5 Easy Ways to Manage Office Distractions

A common knock against open-office layouts is the noise factor. Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with colleagues may open the lines of communication and foster collaboration but it can cost some employees their focus and sanity.

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Guest Post: 5 Questions the Best Startups Ask When Looking for an Office

Beer on tap, colorful bean bags and eccentric decor are a few of the things that might come to mind when you picture your startup’s dream office. It’s hard not to daydream about working in luxury like the folks at the major tech company offices. The casual atmosphere and needlessly cool amenities are part of the startup ethos, the notion that work and play shouldn’t be separate.

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2015 TheSquareFoot Year in Review

As a startup, we’re no strangers to growth but 2015 was a defining year for TheSquareFoot. Some key events in 2015 include the announcement of our $2 million seed round led by Primary Ventures, a partnership with desk-sharing service PivotDesk, and the release of our industry-changing digital TourBook, as well as many important new hires.

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Guest Post: How to navigate the #1 problem with finding a new office: “How much space is too much space?”

Let's face it, the commercial real estate industry is still stuck in its ways from decades ago. Archaic inventory systems and manual procurement of spaces should have been a thing of the past years ago. It's 2016 and fortunately for the industry, there's TheSquareFoot. We are a technology fuelled brokerage that is poised to make the leasing process smooth and painless.

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Iconic NYC Buildings

New York City is defined by many things. One of which are its numerous iconic buildings that pepper the landscape. Today, let's explore some of these buildings and learn some interesting nuggets of information about them.

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Weekly Best of Instagram: Office Space

This week we take you through some of the best spaces we have seen yet. From great colour mix to spacious functional interiors, these spaces have them all. Draw inspiration from some of these spaces to make your office one of a kind!

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Weekly Best of Instagram: Buildings

Welcome to TheSquareFoot's newest addition to our blog. This segment is called the "Weekly Best of Instagram" where we trawl instagram for some of the best photos and videos of commercial real estate. This week we are featuring buildings and we have some really good ones. What do you look for in your search for office space? For us, we like buildings with beautiful lines that create a wondrous sense of magnificence.

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Office Supplies for... The Office Clown

Do you love to prank your coworkers? Are you always looking for a good laugh? Then we have you pinned as the office clown. As the office clown, you're probably not looking for the trendiest office supplies, but your coworkers love your unforgiving sense of humor. Here's what you need to keep the laughs coming (oh, and stay productive).

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Simple ways to stay healthy in the office

From riding the subway to praying that the sketchy person over there did not just cough all over you, living in NYC means the constant exposure to germs. Avoiding illness can be a #struggle and if you’re like us, you’re willing to do anything to avoid it. We've polled some experts to bring you helpful tips to staying healthy in the office.

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Guest Post: Why startups should advertise their stories

Startups are typically limited by their budgets when it comes to advertising options. The most popular options have traditionally been native formats like Google AdWords and Facebook Ads. Startups are highly focused on converting prospects into customers, however, it’s rare for customers to learn and convert in one session. This is where the power of story plays a role. As Simon Sinek’s Start with Why mentions, customers in the on demand world care about the story along with price, convenience, and reliability. Here are five reasons you may want to consider investing in sponsored stories:

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Around the office water cooler with Arash Sadighi

Today we're around the water cooler with broker Arash Sadighi. Arash was born in Vienna, VA and attended Virginia Tech. We're honored to have Arash on our team because he's a popular guy- he's been a groomsman at ten weddings! Read on to learn about some of Arash's unpleasant experiences (office and food related) as well as his love of music.

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Positive time wasting ideas for the office

Some employers and employees firmly believe that if a worker isn’t at their desk they are not being productive. In theory this makes sense, but sitting at a table for eight hours does not equal efficiency. In order to maximize their daily potential, it helps to keep them engaged. Even the best employees can be guilty of wasting time. However, time wasting doesn’t have to be a hindrance on their work. In fact, time wasting can even benefit an employee’s daily output. By getting away from their computer and desk to clear their mind they can remain present and not fall into a rut of complacency. Moving away from your workspace for a brief escape can revive your focus and there are countless ways to do this.

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