It’s often said that real estate is about location, location, location! Certainly, geographic locale is a key concern among homebuyers, but it’s also something for business owners to consider with caution and care. The location of an office space, for example, could be a major factor in corporate success. In a new statement to the press, the real estate development team at Kuester CRE provides some guidelines for selecting office space judiciously.
“At Kuester CRE, we take pride in helping local business owners find the space where they can thrive,” comments Shaw Kuester, President of Kuester CRE. “We know from firsthand experience that there are several key factors to bear in mind.”
The size of the space is one important consideration. Companies obviously need room to accommodate their immediate needs, but it’s important to plan for the future, as well—ensuring some room to grow into.
The way a location reflects the brand is also important. “If you run a law firm and want to project professionalism and authority, you may not want an office in a strip mall,” Kuester notes. “Likewise, a tattoo parlor may not do as well in a corporate office park.”
Another key consideration is parking. According to Kuester, it’s important to consider the parking needs of customers as well as employees—plus proximity to public parking areas.
“Additionally, ensure that your space complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Kuester advises. “For newer buildings, this typically isn’t a problem. For older buildings, though, there may be issues. Ask your real estate agent about this.”
Secure rental/lease rates are also desirable. “If there is a major rate hike after your first year, that could be disastrous for your business,” Kuester says. “Seek space where you feel comfortable with the rate terms and policies.”
A final concern is visibility. “Does your business thrive on foot traffic—and if so, will your prospective location provide it?” Kuester asks. “That’s a big factor to consider as you seek the right office space.”
For additional information about Kuester CRE and its services throughout the Carolinas, visit www.kuestercommercial.com.
Kuester CRE boasts more than 45 years of experience in commercial real estate, plus a reputation of trust and integrity throughout the Carolinas. The company focuses on brokering and leasing retail, office, medical, land, and flex property, as well as managing commercial buildings, apartments, and student housing. Kuester CRE delivers customized solutions for landlords, tenants, and investors at every stage of the commercial real estate process. With the unique ability to cover the Western Carolinas, Piedmont, and Eastern Carolinas, Kuester offers the responsiveness of a local presence with the resources of a larger regional firm. To learn more about Kuester CRE, visit www.kuestercommercial.com.