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Yearly Archives: 2014

Live/Work/Play: Where Will Millennials Be Leasing Office Space?

Millennials, or Gen Y, are those born between 1976 and 2001. They are over 80 million and will be fully half the workforce in America by 2020. A December 2011 blog post by Cornerstone Management Institute describes Millennials as “being raised at the most child-centric time in our history – the ‘My kid is an honor student’ generation. Perhaps it's because of the ...

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[New eBook] Office Pre-Leasing Checklist

Whether you are leasing an office for the first time or renegotiating your current contract, Hartman is here to help you through the process in finding the perfect office space for your business needs. This Office Pre-Leasing Checklist will answer many of your questions such as: • When do you need to begin looking at your options? • What do you need to kno ...

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Why Renting Office Space is Important for Your Small Business

If you are a small business or a freelancer that is considering renting office space space for the first time, then you are making a smart, bold move. While you are weighing this decision, consider all the benefits of having your own space to conduct work. This article will discuss three reasons why office space is a wise investment.   A Place to Impress the Clients ...

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5 Tips for Renting Retail Space

As a new business owner, you're inundated with decisions that will either make or break you. One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is where your business will be located. Although it may seem a bit daunting to find the perfect retail space for your small business, it doesn't have to be. Here are five things that you should consider before you are renting ret ...

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10 Great Reasons to Move to Houston

When people picture the city of Houston, they often picture the heat mixed with the oil refineries and turn their nose. But this does not do justice to the thriving city that remains one of the most up and coming in America. Not only is this place home to twenty six of the top Fortune 500 Companies, and by extension the best place to look for jobs, but your pay check will ...

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3 Things to Consider When Renting Office Space for a Small Business

There are several reasons why you may find yourself in the market for some new office space. Has your small business grown and you now have more employees to accommodate? Maybe you need more free space for inventory, or want to be located at a more convenient place near home or your customer base. Whatever the reason, the leasing process can be difficult without a plan. ...

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Is Your Home Office Keeping You Productive?

Working from home gives you many advantages and a lot of freedom but is your home office keeping you productive or hindering you? Firstly you need to avoid mixing your work with your personal life. This applies to the home office too. Remember that your office is an office. So avoid watching television in your home office if it is not related to work or hanging out with f ...

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10 Great Reasons to Move to DFW

If you are looking for a new place to live, consider moving to Dallas Fort Worth. Here are ten reasons to move to DFW: 1. This city is the biggest metropolis in all of the South. It is actually the fourth biggest in America. This means that it has something for everyone to do ranging from nightlife to sports to dining. This city might be located in the South but it stil ...

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Tips to Recycle in Your Office

Start to Recycle in your Office In an office there is a lot of opportunity to recycle. In an office setting it is imperative that you dispose, recycle, and reuse old technology in a responsible manner. It is also important that your company engages in computer practices that are eco friendly. A company can help instigate recycling by providing recycling programs inside an ...

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Top 5 Things to Consider when Traveling for Work

Top 5 Things to Consider when Traveling for Work When you are traveling for work there are five areas you need to consider. The first is pre-travel. Before you leave for business travel you need to ensure you have formal documentation that approves your travel from the company. You should ensure you have completed any necessary medical exams particularly for long term or ...

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Five Notable Office Buildings in Texas

You know the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” You may or may not agree, but there are definitely some large, beautiful, and interesting office buildings throughout the state. Finding the right office space for your company can take some time and dedication to the subject. There are few things better than feeling at home when you are actually at work, and that ...

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How to Transform an Old Office into a Super Office

Does your current office space seem bland, boring, or disorganized? The look and feel of your office isn’t just about appealing to an important client who also happens to appreciate interior design. Your office design affects productivity and morale in big ways. The right setup encourages alertness, collaboration, and innovation in the workplace. Before you begin a renov ...

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Importance of Creative Space in the Workplace

Creativity is imperative in the workplace no matter the business. Whether your company is trying to sell products or advertise for other companies, creativity is the foundation for success. Creativity is what drives employees to think and work with what resources they have. It is what helps them identify and solve problems. Encouraging creativity alleviates the mentality o ...

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How You Can Save on Office Expenses

How to Save on Office Expenses When it comes to office expenses there are multiple ways in which you can save money. The first deals with the premises itself. The second deals with office furniture and equipment. Small businesses in need of saving money can use a flexible office space in order to save time and money. If your company has been downsized or you are just star ...

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How to Calculate the Square Feet Needed for Office Space

Where to Begin? When you are starting a new business, or your business is in need of some reconfiguration, you may need a new office space. But where to begin the search? Before you sit down with your real estate agent, it will behove you to do some basic calculations for office space so that when your agent asks what your requirements are in square footage, you can give ...

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How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace

How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace Meeting management is one of the most important aspects to maintaining productivity and curb negativity in the workplace. When employees are more involved in the decision making process they are more likely to work harder to see the goals through to completion and are going to be happier employees overall which reduces negativity.  ...

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Five Features Every Retail Space Needs

Looking for the perfect retail space? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a particular location, but you should always look out for what’s best for your business. Pay attention to these five features and how they relate to your retail store before you jump. Functionality for Customers Consider what features make the shopping experience easier, more pleasa ...

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Food Solutions for a Healthy Office

Finding Food Solutions the Right Way When you are stocking an office kitchen it is important to keep the shelves and the fridge full of healthy food solutions that won’t break the bank but will also keep employees motivated. Almost every office has a break room or kitchen of some kind in which healthy food solutions can be integrated. Instead of stocking the shelves wit ...

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How to Find Office Space for Rent in Texas

If you are interested in office space for rent you should have a thorough understanding of the length of your lease. The rent on an office space for rent will be largely determined by the length of your lease. Landlords who sign lease agreements which are long term are generally open to concessions because a long lease ensures financial security for the landlord while simu ...

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Retail Space For Rent

Importance of Finding the Right Retail Space for Rent When you are launching a new company, it is important to find the right retail space for rent. However, finding the right retail space for rent can be daunting if you do not know what size office space your company will need. There are small business owners who have already answered this question upon start up and stil ...

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Rent Retail Space with Hartman

If you want to rent retail space you should know how to negotiate the best lease for your company. You should consider that one of the biggest expenses incurred by growing companies is the cost to rent retail space. By knowing how to negotiate for the best lease you will be able to save your company money when you rent retail space and then you will be able to turn around ...

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Top Houston Submarkets for Office Space

Houston Submarkets to Lease In Office space in Houston has stayed strong through the last few years and is performing above and beyond the national average. As more office buildings are built inside the loop, office space is becoming easier to locate and helping the markets rise and have excellent performance. Below we will review the top Houston submarkets to lease offic ...

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Greenspoint District is Growing

Have you been thinking of moving into the Greenspoint district? Greenspoint is an international destination only minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston. But what makes this location unique? Greenspoint district is actually a gateway to other parts of the world. With Houston being a huge part of the global economy in foreign trade, there are man ...

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