Lease a Traditional Midtown Office or a Hip Flatiron Industrial Loft?
Lease a Traditional Midtown Office or a Hip Flatiron Industrial Loft?

Before entering “office space for rent nyc” in Google and spending hours researching listings, you must decide what environment suits your company: a traditional NYC office rental or an open plan, creative loft setting.

Traditional NYC Office Rentals

An office for rent with drop ceilings appeals to corporate tenants like accounting, law, financial services and consulting firms. For these industries, a high density of offices allowing privacy for executives is essential. Concentrated in Grand Central, The Financial District, Times Square and The Plaza District, office intensive space is mainly located in traditional commercial buildings.

Commercial Loft Space for Creative Firms

In recent years, open plan collaborative workspaces in formerly industrial buildings have become extremely popular. With open ceilings, brick walls, over sized windows and concrete or hardwood floors, they usually have a bullpen area that can accommodate many cubicles. Chelsea, NoMad, The Garment District, SoHo and Tribeca have a large inventory of creative loft spaces in strong demand from technology, media and Internet companies. Even some financial services companies are leasing open plan collaborative workspaces in these areas.

  • Built Out Law Firm Space in Madison Avenue 275 Madison, LAW, P7, 3,252SF, $65 Office
    17615 275 Madison, LAW, P7, 3,252SF, $65
    273 Madison Avenue New York NY 10016
  • Financial District Open Plan Office in Broadway 160 Broadway, Partial 10th Floor, 1,915 S.F. Loft style space with tenant controlled central HVAC unit. 11' ceilings with concrete floors. Bright space with windows facing East and West (Broadway). This space is currently a white box. It could easily be built out with 3-4 offices, a conference room, and an open area for a more office intensive use such as a law firm or accounting firm. Or it would work well as an open plan office rental for a technology or creative firm seeking a wide open space.This building is eligible for all Lower Manhattan Real Estate Incentive benefits. Office
    7181 160 Broadway, Partial 10th Floor, 1,915 S.F.
    160 Broadway New York NY 10038
  • Loft Style Office with Industrial Chic in West 29th Street 231 W. 29th Street, Partial 4th Floor Loft Loft style space located just a short walk from Penn Station. Beautiful creative space with 11' ceiling height and polished concrete floors. The current is condition is a white box, but the landlord will build to suit. Perfect space for tech companies, PR or advertising agencies, architectural firms or any creative user seek open plan space with an industrial feel.  Office
    15400 231 W. 29th Street, Partial 4th Floor Loft
    231 West 29th Street New York NY 10001
  • 14 Ft Ceilings-Office, Loft in West 27th St. 120 West 27th Street Amazing loft space with 14' exposed ceilings and wall of oversized windows facing south. Hardwood floors. Open plan space with dry pantry. Cooling via window units. Construction negotiable. Landlord seeking a 5-7 year lease term. Recently renovated common areas. Lobby attended during business hours.  Well maintained "B" office building; one of the best office rental values in Midtown South. Convenient to Penn Station and local buses and subways.This space would work well for an office use, art gallery or showroom. Office
    10093 120 West 27th Street
    120 West 27th St. New York NY 10001
    • One of a Kind!!
    • 2,500 Sq. Ft.
    • $8,125 / month
    • 46th Street
    • Midtown / Grand Central
  • One of a Kind!! in 46th Street 28 W. 46th St. Unique Midtown Manhattan office rental in boutique landmark office building. Occupying the entire 5th floor, this 2,500 SF space has 14' ceilings and a large mezzanine accessible by a hardwood staircase. Herringbone hardwood floors and mahogany walls throughout. Two private bathrooms and a kitchen. French windows. Tenant controlled HVAC. Several fireplaces. Brand new building lobby.  Great location; easily accessible from Times Square and Grand Central location.Landlord seeking a 3-5 year lease term. Asking rent is $8,125/month. WILL NOT LAST. Office
    8125 28 W. 46th St.
    28 46th Street New York NY 10036
  • Bright Open Loft Space in West 21st Street 50 West 21st St. Bright open loft space with polished concrete floor. Landlord will build. Rent negotiable. Office
    12875 50 West 21st St.
    50 West 21st Street New York NY 10010

Short Term and Flexible Office Rental NYC: Shared Executive Suites

If you need a small space for one month to one year, a shared executive office suite is the easiest solution. Executive office suites are delivered furnished with phone and Internet up and running. With a staff smaller than three people, it will cost you less than renting a private office from a landlord. But, if your staff exceeds three employees and your company can commit to an office for a longer term, you will find that renting your own space directly from a landlord will be far more cost effective.

Three Key Markets: Midtown, Midtown South, Downtown

Most NYC office rentals are located in Manhattan. They are situated in three major commercial real estate markets: Midtown, Midtown South and Downtown.

Prominent business neighborhoods include Grand Central, Penn Plaza, Times Square, Union Square, Chelsea, Flatiron, Hudson Square and Wall Street. Each one has a strong identity and attracts specific industries.

Times Square, Grand Central, Wall Street and The Plaza District offer traditional high-end NYC office space for lease in classical commercial buildings. With high-speed elevators, lobby sign in, state of the art mechanical systems, on-site property management, these properties appeal to financial services firms, major corporations, and media firms.

Midtown South has the largest inventory of former industrial buildings with loft space perfectly tailored for young creative businesses, both established or start-ups. This hip area that includes The Flatiron District, NoMad, Chelsea and Union Square attracts emerging industries like social media, renewable energy, virtual currency (Bitcoin), mobile computing and software development.

How Are New York Office Buildings Rated?

 Regardless of whether you need traditional office space, an open plan commercial loft or a short term executive office suite, it is helpful to understand the differences between “A”, “B” or “C” office buildings:

Class A Buildings: Prestigious and Luxurious

  • Lobbies attended by staff 24/7
  • Air-conditioned lobbies and common areas
  • Property management on premises
  • High level of capital improvements
  • Cleaning services included in the base rents
  • Advanced fire alarm and security systems

Class B Buildings: Affordable & Functional

  • Traditional lobbies and corridors
  • 24/7 tenant access
  • Attended lobbies, mostly during business hours

Class C Buildings: Bare Bones and Cost Effective
Class C buildings offer the most affordable NYC office space for lease. They are usually former warehouse or manufacturing buildings converted to office use. In some cases attended, the lobbies may range from nice and acceptable to bare bones and functional. Class C buildings are great for start-ups that are seeking to an inexpensive office space for rent NYC.

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