National Rankings for the Boise Valley

The Boise Valley, home of The Sundance Company since 1976, has been recognized in several high-profile publications by ranking the city as one of the best places in the United States to do business and live. Below are some of the recent accolades:

 

#10 Best Place to Invest in Housing 2014
Forbes | February 2014

Top 24 Best Places to Live & Work 2014
Sunset Magazine | February 2014

Top 25 Best Places to Retire in 2014
Forbes | January 2014

#12 in Top 100 Places to Live 2014
Livability.com | October 2013

#12 Healthiest State
AmericasHealthRankings.org | December 2013



#9 Best State for Expected Job Growth
Forbes, September 2013



#4 Best State for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Magazine, August 2013

 

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise 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 locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

Boise ranked among the best places to live, do business

The Boise Valley, home of The Sundance Company since 1976, has been recognized in several high-profile publications by ranking the city as one of the best places in the country to do business and live. You can read the rest of the article here, or read the highlights below.

Brookings, a nonprofit public policy organization that specializes in research, named Boise as one of the top 20 fastest recovering cities. The calculation was based on growth, employment and housing prices.

KPMG studies business environments across the world. The company says in the Pacific U.S., Boise is the lowest-cost place to do business.

Part of that vision is not only a business friendly community, but a family friendly one as well.  Forbes Magazine gave Boise the number two spot on its list because of low crime rates and high school quality.

In the past six months, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership has seen nearly three times as many businesses looking to relocate or expand here. The recent rankings will play into some of those companies’ final decisions. And while Boise is the city named on the lists, business and community leaders say the rankings really extend beyond the city and apply to all of the Treasure Valley.

The entire state of Idaho is also getting some national love from the press. CNN Money just named Idaho as the friendliest state for small businesses.

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 Boise Valley: Home to The Sundance Company Since 1976

Since its founding in 1976 The Sundance Company has always thought the Boise Valley was wonderful place to live and do business. The state capital of Idaho has grown and transformed through the years. The City of Trees has developed into the Boise Valley which now includes Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, and other surrounding areas. Hundreds of thousands of people now call the Valley home, and hether it’s the vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the mild climate, Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Good jobs, affordable housing and a safe, clean and vibrant downtown all add up to a great place to live.

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce also points out these great reasons to live and work in the Boise Valley:

  • Real Estate – The area’s cost of living is among the lowest in the west, and our high quality of life continues to attract new residents, business and industry to the Boise area.
  • Traffic & Transportation – The average commute time in the greater Boise metropolitan area is 20.2 minutes – 20 percent faster than the national average and considerably less than other urbanized areas in the West.
  • Health Care – Whether you’re seeking health care options for a growing family, or taking care of aging parents, the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area offers state-of-the-art health care.
  • Financial Services – The Boise metro area has a full range of financial institutions – from local and national banks to credit unions to investment firms – to meet the needs of any consumer.
  • Education – Boise metropolitan residents know the secret to success lies in education – a high priority locally and statewide. Approximately half of the state’s general fund is allocated to education.
  • Utilities – Low-cost energy is a key ingredient to successful economic development and quality of life for those who live and work in the Boise MSA.
  • Dining – There’s no shortage of dining options in the Treasure Valley, and many of them are members of the Boise Metro Chamber! Come see for yourself!
  • Child Care – As many recent arrivals and long-time residents are having, and raising, children in the Boise Metro Area, you’ll find a wealth of options to see to it that they develop into model citizens!
  • Places of Worship – In addition to being a great place to live and raise a family, Boise also offers an abundant variety of worship opportunities for individuals and families.

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 Options with The Sundance Company

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. The in-house management team values its personal connections and the relationship of trust it has created with its tenants and property owners, which include national and regional companies, some of whom have been in Sundance buildings for more than 15 years. For more information about The Sundance Company’s available office space in The Boise Valley including Meridian please contact us today.

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

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.

Boise Commercial Real Estate for Lease – Pheasant Place

Located in the beautifully landscaped Blackeagle Center, a 45-acre business park in Boise developed by The Sundance Company, Pheasant Place is shell and core complete; divisible to 1,500 square feet. Generous TI allowance; finish spaces to tenant specifications. Pheasant Place is conveniently located at the corner of Maple Grove and Overland Roads in Boise.

Pheasant Place
9169 W. Blackeagle Drive
Boise, Idaho 83709

Site Area: 1.07 acres
Zoning: C-3D
Year Built: 2003
Project Size: 12,369 square feet
Number of Floors: One
Parking: 5.0 /1,000
Construction: Steel Frame
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: 10’ finished height
Restrooms: Undetermined; waiting build outs
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.

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.

Blackeagle Plaza Center Flyer

Blackeagle Plaza Center Map

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.

Leasing Industrial Spaces in the Boise Valley

If you need large storage facilities, or a place to set up large-scale production, manufacturing, or a shipping depot, the cheapest type of space to rent is usually industrial space. But commercial industrial spaces can also be used in place of traditional commercial offices, usually at substantially cheaper prices per square foot.

There are many advantages to leasing commercial industrial spaces in the Boise Valley. Some of the benefits include:

  • Affordable, Flexible Leases: Large industrial space are usually less expensive to rent than finished commercial office space or established retail spaces. And, since industrial spaces are often used for a variety of purposes, leasing agents can be flexible when negotiating the terms of industrial space leases.
  • Cheaper to Renovate Than to Purchase a Building: If you need custom-designed facilities, but cannot afford to purchase and renovate your own building, most industrial complexes allow tenants to build-out, modify, or substantially renovate warehouses into custom office, production, or even retail facilities.
  • Flexible Zoning Options: Because industrial parks tend to be very flexible in terms of zoning, it may be easier to convert industrial spaces into manufacturing and retail businesses than existing buildings in areas zoned for other specific business purposes.
  • Add Usable Square Feet Without Increasing Rent: Since most large industrial spaces have high ceilings, many can accommodate a mezzanine or be split into two internal stories. Depending on how much you spend to add this space, you can add to your usable square footage without increasing your monthly rent.

The most important thing when considering any leased space is to look at as many spaces as possible before making your decision. By including commercial industrial space on your list of leasing options, you may just find larger, more affordable space to grow 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 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

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.

Finding the Right Retail Space in the Greater Boise Metropolitain Area

If you’re selling a product, you may need a space from which to hawk your wares. Don’t sign a lease on the first bargain you see – find a location that’s accessible to your customers and suited to the needs of your business.

  • Make sure that any space you’re considering is big enough for both your current needs and your foreseeable growth. Be realistic and don’t over commit.
  • Do your homework beforehand. Investigate traffic patterns; tour the building. Find out who the previous tenant was, and why the business left. Learn what kinds of marketing the location does in support of its tenants (if any) and whether co-operative marketing funds are available to you.
  • Weigh the benefits of guaranteed foot traffic at a mall location against premium rent. Some malls require that all tenants stay open during mall hours, and pay for common area usage as well as the store’s own space and upkeep. Stores may also be asked to pay a percentage of sales to the mall.
  • Identify your closest competitors. Also check out neighboring businesses with an eye for complementary products or services. Is there an established cluster economy? If you are locating in a mall, check the lease agreement for any guaranteed protection against competition (malls may rent only to a set number of similar stores at any given time).
  • Evaluate whether the physical location and space is a good fit with your product line. Do you need a large, bright space or a charming, cozy nook?
  • Investigate any restrictions on signage. Signs are vitally important to retail businesses, yet many landlords decide on what a store can and cannot do. The rules may be even stricter in a mall, which closely monitors its physical appearance.
  • Negotiate the terms of your lease aggressively. Never accept wording that’s confusing or that leaves you wondering who is liable for what. Ask for the right of first refusal on adjacent space in case you need to expand. Negotiate for free improvements and other incentives before signing your lease.
  • Hire a real estate attorney who not only specializes in lease negotiations, but knows your area and, preferably, has dealt with your kind of business before. A lease negotiation can cover tens, if not hundreds, of terms, and you want someone in your corner who’s seen it all before.
  • Know who’s responsible for maintaining the heating, air-conditioning and other systems, as well as keeping up the parking lot and building exterior. This can be critical in older buildings.

If your company is searching for a retail space location that’s handy to your customers and is suited to the needs of your business, then contact The Sundance Company. Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your retail space needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. We have more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial real estate space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations. Please check out The Sundance Company website to view property photos, search for retail space or learn more about Sundance’s 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.