How To Find The Best Short Term Office Space In NYC

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How To Find A Short Term Office Space In NYC

You may currently be in the market to temporarily find office space in NYC before moving to another permanent location, or you could be freelancing and you don’t have a need to have a permanent office. Nevertheless, you still need an office for a short period of time. Below are ways you can find a short-term solution. Your choice mainly depends on the estimated period that you’ll need the NYC office space.

Join a coworking space

If you are going to be in NYC for a short period of time then coworking is a good option. You can take a hot desk at the coworking space during your entire stay in NYC. Coworking centers provide all the basic office requirements including internet, meeting facilities, office equipment, and sometimes phone services. This option is also preferable when moving from one area to another in NYC and getting familiar with the neighborhood. You can work out of the coworking space and shop for long-term options at the same time. A much better solution than a cafe.

If you need or prefer privacy, there are coworking spaces that provide you with a private office within the coworking space.

Sharing a permanent office with another company

If you have a friend that owns a business and has some unoccupied space, you can approach them and ask to sublet the extra office space. You might be expected to pay part of the costs that they incur to maintain the office in addition to monthly rent. The only problem with this method is that you might need to be acquainted with the business owner beforehand as many businesses will not be willing to share their office space with strangers. If you can find a large company in your industry that is willing to sublet office space to you this arrangement comes with many advantages for both companies.

Rent a serviced office

There are companies that lease fully serviced offices complete with a reception, meeting areas, and a kitchen. You pay for your office and other services that you share with other companies in the same building. This option ensures that you will not have to subscribe to any additional business services such as the internet, which is great if you plan on being there for a short period of time.  

Incubation centers

If you are a startup, you can take advantage of business incubation centers in NYC. These centers provide a working area and office facilities with reduced monthly overhead. Many of them have a workshop and other standard production facilities. These places can be ideal for an early-stage startup that need guidance as well as office space, not to mention they are usually places that investors frequent.

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Jack Cohen

Jack Cohen has over 22 years of industry experience developing and implementing real estate strategies for clients in Manhattan and throughout the United States. Prior to founding Spaces Commercial Real Estate, Jack was a Managing Director at Colliers International for 3 years and a Director at Cushman & Wakefield for 9 years. Jack’s forward thinking has engineered some of Manhattan’s most unique and difficult deals including the repositioning and leasing of 636 11th Avenue, a 564,000 RSF warehouse to office conversion, which was awarded real estates highest honor- REBNY’s Henry Hart Rice Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award. Jack is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Business where he majored in Economics and Business Management. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the executive committee of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and the Board of Education of Keter Torah, his childrens’ school. Jack lives on the Jersey Shore with his wife and three children.