Office Space for Rent

Uniland has the largest portfolio of business parks, office space, warehouse space, commercial property and shovel-ready vacant land in Buffalo & Rochester. Let our experienced Account Executives guide you through our efficient five-step commercial property leasing process. WNY's most trusted commercial real estate developer since 1974.

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    Office Space for Rent

    Our office space leasing portfolio includes the most awarded commercial office space in WNY. Select a location that works for you and our architects and interior designers will create a productive and inspiring business space for your employees.

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    Warehouse Space

    Many businesses need both an office and a warehouse, distribution or light manufacturing space. We offer many industrial & flex spaces near highways with wide roadways, spacious trailer staging, loading docks and grade level doors.

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    Retail Space for Rent

    Our select Amherst & downtown Buffalo retail sites offer different options of demographics and visibility. Let our expert site selectors help you find the best locations in Western, NY to suit your retail and restaurant space needs.

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    Let Uniland guide you through our exclusive 5-step leasing process.

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Buffalo Demographics

What are the Steps to Finding New Office Space for Your Business?

After 45 plus years in the commercial real estate business, Uniland Development has identified Six key factors when determining your new office space needs:

  • Office Size & Layout
  • Office Location
  • Amenities like parking, natural lighting & outdoor space
  • Price (Rent and CAM charges)
  • Lease Term
  • Property Management

Check out Course 1 at Uniland University for analysis and insight on the process we recommend for finding new office space.

Looking to move or start a new business in the Buffalo, NY region?

Check out Course 10 of Uniland University  for a free demographic report with detailed analysis of the major cities & towns around WNY.  This easy-to-read format addresses key questions related to:

  • The population of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Average incomes in Western NY region
  • Varying cost of Class A & B office space
  • Erie County tax maps & school rankings
  • Average ages & business density
  • Commute times & public transportation

 

Office space needs

How do you determine the right amount of office space for your business?

Check out Course 3 of Uniland University and this free Office Space Calculator developed by our design team to help you design your new office.  This invaluable tool can guide you through building out a productive work space that will inspire your staff and customers.

The current office standard on average, is 150 of square feet of usable floor area per employee, but this is changing rapidly as technology and the next generation enters the workforce.   Things like open floor plans, coworking space, lounge areas and working remotely are changing the way we build and design office space in 2020 and beyond.

An architect and interior designer can create an efficient floor plan that combines the appropriate square feet per employee with the business’ functions, workflow and culture. Keep in mind that a good business space planner can help make any office space effective and efficient.

 

LEasing office space benefits

Should you Rent Office Space or Buy a Building?

In Course 4 at Uniland University, we discuss the benefits of leasing office space.  For many businesses, leasing office space is a more practical option, but there are some advantages to buying commercial real estate. Here are some key benefits of leasing office space:

  • More office locations to choose from –  There are typically more leasing options in desired locations than properties for sale
  • Lower upfront capital costs – Since you’re not purchasing a property, there are no down payments (which average 10% of the building cost)
  • Greater flexibility – it is typically much easier to change a lease, move your business or expand when you are renting an office
  • Decreased liability & responsibility – In addition to lower insurance costs, most leased properties include property management
  • Tax benefits – Companies renting office space can write-off lease payments and other rental expenses for tax purposes.  Businesses can also depreciate costs related to office improvements at a much faster rate than building owners.
  • No ownership risk –  you won’t have to worry about fluctuations in the real estate market or deal with trying to sell the property if your business need to expand, move or close some day

Should you Locate your Business in an Office Park?

Uniland Univeristy Course 5 explores some of the advantages that suburban business campuses offer to both business owners and employees.  These a few of the features in the article:

  • Convenient commuting – Suburban office parks are usually located along major roads and highways with shorter commutes than downtown locations.  Spending hours in traffic every week reduces productivity and can be a major impediment to attracting and retaining employees for any business.
  • Free & easy parking – Not only are downtown office commutes time-consuming and stressful, when you get there you often have to pay for parking.  In many cases you spend more time looking for street parking or getting in an out of busy lots and parking ramps.
  • Visible signage – Many office parks have high visibility and signage opportunities for businesses to alert passing motorists about their brand that keep your business “top of the “mind” to local traffic.
  • Outdoor space – Suburban office parks provide a more spacious, park-like environment for businesses. There are more trees, plants and grass to bring natural beauty into the workplace experience.
  • Nearby shopping & services – Office space located near major shopping districts featuring restaurants, shops, and medical practices, employees can enjoy a greater work-life balance outside the office.
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What are the Top Office Space Trends for 2020?

Residential design style is being infused into corporate America.  The bold colors of the 1970s are making a return to office spaces, complimented by monochromatic black, white and or gray backgrounds. Held annually at The Mart since 1969, NeoCon attracts over 50,000 design professionals to see and discuss the latest innovations.  These are among the highlights in commercial office design from NeoCon discussed in Course 7 at Uniland Univeristy:

  • Resimercial – A hybrid of residential and commercial design, more business environments are taking their inspiration from residential spaces.
  • Privacy booths –  With the rise of open work spaces and collaboration areas, organizations are seeking private spaces to have conversations, meeting and teleconferences.
  • Mid-century modern – The clean lines and simple sophistication that emerged in the 1950s and ‘60s are in vogue with office space designers today.
  • 1970’s Colors –  Black, white and grey backgrounds in office space are being offest by Disco-era colors like rich burgundies, soft corals, warm yellow hues and deep navy-blues.
  • Sound absorbing components – With the advent of more open spaces, noise levels are a growing problem in the modern office.  From divider screens to curtains to white-noise, there are many new office space design touches on walls and ceilings that also reduce noise levels.
  • Move towards natural light – In a Harvard Business Review research poll of 1,614 North American employees, we found that access to natural light and views of the outdoors are the number one attribute wanted in a workplace environment. Office designers are increasingly striving to incorporate as much natural light as possible into any design as it can positively impact employee wellbeing, productivity and happiness.

 

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What are some Benefits of Coworking & Shared Office Space?

According to the Global Workspace Association coworking spaces have grown by over of 200% in the past 5 years, with now more than 14,400 coworking spaces worldwide. Coworking and shared office space continue to challenge traditional real estate by creating experiential spaces that place the way you want to work at the heart of their operations.  Course 11 at Uniland University discusses how coworking gives different business types the perfect blend of flexibility, savings and efficiency to meet your office space needs.

Sole Proprietors & Start- Ups – The ease and affordability of joining a shared workspace community brings the dream of having your own office within reach for individuals and start-ups. In a professional, shared office setting you can enjoy an environment that enhances your productivity, spurs your professional growth, and even improves your health, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.  Coworking offices place you in a community of like-minded individuals who will challenge you to grow personally and professionally, and joins in celebrating your wins!

Small (2-24 employees) & Medium Businesses (25-99) – Small- and medium-sized businesses are using coworking spaces more and more as well — and for many of the same reasons as sole proprietors. The lower overhead costs, flexible space options, straight forward terms, and 24/7 access eliminate the hassle of setting up a traditional office, allowing your business to focus purely on — well, business! Coworking and shared office space offer onsite staff, dedicated to delivering business services and support to its members; ultimately saving you the cost to hire an employee, or headache of managing it yourself.

Large Businesses (100+ employees) – Many large businesses and enterprise corporations are using shared work spaces as an integral part of their business models. Fortune 500 companies like Verizon, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, Starbucks and Citibank have all added coworking options to their operations.  These large organizations are using these spaces as a means to retain talent and unite remote employees, ensuring they feel like they are part of the broader organization. Employers also use shared office communities to handle other space needs, such as renting rooms for trainings, confidential projects and HR matters like interviews, downsizing and merger/acquisition talks.

 

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