Top 5 Things to Look for When Renting Office Space

For decades, real estate in Connecticut has been on the rise, known for its exclusivity – and its taxes. Rents averaging $27/sqft/year weren’t unheard of for commercial properties in Hartford, and the even the surrounding areas like Waterbury, Cheshire and Wolcott were enjoying the halo effect of being near the Capitol and along the I84, I691 and I91 corridor.

Then, Covid happened. Major corporations in every sector – insurance, financial, health – stopped shelling out millions of dollars on property leases, and shuttered large campuses in Connecticut including Hartford, Waterbury, Cheshire and Wolcott, Southington. Now, lots of many professionals have found themselves “officeless” and searching for affordable office space or executive suites. A quiet spot to work, hold meetings – and let’s be honest – escape the kiddos and noisy pets. Sobon & Associates offers flexible workspace for all of your co-working needs.

1. Size matters
There’s no “one-size-fits all” when it comes to flexible and coworking space. We have individual offices, furnished or unfurnished so you can work solo, or interview, collaborate or discuss business behind closed doors. If you need seating for six or more – our meeting or conference rooms are just right. Our Boardroom allows you to spread out those spreadsheets and order breakfast or lunch in. With seating for 10 and a large screen, HDMI interface our board room can be configured with a roundtable for face-to-face collaboration, or as a front-facing classroom-style space.

2. State-of-the-art high-speed internet
“Uh-oh, you’re frozen.” “Can you hear me?” “I can see you, can you see me?” “Hold on, you broke up there for a second.” There’s nothing more disruptive to a meeting or productivity than laggy wifi, especially when you’re collaborating over Zoom or presenting to a group. Our high-speed broadband won’t let you down.

3. Administrative services
For important business meetings, the devil is often in the details. Do you need printouts of the PowerPoint presentation? A printout of the agenda? Meeting notes captured and typed up? Sobon & Associates offers expert secretarial and word processing, plus photocopying, mailing and courier service to Waterbury, Cheshire, Wolcott and Southington and the Connecticut area.

4. Ample Free Parking
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, teleworker or you work for a large corporation, there’s nothing worse than trying to find a parking spot when you’re headed to an important meeting. Circling the garage trying to find a spot, only to end up on the roof and be running down four flights of stairs trying to get to the meeting on time. Or worrying about paying a meter in the middle of your training session. Our executive offices are situated in an office park surrounded by lush green trees and plenty of free parking. Your guests and clients will arrive unflustered with a coffee in hand – ready to work.

5. 24/7 Access
The days of 9-to-5 are over. Whether you’re burning the midnight oil, or working to accommodate busy schedules, flexible office space means flexibility in hours, too. Sobon & Associates offers secure, 24/7 access to our executive suites, so you can work at whatever time works for your business. Heating, lighting and AC are programmed for 24/7 access, so you’ll never be left in the dark – or out in the cold.

If you’re a professional who has found yourself “officeless” and you’re searching for a flexible office space, Sobon & Associates can help satisfy your coworking needs.