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What to Look for in Potential Office Spaces

Published on March 18th, 2019

Even if you’ve moved offices more than once, it’s easy to overlook things you wish you would’ve thought about earlier. There’s so much to coordinate and think about that it’s easy to overlook what seem like minor details at the time. Fortunately for you, as commercial real estate brokers in Chicago, the team at Frontline Real Estate has helped tons of business owners find their perfect office space.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need a space that works for you. Every company and their needs are different. Remember that and everything else should fall into place. But just to make sure, let’s review what you should be looking for as you search for a new place to call your office.


It’s the first and last word when it comes to real estate: location. And though it may sound cliche to say, if you and your team have to make long drives through traffic to and from work every single day, you may end up wishing you paid closer attention to the location of the office.

In addition to the convenience of the commute for you and your team, you should consider what’s surrounding the office space. This is especially true if you need to bring clients out to lunch quite often. If your space is far away from any nice places to eat, you’ll end up having to meet somewhere else that’s less convenient for you.

A Space in Your Budget

As commercial real estate brokers in Chicago, we know as well as anyone how easy it can be to fall in love with a dream property. But sometimes your business is just not ready to call that dream office home. Considering that your office space will likely be one of (if not) your largest business expense, you’ll want to stick close to your budget.

A Clear, Fair Lease

The office space you choose should be backed by a lease that clearly outlines what expenses you are accountable for and what expenses your landlord is accountable for. Make sure you read the lease carefully so you’re not surprised later by any unsuspected charges. To be certain of what you’re signing you should have a commercial real estate broker in Chicago take a look at the lease and negotiate on your behalf.

If you need help finding office space in Chicago, give Frontline Real Estate a call at (847)780-8065.

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