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Illuminating Ideas for Office Lighting Upgrades

Our office recently upgrade all of the harsh cool fluorescent lightbulbs to softer, warmer ones, and everyone was amazed by the immediate effect brought about by the change in lighting.... Read More

8 podcasts every leader should know

At SquareFoot, our repeat clients—that is, companies that keep outgrowing their space—are those with great leaders who never stop learning. As Phil Sofia, VP of Sales at SquareFoot, explains: “The... Read More

Coffee-machine meetups and other success-inducing office design tips

There’s a reason that leading companies prioritize a well-designed workplace. One of the best parts of an office move is the opportunity it offers to create a better—think: healthier, more... Read More

Office and Workspace Design

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Illuminating Ideas for Office Lighting Upgrades

Our office recently upgrade all of the harsh cool fluorescent lightbulbs to softer, warmer ones, and everyone was amazed by the immediate effect brought about by the change in lighting.... Read More

Inside Vans Global HQ

Office Spotlight: 1588 South Coast Drive. In 2017, Rapt Studio completed the design for Vans Global HQ in Costa Mesa.

Inside the Dollar Shave Club

Office Spotlight: 13335 Maxella Ave We were very impressed with Rapt Studio‘s office design for the Dollar Shave Club in Marina Del Rey. We spoke with Rapt Studio to learn more.... Read More

Articles to Keep Handy

How to Sublease Your Office: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs

If you’re renting office space but not using all the space, why let it go to waste? Much like apartment renters use Airbnb to rent out their extra rooms, businesses... Read More

SquareFoot Dictionary

Office Space: Usable Square Feet: Measurement of the commercial space that a tenant has exclusive use of Carpetable square footage: Usable square footage minus any areas that are devoted to... Read More

What is a Good Guy Guarantee and is it Good or Bad for Tenants?

In New York commercial real estate, landlords commonly ask tenants to agree to a “Good Guy Guarantee” clause in the lease. What is it? Essentially, the good guy guarantee is... Read More

Relocating and the Art of the Office Cleanup

When moving offices, many companies are so focused on packing up boxes and picking new furniture that they miss out on a fantastic opportunity: a massive, all-hands-on-deck office cleanup. First,... Read More

Why You Need A Tenant Broker In Your Office Search

Even the most confident or experienced among us find commercial real estate to be a tricky world to navigate. That’s the bad news. The good news: You don’t have to... Read More

Office Search 101: Helpful Answers To Important Questions

Your company needs more space, and you have no idea where to begin. Don’t feel too bad. Most people who start out in the search for office space are at... Read More

Client Spotlight: Willem

Co-working was stifling creativity Casual menswear brand Willem were working in a co-working space, but found the location was stifling employee creativity. The company bridges the gap between the high... Read More

Client Spotlight: GirlBand

GirlBand was looking for a permanent home for their team. SquareFoot broker Emily Strachan worked to find a space that was special and creative to enhance the culture of their already... Read More

Client Spotlight: BuzziSpace

SF: What does BuzziSpace do? BS: BuzziSpace creates solutions for happy and healthy spaces around the world. With a mission to improve well-being through human-centric design, we provide original acoustic... Read More

Commercial Real Estate News

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Why we launched FLEX by SquareFoot

Earlier today, we officially announced the rollout of FLEX by SquareFoot — a new option for growing companies seeking their next office space in New York City, with lease terms... Read More

Houston’s Bright Future in Coworking

This guest post is by Jonathan Bachrach, co-founder and COO of Turnkey Office Space. With the global need for concerted environmentalism in the face of accelerating climate change, many wonder... Read More

An Analysis of Amazon’s Impact on Long Island City’s Office Space Market

With Amazon pulling out of New York’s Long Island City as one of the locations for its highly-anticipated HQ2, many are lamenting the loss of more than 27 billion dollars... Read More

Quadio to move to Dumbo

Quadio has moved their office to WeWork Dumbo. They were in need of a space for their growing 8 person team and favored the Brooklyn location for commuting purposes and... Read More

HNH Education Consulting to move to 353 Lexington Ave.

HNH Consulting is a new tenant in 353 Lexington Ave near Grand Central. This location worked well for their team and for easy commuting to surrounding areas of Manhattan. HNH... Read More

Northern Swan to move to 489 5th Ave.

Northern Swan, a New York based investment firm focused on early and late state investments, is now a new tenant in 489 5th Ave. No longer interested in staying in... Read More

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