The options for leasing office space have greatly increased in the past few years and, in this article, we want to talk about some of the alternative options available to you. We are RDS Real Estate, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding industrial and commercial property for rent. Call us at 817-439-3224 and talk to our leasing agent about your specific needs.
Now, let’s talk about the changing world of office space.
Share office space for rent
Yes, traditional office space is expensive. A functional office rental in a high-traffic area can easily cost you $2,000 per month, or more, and then toss on the utilities and secondary costs like furnishings . . . is it any wonder that many traditional office spaces are sitting empty these days?
But, what if you shared a traditional office space with another company? If you found a place with space for a receptionist, and it had the floorplan which allowed for separate offices, you could share the receptionist and share the cost of utilities and secondary costs, cutting the monthly expenses considerably.
Only rent when you need to i.e. coworking space
Have you heard of coworking space? It’s an idea which is gaining popularity rapidly across America. With coworking space, you rent office space by the month. The office space comes furnished, and it is an office space which is among other office spaces in a central building. Each space is rented by another company or business person. Utilities are included in the rental price, and most coworking spaces can be rented for between $500-$600 per month, making them an ideal alternative for a small business with a small budget.
Think outside the box for leasing office space
Traditional construction means high final rental costs, so why not look for an alternative to traditional construction like, say, office space for lease made from refurbished shipping containers. There are business parks in the U.S., like Box Office Warehouse Suites in Fort Worth, which offer commercial property for lease for as low as $875 per month, and that cost is so low because they are retrofitted shipping containers rather than brick and mortar construction.
Will flex space work for you when leasing office space?
Flex space refers to multi-use commercial properties, and there are often great savings to be found in them. An office warehouse for rent might be the perfect solution for two business owners, one of whom is looking for just an office space to rent, while the other is looking for a warehouse for rent.
Is that a workable plan for you? Is it even available in your city? You never know until you ask.
Can you work from home?
And, finally, are you a small business owner who can function quite nicely from home? More and more businesses are going remote these days. Is your business one such business? Do you really need a professional location in an expensive section of town, or can you operate quite nicely from a home office? The tax deductions for a home office are considerable and certainly worth considering.
A final word about RDS Real Estate
No matter what type of office you need, leasing office space through RDS Real Estate is a proven formula for success in the Fort Worth area. Call us today and tell us what you need. We are confident we can find the office space which will fit your needs perfectly.