8 tips to get you the ideal commercial space in Nairobi, Kenya

8 tips to get you the ideal commercial space in Nairobi, Kenya

Choosing the right commercial space for your business is a very important decision every entrepreneur desires to make. It can determine how sustainable or how fast your investment can grow. The contrary is also true. 

Whether you are looking for a commercial space for a new business or you want to relocate an existing one these are highlights of what to put into consideration when looking for office or business space in Nairobi and its environs. 

1. Make a list of your commercial essentials

Having a clear idea of all the essential things you would like to have, and more importantly, all the things you absolutely wouldn’t like to have in your business space is important. However much this may sound time or resource-consuming, remember choosing a poor location can cost your business along the way. 

2. Map the ideal geographic location

The geographic location of your business should allow you to manage and operate your business as effectively and efficiently as possible. Look for areas where your product or service is in high demand. Don’t you want to expand or move to a location where the other businesses on the block are complementary? This can significantly ensure your business fits into the local market.

3. Qualify the transport network and parking space

Good road connectivity and public transport can greatly empower your productivity and that of your staff. Besides clients, courier collection and deliveries need that kind of efficiency. If you are having in-store customer visits, their ability to reach your business is essential for your growth.

Evaluate whether there are safe and convenient parking spaces within your business premise or in close proximity to the office – for your own benefit, your employees’, clients’, and couriers’.

4. Visibility and access

What are the products and (or) services you are offering? An easy-to-find office – especially one that has passing trade – can boost your growth prospects.  

5. Neighbourhood

The neighbourhood must have a reputation that fits your kind of brand. In case it has a bad reputation you risk discouraging potential partners, clients, or customers.

6. Support Amenities

In your day-to-day operations, you need services and support amenities to keep your team running optimally. For instance, coffee shops and restaurants can give you lots of options and relief when you want to entertain clients. Post offices, banks, and office supply stores are key in meeting your day-to-day business needs whereas supermarkets, gyms, bars, and cafes come in handy if you are looking at entertaining clients, or providing options for staff.

7. The building and space

There are a number of questions you and your team need to ask ( and answer) before making a decision about your next office (or commercial) space. Consider the following:

  • Is the building presentable and in a good state of repair?
  • Is the office size the right fit for your team and storage of supplies (if any)?
  • Can you access the office after hours?
  • Is it well-lit in the evening? 
  • Is the building secure, and is there sufficient security in place?
  • Will you feel safe there in the early morning or evening?
  • Does it have a suitable toilet?

8. Paperwork

Once you’ve vetted the key elements your office space needs to have and are okay with what you’ve found, it’s time to sign a lease or rental agreement.

Check the options before signing a lease or rental agreement, it’s important to know what you are getting for your money.

At Ciata City, we are fully aware of Nairobi’s modern business dynamics and needs. We offer flexible lease terms and competitive pricing, so you can find the space that fits your budget and your unique commercial requirements. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help you find the perfect rental space that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your business or personal pursuits.

Talk to us on Tel: +254 20 200 10 28, +254  777 727 220, Email: management@ciatacity.co.ke or Sign up online HERE.


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