Space Leasing Suggestions

When the time comes for one facility manager to consider his space management options, he is not sure whether to go for several spaces in multiple buildings or a larger space in one building.


https://facilityexecutive.com/2015/06/multiple-office-locations-or-single-but-bigger-office/
When the time comes for one facility manager to consider his space management options, he is not sure whether to go for several spaces in multiple buildings or a larger space in one building.
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Question Of The Week: Multiple Office Locations Or Single But Bigger Office?

Space Leasing Suggestions

Posted by Heidi Schwartz

This week’s question comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.

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We are currently occupying a 150 seat office, and we are not planning not to extend our lease contract. We are looking to add 50% more to our current workforce once the contract ends.

I would like to ask for input on the pros and cons of the following options: would you lease offices in multiple buildings within the same city/province)? Or would you lease a single space in a larger office or building?

Engelbert Devilleres
Facilities Engineer
MicroSourcing

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  1. We’ve had multiple offices in one town and we’ve had offices on 2 different floors in the same building. In both cases, it created ‘silos’ with little corroboration between departments. This could be a cultural issue within our company.

    Multiple buildings increased my workload as well. Not just with lease management but with maintenance management as well. This is a small-ish office (though I have 120+ other offices in 2 states that I maintain as well) so all issues go through me (such as temp control/complaints). If they’re all in my office, small issues are easier to manage and maintain.

    Unless you need a larger footprint with multiple locations, I’d recommend one large location.

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