To develop some knowledge before touring your first empty box, read up on the basics.
The Commercial Lease Guidebook: Learn How to Win the Leasing Game! (MacOre International) by Thomas G. Mitchell and Warren Jessop. This book offers a walk-through of the leasing maze.
"Searching for Office Space". Written for New Jersey but helpful anywhere, this is a top-notch guide.
"From Home Office to Real Office". Lively advice from editor Lisa Gill, this write-up adds more con-siderations to your list. Is the area safe? Can you get high-speed Net access? You need to know!