Lease commercial office space in the Brisbane region
Looking for a new commercial office?
Our leasing team has pulled together a list of the some of the things you need to consider.
How long is a standard commercial office lease?
Generally lease terms are for a minimum of three years. If you enter into a longer term lease you will be well placed to negotiate on rental terms and inclusions.
How much space do I need?
A good rule of thumb is approximately 10sqm per person. This includes an allowance for a workstation area, a lunch room, meeting room and small reception area. The allowance per person will also be impacted by the type of environment you want to create for your team.
What do I need to consider when designing my fit-out?
We work with you to prepare a fit-out plan which will show the location of all workstations, meeting rooms and other facilities. You will need to decide how many power and data points are required per workstation, the density and design of partitions and workstation dividers, the standard of loose furniture (an basic allowance of $1,000 per workstation set). You need to make sure that your plans are finalised before the fit-out works start to minimise the chance of any variations or cost increases. It is also a good idea to build in some expansion space into your fit-out!
The building floorplate is 1,000sqm but I only need 200sqm?
It is always worthwhile discussing the option of subdividing a floorplate to deliver the area that suits your team.
Will my landlord contribute to the cost of my fit-out?
Your landlord will discuss with you the option of a finance package to fund the delivery of your fit-out.
What operating costs should I be aware of?
Your office costs will comprise your rent, outgoings, parking costs, electricity, internet, cleaning, phone, insurances. Outgoings refer to all of the costs incurred by the property manager in keeping the building running such as payment of land tax, common area power, maintenance and landscaping. It is a good idea to start a dialogue with your Internet provider early to ensure that the connections are up and running by the time you take occupancy.
If you are looking for a short-term arrangement or one of our smaller offices you may be interested in our serviced office offering.