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How Important Is Infrastructure?

Keeping up on computer and telecommunications technology seems a full-time job these days. Jargon aside, how important is the ability to access the latest and greatest technology when deciding on my company´s next office space?

First, let´s define technological capacity as infrastructure. And yes, you should pay close attention to technological infrastructure elements such as wiring, cabling and bandwidth capabilities within a prospective office building. The quality of a building´s infrastructure determines your ability to tap into the rapidly changing technology that´s increasingly important to modern companies.

Generally, newer buildings have been “wired” for every need. Before you lease space in an older office building, make certain that the wiring has been upgraded to handle modern technology.

Pay extra attention to the technology infrastructure when checking out buildings that weren´t originally intended for office use. Lofts, converted retail space and other “adaptive reuse” spaces often-present special problems from a technology standpoint.

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.

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Signs That It Is Time To Move Your Business

As a successful small business owner, you may soon find yourself in the enviable position of outgrowing your current office space. Staying put in a cramped office is not a solution. A smart business owner knows when it’s time to trade up and move somewhere with more breathing room.

Here are 10 surefire signs that it’s time to move or expand your office:

1. People are sitting on top of one another. Face it: your employees need their space, especially if being on the telephone all day is part of their job. Nobody wants to listen to every conversation his or her neighbor makes, which can be very distracting while trying to do other work.

2. The break room is “standing room only.” If your on-site lunchroom or break room is always full, employees may start going elsewhere for their breaks, which can mean extended lunch hours. Remember that happy employees are productive employees, so don’t scrimp when it comes to providing them with adequate space in which to recharge.

3. Workstations are cramped. If your employees practically have their computers sitting on their laps (and they’re not laptops), it’s time for roomier office space. People need to feel physically comfortable to do their jobs effectively.

4. The conference room is now an office. Stashing a few employees in the conference room is a convenient, short-term solution to office overcrowding. But it’s also a red flag for any business owner, indicating that it’s time for a more permanent solution to your space issues.

5. The mailroom is swamped. Don’t waste time and energy trying to operate with a mailroom that has long outgrown its capacity to service your office. If your mailroom is becoming a bottleneck due to overcrowding, it’s time for a bigger one.

6. Filing cabinets are overflowing. Yes, it’s important to save paperwork. But if your filing cabinet doors won’t shut because of the amount of papers and records crammed into them, your office is getting too big for its britches.

7. There’s high employee turnover. While a steady exodus of staff can be indicative of a number of problems, it may also be your wake-up call, telling you that your office is not a comfortable place in which to work.

8. The hallway is the new storage closet. Besides being a fire hazard, using the hallways as storage takes away the professional appearance of your office. If you let the physical space spiral into cluttered chaos, that can reflect upon your employees’ work, which may become messy and unfinished.

9. Parking has become a challenge. If you’re starting to overhear complaints about the difficulty employees have in finding an available space in the parking lot, it may another sign to look for new digs.

10. Your business has increasing needs. More employees, new equipment, and other resources may be necessary to meet the increased demand of your business. If space limitations are preventing you from adding such necessary resources, you may be limiting the potential growth of your business.

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 – SilverStone Business Campus: Garnet Place

Located in the Silverstone Business Campus, an 180-acre business park at South Eagle and East Overland Roads in Meridian, Idaho, Garnet Place is a 12,600 square feet Class A commercial real estate building that can accommodate office, flex, and warehouse clients in the Boise Valley. The desirable location features modern steel-frame building with stone and glass exterior, excellent parking ration, and an approximate traffic count of 14,000 cars daily. Garnet Place e is situated less than one mile south of Interstate 84 Interchange and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, and there are more than three million square feet of services and amenities within a one and a half mile radius.

If Garnet Place at the SilverStone Business Campus does fit your needs, then please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for space, or learn more about Sundance’s start-to-finish capabilities. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise Valley locations.

Garnet Place – SilverStone Business Campus
2365 S. Cobalt Way
Meridian, ID 83642

Site Area: 1.06 acres
Zoning:   C-C
Stories:   One
Project Size:   12,546 square feet
Construction: Reinforced concrete tilt-up with 6-inch square steel columns
Year Built: 2005
Roof: Single ply EDPM roofing system on 2 layers of 1 1⁄2 polyiso board on metal decking and bar joists framing system with vapor barrier
Ceiling Clear Height:  10 feet in office areas, 18 feet in flex areas
Floor Construction:  4” reinforced concrete slab over 18” compacted base
Ceiling: Lay-in acoustic ceiling panels in 2’x4’ T-bar ceiling grid with indirect and recessed lighting
HVAC: 5-ton gas-fired carrier rooftop units. 100,000 BTU; 2,000 CFM
Parking: 55 spaces
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. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Ten Signs The Economy Is On The Upswing

As winter still has its clutches on a majority of the country, a little good news from the economic front might help you forgot that you have to scrape ice off the windshield tomorrow for at least a few minutes. And who would have guessed that men’s underwear would be one of the top indicators.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/112150/signs-economy-is-on-the-upswing

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.