Segue Logistics is a construction and relocation project management firm specializing in commercial space buildout for new, expanding, or rightsizing companies.
It’s all about the details! The lease tasks are daunting and once you sign a lease or purchase, the space isn’t close to being ready to occupy. Now come the designers and architects, the demolition and construction crews, plumbers, electricians, office machine vendors, carpet companies, furniture companies, phone/data service providers and the list goes on.
What about the occupancy budget? Moving into a building/suite with minor improvements will run $12 per square foot. More as the space and FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) are upscaled.
You’re running a business and it isn’t going to stop while you or your staff make all this happen. You make the best decision; you call Segue Logistics. +1 (408) 903-4464.
SUGGESTIONS – leasing mistakes can prove very costly now, over the life of the lease and when you vacate:
- Choosing the right commercial real estate broker is critical. If they haven’t introduced you to DP Wilder, you may have the wrong broker.
- When visiting properties to find the “right” location, ask these these questions.
Is fast internet connectivity available?
Is the location easy to get to and close to amenities employees will want?
What are the crime statistics in the area; are there going to be extra expenses for security systems and cameras?
Is the building in a flood zone?
What will the chosen space do to your insurance rates?
What is the reputation and financial health of the landlord?
Does the landlord or property management company offer references?
Is electricity paid for on a “demand load” as opposed to a “connected load”?
- Negotiate with the landlord for length of lease, options, landlord paid improvements, parking spaces, CAM fees, restoration requirements upon vacating, etc.
- Once you have the “best” location, make sure your company attorney blesses the lease before you sign it. Verbiage in a lease is quite often written to be ambiguous and confusing. The services of a professional to root out the reality in a lease are critical to your company’s ongoing fiscal health.
Call Segue Logistics +1 (408) 903-4464 now. You will be glad you did!