Signs, signs, signs: How valuable is road frontage?

Business owners in the Boise Valley want and need large amounts of signage for their commercial properties so it is crucial that their business has plenty of road frontage.

For business owners, it is best for them to have their stores located conveniently to their customers. If they are on a main highway or road, they will have great visibility to the traffic going by. This can quite possibly bring customers into their stores that they normally wouldn’t see through their normal marketing. Also, a customer new to the location can find the store much more easily when in the line of sight. Visibility on major road frontage is a huge advantage for the business owners and their stores.

Another reason why business owners like to have their stores along major road frontage is because of the ease in which customers can enter and exit the property. If they are forced to drive through large parking lots, wind behind other major stores, and park on a land locked parcel, there is a possibility that the customer would go to a more easily accessible competitor.

The Sundance Company’s success comes from the fact that we truly care about the companies we do business with. We pride ourselves on the quality of our portfolio, the depth of our management team and, most of all, our dedication to our customers. With that being said, all of The Sundance Company’s commercial real estate building in the Boise Valley feature major road frontage and were built in high traffic areas giving the business owners excellent visibility and ease of access that business owners look for in a profitable commercial property.

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.

Recent Transactions from The Sundance Company

The Sundance Company is pleased to announce the following commercial real estate transactions in the greater Boise Valley:

  • Power Engineers leased 15,311 square feet of expansion space in at The Sundance Company’s Silverstone Park in Meridian, Idaho.
  • Northwest Neurobehavioral Health LLC leased 6,174 square feet at 2076 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, Idaho, at Silverstone Park.
  • Nexgen Payment Services leased 2,114 square feet of expansion space at 7253 Franklin Road, Boise, Idaho, at The Sundance Company’s Boise Office Center.
  • PayThatWay leased 1,516 square feet at 3919 E. Overland Road, Meridian, Idaho, in Silverstone Park.
  • Take Shape for Life leased 1,297 square feet at 3715 E. Overland Road, Suite 200, Meridian, Idaho, in Silverstone Park.
  • DermaViv Skincare leased 446 square feet at 2030 S. Eagle Road, Meridian Idaho, in Silverstone 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.

Ways to Make Your Office Space More Efficient

Below you will find some of the ways that you can get your office working more efficiently for you. Try a few and see what works, and you may be surprised by how much more gets done, without an increase in effort.

1. Kill the air. Many offices are kept so cold that the employees are wasting time talking about how cold they are and trying to keep warm. If you do a better job of keeping the office temperature at a comfortable level, your employees will be more productive and you will save money on your bill.

2. Nix meeting rooms. A lot of wasted office time takes place in meeting rooms. Get rid of those and hold standing-room-only meetings by the water cooler or coffee pot.

3. Let there be light. Try to make sure that natural light comes into the office. Natural light, especially on a sunny day, can energize your employees and help them be more productive.

4. Ergonomics count. Because you spend so much time each week in the office, it is important that you be comfortable. Invest in ergonomic products that will make you more comfortable, and that will increase efficiency.

5. Go with the flow. Arrange the office so that it is in line with the traffic flow. A couple of minutes saved here and there throughout the day really add up, over the month, and year.

6. Keep kids out. Millions of people work from home offices today, and more of them get started every day! If you work at home, make your home office ‘off limits’ to the kids. The last thing you need is to be tripping over toys or having important work items misplaced or drawn on.

7. Think minimalism. The new thing, these days, is to be a minimalist, which entails getting rid of things you don’t need, and keeping only the bare minimum. This will work in the office environment as well as in other areas of life.

8. Headphone help. Keep an iPod or headset in your desk. Many people find that putting it on when there are distractions is a good way to focus and get more work done.

9. Stand up. Researchers have found that you are more likely to get work done if you are standing up. If this is a possibility for you, give it a try and see what it does for your productivity.

10. Hire an organizer. We all know that organization in the office is important, but most don’t want to take the time to get it done. Invest money in hiring a professional organizer to get it all done for you; then you can take it from there. With the increase in efficiency, it will pay for itself in no time.

11. Get a sign. Every time someone walks into your office to ask a question, it slows down your productivity. If you are busy working on something, hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door until you are finished.

12. Pace yourself. Forget trying to turn everything on its head in one week in the hope of making your office the most efficient one around. Instead, pace yourself and choose one thing to implement at a time. Master that, then move on to the next.

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 Space For Lease

In the Boise Valley, confident 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. With more than 1.5 million square feet of prime office and industrial space in the greater Boise Valley, The Sundance Company has the size and diversity to avoid the need for a “one-size-fits-all” approach—thereby assuring customized solutions that are genuinely tailored to each client’s needs.

Every project by The Sundance Company is conceived and executed with integrity, innovation, accountability, and dedication by a team of seasoned experts who always remains mindful not only of tangible aspects of a property transaction but also the intangible. For more information about The Sundance Company’s available office space in The Boise Valley including Meridian please contact us today at 208-322-7300 or visit one of the below links to our website, www.sundanceco.com.

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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.

Recent Transactions from The Sundance Company

The Sundance Company is pleased to announce the following commercial real estate transactions in the greater Boise metropolitan area:

  • Power Engineers leased 15,311 square feet of expansion space in Silverstone Park, Meridian, Idaho. The Sundance Company represented the property owner, and The Power Engineers Meridian office is located at 2041 S. Cobalt Point Way.
  • Northwest Neurobehavioral Health LLC leased 6,174 square feet at 2076 S. Eagle Road at Meridian, Idaho’s Silverstone Park. The move-in is planned in September.
  • Nexgen Payment Services leased 2,114 square feet of expansion space at 7253 Franklin Road at Boise, Idaho’s Boise Office Center.
  • PayThatWay leased 1,516 square feet at 3919 E. Overland Road at Meridian, Idaho’s Silverstone Park.
  • Take Shape for Life leased 1,297 square feet at 3715 E. Overland Road, Suite 200 at Meridian, Idaho’s Silverstone Park.
  • DermaViv Skincare leased 446 square feet at 2030 S. Eagle Road at Meridian, Idaho’s Silverstone 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.

The More You Know: Commercial Real Estate Terms You Should Understand

Learning basic commercial real estate lease terms will help you build your knowledge in the commercial real estate investing arena. The following terms should be understood before signing a commercial lease:

Common Area Maintenance (CAM): This is a very important commercial real estate lease term to know. Most of the time when you have a multi-tenant building, you factor in charges for CAM. Usually tenants pay $12 a square foot for annual rent, plus a certain percentage for CAM. So CAM for a building is passed on to tenants.

Many of the issues considered in the commercial arena are not even available in residential leasing. For instance, if your commercial real estate investment target is small office warehouses, strip malls, or strip retail centers, CAM is one of the items you need to research.

Before you start renting or buying those types of facilities, you should know what the standard CAM is for your type of property. Sometimes in some smaller properties, there is no CAM, since the landlord pays it.

That’s all part of your costs as a landlord in this type of property. It’s not a pass-through, because you can’t legitimately pass through CAM expenses to your tenants, if no one in the area who owns a similar property is having their tenants pay it.

Percentage Leases: When you pay a fixed rent plus a percentage of sales over and above the fixed rental, you have a percentage lease arrangement. You will probably not run into percentage rent situations very often as a landlord. Most of the time, percentage rents are used in retail businesses located in large shopping centers and other similar areas.

You might charge percentage rent, if you had a $2,000,000 shopping center with a JC Penny’s, Sears, or Dillard’s, and the attraction of those mega stores brought traffic to your store. Therefore, they want to become your partner, in effect, by charging you a percentage. This is not common in small to moderate businesses.

Ground/Land Leases: This type of arrangement is where the tenant rents the land and builds on the property. Any way in which you improve the grounds, including any buildings, usually belong to the landlord when the lease ends. This is actually a form of financing.

You’ll find many ground tenants in high-cost land areas, like New York City. People don’t want to tie up personal capital in owning a piece of land when they could be putting that money into business operations. The standard land lease is a very long-term lease.

Sublease: A sublease is when you lease the whole property and then sublease a portion of it to someone else. For example, you might rent 10,000 square feet from a landlord. If you don’t need all that room, you have the right to put your own tenant onto the property using a sublease.

Assignment: An assignment is very similar to a sublease, in that you initiate the rental lease. However, you become a landlord by assigning the entire property to one or more tenants whom you manage.

There was a time when real estate investors would lease property and negotiate a very low rental rate. Then they would assign that same property to tenants at a much higher rate. Their real estate business consisted entirely of collecting money from their assignment.

Assignment Not Allowed: In some commercial leases, there’s a sublease clause stating that you are allowed to sublease the entire property, subject to the landlord’s approval. This clause, in effect, means that you cannot assign the lease. Particularly when you get into larger properties, you’ll want to be sure to personally check personally the credit of everybody who expresses interest in leasing your property. Tip: Assignments can get you into trouble. If you don’t know whether the assignee is credit worthy, don’t assign under any conditions.

Understanding commercial real estate lease terms will benefit you in the long runpastedGraphic.pdf, and remember always have your commercial real estate leases reviewed by a real estate attorney.

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.

Rockridge Center: Boise Valley Commercial Real Estate Leasing Options from The Sundance Company

The Sundance Company, a commercial real estate development powerhouse with more than 30 years of successful history throughout the Boise Valley, is pleased to present the Rockridge Center for lease.

The Class A Meridian, Idaho structure is part of the Silverstone Corporate Center, which is a new 90-acre master planned employment center centrally located in Southern Idaho’s Boise Valley. Situated 1/4 mile from Interstate 84 at the Eagle Interchange, there are more than 1 million square feet of tenant amenities within minutes of the Silverstone Business Campus. Rockridge 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. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Is There a Secret to Finding The Right Commercial Real Estate Space?

When you own your own business, finding the perfect commercial real estate space for lease is necessary. Whether you are hunting for an office in Nampa or a suite in Meridian or a warehouse in the Boise Valley, understanding your professional necessities will help you obtain the ideal space. But first you need to answer the following questions:

– How much money can I allocate to allocate for retail space for rent?
– Would it be more sensible to find a suite for lease or a shop for rent?
– What extras are needed to manage my business?

Take the time to honestly evaluate your choices and your personal and professional state of affairs before making a down payment on a commercial real estate space for for lease. Then you need to ensure the property is right for your business. If you truly need an office in downtown Boise, then a storefront in any other location isn’t going to meet your needs. Talk to a tenant representative at The Sundance Company who deals specifically with commercial real estate space for lease in the Boise Valley. Lean on our experience and expertise to help you with your questions, concerns, and leasing needs.

So is there a secret to finding the right commercial commercial real estate space? Yes. At The Sundance Company, we truly care about your success. We pride ourselves on the quality of our portfolio, the depth of our management team and, most of all, our dedication to our customers. No matter the level of adversity, we evaluate all of the conditions, then figure out a way to get space leased and effectively to meet your business needs.

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.

Why Does The Sundance Company Close More Deals?

The Sundance Company success comes from the fact that we truly care about your success as well. We pride ourselves on the quality of our portfolio, the depth of our management team and, most of all, our dedication to our customers. We also have the top commercial real estate professionals in the Boise Valley employed at The Sundance Company, and they are extremely creative individuals and exceptional communicators. No matter the level of adversity, they evaluate their environment and industry conditions, then, they figure out a way to get space leased and effectively meet your business needs.

Sometimes expectations between tenants and property owners are so disparate, that there is no solution. However, generally there is little complexity in leasing commercial space, as long as the parties negotiating fully understand the deal and recognize their mutual goals have been bridged. The truly remarkable thing is how the professionals at The Sundance Company have bridged the needs of the parties and effectively communicated the financial engineering behind it designed to meet the needs of each party. This is one reason why our commercial real estate professionals close more deals.

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 Corporate Center

A quarter mile from Interstate 84 at the Eagle Interchange, SilverStone Corporate Center is a 90-acre master planned employment center centrally located in Southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley. With over 1 million square feet of tenant amenities within minutes of Silverstone Park, the center is an efficient three level floor plan, accommodating office users from 1,500 to 90,000 square feet. Silverstone also features a professional onsite business concierge available – www.silverstoneamenitycenter.com – to assist with all of your business planning and state-of-the-art meeting facilities designed to provide your business with everything you need to keep your company productive.

If the SilverStone Corporate Center does not 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.

Silverstone Corporate Center
3405 E. Overland Road
Meridian, ID 83642

Building Size: 120,792 square feet; does not include 4,004 square foot drive-thru
Site Area: 6,196 acres
Zoning: CC
Year Built: 2009
Number of Floors: Three
Parking: 4.5/ 1,000 usable square feet (partial covered parking and walkways)
Construction: Steel super structure with steel stud framing
Exterior: Granite exterior panel system with gold reflected window system
Roof: Single ply EDPM membrane roofing system
Floor Construction: Ground Floor – 4” reinforced concrete slab
2nd & 3rd Floors – 3 1/2” to 5” of concrete over corrugated steel pan
HVAC: Ten (10) RTU’s with a VAV individual zoned system
Ceiling: Lay-in acoustic ceiling panels in 2’x4’ T-bar ceiling grid and indirect and recessed lighting
Elevator: Two (2) general purpose, 2,100 lbs capacity, 100 feet/minute
Ceiling Height: Minimum of 10’ in office areas
Restrooms: Two restroom cores per floor; located near each elevator core
Life Safety: Wet pipe fire protection system with alarm valves with Fire Department connection
Access: Keyless card entry with electronic door monitoring
Miscellaneous: A landmark building located at Silverstone Park, with unprecedented combination of accessible location, luxurious finishes and unusually distinctive amenities.

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.