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Does Your Boise Valley Office Space Need Cubicles?

November 22, 2010 1 comment

When setting up your new office space in the Boise Valley, deciding whether or not your office should go the cubicle route can be tricky.

On the positive side, cubicles do provide employees with barriers from noise and visual distractions in the office, allowing them to better concentrate on their work. Cubicles also offer a certain degree of privacy, along with the impression that each employee has his or her own dedicated workspace. Cubicles also offer more space for shelves and a convenient canvas for posting schedules and memos.

On the negative side, cubicles have been known to drastically decrease person-to-person communication in the office, leading to frequent complaints about isolation, depression, and low employee morale. Cubicles can also be rather ugly and uninspiring due to their generally bland color, and have been the subject of ridicule for quite some time now in comic strips and movies.

So when figuring out the best workspace configuration for your employees, the most important issue to consider might be, what do your employees actually do? If your employees spend the majority of their workday on the phone conversing with clients or the general public, going the cubicle route might make sense, as the enclosed space will provide them with the quiet they need to conduct a private conversation. If your employees spend the majority of their days typing away on computers and have little or no need to be on the telephone (or even talk amongst themselves), an open workspace plan might be a better approach.  Of course there are other factors to consider as well like aesthetics, company image, but this is just a little information to mull over when you are setting up or reconfiguring your Boise Valley office space.

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. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

 

Advantages to Leasing Boise Valley Office Space

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

It may not be a question as old as time, but some business owners and entrepreneurs in the Boise Valley struggle with the decision if they should buy or lease their office space. Statistics show that most new business owners start out by leasing office space, and many business consultants advise leasing your work space until you get on your feet and your business starts operating in the black. There are also some other advantages to leasing your business property in the Boise Valley:

  • Flexibility. One obvious advantage to leasing property is the flexibility it provides. When the lease is up, you can easily relocate to another office that better suits the needs of your business and your budget.
  • Fewer responsibilities. The property manager or landlord is the one responsible for maintenance, security, remodeling, and other management issues.
  • No mortgage. Not being locked into a mortgage loan allows you to free up cash and put it where it is needed, which is especially helpful for new business owners.
  • Negotiable rates. If real estate properties in your area are plentiful, it may be possible to negotiate a lower price on your lease amount.
  • Less tax paperwork. If your business is leasing office space, your income tax return will be simpler to file, compared to the endless forms that building owners must fill out.
  • No down payment. When you purchase a building, you typically pay 20 to 25 percent of the price as a down payment and then mortgage the balance. When you lease office space, you need only pay one or two months of the lease value before moving in, which can be a real blessing for cash-strapped small business owners.

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. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

 

Boise Valley Commercial Real Estate For Lease – Taylor West Industrial Park

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The Sundance Company is pleased to announce that the Taylor West Industrial Park building has space available for lease to businesses. Located in Meridian, Idaho, the two-building industrial complex has 68,829 square feet of rentable space, and is ideally situated near two main thoroughfares in Meridian. Other features of Taylor West Industrial Park include: separate tenant entrances, easy access to Interstate 84, spaces offer office, showroom, R&D or industrial suites, ample truck turning radius for all sites, dock and drive-in doors, and fenced outside storage yards on-site.  At The Sundance Company, we treat every building as if we will own it for life, care for each building like we care for our own homes, and promise unparalleled response and follow through, which results in high tenant satisfaction and long-term comfort, cost-savings and occupancy.

Taylor West Industrial Park

125 West Taylor Avenue
Meridian, ID 83642

Site Area: Approximately 4.25 acres, 450 feet fronting W. Taylor Avenue
Zoning: C-G
Year Built: Built in two phases, 1990 & 1995
Project Size: 54,589 square feet
Number of Floors: Single, Unit 100 provides additional second floor office space
Parking: 91 parking stalls “in common” with all tenants
Construction: Concrete tilt-up
Roof: Flat roof with metal truss
HVAC: Office: Rooftop package HVAC with gas forced air heating and forced air electric air conditioning
Warehouse: Ceiling mounted gas space heaters
Ceiling: Warehouse clear height East 19’, West 16’ (bottom of truss)
Floor: 6” reinforced concrete slab
Warehouse Doors: Drive-in doors and dock doors on-site. Excellent ingress/egress and turning radius for trucks and trailers
Power: 120/20/ 3ph/ 4wire/ 200amps
Life Safety: Wet System (hydraulic system)
Special: Fenced yards available on-site

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. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Boise Commercial Real Estate For Lease – South Cole Annex

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Conveniently located near the Cole/Overland I-84 Interchange in Boise, The Sundance Company is pleased to present the South Cole Annex building for lease. This manufacturing/warehouse facility features generous office space, open work spaces, two lunchrooms, and an ideal location in Treasure Valley. The Sundance Company is one of the few local companies in the Boise Valley that self-manages and maintains its own properties—enjoying higher occupancy levels and superior quality control for its projects. Savvy tenants and buyers look to The Sundance Company for development; office, warehouse, and retail leasing; property management; build-to-suit/construction; and land and building sales.

South Cole Annex
2925 South Cole Road
Boise, Idaho

Site Area: 5.1 acres; 250 feet west frontage of South Cole Road
Additional Land: 5.56 acres
Zoning: M-1
Stories: One
Project Size: 54,000 square feet
Construction: Steel frame with ribbed metal siding exterior.
Age: Built in 1989 with a 24,000 SF expansion in 1995.
Roof: Flat, single ply roofing membrane over plywood sheathing.
Ceiling Clear Height: 18’ minimum, 24’ maximum warehouse; 8’ in offices.
Floor Construction: 6” concrete slab
Windows: Double-pane, thermo-glazing in offices.
Warehouse Doors: Dock-high and 12’x14’ overhead loading doors.
Insulation: 9” batt insulation in roof; 3½” batt insulation to exterior walls.
Offices: Commercial carpet & vinyl; acoustical ceiling, fluorescent lights, standard partitioning and finished restrooms.
Warehouse Lights: Suspended tube fluorescent and suspended bulb.
Heating/Cooling: Warehouse has suspended space heat. Office has package electric forced-air and central air conditioning.
Parking: 125 spaces, paved and marked
Site Improvements: Landscaping on South Cole Street.
Special: Full building fire sprinkler system; combination of dock-high loading and 10’x12’ drive-in doors.

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. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.