Big companies with a worldwide clientele have big needs when it comes to Tucson office space. Workforce space, sophisticated technology and operational issues require a lot of coordination to make sure essential needs don’t fall through the cracks. The task is additionally daunting when you’re relocating to an unfamiliar place.
One product engineering company had a long list of requirements when it decided to open a Tucson office to be close to a Fortune 500 client that earlier relocated here. The company needed the room and operational flexibility to support clients in the region as well as its offices worldwide, including more than 2,300 engineers.
It had to make sure its high-speed communications and technology needs would be met.
Finally, it wanted a place with room to grow as it expanded its services to other companies in the western U.S.
As a Tucson commercial real estate broker and tenant rep for over 25 years, I keep abreast of available Tucson office space, even locations that aren’t yet on the market.
After doing a market survey of properties, I made sure the company toured properties that were certified by service providers to have the required high-speed service.
Once the lease was signed, I used my contacts to hire local contractors and architects to get tenant improvements done.
- found a location that was a few blocks from the company’s major client
- won provisions to extend the building’s operating hours to meet the company’s needs for real-time project coordination with its global workforce
- obtained a list of local contractors that would provide reliable service.
- Put all your needs in writing and add to the list every time a new need is revealed.
Getting this down early saves time on determining appropriate properties.
- Consider your long-term plans for growth. There are ways in contract negotiations to get more space waiting for you to expand without immediate cost to you.
- Have your tenant rep contact specific service providers to confirm that a potential building really can meet your needs. There’s no worth in touring sites that you later find are inadequate.
- Use a commercial real estate broker who works in the area you’re relocating to. That person, much more than a corporate site selector, will know the local market and service providers.
- Allow your tenant rep to partner with you to meet your Tucson office space needs. We know how to coordinate all of the details, from site selection to contract signing to move-in.
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