How to find shared office space in Redmond

August 6, 2008

Every day I talk with people that are looking for office space in Redmond.  I thought I would do a quick summary of the available shared office space currently for lease.  A quick way to find office space is to Google “shared office space redmond” you get a list of companies that provide office space.  Google lists the following in the Local Business results:

  • thinkspace
  • Premier Business Centers: Redmond (no longer operating)
  • Business Service Center – Bellevue
  • Karman Executive Center
  • Regus / HQ Business Centers
  • Apple Tree Executive Suites
  • Bellevue East Office Suites
  • Juanita Bay Office Center
  • Eastside/Premier Business Center
  • North Creek Executive Office Suites

In the organic results, North Star Offices is also listed.  I wanted to bring this up as they are also a company that provides shared office space in Redmond.  Like thinkspace, North Star Offices is independently operated.  North Star Offices is run by Heidi and Molly.  I’d like to meet them but they were not around when I dropped by their space.  It appears that they have a mix of space — four open workstations, four private offices, as well as some group meeting space.  North Star’s space has a cozy and comfortable feel.
The second company listed on the Local Business Listings is Premier Business Centers: Redmond.  As of June 2008, they are no longer operating in Redmond.  Their Regional Vice President, Lisa Vojik, who managed the Redmond location has moved over to their Bellevue office which is located off I-90 in Eastgate.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Lisa and if you’re looking for space in Bellevue, she’s a sincere and true professional to work with.  Premier Business Centers is headquartered in California and also has a location in Bothell.
There other companies listed do not have a physical Redmond address as they are located in Bellevue and Kirkland.  Each of these shared office providers offer various pricing.  Some offer cheap office space, while others offer fully serviced space.  Fully serviced office space has many definitions but to be called fully serviced they should all offer things like phone, Internet access, onsite office manager, receptionist, copy machine, fax machine.
I’d like to point out that thinkspace offers much more than that.  We offer 1) Sustainable and creative office space that is built to LEED certification standards;  2) Reasonable pricing, just because it’s “green” doesn’t mean it costs more; 3) True VOIP (Voice over IP) communications; 4) Experienced staff committed to providing a healthy, friendly, professional environment; 5) Commitment to sustainable business practices; 6) and lastly, but just as important as the others is community.  We’re holding events monthly that allow you to mix it up with others as well as provide an opportunity for businesses to get exposure to all different topics that will foster and help your business grow.
We are in the business of leasing office space, but we’re also focused on building a strong community within thinkspace and the City of Redmond.  Our open areas are very conducive for collaborating with others.  We’ve got approximately 2,500 SF of shared space that is an extension of your private space.  We provide a large mix of space ranging from virtual offices, shared coworking space, private individual offices that can hold one person on up to 15 people.  Our goal is to provide the amount of space that will allow your company to grow and sustain.
There’s no long term 3 to 5 year commitment, large capital investment and financial risk, personal guarantee, triple net leases, long lease negotiations, and hiring and managing of office staff that you would need if you were to go with traditional office space.
If you’re looking for great space to call your “think space” and you are near Redmond, Woodinville, Bellevue, or Kirkland please consider checking us out.  When you tour, you can enjoy a cup of fair trade coffee and charge your electric car in our electric car charging station.


Picture of thinkspace