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4 ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Office

Sacha R - Thursday, December 07, 2017

get Ready fo the Holidays


The holiday season marks the end of the calendar year and a time to celebrate with friends, family, and colleagues. If having a lavish party for your office isn’t something you have a desire for, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season with your employees. Doing so gives you the opportunity to have your employees interact with each other, increase morale, and even work on team building.

Cookie Swap: You supply the beverages while encouraging your employees to bring in their favorite seasonal cookies. If their cookies are homemade, ask them to bring in the recipe, doing so will encourage your employees to talk about something aside from work. At the end of the swap they will have exchanged recipes and learned more about each other, encouraging team bonding and growth.

Ugly Sweater Day: Schedule an ugly holiday sweater office day. Some employees may not want to participate themselves, and that’s okay, but they’ll enjoy seeing the other fun and festive sweaters.

Schedule a Team Lunch: Whether the lunch is catered or potluck, schedule a time so that the entire team can come together and break bread. Have fun with the lunch break, play seasonal music, include games and festivities that will spark conversation and engagement.

Make a Contribution: Rather than hosting a lavish party, make a charitable contribution from your office. Donate to a charity or buy gifts for a family in need. Your team will come together and make a donation that is worthwhile creating a positive experience for everyone.

Whichever route you decide to take for your office, make sure everyone is involved as much as they want to be. Some employees may be more “behind-the-scenes” and would prefer not to be front and center (like during games). Give them the choice to participate or not, but, make sure everyone knows about the plan.

Contact Rosetti Properties
Searching for a new office building or retail space? Rosetti Properties has everything you’re searching for! With availability throughout Albany County, we’re sure to have the space you need. Contact us today to schedule a tour!


Learn the Differences Between a Property Manager and a Landlord

Sacha R - Friday, November 17, 2017

Difference Between a poperty manager and a land lord


Before renting a commercial or retail space for your business, there are obviously a lot of factors involved that you will need to consider. Have you thought about what renting from a property manager could mean for your business as opposed to renting from a landlord?

•A landlord who manages the property on their own (or with a small team) may not always be available for you when you need them the most. For instance, leaving the shop for lunch on a Saturday? What if you accidentally lock yourself out? It could be a few hours before a landlord can help you. Business owners need someone who will be less of a friend and more of a partner.

•Property managers offer a superior, more professional experience for their renters. Many landlords are less willing to spend their own money on services or repairs, whereas property managers handle repairs and services. Our concern is the safety of your business, employees, and customers. If our tenants have a maintenance request, they can simply visit our website and complete a request.

•A professional property management team may appear to be a stickler for the rules, but, this could actually benefit you in the long run. Landlords will sometimes give you a verbal agreement, only for it to fall through. Property managers handle everything in writing, protecting you - your time, investment, your interests, and business, but also protecting themselves.

As with many options in the business world, there are many options which need to be weighed. When it is done properly, as opposed to a quick decision, it can prove to be very beneficial in the long run.

When you’re ready to view our amazing commercial or retail spaces and see all that Rosetti Properties has to offer, contact us and we’ll get started!


4 Thanksgiving Office Party Tips

Sacha R - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Group of employees at an office Thanksgiving Party


Holding a Thanksgiving office party is a great way to get all of your employees mingling together. Plus, who doesn’t like food? If this isn’t the type of workplace gathering you’ve hosted in the past, we have tips for you to help make it a success!

Timing Is Everything: Before deciding on the date and time, get feedback from your employees. Parties are commonly held on Friday after work hours, but, sometimes people want to go home and get their weekend started with their families. Since this is also a holiday party, take into consideration if anyone is out of the office; you’ll want everyone to feel included.

Send Out An Invitation: Rather than telling people as you see them passing through the office; send out an invitation. This can be an office memo or even an email. This way, it feels more formal, and you can make sure everyone has been invited. There’s nothing more embarrassing than accidently forgetting to tell someone about a party.

Food Options: Have you considered making it a potluck? Asking employees to bring a dish to share can be beneficial in more than one way. First, it gets them mingling and talking. Who brought the bread dip? Who made the meatballs? If you have a staff that doesn’t typically have a chance to interact with other departments this gives them an opportunity to start a discussion and maybe exchange recipes. It’s also beneficial for you, this way you aren’t planning the entire menu, reducing the potential of forgetting something.

Have Fun: It’s inevitable; there are almost always one or two employees who dread office parties. If you’re having a potluck party, make it a contest with varying categories (Best Dish, Most Traditional) and award fun prizes. Seasonal music, Thanksgiving trivia contests, and themed candy guessing jars are fun additions as well.

Now that you’ve read a few of our tips, start planning and have fun. Showing excitement and enthusiasm will help get your team in the spirit!

Space isn’t big enough to host a party? Contact Rosetti Properties and schedule a tour of our properties! Once you’re moved into your new space, you can throw an “office warming party” for your employees (even customers or clients)!


6 Tips for Renting a Space for Your Small Business

Sacha R - Friday, October 20, 2017

Small business renting tips

Your business has finally reached a point where you are ready to move into an office building or retail space. For years, we’ve heard the saying that’s as old as time – “bigger is better” which isn’t always necessarily true when it comes to finding a place for your business. So how do you find the right facility to suit your small business?

1.Size: Bigger may seem like the way to go, but, that isn’t always the case for each business. You need to evaluate a few factors including number of employees, furniture, as well as function. If you rent a space with a lot of offices, but, not enough employees to fill them, they essentially become wasted space.

2.Lease Duration: Prior to asking for, and signing, a lease you need to bring up the length of the lease. There are property management companies which offer a standard duration without flexibility.

3.Learn the Demographic Area: It is important to educate yourself about the market and the spaces you’re viewing. It is easy to fall in love with the first space you look at, but, it’s important to push forward a view a few more places. You could potentially make a mistake if you’re looking through rose colored glasses. It is also just as important to learn the area surrounding your available space.

4.Get Insurance: This sounds like a no-brainer, but, through the excitement and commotion, it can easily be forgotten about. Business owners of every size need to protect their investment as well as themselves. Unfortunately, things out of your control can happen, so it’s best to cover your assets.

5.Create a Positive Space: Once you have your space and everything has been moved in and set up, it’s time to create an atmosphere where your employees will thrive. Creating an atmosphere that is made up of work ethic, strong core values while allowing a bit of freedom allows for your employees and your business to flourish.

6.Contact Rosetti Properties: Build your business the way you want with Rosetti Properties. With property throughout Albany County, we’re sure to have something you will love. We have commercial offices of every size and magnitude as well as retail spaces that your customers will love visiting!

When you’re ready to view our amazing properties and see all that Rosetti Properties has to offer, contact us and we’ll get started!

Decorating for Fall without Being Spooky

Sacha R - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Decorate the Office for Fall

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Upstate New York and there are many ways to decorate your office or retail space to give you the warm fall feeling without crossing the Halloween border. The holiday allows for exciting and spooky decorations, but, not every business wants to decorate in that style. Finding a balance between office fall décor and Halloween decorations doesn’t have to be as difficult as it sounds.

Your decorations can be store bought or items that you can purchase at a local vegetable stand or farm, even a mixture of both will add a nice texture! Many popular pieces to use are pinecones, gourds, pumpkins, even fall foliage. While you will want to be mindful of using real leaves on your tables and desks, you can certainly use smaller pumpkins and gourds to bring life to your decorations.

Fall tabletop design


Cream, or white, colored pumpkins bring a touch of modernity and help to offset the naturally bright and warm colors of traditional fall themed décor. If you want to decorate, but, would prefer the décor to be contained, you can add a touch of elegance by using votive holders or vases and fill them will faux acorns, leaves, and miniature pumpkins. Wrapping twine around the outside will create a down-home, country feel as well.

If you want to get more creative, you can buy larger pumpkins and turn them into a seasonal planter for festive fall mums! By cutting off the top, making a wide enough opening for the plant and then hallowing out the middle, you are then able to put the plant inside. This is something so unique and festive; it will have your clients and customers talking for weeks!


Pumpkins and Mums


Take a trip to your local craft store and get inspired! They have so many wonderful items waiting for you to put together something fun and seasonal to bring life into your store or work space. Using real pumpkins and gourds certainly takes the decorations up a notch or two, but, items from the craft store will last as long as you take care of them which can be more economical in the long run.

Don’t have a space of your own that you can decorate? Looking for a new office building or retail store? Rosetti Properties has everything you’re searching for! Contact us today and one of our associates will be happy to help you find your home-away-from-home!




Keep Your Office Productive With the Right Space

Sacha R - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Office Productivity Tips

You already know that location is a major part of your business’ success. Take a look into the productivity level of your employees; this also plays a role into the level of success your business can reach. There was a time when open plans meant your office was reaching its highest productivity level, and then came the cubicle design. There have been many studies which link level of comfort to productivity. So which is best for your business?


People often think of cubicles when they hear the word ‘office’. Cubicles are great for giving employees their own space, but, doing so is a fine line. Having too many cubicles can make employees feel cramped or crowded, this can make your employees feel less productive.

Open Plan

An open plan uses large open spaces while maximizing the use of small rooms such as offices. In theory, this plan is structured so that employees can work cohesively on projects. With this in mind, the open plan also gives the chance for interns or team members with less experience to work closely with more experienced members.

So which is right for your business? Ultimately, the decision is up to you and the type of business you have. Many businesses flourish with an open floor plan and employees find it easier to access each other and work together. Alternatively, there are other businesses that need the privacy of cubicles or individual offices for their employees to be productive and focus on their tasks. Whichever the case is for you, Rosetti Properties will help you find your ideal space! Contact our office today to view our available spaces!


Renting Vs. Buying Your Office Space

Sacha R - Friday, September 08, 2017

Rent or Buy

As a business owner, you want to do what is best for your business and yourself. One aspect of your business to consider is whether you should buy your space or if it would be more beneficial to rent an office. Weigh your options before making a final decision with our list!

The Pros of Renting an Office

Location: Renting an office allows you to move when the time comes and you don’t have to be concerned with selling. Working with a rental office gives you the opportunity to pick a place where your business will flourish while giving you the opportunity to decide what community you want to be part of.

Less Stress: As with any form of ownership there is a lot of stress and headaches associated with owning your office. Any sort of maintenance cost is solely your responsibility. Whereas with renting an office, if there is maintenance needed you have a team who handles it for you. This allows you to focus on your business and offers you more time to complete the tasks at hand.

Costs: As opposed to buying your space, there are less upfront costs associated with renting. When buying, there are costs associated with appraisal, inspections, down payment and possible improvements needed for the property.

Flexibility: While renting your office, you have the ability to move to a new space once the lease agreement comes to an end. This is especially beneficial if your business gains more employees and you need a large space. Owning your space doesn’t give as much flexibility. You can certainly move, but, you will also need to sell the empty building. Having an empty building that isn’t selling can certainly cause a business owner a lot of stress.

These are only a few of the many reasons why renting and office can be more beneficial for you as well as your business. Rosetti Properties has many office spaces as well as retail spaces throughout the Capital District. No matter your business, or size, you’re sure to find something you love while working with Rosetti Properties. Contact our office today to find your ideal space!

Tips for Renting Your First Space

Sacha R - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tips for First Time Renters

For a business to succeed and thrive it’s imperative to have an office space. If you’re new to renting, or maybe you haven’t rented in a while, there are factors you should keep in mind while browsing properties.

Set a Budget: Budget should be the second on your list of importance, immediately after location. You may find a space that you love, but is outside of your reach. Don’t put your business at risk for a space that it simply too expensive for you at the moment.

Nearby Amenities: Amenities or other businesses nearby have the potential to playing a key role in your final decision. If there are places that you need to visit regularly for your business, such as a bank or office supply store, you don’t want to spend a good portion of your day driving back and forth. Perhaps you like to take employees or clients out for coffee or a bite to eat; you will want to be close enough to a variety of options.

Meeting Space: Do you need a dedicated conference or meeting room? Do you need multiple rooms like this? The answer is most likely that you will need at least one conference room. Meeting around an employee’s desk or cubicle isn’t always ideal, especially if you need to meet with a client.

Floor Plan: What kind of floor plan or lay out are you thinking of? What will work best for your business? Rosetti Properties understands that what works for one business may not necessarily work for another. This is why our professionals will work with you to get you the space you need. Do you prefer an open lay out with ample floor space or do you prefer a space with a lot of offices?

With these at your disposal, it’s time for you to get started! We encourage you to view our commercial spaces and retail spaces. If you have questions, looking for information, or found something that you like contact Rosetti Properties today!

Retail Space vs. Commercial Space – What’s the Difference?

Sacha R - Friday, August 11, 2017
Retail VS Comemrcial

You’ve heard the terms “retail space” and “commercial space”, but do you know the difference? Before you enter a lease, you need to know the difference and what each space can mean for your business!

Retail Space

Retail spaces are highly desirable due to the large amount of foot traffic. Often times they are located near “anchor” stores – such as grocery stores which can also help to increase your foot traffic.

While looking into retail spaces there are a few aspects to keep in mind:

Parking: Is there ample parking for your clients or customers? Will there still be enough available spaces after your employees have parked?

Accessibility: How easy is it for customers and clients to access the parking lot and building? Is it located on a busy street, but they can still enter easily? Or, is the traffic simply impossible to maneuver?

Visibility: This one is twofold. Is there a sign or marquee out front where you can show your business name? Additionally, can those passing by see your business? If the answer to either of these questions, even both, you should consider looking at other spaces.

Commercial Space

Commercial spaces are ideal for businesses that need room for cubicles in addition to a reception area, offices, and conference rooms. These businesses aside from the employees, don’t see a tremendous amount of foot traffic. They are typically centrally located, making it easier for employees who commute.

Before you lease a commercial space, consider the following:

Clients and Customers: Does your business frequently have clients or customers coming in? If not, then a commercial space would be perfect for you.

Your Business: For your type of business, does your space matter? Does your business thrive off of people coming in throughout the day and making a purchase, scheduling a service, or is your business more of an office setting with clients emailing or calling throughout the day with their needs?

Now that you’re equipped with this knowledge, the decision should be easier to make. The team at Rosetti Properties would enjoy helping you with your process and finding the space that is best suited for you and your business’ needs. For more information, or to get started, contact us today!

What to Consider Prior to Signing Your Office Lease

Sacha R - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Prior to signing your lease, there are many factors to take into consideration. You may have some factors in mind, but, there are likely some that you are forgetting. We’ve gathered a list of items for you to check off while searching for a new space. If the space doesn’t fit the criteria, don’t settle! Rosetti Properties wants you to be confident in the space you lease, you should be confident with your decision as well.

What Message Is Being Delivered: As odd as it may sound, each building portrays a message or signal. You want your clients and customers to be comfortable while in your office, but, you don’t want the building to give them the wrong idea. While it isn’t necessarily true, many clients and customers see an upscale office or building and assume that is where their money is spent. While on the other hand, a building or space with faded paint or a door with a broken hinge gives the appearance of a struggling business, when in actuality that isn’t the case. If a property manager shows you place that falls into the latter category, you should reconsider renting their space.

Does It Offer Ample Space For Growth: You want your business to grow and flourish, as does Rosetti Properties! Prior to signing your office lease, take into consideration the size of the space and the length of time of the lease. A space with a size that is “just right” for your business in its current state may be too small in only a few short years. Prior to signing your lease, think of your business’ growth plan and whether this space will still suit your needs during that growth.

Location Location Location: You’ve heard it before, but it’s true, location is key! While searching for your office space there are factors to keep in mind regarding location. The first factor to keep in mind is how easily clients, customers, and employees can access your building. If they have to maneuver through what feels like an obstacle course to get to the building, they may opt to find someone with similar services but is easier to get to. Another factor to keep in mind is safety. This doesn’t necessarily pertain to the building itself. When you, your staff or client leave the building do they feel safe? Keep in mind, it is possible that your staff may leave during the evening hours; will they feel secure walking through the parking lot?

We hope you found these tips to be helpful and they get you started off on the right foot. We’re certain to have the space you’re searching for, and we’d love to take you on a tour. Contact our office today to get started!