Greenstone Commercial Blog

Selecting Office Furniture and Equipment: A Guide

September 24, 2012

Whether you’re opening a new office and don’t have a thing to fill it with, or your current equipment is simply looking a little tired, there are many options to consider before outfitting your office space. 

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Selecting Office Furniture and Equipment: A Guide

September 11, 2012

Whether you’re opening a new office and don’t have a thing to fill it with, or your current equipment is simply looking a little tired, there are many options to consider before outfitting your office space. 

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Planning For An Office Move

August 28, 2012

If the time has come to grab the packing tape, bubble wrap, and relocate your office across town, you may be overwhelmed by all there is to do in preparation for the move. While it can be a stressful process, there are steps you can take to lessen the load and keep your relocation as organized as possible. 

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Market Your Grand Opening

August 27, 2012

After countless hours filling out paperwork, dotting every “I”, and crossing every “T”, your business finally has a space to call its own. To get the word out about your grand opening, there are a number of marketing strategies to consider.

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Location, Location, Location

August 16, 2012

When selecting a commercial space to rent or lease, there are many important factors to consider. However, when it comes down to it, the old real estate adage still applies. The most important factor is always location, location, location. 

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Leasing vs. Purchasing Commercial Property

August 09, 2012

To buy or to rent, that is the question. When deciding what type of property to pursue for your business, there are several factors to consider. 

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Do You Need Commercial Property Insurance?

August 08, 2012

After you’ve taken the plunge and signed the lease to your brand new office space in Spokane, there are countless things to do before move-in day. However, before you find a home for your stapler and pencil holder you may want to consider purchasing commercial property insurance. 

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Understanding City Zoning

June 22, 2012

 

Understanding commercial versus industrial zoned properties is pretty simple once you know what the guidelines are.  Both commercial and industrial zones are dependent on the intended use of the building and the number of patrons the business will have.  Environmental factors such as noise concerns or pollution are additional considerations for determining industrial zones.  Zoning use restrictions can include things such as how much of the lot is covered by structures, how tall those structures can be, and the set back and side yard rules for the land.  

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What You Should Know About Commercial Interest Rates

June 11, 2012

 

If you’re considering purchasing commercial real estate it is important to find a good interest rate for your loan.  Current interest rates are lower than they have been in years, making now an optimal time to buy.  There are several steps and guidelines that shIf you’re considering purchasing commercial real estate it is important to find a good interest rate for your loan.  

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Why It’s Smart to Add Commercial Real Estate To Your Investment Portfolio

May 22, 2012

When people think about diversifying their investment portfolio with real estate they typically consider residential housing first.  This might be because many people are more familiar with the process of buying a home than a commercial property, making them more comfortable with that initial foray into the unknown world of real estate investments.  However, commercial real estate can be a great way to balance a portfolio that includes a variety of investment choices. 

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Find Your Business’ New Home In Kendall Yards

May 14, 2012

 

If your business’ current location is no longer meeting your needs you might want to consider relocating to Greenstone’s Kendall Yards project.  Situated just north of Spokane’s Monroe Street Bridge Kendall Yards covers 78 acres and runs west along the bluff overlooking the Spokane River to Summit Boulevard.  The location of Kendall Yards couldn’t be more ideal for your business:  More than 25,000 people work in the heart of downtown Spokane which is located just south of the Spokane River, and residences found within three miles of Kendall Yards house more than 100,000 people.

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Finding the Right Space for Your Business

May 02, 2012

 

There such a wide variety of commercial properties available in a given area, how do you find the one that will be the best fit for your business?  Consider these questions to help you whittle down the options: 

  • What sort of space does your business require?  Are you looking for an office, retail space, or something larger like a warehouse?
  • What is your budget?  Whether you are looking to rent or purchase a space you will need to consider what you can afford.
  • Is customer accessibility important to the success of your business? If you’re in a customer driven business such as a retail store or restaurant this will be a big consideration for you.
  • Does the facility provide adequate services for what you need?  The success of your bistro will hinge heavily on your facility having a kitchen.  There’s no use falling in love with a space that won’t be realistic for the needs of your business.
  • What is the occupancy rate of the area you are considering?  If there are a lot of empty storefronts in an area that has been around for a while that might indicate that it can’t sustain customer growth.
  • Who will your neighboring businesses be? You might not want to move in two offices down from your biggest competitor.
  • What are the crime statistics of the area?  Make sure that your customers and employees will be safe.

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