Determining where to locate your business does not simply stop when you pick a city. In fact, that is just the beginning of a deeper search and understanding of what a location has to offer your growing business.
If you have chosen Miami, Florida as the stomping grounds for your company, than it is time for you to research exactly where your company’s office space should be located to maximize visibility and results, while sustaining growth.
Here are the 3 things you should take into consideration before settling on an office space in Miami, Florida:
1. Nearby Necessities
Do you need to have your Miami office located near a metrobus or metrorail station for easy transportation? Would it be ideal for your business to be near the tax office or other government buildings? Or do you have a lot of clients in one specific area you visit often and would like to be near?
Determine what you must have nearby and rank in order of importance. Of course you can’t have everything you want, but it is always nice to try!
2. Determine Districts
Miami covers around 35 square miles which gives you a lot of space to choose from. There are obviously some districts that will be a better fit for your industry and company needs than others, and narrowing down those areas will help a lot when trying to make a final decision.
This is when you take into consideration the necessities you identified earlier. If your looking to be near everything financial, Brickell is the district for you. Known as the Financial District, it is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S. as well as to many of the foreign consulates.
Don’t need to be in such close proximity with all things financial? Look for executive suites in Downtown, also known as the Central Business District of Miami. This area is a cultural, financial, and commercial center of South Florida and covers a wider space than the Financial District.
3. Strategically Search
Not all executive suites are created equal. Finding the right office space for your needs takes time, dedication, and persistence. Once you have identified your needs and determined the area you’d like to be located in, the search is on (and it may take a while).
Your previous decisions will help you narrow down the area you are looking in, and other factors like budget, specific needs within a space, and more will help you narrow down the search even further. Once you find the perfect spot that meets your requirements, you can begin negotiating your office space lease.
But keep in mind, there are many fish in the sea, so if one doesn’t work out, just try again.
Use these tips to find the perfect office space location in Miami, or just about any city. Choosing office space can feel overwhelming at first, but narrowing down the search can help make it more manageable.
And if your not quite ready for the bustle and expense of a Downtown Miami office, consider other nearby alternatives such as office space in Aventura.
About the Author - Jeff Reinstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Premier Business Centers, an office space provider dedicated to giving businesses the tools and space they need to grow.