Startups, Get Your Finances in Order Before Leasing Office Space

This post was authored by Nathan Smith, a commercial real estate consultant and owner of Austin Tenant Advisors.    As a startup or new business owner it’s important to be financially prepared before starting the process of looking for and leasing office space. Gathering your financial information and making your startup look financially strong in the eyes of … Continue reading

When Does it Make Sense to Use a Broker to Find Office Space?

With the explosive growth of small businesses in the U.S., more entrepreneurs are finding themselves negotiating and closing leases without the help of a broker. While at times it makes sense to do this, using a broker in the right scenario can greatly assist in securing the best possible lease for you and your company. … Continue reading

Close Encounters of the CRE Kind.

The OfficeSpace team had the pleasure of hosting it’s first home town event for the CRE community in Seattle this past week. It was an intimate evening with an open format for answering questions on our broker services, product demonstrations, all of course while engaging with everyone on the latest commercial real estate talk in … Continue reading

2013 Didn’t Bring An NBA Team to Seattle, But It Did Bring…

What does Seattle have?  A thriving start-up community and established technology hub, world renowned coffee, an infamous independent music scene, a top ranked NFL team, the lush green of the Pacific NorthWest and so much more. Sadly, 2013 did not bring back an NBA team, but there is a game changer in town. OfficeSpace.com’s long … Continue reading

Broker Banter – Questions & Answers (The Portland Chapter)

We’re the first to admit we don’t always have all the answers when it comes to the fine details of leasing and all the questions that come with it. That’s when we turn to our commercial comrades to aid with the broadening of our knowledge base.  This week we’ve gone straight to the source to … Continue reading

Movin On Up (Part 2)

Chalkboards and Chairs and Chartreuse Oh My! Last Thursday was the big reveal for our new space! This was it, a sneak peek at our new digs. (Side bar – the biggest concern when setting up a new office always seems to be the floor plan aka “who am I sitting beside?”. It may be … Continue reading

Movin On Up! (Part 1)

Big News! We’re moving offices! Yay! Streamers, confetti, balloons! Excitement, pride, growth – all good! Suddenly, those feelings were followed up by the pending loom of “ah nuts, moving means packing means boxes means design choices and so on and so on”… Just when we got comfortable and everything had a place. We needed to … Continue reading

How Important is the Office Neighborhood?

At OfficeSpace.com, Amazon is a part of our lives in more ways than one.  Our headquarters are located in the downtown Queen Anne/Belltown neighborhoods, within one mile of South Lake Union/Denny Regrade, home to Amazon’s new proposed campus, Facebook’s new Seattle office, Vulcan and a number of up-and-coming internet companies. Recently, Seattle mayor Mike McGinn … Continue reading

Realcomm | IBcon 2012: Susie Algard, OfficeSpace com, CEO & Founder

Last month we told you that we attended the RealComm convention in Las Vegas, NV and participated in the Conference Live event.  The organizers have posted the video now.  Watch our video as Susie Algard gives a tour of our website, explains the company’s vision and announces our Denver launch.

How to launch a product with a budget less than a direct mail campaign

We recently completed our beta launch in Portland OR in late January of this year and it went well as far as I could tell.  In the first 3 months, we had connected around 350 tenants to landlords, property managers or brokers.  Tenants had found space using our site and leases were being executed.  There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading