Lease your own space VS rent an office in Westend on Sixth


1

Cheaper to rent with us that rent your own space

2

No long term commitment to lease.  We require minimum 3 month commitment, which is negotiable.

3

No personal guarantees

4

Get the operational cost benefit of a large business for your small business

5

Walk straight into your own office – no purchase of assets (furniture, kitchen items, etc) or establishment

of services (internet, power, telephone, etc)

6

Let us worry about the month operating costs.  You focus on your business

7

Professional Receptionist providing free ‘Meet and Greet’ service

8

Latest technology in phone systems, internet and boardroom

9

Boardroom booking system, 6 hours per week complimentary use of our fully equipped boardroom

10

Telephone call charges – $50 free allowance

11

Printer/fax/scanner – $50 credit for printing and scanning free of charge

12

Undercover client parking – 2 hours free client/guest parking

13

Receptionist salary for ‘Meet and Greet’

14

Security camera surveillance – with access to camera’s from your Suite

15

The Café is free of cost – fair use applies

16

Each Suite has its own individual “Zone master” air conditioner controller.  

17

All tenants are free to use the sixth floor 105sqm balcony, outdoor furniture, pool table and BBQ facilities

for lunches, meetings and functions.

Comparison Case Study – small business owner plus 2 -3 staff

 Cost per annum

Committed expenditure:

 Lease on ‘A spec’

 Lease on ‘B spec’

 Westend on Sixth – Business Suites (A Spec)

 

 

Cost of Rent – Area

Sqm

 

 

 – Usable office space for desks

30

 

 

 – Unusable office space (walkways, etc)

20

 

 

 – Reception area

16

 

 

 – kitchen area

8

 

 

 – boardroom or meeting room

20

 

 

94

 

 

 

 

A spec per sqm

B spec per sqm

 

 

Rent before outgoings per sqm

275

200

           25,850

           18,800

            26,400

Outgoings per sqm

90

80

             8,460

             7,520

                      

Inc of rent

 

 

Avg. p/m

 

 

Electricity

200

             2,400

             2,400

                      

Inc of rent

Telephone line rental (ISDN x 4 lines)

200

             2,400

             2,400

                      

Inc of rent

Telephone equipment rental

300

             3,600

             3,600

                      

Inc of rent

Internet

100

             1,200

             1,200

                      

Inc of rent

Printer/fax/scanner (Konica Minolta business base model)

585

             7,020

             7,020

                      

Inc of rent

Cleaning

400

            4,800

             4,800

 

 $        55,730

 $        47,740

 $         26,400

Saving

 $        29,330

 $        21,340


But what is a serviced office…


Basically, it’s everything you want from an executive office, only with less costs involved.

Serviced Offices are a total office solution, offering fully-fitted and furnished spaces, ready for immediate occupation. The Serviced Office Operator, like Westend on Sixth Business Suites for example, takes care for all of the services to the building, and in addition provides a range of business services including reception, secretarial support, conference and meeting facilities, video conferencing, networking and high speed internet access.

Whilst at first glance costs may seem high, the rent that you pay includes almost all of the costs that you would normally expect to pay in addition to renting a conventional office. There are no additional costs for body corporate rates, heating/air conditioning, lighting and power, security, cleaning, building maintenance, elevators or insurance etc, and in some cases like at Westend on Sixth Business Suites, rent also includes the costs, for telephone/internet usage and meeting rooms and even functions and morning tea.

Another great cost saver of using Serviced Offices is the savings on furnishings, which can be a significant cost for any occupier. Furniture, which is normally the latest workstations with chairs, filing systems and tables for meeting rooms are all included in the serviced office rent; and most serviced offices are fully fitted with high-speed internet and wire-less internet options.

The typically short-term lease or contract, is also a major difference between serviced offices and traditional offices, which is one of the main reasons for deciding to use them. A serviced office lease may be as short as 3 months, or more typically 6 or12 months, giving many businesses the flexibility to shrink or expand as their business requires. A very different scenario from the long-term lease normally associated with a traditional office.

One of the fastest growing and most ingenious sectors of the global property market today, the serviced office industry has been nothing less than explosive in the past few years. The European business model has made it’s way to Australia where the popularity has been growing increasingly for businesses in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.