The five benefits of a managed office

Apr 6, 2020 11:10 PM ET

Managed offices are making a comeback, gone are the days of dreary old office blocks from the 70’s. Now you can rent beautiful spaces, designed to match your company with everything you need with just one monthly bill. Halkin, a leader in managed offices in central London have laid out 5 of the top benefits of a managed office.

You’re up and running faster

When you have a new business idea, you want to get to work designing the product or delivering that service. It can be a waste of time to have to buy office furniture, set up phone service and internet connections and decorate a conference room. Yet your team’s performance suffers until they have working offices. One of the greatest benefits of a managed office is that you choose the space you need, sign the lease and move in. Everything’s already set up for you. If you need additional space like five more offices, a conference room or a meeting hall, rent it for the time frame you need it. There’s no additional work on your part to scale.

Business accounting is simplified

Business managers appreciate the simplified accounting that comes with using a managed office. You get a flexible, short-term lease that includes everything. You probably won’t have to worry about staying on top of the utility and telecom bills in addition to the rent. You don’t have to pay for services you don’t need, but you can plan for the additional line items when you need them. Other services are already included in the rent such as building security and cleaning. Depending on the office, your team may be able to access break rooms with a wide selection of vending machines or a full cafeteria.

The location is almost always ideal

This is one point in favor of managed offices over coworking spaces like the now defunct We Work. Managed offices are typically located in commercial districts with good public transportation. Coworking spaces tend to be located in industrial areas, and good luck finding a bus stop in easy reach of it. The managed office often has a well-known address, and it is certainly located near other large commercial firms. You don’t have to spend as much time explaining where you’re located.

It is always professional

Managed offices like those by Halkin typically provide security, commercial cleaning crews and decorating services. The average office looks like a professional office. The waiting area for guests and conference rooms you meet in are well appointed and clean. You won’t have to overcome bad first impressions when meeting clients. You won’t need to argue that the money they’re investing in your firm will have a good ROI, because they think you’ll want to spend the money on furniture and basic office equipment.

It is flexible

We’ve already mentioned how managed offices are flexible. Simply expand or contract your footprint based on our needs and budget. In many managed offices, you can ask for customizations, too. They might be able to set up a handicap accessible workstation or high tech audiovisual equipment in the conference room. They might be able to set up rows of cubicles or dedicated coworking spaces. Converting rooms from meeting rooms to several break-out spaces may only be a single line item in this month’s invoice. But there are no hidden fees. You know what you’re paying for everything.

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