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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!



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?

Cubicles

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!

A Sense of Community with Rosetti Properties

Sacha R - Thursday, July 06, 2017

Rosetti Properties is a family owned and operated business built on hard work and old fashioned values. Since the beginning in 1957 up to present day these values are instilled in our entire team.

What do these values mean for our tenants and renters? Whether you’re in a commercial, retail space or one of our apartments, you will be treated with the same respect and receive the same hands-on approach from years ago. While the times have changed, the values of Rosetti Properties remain the same. Our philosophy is to constantly strive for top level customer service and satisfaction, whether trying to satisfy the needs of a person or family, or an executive looking for a Class A office space.

We manage properties throughout Albany County, with a wide range of sizes and options. This doesn’t mean you’re just a face in the crowd. With Rosetti Properties we pride ourselves in thorough communication with our clients and take a hands-on approach with each of them and their needs. Taking a personal interest in all of our properties gives us, and our clients, a sense of community.

We are confident we will have the property which will best suit your needs, whether you need a commercial office or retail space Rosetti Properties has it all!

Searching for more? Please contact us today and we’ll help you find the right space for you! We can’t wait for you to join our community!

Rosetti Properties Has Retail Spaces for Lease

Sacha R - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Understandably so, the success of your business is imperative. Did you know your retail space is equally as important? If your business is situated in an inconvenient location, or the building lacks curb appeal, it can ultimately deter customers and clients from visiting you.

With an understanding that each business is unique, Rosetti Properties has the ability to alter spaces to fit the needs of your business. Each of our retail properties are made to suit the specific needs of your business while surpassing town codes and ordinances.

The Rosetti family is proud to own and manage retail spaces and commercial properties throughout Albany County. We are sure to have the space you’re searching for! Customers are sure to visit you time and time again when you have a space that you love and that they can get to with ease.

We encourage you to view our retail properties, and when you find the one that peaks your interest, please contact us! While working with Rosetti Properties, we’re certain we’ll find the space that is best suited for you and your business!

Rosetti Properties wants your business to be as successful as possible if your property manager doesn’t feel this way; it’s time to find a new space.

Rosetti Properties Has Commercial Spaces for Lease

Sacha R - Thursday, June 08, 2017

Rosetti Properties has built a name for ourselves throughout the Capital District offering retail sites for lease, apartments for rent, as well as commercial offices for lease. While many property management companies offer cookie-cutter options, this is not the case for Rosetti Properties, making our spaces ideal to fit your needs.

The Rosetti family is proud to own and manage approximately 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail spaces in Albany County. The buildings are centrally located, making their accessibility ideal for customers and clients. With this much property, we are sure to have the space you’re searching for!

A high priority for Rosetti Properties is our level of communication. We strive to meet and exceed the expectations of all our tenants. We are able to achieve this by taking a personal interest in all of our properties and creating a cohesive community-like atmosphere.

We have the ability to alter, or build, offices to meet the needs of your business. Each of our commercial spaces are made to suit the specific needs of your business while surpassing town codes and ordinances.

We encourage you to view our commercial properties, and when you find the one that peaks your interest, please contact us!