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The SquareFoot method for finding office space

July 11, 2017 | by Brandon Carter
Reviewed by real estate expert Michael Colacino

SquareFoot combines commercial real estate listings with an in-house brokerage team to help you secure space for rent as efficiently as possible.

When you inquire about an available listing on the site, a SquareFoot broker will be the one to help you vet the space, show it to you in person and, if you like it, help you apply to rent the space. 

SquareFoot brokers are also seasoned negotiators. When it’s time to submit offers on spaces and review leases, they work hard to secure the most favorable terms for you, from the cost of your rent to your move-in date.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the SquareFoot process:

  1. Tell us about your office space needs

    The quickest path to finding relevant listings is to tell us what you’re looking for. If you can provide the size of the space you need, your preferred neighborhood locations and an estimated budget for monthly rent, our team of experts can get to work immediately on finding suitable spaces. And if you’re still in the process of figuring out your office criteria, our team is happy to make some recommendations.

    To get started, you can submit your office space requirements here.

  2. Confirm your office space requirements with our support team

    After you submit your requirements, one of our support representatives will contact you by phone or email to make sure we fully understand your needs. Then, they will schedule a time for you to speak to a broker.

  3. Review spaces with your SquareFoot broker

    When you connect with your SquareFoot broker, you can start reviewing listings that match your criteria right away. This step in the process gives you an opportunity to vet spaces in advance and make sure you and your broker are aligned on the kinds of spaces you want to see before you begin touring.

  4. Start touring available spaces and see if there’s a fit

    Tour your favorite spaces with your broker and use the SquareFoot app to collect information on the spaces you visit, like photos, floor plans and building information. You can then use the app to easily share your notes with your team when you’re done.

  5. Decide on a space and negotiate a favorable lease

    If you want to move forward on a space you like, your broker can help you submit an offer to the landlord, make counteroffers when needed, and negotiate the particulars of your lease.

    Your broker is a non-commissioned resource whose sole intention is to place you into a space you love. Not rush you through a deal. When you sign your lease, you’ll know it’s the right agreement for your business.

That’s it!

If finding office space with SquareFoot sounds a little easier than fending for yourself out there, don’t put off your search any longer.

Join SquareFoot today and get one step closer to finding a better office.

Stop looking for space. Start finding it.


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