Finding the right office space for your company is very important. The right new office space can boost productivity and employee engagement, and will contribute to a positive atmosphere within the office, making for happier workers. Choose the wrong office space, however, and you risk having a slow, unproductive staff who are frustrated with the space and have a more negative attitude.
One thing to consider as you start your research into the commercial office market in Niagara is location. Location can make or break a commercial office building. So, how do you determine what is the perfect location? Here are some things to consider.
A Cheaper Rent Isn’t Always Best
Compromising on cost can seem like a great idea upfront but consider where it is located and if that has an impact on price. If you’re leasing office space in a neighbourhood that is unsafe, or even unappealing, new clients and customers may avoid coming to the office.
This can drive up money in expenses if your staff needs to commute to meet with clients. It can also cause a drop in efficiency by your staff. Not only because they will be spending time travelling to and from meetings, but also their efficiency may drop due to a negative opinion about the office space.
The Nieghbourhood Reflects On Your Business
Choosing an office location that is in an unappealing area can also result in clients being unwilling to work with your business. It’s important to remember that where you decide to lease office space will reflect on your business. If you have chosen an unappealing location, your business may look unappealing.
On the other side, an appealing neighbourhood will reflect well on your company. If it is a neighbourhood that is seeing growth, your clients may see your company in a more positive light. This positive light that reflects on your business can affect how clients, current staff, and even new prospective talent view your business.
Proximity To Amenities
If the neighbourhood is trendy, it’s more likely that you’ll be close to a number of amenities as well. These amenities can include places where your staff can go to get lunch, places you could take clients to get drinks or a meal, or amenities for staff and clients alike to easily get to after or before work if necessary.
The Niagara commercial office market offers lots of spaces for many different types of businesses. While you research it’s important to know what you want, and understand how the office you choose will reflect your business. Location is a key factor in how to choose an office space, although it’s only one piece of the puzzle.
43 Church offers premium office space in a prime location. To understand more about where we are located and what being in the downtown core can bring to your office space, click here.