Office Space · Cambridge

Thoughts on finding an office space in Cambridge

Andy Mehrotra CEO at EightSpokes

February 28th, 2013

We just finished raising our seed round, and now have that nice to have problem of finding a space to work from -- that we can finally afford to pay for :) 

Please share your thoughts on how to find a sub-lease office space for 5-6 people in Cambridge by the Red line, under a $1000 a month. 

Thanks so much for helping out!!

Anonymous

March 4th, 2013

There is the obvious option of working with a realtor to find a space. Here are some non-traditional options:

Rent an apartment. Yes, a residential apartment. You'll need to find the right building to do this without hassle. Larger buildings with many units are usually cool with you running a business, for good reason. You pay on time, you are mostly quiet, and nobody is there overnight. Kendall square is probably out because of price, but there have been startups operating out of apartments in the Watermark building.

Shack up with a bigger startup. Leases are for 3-5 years, so most growing startups lease more space than they need. To manage costs, they sublease space, or even individual desks. One startup I know of with office space near Park Street is renting desks for $200/month (all spoken for, sorry). By joining them you get desks, chairs, and internet taken care of for you. Just be prepared to move out when they grow into the space. To find startups with extra space, go to the VCs: they always know who is renting office space, and how much money they are (painfully) spending on it.

Michael Sattler President, Splitzee

March 4th, 2013

Anand - we're cohabiting with two other startups down by South Station as part of Workbar's OuterSpaces program. Not Cambridge, no, but on the Red Line and definitely convenient. There's space here - super flexible and good terms.

Dominic Coryell Helping world's most promising startups grow faster... #500Distro

March 5th, 2013

Workbar is also opening a place in central sq in april....I just got an email about it from alexa@workbar.com.  I'd reach out to her and try to get a deal....looks like awesome space. This is basic pricing I saw in PDF: http://take.ms/C2Svn  Good luck!