notepad, empty(ish) coffee cup... and that's about it. Here are 10 desk items you might not have thought of that will make your work day just a little bit better.
After you’ve gone on a few tours and found an office space you love what’s the next step?
We're giving our office space of the week to the Super Bowl 50 offices in San Francisco.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Lego offices in Istanbul!
The commercial real estate market is solidly on the rise, and we’ll be honest with you -- a hot market is not great for tenants.
This guest post was written by Allie Danziger of Integrate. Integrate is an award-winning agency that stays true to traditional public relations roots while integrating the limitless strategic potential and power available with direct communication via engaging social media, community partnerships and clever marketing. They thrive on teamwork, strategic coordination of marketing efforts, unifying messages, and harmonizing your brand's voice across multiple communications channels.
Most companies are skeptical about such a large security deposit, but it really boils down to whether or not you have a track record (3 to 5 years) of generating a profit. If so, landlords are more open to negotiation, and security deposits can be lowered to the equivalent of around 6 months rent.
This week we are featuring Connectivity, a forward-thinking and fast-moving b2b technology startup providing customer intelligence solutions to businesses. Their passionate and inventive team is helping other growing businesses provide the most value and best services to a targeted audience, through allowing these businesses to truly understand users, behaviors, and solutions. Growing quickly, it was time to revamp the office at their Los Angeles location. The Connectivity team partnered with Homepolish and talented designer Allison to redesign the space. They collectively transformed Connectivity’s open industrial space into a warm, casual, and inviting workplace.
Even as experts in the commercial real estate space, leasing office space is no simple task. There are many complicated processes to undergo and terms to understand along the way to brokering the perfect deal. Below are several commonly misinterpreted and misunderstood terms that are beneficial to know to ensure you are getting the deal you want, and avoiding the hidden fees and agreements often overlooked or masked in the commercial leasing process.
This week we are featuring Zendesk, a San Francisco based tech company revolutionizing the way businesses handle customer service. One of the first members of San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood, Zendesk is expanding quickly. The team’s new office is it’s second location on Market Street, creating a mini (professional) campus atmosphere in the area. The team at Design Blitz is responsible for the design of the fun and funky space, incorporating features such as see-through meeting rooms and an auditorium-like communal / collaboration space. The new building not only serves as a headquarters for the Zendesk team, but also opens its doors to the public to be used as a meeting and shared space for local businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents alike. This modern workspace is located at 989 Market St. in San Francisco.
With Thanksgiving just past, the holidays are finally here, and it’s time to start planning! Though holiday parties are typically seen as something only large corporations do, entrepreneurs and small businesses shouldn’t let this time go to waste. Entrepreneurs can host a holiday party to fortify their company culture, boost employee morale and increase brand awareness in the community.
We all know the feelings of being overwhelmed, distracted, and unable to concentrate. There are times when too many projects are on our schedules, and our attention is pulled in every direction. We are distracted by our phones, emails, Twitter, even bosses calling across the room for help on a project. Colleagues interrupt your workflow. We need to update, check in, post, or ping, and we need to do it now!