From cubicles to coworking: Tracing the development of office spaces

Office spaces have evolved tremendously since the days of whitewashed corporate offices with a cubicle for every employee. When some managers felt they needed to encourage teamwork in the workplace, many tore down cubicle barriers, while a largely employee-led desire to operate on more flexible schedules transformed coffee shops and homes all across the country into remote offices.

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Have a growth plan in place before settling on a Houston office space

Just as an urban-dwelling bachelor living by himself does not need a seven-seat minivan to accommodate his transportation needs (it's hardly a glamorous ride anyway), a recently launched startup with a bare-bones staff is unlikely to need a sprawling Houston office space with room for 40 employees.

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Don't pay full price for a Houston retail space build-out

At 2066 Crist Drive, in Los Altos, California, a nondescript ranch home still stands in a suburban neighborhood not unlike many others across the country. For technology enthusiasts, though, the home is their mecca - it is where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak toiled for countless hours, eventually pioneering the first Apple computer.

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Spaces in Space City Houston: Montrose and the Museum District's cultural appeal an opportunity for local retailers

As one of Houston's major cultural hubs, the Houston Museum District and its many neighborhoods - including Montrose - is a sought-after destination for residents interested in artistic pursuits and intriguing cultural attractions. And while the district boasts attractive Houston executive suites and office spaces, its biggest appeal may be to Houston retailers that want to situate their business in one of the city's most trafficked corners.

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As Houston retailers consider space lease options, some communities improving pedestrian access

When choosing a Houston retail space for lease, a company first needs to answer one question about itself - is it a destination location or will it require a high volume of foot traffic (and random walk-ins) to succeed? According to Yahoo contributor S.H. Wallick, the answer to this question will determine whether a business needs to position itself in a high visibility area.

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Houston executive suites address some leasing-related problems

The costs of starting a new business fall into two primary categories - one-time launch-related commitments (office equipment, consulting services) and ongoing expenses (office space lease payments, salaries, insurance). With cash flow a constant concern for Houston businesses, one strategy for boosting their financial capital is shifting up-front launch expenses to monthly costs, which is why some businesses may opt to lease office equipment or enter a short term lease with one of the many Houston executive suites.

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NYC Office Space of the Week: Enterproid

This week's featured NYC office space is the home of Enterproid, the creators of an enterprise mobile platform called Divide. It is literally the greenest office I have ever been in. Their company color is green and it is everywhere from the walls to the bean bag chairs to the color of the cotton candy. In case there was any doubt how serious they are about their color scheme, everyone who works there is given a green watch. Nice company schwag!

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Magic Johnson purchases commercial real estate in Houston to include Class A Office Space

Long-time Houstonians likely remember Magic Johnson as the Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame point guard who, despite his impressive resume, lost twice to the hometown Rockets during the 1980s. Since his retirement, Johnson has continued to support the city of Los Angeles, as evidenced by his recent ownership stake in Major League Baseball's Dodgers, but now Houston too may be benefiting from Johnson's leadership.

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Employment figures, culture help Houston win Forbes coolest title, impacts market to rent Houston office space

Does it make sense for business owners who rent office space in Houston to keep renewing short term office space leases when the city continues to remain one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, and a long-term investment is likely to be just as beneficial? Following Forbes Magazine's recent naming of Houston as the "America's Coolest City," its profile continues to tick upward.

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