10 things to ask before… Choosing office space (Nashville Business Journal)
I came across this article from earlier this month when browsing the internet today.
The questions asked are a great place to start whether you are looking for your first office, or just a new office. I thought I would take a minute to answer the questions for someone considering Perimeter Park for their office location.
1. Where is the space located?
We are ideally located right off of I-24 at exit 56, close to the convergence center of the three major interstates – I-24, I-40, and I-65. This central location and immediate interstate access make the office easily accessible from any surrounding area. Additionally, an MTA bus stop is only a block away.
2. What amenities do you offer?
The following amenities come with your new Nashville office space:
- furnished reception area
- receptionist greeting and announcing of your guests
- on-site management staff
- mail and package receipt
- furnished conference rooms
- wired high-speed internet connection
- kitchen area with coffee, hot water, and filtered water
- utilities and cleaning service
- video security monitoring
- plenty of free surface parking
3. What’s the lease term?
Instead of long-term leases, Perimeter Park offers short-term, flexible agreements designed to help start-ups and small businesses succeed. Our standard term is twelve months, but we offer six month options as well. You can easily grow your business with us, as we allow you to add additional office space at any time during your agreement. Start with one small office, and move to a larger one or add additional offices as needed.
4. Can I terminate the lease?
Our short-term agreements negate the need to worry about having to terminate a lease. All offices are move-in ready and do not require any type of build-out or renovations. Our uniform office policy means that we take care of paint, carpet cleaning, etc., so there is usually no restoration needed when an agreement ends.
5. What deposit or corporate guarantee does the landlord need?
Our standard security deposit on agreements is twice the monthly office fee. For example, if your office is $700, the security deposit would be $1400. Security deposits are refundable upon satisfactory completion of the agreement or transferable to a larger or additional office. Unlike larger corporations, as a local, stand-alone office center, we have the ability to work with people on deposits as necessary.
6. How flexible is the office setting?
You can move to a larger office or add additional offices as available at any point during your agreement term. Downsizing is usually only allowed at the end of your agreement term.
7. Are there enough parking spaces?
Our building has ample free surface parking.
8. What kind of office layouts do you offer?
Most of our offices are basic rectangles or squares ranging in size from 100 sq. ft. to 250 sq. ft. Smaller offices can be configured for 1-2 people. Larger offices can be configured in an open floor plan for four or more.
9. Is the building secure?
Our building has key card access after hours and on weekends. Additionally, our suite also has security cameras and key card access, and all offices are individually keyed. Our front desk is staffed whenever our office is open.
10. How is the building maintained?
Our on-site staff works closely with building management and maintenance to take care of any problems that might arise. We are here to deal with those issues so that you never have to. Building management is also located in our building, so issues are dealt with quickly. Our area of the building has 24/7 A/C and heat, so you will never have to pay additional fees for A/C service or maintenance. Standard cleaning service is also included at no additional charge, and we have used the same janitorial service and team of cleaners for almost 10 years.
We also offer numerous other amenities that do not come with conventional office space, like furnished meeting rooms, a reception area, waiting room, break room, included utilities, internet service, and telephone equipment and service.
If you have any other questions, we would be glad to answer them and show you why Perimeter Park is an awesome place for your business.