Hello - I'm looking for a small office, preferably within 5 miles of my home, but I will accept up to 10 miles from my home if the price is low enough and makes it worth it.
The ideal solution is one of the following:
- a sub-lease of some space within a company's existing office (usually when their business is down, or they have had layoffs, and have more space than they need, but can't break their lease. Having someone like me pay them some small amount helps them.
- an "executive suite" - usually a small private office within a group of small offices, manage by one company. You could almost compare it to a hotel - similar concept except for office - instead of a bunch of different private guest rooms, there are a bunch of private offices. Normally executive suites provide lots of services (conference rooms, internet connectivity, a shared phone receptionist, fax and copy services, etc), and therefore they are very expensive, which is NOT what I'm looking for.
I will go into more detail further on in the project, but please note that this is not as easy as it sounds to find on the Internet - when I tried to find one a year ago, hardly anything was showing on the Internet, and it took phone calls and emails to many different places to find a suitable executive suite...
I will need at least 3 different options to speak with and visit to decide on, preferably 5 or more.
I am looking for a minimum of 150 square feet, preferably 200 or even more if possible.
I am hoping to spend somewhere between $200 - $250 per month for this executive suite/sub-lease.
I DO NOT care what the condition of the office is - I would be fine in a very run-down, ugly building as I will not have any customers visit me there.
A "standard" executive suite would probably cost around $500 per month for 200 square feet...but again, that includes a bunch of different services, NONE of which I need.
I have my own Internet connection, my own printers and copiers, don't need a conference room, don't need a phone, don't need a receptionist, etc.
All I need is an office that I can work in - period.
Because I do not need any of those services, lower prices should be possible to find for an executive suite.
However, I don't know if there will be any options in my area, so that is why a sub-lease might be necessary.
Again, a sub-lease might be in any office that has extra space, and wouldn't mind getting an extra $200 bucks a month. An example would be most real-estate related companies, where they might have filled 5,000 square feet a few years ago, and currently, after layoffs, might have an extra 2,000 square feet that they don't mind sharing with someone like me. With our bad economy, there should be many other types of businesses with extra space.
My home address is 24151 Becard Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677. Again, I would prefer something within a 5 mile radius of my home, but will consider up to a 10 mile radius.
My current executive suite (which is getting ready to raise prices substantially) is at 25260 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA. 92653 - so don't bother researching that one!