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Office Space for Optimum Efficiency

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Is your office space designed for optimum efficiency? Most of us spend the majority of our time cooped up in the office, which, more often that not is a small cubicle that doesn’t allow for privacy, space, creativity or inspiration. That’s why it’s important to personalize your workspace (or home away from home). Office space designs require a tremendous amount of thought and consideration. While there are many common approaches to designing office space, finding the right design that works for you and your employees could be the key to a successful business.

For instance, space plays a major role in efficiency. Think about the way a chef works in the kitchen. They have to be precise, quick and careful. In order to do this effectively, they have to have an organized mise en place, or space. A mise en place literally means “put in place” and refers to a chef’s station where they keep all of the items they need to prepare food. This triangular station allows them to stand in one spot, gather ingredients, pivot to one side and work at the stovetop.

The same concept can be applied to an office workstation. Here are some tips for office space design that can help you increase efficiency and quickness:

Open Office Space Designs
Many offices have converted to an open office space design to stimulate better communication among employees. There are, however, limits to what you can do to work spaces in an open office. The layout of office furniture becomes limited by the lack of office walls or cubicle partitions. When possible, choose to set up workstations in corner spaces so that each station has two walls. Then, use an L-shaped desk with a filing drawer to create a triangular space in which to work.

Private Office Space Designs
Some organizations find that by giving each employee a private office with a window, they increase morale and promote a sense of importance. In fact, the quality of this type of office design can have an impact on self-image, motivation and enthusiasm, creating an environment that raises productivity and efficiency. The downside to private offices is that they create a mentality that segregates employees as individuals. This lack of teamwork mindset can be solved with great design. By creating an “intersection” in the middle of the office where employees can meet, you can give your office a centralized feel that brings everyone together. This “intersection” can house things like fax and copy machines, message boards or work counters.

Designs with Floor to Ceiling Windows
Office designs with floor to ceiling windows provide a great amount of natural light and a tremendous view, but they can also pose some challenges for workspace layout. In this layout, desks are usually positioned on one wall, with a filing cabinet on the opposite wall. When possible, you should use utilize the wall space on the same wall as your door, or use an L-shaped desk to create a smaller workspace triangle.

Quite possibly the most crucial aspect of office space design is working with the right designer. Hire a good designer with whom you can freely share your opinions. Being able to point out the things you like and dislike will help the process more along more effectively. Plus, it allows both parties to be upfront with each other at all times, creating an environment where coordination and planning efforts are at their peak.

If your company is looking for office space that can provide your business with optimum efficiency, then contact The Sundance Company today. With more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley.

Please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for office space or learn more about Sundance’s start-to-finish capabilities. If you prefer to talk to someone in person about your commercial real estate needs, then just give us a call at our Boise office, (208) 322-7300.

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Silverstone Corporate Plaza Open House

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

The Sundance Company, developer of Silverstone Park in Meridian, Idaho is pleased to announce the completion of the Silverstone Corporate Plaza.  This 120,000-square-foot, Class-A office condominium commercial real estate building, located within the sought-after Silverstone Park offers office spaces ranging from 3,000 to 90,000 square feet and features an unprecedented combination of amenities including business concierge services, executive boardrooms, conference rooms and covered parking. For further information about leasing/ownership please call 208-322-7300 or visit www.sundanceco.com.

With many thanks to the local community, we proudly offer this open house to the general public.  Please join us on Friday, December 4th, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Silverstone Corporate Plaza Building, 3405 E. Overland Road in Meridian (Silverstone Park at Eagle and Overland Roads).

The Sundance Company invites you to take the tour. We want to showcase the Silverstone Plaza and our Silverstone Amenity Center, which provides everything from contemporary catering facilities to the ultra-modern conference rooms and our progressive classroom-style training rooms.

When is it time to relocate

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

The prospect of moving office locations can be filled with negative initial resistance, considering the disruption and important decision involved. However, it can typically be the right decision to make, especially in regards to a rougher-than-normal financial status that currently effects quite literally everyone involved in commerce at the present. So when is a good time to consider relocating a business? What are the options for relocation?

There are a variety of reasons for businesses to pick up and try a new location. A common reason is for expansion and outgrowth. Simply put, success may make an older office location too cramped and confining if a corporation plans to realize its fullest profit potential. Relocation during an expansion positively affects productivity, efficiency, staff morale, and most importantly financial status for a growing company. Somewhat related to expansion, the need for a better-suited location can also be an oft-cited reason for relocation. If a business needs a creative business district to thrive and attract new potential clients, its often worth the price to pick up and relocate–especially when continued revenue streams will prevent a company from going under during a threatening economic period.

Easy options exist for companies to relocate, thanks to serviced and managed office solution providers. Without the need to agree to lengthy leasing terms and high upfront fees, any organization that needs to relocate either temporarily or for a longer period can quickly ease into a new location with fully-furnished office equipment, services, and a flexible rental agreement should the new location prove untenable. Even expanding businesses will find serviced offices quite useful when exploiting the flexibility in leasing terms to add on to the company’s office space upon short notice, and such short-term office solutions really become a cureall for aiding any thriving business in navigating past the rough waters post-credit crunch.

If your company is ready to relocate, then contact The Sundance Company today. With more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley.

Please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for office space or learn more about Sundance’s start-to-finish capabilities. If you prefer to talk to someone in person about your commercial real estate needs, then just give us a call at our Boise office, (208) 322-7300.

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November 22, 2009 Leave a comment

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Meridian Idaho Commercial Real Estate – Rockridge Center

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

The Sundance Company is proud to offer Rockridge Center, a commercial real estate building with available office and retail space for lease. The Class A Meridian Idaho structure is part of the Silverstone Business Campus, which is a new 90-acre master planned employment center centrally located in Southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley. Situated 1/4 mile from Interstate 84 at the Eagle Interchange, there are over 1 million square feet of tenant amenities within minutes of the Silverstone Business Campus. Onyx Center tenants will have individual exterior entrances to their suites. There also is extensive perimeter and site landscaping, distinctive entry portals at signaled intersections on Eagle Road as well as on Overland Road, and consistent architecture throughout the park.

Rockridge Center
2398 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Building Size: 22,023 square feet
Site Area: 2.53 acres
Zoning: CC
Year Built: 2005
Number of Floors: One
Parking: 5/1,000 usable square feet
Construction: Reinforced concrete tilt-up with 6-inch square steel columns
Roof: Single ply EDPM roofing system on 2 layers of 1½ polyiso board on metal decking and bar joists framing system with vapor barrier
Floor Construction: 4” reinforced concrete slab over 18” compacted base HVAC: 5-ton gas-fired carrier rooftop units. 100,000 BTU; 2,000 CFM
Ceiling: Lay-in acoustic ceiling panels in 2’x4’ T-bar ceiling grid with indirect and recessed lighting
Ceiling Height: 10 feet in office areas
Restrooms: Shared or private tenant restrooms throughout
Life Safety: Wet pipe fire protection system with alarm valves with Fire Department Connection
Miscellaneous: Tenants have individual exterior entrances to their suites. There is extensive perimeter and site landscaping; distinctive entry portals at signaled intersections on Eagle Road as well as on Overland Road.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations.

Please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for office space or learn more about Sundance’s start-to-finish capabilities. If you prefer to talk to someone in person about your commercial real estate needs, then just give us a call at our Boise office, (208) 322-7300

Meridian Idaho Commercial Real Estate – Amber Point

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

The Sundance Company is proud to offer Amber Point with available office and retail space for lease. The Class A Meridian Idaho commercial real estate building is part of the Silverstone Business Campus, which is a new 90-acre master planned employment center centrally located in Southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley. Situated 1/4 mile from Interstate 84 at the Eagle Interchange, there are over 1 million square feet of tenant amenities within minutes of the Silverstone Business Campus. Onyx Center tenants will have individual exterior entrances to their suites. There also is extensive perimeter and site landscaping, distinctive entry portals at signaled intersections on Eagle Road as well as on Overland Road, and consistent architecture throughout the park.

Amber Point
1620 S. Topaz Way
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Building Size: 8,125 square feet
Site Area: .62 acres
Zoning: CC
Year Built: 2005
Number of Floors: One
Parking: 5/1,000 usable square feet
Construction: Reinforced concrete tilt-up with 6-inch square steel columns
Roof: Single ply EDPM roofing system on 2 layers of 1 ½ polyiso board on metal decking and bar joists framing system with vapor barrier
Floor Construction: 4” reinforced concrete slab over 18” compacted base
HVAC: 5-ton gas-fired carrier rooftop units. 100,000 BTU; 2,000 CFM
Ceiling: Lay-in acoustic ceiling panels in 2’x4’ T-bar ceiling grid with indirect and recessed lighting
Ceiling Height: 10 feet in office areas
Restrooms: Shared or private tenant restrooms throughout
Life Safety: Wet pipe fire protection system with alarm valves with Fire Department Connection
Miscellaneous: Tenants have individual exterior entrances to their suites. There is extensive perimeter and site landscaping; distinctive entry portals at signaled intersections on Eagle Road as well as on Overland Road; consistent architecture throughout the park.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations.

Please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for office space or learn more about Sundance’s start-to-finish capabilities. If you prefer to talk to someone in person about your commercial real estate needs, then just give us a call at our Boise office, (208) 322-7300

Property Managment Services in Boise and Meridian Idaho

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

As a property owner, you must think about maximizing the value of your asset. And so do we. With more than 30 years of Property Management experience in Idaho’s Treasure Valley including Boise, Meridian, and Namp, The Sundance Company can offer property owners a high-quality alternative approach to traditional Property Management services. For instance, The Sundance Company and its Property Management team will:

  • Forecast the needs of the property
  • Help to reduce your interest costs and loan fees
  • Assist in reducing renewal costs
  • Provide opportunities for reduced insurance premiums
  • Offer significant operating expense savings
  • Understand owners’ objectives and tailor our Asset Management Plan to your performance expectations and building needs
  • Advise on financing, long-term planning, market analysis and capital forecasting
  • Allow you to focus on your core business objectives while we help reduce operating, legal and accounting costs
  • Perform high-quality services such as:
    – Full financial and reporting services
    – Security/fire/safety programs
    – Supervision and training of personnel
    – Contract administration
    – Standard operating procedures manuals
    – Building operations and maintenance
    – Customer and tenant services
    – Lease administration and management
    – Ongoing building and safety inspection programs
    – Annual customer and tenant surveys

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations.

Please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for office space or learn more about Sundance’s start-to-finish capabilities. If you prefer to talk to someone in person about your commercial real estate needs, then just give us a call at our Boise office, (208) 322-7300.