How to Draw Boundaries Around Your Tenant's TrussCRE Search

How to help your tenants find the perfect office location

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If you’ve used TrussCRE before, you probably know that drawing boundaries around your tenants’ search is an easy and important way to indicate office location preferences. But did you know you can use the boundaries functionality for so much more? Keep reading to learn how to define one or multiple submarkets, select corridors and denote a radius around a specific known landmark.

Basic boundary in Los Angeles- Truss CRE

A basic Los Angeles boundary

The Basics

  1. Click Explore to access the Market Explore search functionality.
  2. Set size search parameters (price is optional).
  3. Click on the “New Boundary” button at the top left of the map.
  4. Click and drag a new square onto the map in the area you’d like to search.
  5. Click-and-drag the small squares to adjust the sides/corners of the shape.
  6. Click the “X” above the boundary to delete.
submarket-specific boundaries - TrussCRE

Boundaries around two Chicago submarkets

Pro Tip 1: Including Multiple Submarkets

  1. Follow steps 1-5 the above section, delineating your first submarket in steps 4 and 5.
  2. Click “New Boundary” again to insert multiple boundaries.
  3. Repeat steps 4 and 5 from the above section to delineate your next submarket.
  4. Repeat steps 2-4 in this section for each additional submarket.
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Boundaries for offices along Market Street in San Francisco

Pro Tip 2: Selecting a Corridor

  1. Follow steps 1-3 in the “Basics” section.
  2. Click-and-drag a new square onto the map as close as possible to the corridor you’d like to include.
  3. Use the small squares around the boundary to adjust the sides/corners of the shape to outline the corridor.
Half mile radius boundary around McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. - TrussCRE

Half mile radius boundary around McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.

Pro Tip 3: Setting a Landmark Radius

  1. Follow steps 1-3 in the “Basics” section.
  2. Determine the landmark that you’d like to use and find it on the map.
  3. Determine the radius you’d like to draw (this needs to be done manually).
  4. Click-and-drag a new square onto the map as close as possible to the circumference of the location radius you’d like to include.
  5. Use the small squares around the boundary to adjust the sides/corners of the shape into a circle to indicate the circumference of the boundary.

To find out more about how TrussCRE can support your business development efforts, reach out to us at support@truss.co or click here to visit the TrussCRE platform.