Start your search by selecting the neighborhoods that best fit your business. If your office will have a lot of client traffic, make sure it is easily accessible. Look at the surrounding buildings and imagine how your clients would feel in that area. You do not want to lose out on business because your new office is located in an area of town with bad reputation.
Before signing the lease, consider the reliability and availability of transportation. Are there any safe public transportation options your employees and clients are likely to use? If this is a location accessible primarily by car, is there a big enough parking space to accommodate everyone?
Whether you are looking to rent in an office park or in a residential building, take a closer look at your future neighbors. For instance, having a dance school directly below your office might be distracting to your employees if the building does not have sufficient sound proofing. Similarly, an office space in a residential area might cause problems in the long run if the other renters in the building frown upon heavy client traffic.
Take a good look at all the available space and assess the potential for future growth. If everything seems perfect about an office, but there is no room for future expansion, you need to keep looking for a better option. Also make sure the current configuration of the space and the available amenities match your ideal set up as close as possible in order to reduce future costs.