Keys to Leasing Prime Office Space in the Capital Region & Beyond

At the Anderson Group, we are committed to helping you find the perfect place for your business in the Capital Region. With more than 500,000 RSF in the Albany, Colonie and Guilderland area, we have plenty of space to fit your business needs.

Here are the keys to finding prime office space in the Capital Region.

Step #1: Prioritize Office Location

If you’re a business owner in the Capital Region, you already know the importance of location. The Andersons have options for you in the Colonie/ Wolf Road  and Pine Bush area, along with services that will make your life as a business owner a lot easier. In the Albany area there are a number of factors you should consider for your employees:

  • Employee commute & public transit
  • Free parking availability
  • Local restaurants & coffee shops
  • Work neighborhood

Step #2: Office Type

Are you looking for an executive office suite (between 100- 1,000 square feet) or an office space (over 1,000 square feet)? The Andersons want to help you find the right fit, and with rentals available with 10,000+ square feet, there are plenty of options to fit your business into a work space. A good rule of thumb is to allot 125 to 225 square feet per employee, including making considerations for employees you’re looking to add in the near future.

Take a look at some of the characteristics of each space:

Executive Office Suites:

A rented space where a business shares resources like receptionists, copiers, faxes, but have their own private space to operate their business. Many businesses appreciate the security of having a lockable door to a separate space. The shared amenities, optional furnishing, opportunity to brand their space and control over the noise are all reasons business owners are looking to have their businesses in executive office suites.

There are a range of lease options that come with executive office suites. For the maximum flexibility of your business needs, these leases can be as short as 90 days. Fact sheets on executive suites are available here.

Office Spaces:

Traditional rooms for work environments and office operations. Whether your business is growing or looking for a new location to keep thriving, this is the space for your brand to meet its needs. All the details about the spaces you may be interested in can be found by navigating to the Find My Place tab.

Custom leases are available for any business looking to move into an office space, through a broker or directly to a client.

Coworking/ Shared Office Space:

A self-contained unit in a large office space that often has multiple other businesses in it while offering shared amenities. These spaces are often good fits for start up businesses, given the size and terms of the lease.

For more tips on deciding on the size of your space, visit our blog for more.

Step #3: Office Planning

Depending on the number of employees in your office, there are a number of factors a business can plan for to make the most out of their space. Full customization is available for any business leasing an office space from the Andersons. Some areas to consider for customization include:

  • Layout
  • Amenities
  • Budget
  • Furniture

By choosing to rent with the Andersons, you’re already signing up for a number of services that will help your business be successful:

  • Free parking
  • Maintenance and housekeeping
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • Snow removal

Other services you may be interested in for your business that the Andersons can provide include: interior design or space planning, access to a copy/fax machine, mail or FedEx service, construction services, on-site banking and catering, conference rooms, administrative support, or a receptionist.

Step #4: Move-in Checklist

How soon are you looking to acquire a space for your business? In the words of Andy Anderson: “There’s an old adage about things ‘moving at the speed of business.’ We know that every day a business is down is a day the business loses money.”

Before you move, make sure to look at our move-in checklist of things that should be crossed off before you depart with your former space:

  • Finalize key lease terms
  • Pack and secure movers
  • Update utilities & postal service
  • Inform employees, customers, and partners on your move

As a NYS Licensed Estate Broker, Andy knows from experience how to make your move stress-free. Before you sign a lease, make sure you know what you’re agreeing to. Take the time to review our blog on terms you may need to learn before you sign a lease.

Step #5: Contact The Anderson Group

As a proud member of the Albany working community, The Anderson Group understands the significance of moving a business to the Albany area. By joining the Anderson team, you’re partnering with 50 years of expertise in renting to businesses in the Capital Region.

Find your perfect office space with the Andersons. Fill out our contact form to speak with our team of professionals.

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