Location! Location! Location! An important factor you should consider when looking for a long term space is its location. Assess its proximity to nearby facilities such as ATMs, public transportation, and of course, food options. For long term office spaces, your business will be in the same location for at minimum 2 years. Access to easy transportation for your employees and clients will shave off unnecessary travel time and reduce frustration.
An important consideration is the landlord and type of building. A good landlord ensures that you have all that you need to run your business: repair leaks on time, ensure than common area amenities in the building are functioning and kept in tip-top shape. Strata-title buildings are harder to maintain over time as all individual owners of the building have to agree on upgrades, renovations and changes to the existing processes.
Although long term office spaces are often discrete in nature, it is also important to consider the amenities in the building and surrounding. Facilities such as a washrooms, pantry and cleaning services can be shared or made private on the floor.