With every year, more office space in offered in Belgrade, but there is a slight difference of the type of the space clients look for lately. Previous years the most of the clients rented office space in big business quarts, however more of them are renting bigger empty apartments for business purposes.
Still the most popular business location is New Belgrade, so the most of companies are moving out the city center to this part of the city due to the it’s wideness and enough parking space. When looking for the right business space all the clients have more or less the same demands and the accent is on the good connections with other part of the city, office disposition, enough parking space and good Internet connections.
Although in the last years there have been build more than 250 000 km2 of office space all around Belgrade, prices are still very high. Prices vary from 3 euros to 25 euros per m2, and even higher in elite business complexes such as Ušće, whereas for a monthly rent of 200 m2 office space you should single out up to 5500 euros.
Generally the most expensive is New Belgrade and small companies have very big problem to find proper office space for a decent prices.
These are some of the advices OUR HUB is giving to you, how to find a good office space in Belgrade:
4. Infrastructure and style
This is a more important feature for some businesses than others. Nowadays however, there aren’t many businesses that can function efficiently without a reliable internet connection. Some offices, particularly managed or serviced offices, generally include internet access as part of their rent. If you’re leasing somewhere privately though, you’ll need to factor in the cost of getting a line connected and the monthly payments for access.
The quality and reliability of the service matters too. There’s no point paying for a service that is being interrupted constantly or cracks under the strain of a particularly busy day.
Infrastructure doesn’t just mean internet, either. What about postal services or telephone connections? With mobile phones so prevalent these days the latter might not be that important to you, but postal services are still crucial for signed documents or other physical items.
Here’s a series of questions for making sure the infrastructure in your new office is going to be adequate:
- Have I factored in the cost of any internet access into the price I’ll be paying for this space?
- Can I contact any other businesses in the building to share their experiences of the infrastructure?
- Does this office have a dedicated postal address?
- Can I ask the owner for a speed test to ensure that the ISP is providing sufficient service?
The speed test is a really simple thing you can do to try and get real data that answers your question. If the service is good, the owner isn’t going to think twice about providing it.
Quite often this is pushed to the back of people’s minds while they’re searching for new offices. Although it’s advisable to consider the “more important” factors like the four mentioned above first, there is still a lot to be said for office style.
If you’re a business that hopes to become a “brand” or wants to protect your brand image from the start, then you’ll need to take this into consideration. An office can be a fantastic branding tool. Why do you think Apple has such grand plans, and why should your office be any different?
Here are a few things that you should consider:
- What other businesses operate in this area? Is it in line with the industry I’m in?
- Does this office allow me to customize or brand the office space at no extra cost?
- Would I be proud posting interior pictures of this office space to our website?
If you’re answering no to any of these questions, you might want to reconsider.
Some offices will add on costs to do even simple things like painting the walls or hanging pictures. Make sure you’re aware, ahead of time of where you stand. An undecorated office isn’t going to help your brand image!