Things to Consider Before Leasing Creative or Loft Office Space

Reinventing the Office: 5 Things to Consider Before Leasing Creative or Loft Office Space

By Karen Warner,

[The following is a guest blog post by Karen Warner]

It’s no secret that a lot goes into the creation of a thriving creative workspace. Up-to-date technology, ample open space for employee collaboration, and proximity to amenities are often considered critical for any business, but especially so for creative and tech firms. Before jumping head first into your fresh new creative office space, it’s important to take a few factors into consideration:

Make Sure Your Loft Office is Comfortable

While the idea of unique office space is appealing, it’s important to be sure that your employees will be physically comfortable. Large open spaces can be challenging when it comes to attaining an appropriate climate. Likewise, the acoustics of a space are often problematic, especially if your business involves multiple employee discussions or phone conversations. Consult an architect to address possible solutions to heating, cooling, and noise issues that may arise.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of a Great Location for your Loft Office

You may have found the perfect prospective office, but it’s important to take into consideration how employees and clients will feel about the location. Millennials especially like to be in a hip, vibrant part of town. A great location, near awesome amenities, will help your recruiting efforts and keep existing employees happy.

Find Out if your Loft Office has a NNN Lease

Owners of creative spaces often prefer to use a triple net or NNN lease. Under this type of leasing structure, the tenant is responsible for all building expenses, including property taxes, insurance, building maintenance and utilities. Before signing a lease, make sure you know if your company or the landlord will be responsible for maintaining the HVAC system and the building exterior, including the windows and the roof.

Unique Office Design & Tenant Improvements Considerations with Loft Office

Bringing a prospective creative office space to ADA standards can be one of the biggest obstacles you’ll face. Restrooms may not be ADA accessible and multi-level spaces may not have an elevator. Check your local building code to find out what may be required to bring a space to current occupancy standards.

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June 19, 2019

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