Finding Office Space for Rent

Finding the perfect office space can be difficult. Not only do you have to take into account such things as budget and location but sometimes you have the need for space in a location outside of where you normally do business. This is often the case of businesses with employees that are located throughout the country and even the world. Some people who might be working from their homes at the moment find that having outside office space allows them to separate their business and home lives, making it easier to remain productive and lessening the feeling of isolation often felt by freelancers. Regardless of whether you are looking to share office space or need a large space to house many employees when you start or relocate your business, the top three websites for finding office space to rent are 42 Floors, PivotDesk, and WeWork.

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  1. What kind of space is offered by each of these companies?
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    With both 42Floors and PivotDesk, the options available are completely dependent upon what the area market has open at any given moment, although they do have options for listings from one desk in a shared office to whole buildings. WeWork works with you to make the space available so will always have options that cover the entire range of space needs.

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  2. Do any of these deal with locations outside the US?
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    PivotDesk includes both the US and Canada. WeWork has space available throughout the world and is your best bet for looking for space in countries outside of North America.;

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  3. How easy is it to find what I am looking for?
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    All three sites offer easy searching. 42 Floors allows you to search by location and sub-location, PivotDesk offers search options such as location, price, and amenities available. WeWork has their site set up to first look by type of environment, such as shared space or whole building.

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  4. How many employees can I find space for?
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    All three companies offer a variety of options. When searching, PivotSpace only gives the option of 20+ employees while WeWork lists up to 1000 employees. 42 Floors doesn't offer the actual employee count but instead provides options that include one office to whole buildings.

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  5. Does the website rent the space or are they a go-between?
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    WeWork is the only one that is the actual renter of the office space. PivotDesk and 42 Floors both act as mediators between the office space provider and those seeking to rent space. WeWork has office space of varying sizes located throughout the world.

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  6. Do they cover shared workspace?
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    WeWork is the most likely place to find a shared office situation, although the other two may be able to help if a third party within the required area has made a listing with them. This can change daily on those two sites.

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  7. Will I be able to find something on a limited budget?
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    Your best bet here is working with WeWork as they offer both shared space as well as whole buildings that they rent out themselves. The other two companies are limited to what the individual local markets have available through third parties. In the case of PivotDesk, you may find they don't cover the location you are looking at currently but they are consistently moving into more locations.

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  8. Are large business is relocating out of state, can these websites help me find space for everyone?
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    42 Floors and PivotDesk both work with needs ranging from one person to 1000+ employees. They also both offer the ability to see what is available in the location you are seeking. 42 Floors offers options that are currently on the market for either rental or sale. This is the same with PivotDesk. WeWork will often be able to help create the necessary space.

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