Keep An Eye Out For These Things When Looking For A Commercial Business Space!

When you’re looking for an office space, we know you’re looking for the most conducive to productivity. A good office environment will speak well of your business, giving a good first impression to customers and improving employee health and happiness. You’ve got to know exactly what it is you’re looking for and what your employees need. You’ve also got to know exactly what you don’t need.


Here are a few things that you should pay keen attention to when you’re looking to rent commercial space.


  • Lobby

The people in the lobby are most likely the first set of workers that your clients will encounter. You would want them to help you make a good impression too, right? Pay attention to if the lobby is well-presented, attended to, if the phone is answered, if the receptionist is polite, if clients’ questions are being answered and if their problems are being attended to. This is crucial.


  • Elevators

Look around to see how many elevators there are in the business. See if they are working properly. You can’t have a huge office building with only one or two working elevators. They are busiest on mornings, during lunch hours and at rush hour so you especially can’t afford for them the fail you at any of those times.  


  • Untidy Hallways and Bathrooms

If maintenance is an issue in maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings, then that’s a problem. Does the outside of the building look grimy? Does it look unkempt or unmaintained? Do the bathrooms and hallways seem neglected and untidy? Does the entire place just seem icky and just overall dirty to you? Well that’s something you don’t really want to have your clients see, so keep looking!


  • Current Tenant List

Maybe you should take a look at the other tenants in the office building. If the office space you want is located next to competitors or to companies that may present a conflict of interest, then renting in that same building would not be a good idea. Take a good look at the present tenants and see how their businesses can affect yours.




 Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re looking for a commercial building to rent from. Keep us in mind too! You choose what’s right for you and we’re here to help. We have different office structures and we’re sure we can find the best one for you! If you are looking for office space in Ottawa for your dynamic and growing business then give us a call to speak with one of our office space representatives about our current inventory of great office spaces and retail spaces for your business in Ottawa.