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Executive Suites: Office of the future?

In real estate, Uncategorized on October 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I just spoke to one of my favorite managers in Orange County and she said that she has some terrific corner office suites available…in January!  Her offices average $1000 per office  that includes a phone system, T-1 internet and parking.  Wait a minute, aren’t we in a recession?  Every where I go, I see “Office Available”, or “Building for Sale”.  So why does a high-priced executive suite business center has a 100% occupancy rate?  Is this a fluke?

The fact is, there are many business centers nationwide that have high occupancy rates. Having a high rate of 80% or more in occupancy is a norm in the Executive Suites industry. Think about the type of companies that does well in a recession.  Discounters like Walmart and Target are thriving while other companies are laying off employees in order to survive.  So, are Executive Suites the discounters of the Real Estate industry?  No.  As a matter of fact, on a per-square-feet basis, Executive Suites are more expensive than the traditional office.  So why do Executive Suites do so well as a whole? There are quite a few reasons but the answer here is value.  Think about the last time you went into a burger house.  You can order a deluxe burger with all the trimmings for $3.95, a large fries for $1.99, and a large Coke for $1.79.  Oh wait, let’s look at the combo meals to see if there are any value there.  There it is, everything that you wanted for $5.95.  Executive Suites, in essence, bundle the office and the services together like a value meal and charge you one price.

Let’s look at the normal services that are included in each office package.  Services and packages differ for each business center, so make sure you talk to your center manager and ask her to explain to you everything that is included in your office “value meal”.  For simplicity purposes, let’s look at the services found at most business centers.

  • Reception services – think about how much you are paying a receptionist to answer your calls and meet-and-greet your clients. $10 per hour?  In an Executive Suites, the meet-and-greet service is included in your office package, and personalized answering service is a measly $25-$100 per month extra.  This service is worth every dime to have another person represent you and your company.
  • Phones and voicemail – How much would you pay for At&T to install a business line at your office?  What happens if your phone service is down, who will be there to get you back up?  A phone system in an Executive Suites averages $50 a month, and if your phone goes down, someone is on it ASAP.  Most business centers charge for long distance calls, so know what you are getting with your phone system so there are no surprises.
  • Internet –  The average price for internet in a business center is $50 per month.  The speed varies, but typically it’s  a T-1 line, more than adequate for your computer needs.
  • Furniture – Not all Executive Suites include furniture in their office packages, so inquire to see if your office includes furniture.  Sometimes, an office package is cheaper because it does not include furniture.  You can benefit from this if you have your own furniture.  Otherwise, there is a rental program that all business centers have. However, this is done usually through a third party and the prices can be high.
  • Parking – does your center has parking fee?  In Los Angeles, it’s difficult to get free parking. So budget the parking in with the office package to make sure you are getting the best deal.  Parking fees range from free to $250/month in downtown LA.
  • Conference rooms – Most business centers have conference rooms that will allow you to conduct team meetings and meet with clients.  Check with your business center to see how much usage is included in your lease.
  • Misc services that will benefit you and your business – Fax, beverage services, light secretarial duties, catering, networking, conference room usage, copy room services, concierge services are some that comes to mind.  These services are either minimal monthly cost or charged per hour, depending on locations.
I believe that Executive Suites will be the office of the future.  With services like reception, conference room usage, and phone and internet services all packed into your lease at a fair monthly fee, more small companies are moving out of their large traditional offices and home offices into Executive Suites.
About Office Boulevard:  We are a nationwide Executive Suites search firm. We will help you locate the best office for your requirements at the best price.  Our services is always FREE to you.  To inquire, please contact us at 949-800-5507 or  To inquire online, please go to

Dallas Executive Suites, Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

In real estate on July 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Dallas/Ft Worth has one of the best market for executive suites.  Offices are cheaper, relatively, and you get more services for your money.  Take phone and internet services, for example.  Let’s say you call AT & T to install a business phone line and High Speed internet in your home office.  Besides installation cost, your monthly cost is around $100-$120 with taxes.  Not bad.  Now let’s look at what you get for the same amount in an executive suite in Dallas.

  • Phone system with rollover line and voicemail and free local calling*
  • T-1 or T-3 internet, much faster than DSL
  • Telephone answering by a receptionist during business hours…WOW

So you see where I am going with this.  You actually save money by investing in an executive suite.  What else do you get?  I am listing these in bullet points so I don’t go on a tangent. If you have any questions, just call me.  For as low as $399** a month, here is what you get.

  • A private office with a lock and key
  • Furniture, but depending on the center, some of them has a furniture add-on for a few more bucks per month
  • Phone and internet and telephone answering, as mentioned above
  • Fax line, at some centers this is an add-on
  • Usage of luxurious conference rooms, some centers offer up to 55 hours per month!
  • All Utilities (My electric bill is over $500 in the summer at home, so do the math)
  • 24/7 access
  • Kitchen privileges, usually free water and coffee, some offer bagels and doughnuts on certain days
  • Live receptionist to meet and greet your clients, priceless for most professions.  Think about how much you would have to pay a secretary in your traditional office space.  This benefit is worth hundreds of $$$ per month.
  • Short-term leases, usually up to a year is max
  • Copy and mail center, lounges and sometimes fitness centers are benefits of an executive suite
  • A corporate feel.  Your clients are immediately greeted by a receptionist, you won’t have clients wandering down a empty hallway…terrible!
  • Most have free parking for you and your clients.  Downtown Dallas do have paid parking though, can’t avoid that.

I know I listed some benefits in there, but hey, I’m passionate about this.  I think every entrepreneur and small business should be in an executive suite, it just makes perfect sense.  Plus, these centers are great for networking, and the centers have functions where you can meet other businesses and network with them.

Now a little reason why you should let me represent you for an executive suite.  Plain and simple, I am the best. I’m honest, hard-working, and I maintain excellent relationships with my center managers so that when I call them and ask for a reduction in rent for my clients, or a little more service, more conference room time, or even free rent, they usually oblige.  It’s a little bit of an unfair advantage if you use my free service (YES IT’S FREE), but I’m all about saving money, and I will save you money.   I have a 6 yr old and a 1 yr old, I know how to get the most for my money.  Oh, did I tell you I grew up in Dallas? So I know my territory very well too.  Call me or email me your requirements and let me help you get the best deals.

JC Nguyen

949-800-5507 office

214-435-8623 cell

*You do have to pay for long distance, as this is an income center for executive suites.

*$399 is the lowest I’ve been able to get.  The average in Dallas is $500-$1000, depending on size and other factors.

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In real estate on June 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm

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