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Case Study: Importance of Pre Lease Test Fit Services

A tenant rep broker at Cushman & Wakefield brought us in to assist with a small office space for one of their clients in Austin, Texas. The tenant needed a new office suite with 8 private offices, areas for cubicles and workstations, and some open collaborative space - a fairly typical layout. Our meticulous attention to detail during this process would end up saving the client from a costly six-figure mistake.

Creating the ideal space plan for the client's culture and workflow, we scheduled a final space inspection with the landlord broker rep prior to finalizing the lease agreement. It was during this critical phase that our team's thorough due diligence paid off handsomely, resulting in savings exceeding $100,000 over the lease term.

During our site visit, we immediately noticed an overlooked issue that could have resulted in significant costs for the tenant. The demising wall, which separates the suite from the adjoining tenant space, was positioned approximately 15 feet further into the suite than indicated on the landlord's floor plan. This discrepancy equated to 700 square feet of unusable space that the tenant would have been obligated to pay rent for.

To put this into perspective, with average Austin CBD office rental rates ranging from $35 to $50 per square foot annually, the additional 700 square feet would have incurred expenses of at least $24,500 per year. Over a standard 5-year lease term, this oversight could have led to an overpayment exceeding $100,000.

This is an isolated situation that normally shouldn't happen. To prevent this from ever happening to you reach out to Workscape Designs, "The Office Avengers", and we will defend you from this villainous situation.

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Case Study: Importance of Pre Lease Test Fit Services

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A tenant rep broker at Cushman & Wakefield brought us in to assist with a small office space for one of their clients in Austin, Texas. The tenant needed a new office suite with 8 private offices, areas for cubicles and workstations, and some open collaborative space - a fairly typical layout. Our meticulous attention to detail during this process would end up saving the client from a costly six-figure mistake.

Creating the ideal space plan for the client's culture and workflow, we scheduled a final space inspection with the landlord broker rep prior to finalizing the lease agreement. It was during this critical phase that our team's thorough due diligence paid off handsomely, resulting in savings exceeding $100,000 over the lease term.

During our site visit, we immediately noticed an overlooked issue that could have resulted in significant costs for the tenant. The demising wall, which separates the suite from the adjoining tenant space, was positioned approximately 15 feet further into the suite than indicated on the landlord's floor plan. This discrepancy equated to 700 square feet of unusable space that the tenant would have been obligated to pay rent for.

To put this into perspective, with average Austin CBD office rental rates ranging from $35 to $50 per square foot annually, the additional 700 square feet would have incurred expenses of at least $24,500 per year. Over a standard 5-year lease term, this oversight could have led to an overpayment exceeding $100,000.

This is an isolated situation that normally shouldn't happen. To prevent this from ever happening to you reach out to Workscape Designs, "The Office Avengers", and we will defend you from this villainous situation.

1. The Power of First Impressions
Ever walked into a place and thought, "Whoa, these folks are in the future!"? That's what a modern workspace can do. It sets the stage, impressing potential clients and partners before you’ve even shaken hands. Remember that chic startup office with stunning lobby art and cutting-edge tech in every corner? Bet you instantly associated them with innovation and success.
2. Promoting Employee Well-being
Now, let's get to the real champs – your employees. Offering them a swanky break room or an ergonomic chair isn’t just a cool perk. It’s a message that you care. An investment in their well-being. Happy, relaxed minds are productivity powerhouses, after all.
Our team recently worked on a workspace redesign, and the changes we saw post-revamp were nothing short of extraordinary. Employees were more relaxed, took fewer sick days, and collaboration spiked. The key? We made well-being a design priority, considering every element – from natural lighting to spacious desk setups.
Fostering Collaboration and Innovation
Open spaces, colorful breakout zones, and comfy couch corners – what do they all have in common? They’re collaboration goldmines. Casual spaces often spark the most unexpected and brilliant brainstorming sessions. Imagine two team members casually chatting over coffee, and BAM! The next big idea is born.
Flexibility and Scalability
Growing fast? Congratulations! But is your office growing with you? Modern workspaces understand the dynamic nature of businesses today. They’re modular, adaptable, and can easily adjust to the changing tides of business. And if you ever need to pivot or diversify, a flexible workspace has got your back.
Integrating Technology Seamlessly
Tech is our trusty sidekick. But is tech embedded elegantly into your workspace? Now that's a superhero duo. Modern designs seamlessly integrate technology. So whether it's video conferencing tools, state-of-the-art presentation tech, or even advanced security systems, they’re all a part of the office ecosystem.
Reflecting on Brand Identity and Culture
Your workspace is more than just a place where work happens. It's a canvas, portraying your brand story. Incorporating brand colors, logos, and design motifs can make employees feel more connected. When a new recruit walks in, they should immediately feel your brand's vibes.
Sustainability: Good for Business and the Planet
Speaking of green, did you know that eco-friendly workspaces can be a reputation booster? Clients, partners, and employees are increasingly valuing sustainability. So when your office shouts, "We care for the planet!", you're not just saving on energy bills but also striking a chord with stakeholders.
Safety and Accessibility
Safety might sound boring, but it's non-negotiable. Modern office designs go beyond fire exits and first-aid kits. They factor in natural calamities, health outbreaks, and even everyday incidents. Plus, inclusivity is the name of the game. Ramps, wide corridors, accessible restrooms – because every employee deserves to feel comfortable and safe.
Wrapping Up
If there’s a single takeaway from our chat today, let it be this: Your workspace is a powerhouse. It’s not just about aesthetics or the latest trends. It’s about creating an environment that fuels business success, impresses stakeholders, and takes care of its inhabitants.
Next time you stroll through your office, give a thought to its potential. Is it just a space? Or is it the secret weapon waiting to catapult your business to greater heights?
Here's to spaces that inspire, empower, and succeed! Cheers!
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