We know entrepreneurs and small business owners have enough on their plates and renting new office space is definitely not a priority on one’s list of things to do for their core business.
In a bustling city like Boston, it can be tricky for a small business owner or entrepreneur to find the time to search for a new office space for lease. However, thanks to our online marketplace, we make it a lot easier for you. It also doesn’t hurt that we save you money: small to medium sized business owners have saved an average of 19 percent on leases through our online marketplace.
We recently worked with HqO, a software company that specializes in helping commercial real estate owners curate a great tenant experience for their customers, which signed up to find space on our marketplace. Their goal was to find a great space for their team, which they anticipated would grow from 40 team members to 80-90 full time employees over the next 2 -3 years. In just three weeks, HqO was able to find a space that fit their needs, largely due to the ease and convenience of searching for office and coworking our online marketplace. Our site is the only site where you can compare both coworking space and traditional office space - see more here on comparing the spaces in our recent blog post. Overall, the process with HqO was about five months from start to finish, with only a few weeks of concentrated time. HqO used our virtual reality and 3D tours to save time visiting each of the office spaces for rent. They only toured in person one time and they were confident in the space since they had already taken virtual tours on our marketplace.
The Selected Spot - Location, Location, Location
The search process led to HqO finding a great office space in Boston’s historic neighborhood of Downtown Crossing at 38 Chauncy Street, which is part of a Five building portfolio known as The Hive.
The office space for rent, located at 38 Chauncy Street, has great amenities like meeting spaces, locker rooms and showers, a bike rack, gym, and a game room. Downtown Crossing has great proximity to the South Station, making the location convenient for their employees looking to utilize public transit from other parts of the city or neighboring Boston suburbs. The area is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, shopping and tourist destinations and is easy to travel by foot. Known as one of Boston’s great retail shopping districts, Downtown Crossing is so popular that American businessman William Filene once labeled it as “The Hub of The Universe.”
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