Boise Commercial Real Estate for Lease – Lynx Center

Built in 1998, the Lynx Center is a 46,650 square foot, two-story, concrete tilt-up commercial real estate building with C-3 zoning available from The Sundance Company located in Blackeagle Center, which is a 45-acre, master-planned business park developed by The Sundance Company. Blackeagle is located 1/3 mile from Interstate 84, minutes from the airport and downtown and within 2 miles of over 3 million square feet of retail amenities for employee convenience. Ground-floor tenants in Lynx Center have separate entrances with exterior signage in designated locations on the building.

Lynx Center
9300 W. Overland Road
Boise, ID 83709

Site Area: 3.36 acres

Zoning: C-3D

Year Built: 1998

Project Size: 46,176 square feet

Number of Floors: Two

Parking: 5.7/1,000

Construction: Tilt-up, pre-cast concrete panels with 6” steel columns on a 35’x42’ and 35’x28’ grid

Exterior: Reinforced concrete tilt-up panels

Roof: Single-ply EPDM membrane roofing system

Floor Construction: Ground floor – 4” reinforced concrete slab; Second floor –3 ½ ”–5”of concrete over corrugated steel pan

HVAC: 5-ton gas-fired 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 finished height

Elevator: Dover, 2,000 lb.; Capacity, 100 feet/minute

Restrooms: First floor: In tenant’s suites. Second floor: Common restrooms in central core area

Life Safety: Wet pipe fire protection system with alarm valves with Fire Department

Miscellaneous: Extensive perimeter and site landscaping; distinctive wildlife sculptures at property entrances; consistent architecture throughout 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 available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

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Boise Commercial Real Estate for Lease – Mallard Place

Located in the beautifully landscaped Blackeagle Center, a 45-acre business park in Boise developed by The Sundance Company, Mallard Place is a 44,703 square foot, U-shaped, single-story concrete tilt-up buildings that is zoned C-3 and feature individual tenant entrances and generous signage areas that was built in 1998. Openings are provided in the rear of the building to accommodate service doors for tenants requiring storage areas in their office space.

Mallard Place
9100 W. Overland Place
Boise, ID 83709

Site Area: 3.98 acres

Zoning: C-3D

Year Built: 1998

Project Size: 44,703 square feet

Number of Floors: One

Parking: 5.3/1,000

Construction: Reinforced concrete tilt-up with 6-inch square steel columns on 29’/30’ grid

Roof: Single ply EPDM roofing system on 3/8” gyp board over 3/4” plywood sheathing over Trus-Joist framing system

Floor Construction: 4” reinforced concrete slab

HVAC: 5-ton gas-fired 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: 16 feet clear in warehouse areas; 10 feet in office areas

Restrooms: Common restrooms in core areas

Life Safety: Wet pipe fire protection system with alarm valves with Fire Department Connection

Miscellaneous: Extensive perimeter and site landscaping; distinctive wildlife sculptures at property entrances; consistent architecture throughout 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 available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

3 Steps to Finding the Right Location for Your Business in Boise

There are several variables to consider when searching for the right leasing space in the Boise metropolitan area and The Sundance Company offers a general summary of the process. Please remember this is a general summary of the leasing process and the steps involved for your company can vary depending on a number of factors.

Identify Needs: Location, location, location. You have probably heard that phrase numerous times in the business world and the word location might be the most-used word in real estate. Why?  Location affects your visibility, the quality of your space and ultimately the long-term value of your business. Before you finalize your location in the greater Boise metropolitan area you need to answer a few questions: Where are our customers? Our market region? Our employees? Where is the competition located?

Cost: Your monthly rent will be determined by a few variables including location (Boise, Meridian, or Nampa), lease rate per square foot, free rent or other concessions provided by the owner, utilities and other costs if the lease is Triple Net, additional tenant improvements that are amortized into the rent, and annual rental increases as provided for in your lease.

Type of Space: The type of space you need is going to be determined by the type of product or service you provide. Is it industrial? Retail? Office? The Sundance Company has commercial real estate leasing options including industrial, retail, and office throughout the Treasure Valley so we can certainly find the right type of space for your company.

If you have questions or comments about The Sundance Company please call 1.208.322.7300 or visit our website at www.sundanceco.com. To view some of our commercial real estate leasing options, please visit our Properties page.

Boise Commercial Real Estate for Lease – West Valley Business Center


Built in 1985 and remodeled in 2007, The West Valley Business Center is a 74,900 square foot, five-building complex located in Boise, Idaho. The center has mature landscaping, individual tenant signage and entrances and generous window area. West Valley Business Center is a high-identity project with some signage available on Fairview Avenue – one of Boise’s busiest thoroughfares. Modified Gross Lease is Full Service less tenant janitorial service.

West Valley Business Center
9434 – 9498 Fairview Avenue
Boise, Idaho 83704

Site Area: 5.85 acres; 440 feet fronting Fairview Avenue, 504 feet deep
Zoning: C-2D, Commercial General
Year Built: Built 1985 / Remodel 2007
Project Size: 74,900 square feet
Number of Floors: One
Parking: 4.5/1,000
Construction: Cultured stone and stucco exterior finish with 2’x 4’ wood framed walls
Roof: Flat pitch with single ply membrane over plywood over wood trusses
Floor Construction: 4” concrete (Building B NE TGI flooring)
HVAC: 3 to 5-ton rooftop units, ducted electric heat and cooling units
Ceiling: Acoustic ceiling panels in 2’x4’ T-bar ceiling grid with indirect and
recessed lighting
Ceiling Height: 8 feet clear
Restrooms: Shared common area restrooms are typical for all buildings with some individual restrooms included in leased premise.
Life Safety: Fire extinguishers inspected and maintained according to Boise City Fire Code
Miscellaneous: Extensive landscaped perimeters. Monument signs available on Fairview & Linda Vista Roads.

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 available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Boise Commercial Real Estate for Lease – Blackeagle Center

Blackeagle Center is a 45-acre, master-planned business park developed by The Sundance Company. The center is located 1/3 mile from Interstate 84, minutes from the Boise airport and downtown Boise and within 2 miles of over 3 million square feet of retail amenities for employee convenience.

The Blackeagle Center, is a 45-acre business park developed by The Sundance Company in Boise, Idaho. The Blackeagle Center is home to coffee and sandwich shops, athletic centers, as well as various medical providers. There are two access points to I-84 and Flying Wye Connector which are less than 5 minutes from Blackeagle, and it is located 1/3 mile from Interstate 84, minutes from the Boise airport and downtown Boise and within 2 miles of over 3 million square feet of retail amenities for employee convenience including  Costco, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Walgreens, Starbucks, the Boise Spectrum Theatre Complex, and the Boise Towne Square Mall. In addition to these, there are a large variety of banking, day care centers, restaurants, fitness centers, and library in the surrounding area.

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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 available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Customized Commercial Real Estate Options in the Boise Valley

Since 1976, savvy tenants and buyers have looked 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 Treasure 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.

For more information about The Sundance Company’s customized solutions in The Treasure Valley please click one of the links below or call 208.322.7300.

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Increase Productivity in Your Commercial Office Space

Many companies can experience an all-time low in productivity and morale due to the state of the economy and the pressure each business is under. That pressure can quickly trickle down through the commercial office space at all levels, adversely affecting companies hard.

So, if your office space is currently suffering from morale and productivity problems, then now is the perfect time to reignite the excitement and enthusiasm in your team and really make them feel as though they are a part of something great! But how do you do that? Here are some simple steps to help turn around staff morale and productivity.

Listen to Staff
One thing many businesses forget to do is listen to their staff. It sounds so simple, but rarely are team members given the luxury of speaking their mind and really sharing their thoughts and concerns.  To get started, send out a company-wide survey asking all the hard questions. Be quite specific with your questions, allow staff to fill it out in work hours and keep the surveys anonymous so that you can get complete honesty from your team. Once you have collated the answers and can see which areas need to be fixed comes the next step…

Create a New Workplace Strategy
You’ll now be able to see all the real problems your team are facing, which is a great start. But now you know the issues, what are you going to do to fix them?  Develop a strategy to combat the main problem areas and also an implementation plan. Then you’re ready to do the third step …

Communicate in the Office Space
It’s important to remember that staff members will respond to company efforts when you communicate with them and have an open and honest dialogue. When sending out communications, whatever the form, always mention the problem but then focus on the solution. This will give staff a reason to believe that these solutions are important and will be actioned.

Implement the New Workplace Strategy
Now that you have discovered the problems staff are facing in your commercial office space, figured out how to solve them and communicated this to the company, the most important thing to do is actually implement the solutions. If you don’t “walk the walk” you could be faced with even more disgruntled staff and a bigger problem that what you started with.

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

Top Tips for Prospective Metro Boise Office Tenants

The process of leasing industrial space of business office space in the Boise metropolitan area can be complicated, time consuming and, often, perilous.  But, these lease tips for tenants can help.  Leasing commercial office space, whether for a relocation, renewal or expansion is an important business decision that creates significant long-term overhead costs.  For most companies, the cost of facilities is second only to employees’ salaries and wages.  A building needs to work well for your business, and the lease document needs to accurately define, document and apportion the proposed costs.

  1. Carefully analyze how much office space your business needs.
    Leasing too much space can be an expensive mistake, costing thousands of dollars per year. But leasing too little space can also be a serious problem that can impede your business’ future growth. You can get a handle on your space needs by engaging an experienced Interior Architect to prepare a space inventory or “Space Program.” The Space Program will help identify the space needed by various departments and work groups in your business. You may be able to identify future growth needs and structure your lease to accommodate your expansion needs.
  2. Decide up front on the geographic boundaries for your building search.
    Important factors to consider include proximity to current as well as future employees.  Is visibility or easy highway access important?  For instance, do your employees travel often to customer sites or to the airport?  Might you consider avoiding inconvenient major roadway construction?  Do you receive lots of client visits, where easy directions are important?  Do you need a specific city or county mailing address?  Is it critical to maintain your current phone number?
  3. What type of building or office space do you need?
    What kind of image do you want to project to your clients and employees?  Do you prefer a traditional multi-story office building with a common lobby entrance and shared restrooms?  Or would you prefer a single-story R&D/Flex-type of facility with a separate entrance and perhaps a drive-in door in the back?  Traditional office buildings offer space on a Rentable Square Foot (“RSF”) basis while utilizing a Common Area Factor (“CAF”) of approximately 10% to 15%.  This CAF is added to the Usable Square Footage (“USF”) of the actual area you occupy and accounts for the square footage of the shared building lobby, hallways and restrooms.  In single-story R&D/Flex buildings, since Tenants have their own entrances and typically provide their own restrooms inside their premises, so no CAF is added to the USF.
  4. Does your company have special needs?
    Examples of special needs include heavy parking, fiber optic telecom connections, redundant or back-up power feeds, back-up emergency generators, exterior signage, above standard electrical power or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (called “HVAC”), high ceilings, dock-high or drive-in doors and/or specialized lab or clean room equipment.  It is critical to identify your “must have” requirements early, because these issues may be impossible or very expensive to address later.  The absence of just one of these highly variable factors may eliminate an otherwise acceptable building.  It’s much better to address these issues up front, not months into the process.
  5. What is included in the Landlord’s rental rate?
    It is very important to understand that not all buildings are priced using the same format.  Many traditional office buildings offer leases on a “Full Service” or “Gross” basis, meaning that the quoted price of $x.xx per square foot per year includes all “Building Operating Expenses,” i.e. property taxes, insurance, common area maintenance, janitorial services and utilities.  These buildings usually offer a “Base Year” for Operating Expenses with the Tenant paying for annual escalations (increases) that exceed the cost of Operating Expenses in the Base Year, which is most often the calendar year when the lease begins.

    Other buildings, including most industrial, R&D/Flex buildings and some office buildings, offer Tenants what is called a triple net (“NNN”) lease.  In a NNN lease, the Tenant pays a Base Rent, plus all Operating Expenses for property taxes, insurance and common area maintenance.  However, in a NNN lease, the Tenant usually contracts for and pays separately for its own janitorial and utilities.  It can get confusing though, because some Landlords structure their office leases in a hybrid fashion by using a combination of Gross and NNN methods.  The important thing is to understand exactly who is paying for what and to make sure that this is clearly described in the lease document.

  6. Understand the “real” costs of constructing your improvements.
    Because it is rare to find space that perfectly fits your requirements, there is usually some interior construction required to reconfigure the space for your use.  Such construction is known as Tenant Improvements (“TIs”), Tenant build-out or Tenant finish-out.  These TIs can range from relatively simple new paint and carpet installation, costing $3.00 to $5.00 dollars per square foot, to extensive new construction — especially if you consider leasing “raw” or “shell” space that has never been built-out — which can cost $25.00 to $60.00 per square foot.The key point to understand — before your office lease is signed — is what the proposed build-out will cost, and to be clear on how much responsibility the Tenant will have for these costs.  Landlords typically offer a TI Allowance of $X per square foot that is included as part of your quoted lease rate.  The TI Allowance is  subject to negotiation and typically increases with the length of the lease term.  If needed, “extra” TI Allowance can often be supplied by a Landlord, but it will likely be amortized at an above market interest rate, usually 8% to 12%, over the term of your lease.  Be sure to understand whom (Tenant or Landlord) will manage the construction and will be responsible for unexpected delays or building code issues that may arise.

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 retail, 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

Sundance will consider “Exchange of Business or Trade Services” for lease space!

The Sundance Company recognizes these difficult economic times, and understands the importance of business relationships. If your business has a need for retail, office, or industrial space in the Boise Valley, we would be pleased to have the opportunity to work with you. With over 1.5 million square feet of space available for lease, The Sundance Company can meet most the needs of most businesses.

Sundance will consider “Exchange of Business or Trade Services”  for lease space! Please contact Michael for details at Michael@sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Sundance will consider “Exchange of Business or Trade Services”  for lease space!

Renting Office Space in Boise

Your business is ready to roll, and now you need to decide where you are going to begin your capitalist dreams. Renting your office space can be a wise option, and it may make financial sense as well as logistical sense.

Renting an office means that you get the space you need for the time that you need it. A one, two or three year lease, with an option to terminate at the end of each year allows for a high degree of flexibility in managing the space needs of your office.

Business success may mean you need more space. Business challenges may mean that you need less. The ability to react to changing business circumstances is important and renting your office space allows that.

Renting also does not tie you to a specific location. The ability to change the location of your office within the year is very important when your business is dynamic and ever changing. The office is part of a business’s image, and a change in location often leads to a positive change in image.

On the financial side, rent is 100% deductible in the year it is paid. Many business owners may see that as a disadvantage, but it is not. Tax planning should take into account management of taxes owed.

Buying an office, a building or some other type of owned space, means that the cost must be depreciated over many years. That cost may require 37 years of depreciation on the business’s taxes. The amount of depreciation may be smaller than the rent you might have paid, meaning that the business will pay more taxes by owning.

Owning also means that the maintenance and upkeep of the building is now your responsibility. Unless that happens to be the business that you are in, these duties and the costs involved are a distraction from the real purpose of the business. The owned office may actually require costs to the business that in a rental are part of the lessors cost. Is a new roof really how the business’s cash ought to be invested?

Owning also limits the business’s ability to expand, and places costs on a shrinking business that leasing does not. Adding on to owned property is costly, and paying for space you no longer have a need for is, also.

Renting your office space can be a wise option. It allows your business flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. It may provide tax advantages in some cases. It frees the business from having to pay for costs of ownership that do not directly benefit the success of the business.

Take advantage of the aptitude of The Sundance Company – Boise’s commercial real estate leader and let them help you find the right space for your business. The Sundance Company’s professional and knowledgeable staff will help ensure you find the right commercial real estate location in Boise, Meridian or Nampa.

If you have any questions or comments about The Sundance Company please call 1-208-322-7300 or visit our website at www.sundanceco.com. To view some of our properties, please visit our Properties page.