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10 Ways to Cut Office Spending

10 Ways to cut your office space spending:

1. Economic Development Incentives –
Don’t think these incentives are just for the big guys. Economic development incentives are created to encourage job growth. Companies as small as 25 employees can enjoy these benefits
as well.

2. Energy Savings –
Big money here, there are lots of incentives to choose from. Get a consultant, bring in the utility, you have a bevy of alternatives to
choose from, many will be paid for by the utility itself or the municipality.

3. Re-configure your space –
Odds are your space design is the result of years of shoehorning – putting desks in any available space, and back. A careful re-planning of your space and the furniture can result in10 ways to reduce office space spending
more efficient and smaller space and may also have a significant impact on corporate productivity.

4. Renegotiate your lease –
There are a multitude of reasons why your landlord would be willing to renegotiate your lease. Don’t just assume that since your lease doesn’t expire for a couple more years that you are “stuck”. That can’t be farther from the truth. Continue reading 10 Ways to Cut Office Spending

I have the answer to the two most asked questions of a real estate broker. “I don’t know!”

Let’s make believe you get the president of a company, a potential client on the phone. You introduce yourself as the best real estate broker in the world and he says one of two things:

  1. What space do you have for me? or,
  2. How can you save me money?

Now I guess those are two valid questions to ask a realtor who calls out of the blue but the truth is, how should I know? I didn’t call to sell him a widget, or some packaged product, I called to sell my services. Frankly, I wouldn’t want to insult him by offering him a one size fits all solution. So, if you let me come in and take a look, poke around a bit, ask a few pertinent questions, I’ll write you a proposal. We have a lot of things we can offer, a lot of stuff in our bag of tricks, but honestly, without carefully looking at your situation, how should I know? Let me take a look, it doesn’t cost anything and who knows maybe I can help! Wouldn’t be the first time!