Rent or lease office space through a commercial business broker. Not only do these professionals have recent listings, but many offer tips that help your new company thrive. Don't let your new venture fail, by choosing a site that matches your target market, your company stands a better chance at survival. A broker helps make sure you're getting a great storefront location in an area that needs your products or services.
Executive and business real estate often includes a reception area, conference room and cubicles. Private rooms for management and areas for storage offer plenty of room for a developing company. If you're opening a solo practice, you can rent a room that is already furnished with a desk, phone and file cabinets. Many building managers sublet individual spaces to small companies that need little room. You may end up with many companies in one industrial building.
When you're viewing executive real estate, ask if the broker offers virtual tours. You can save time by viewing floor plans online. Narrow down your property options and make appointments to view them all in the same day. After the initial walk-through, take note of property that sticks in your mind. View these locations a second time. Visit during different times of day to see traffic flow during the morning, afternoon and evening.
Shop for commercial real estate in areas that need your products and services, because if the area already has a dozen pizza shops, don't assume one more will make a difference. Instead, head to neighboring suburbs and lease in a location that needs one.