What to Look for When Renting Office Space Choosing a space for your business is a big decision, especially for startups. Here are the things you should consider because signing a lease.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Q: What should entrepreneurs look for when renting an office?
A: Choosing a space for your business is a huge decision, especially for startups. There's much to consider, from hiring a real-estate broker to finding the right location to fine-tooth-combing through the lease.
Bill Armstrong, treasurer of the National Association of Realtors, who has toiled for 30 years in just about every aspect of commercial real estate, advises finding a broker who is experienced in commercial real estate and familiar with the pertinent geography."You have to interview, if you will, a broker, and have a sense of comfort with his competency," Armstrong says."I think you can meet with them and find out what they know in really short order."