How to find office space for rent in San Francisco

The struggle for space in San Francisco — whether it is for living space or office space — is real. So here are three practical tips on important things to consider as you venture out on your quest for new office space for rent in San Francisco.

1. Know thy neighbor: San Francisco is made up of 111 different neighborhoods (or better known as ’hoods), and each has its own unique vibe and personality. When starting your search for the perfect office space for rent in San Francisco, begin narrowing down which neighborhood fits you and your team. Each ‘hood‘ is oftentimes defined by the bars and restaurants that are in them. So if you experience taco cravings and enjoy impromptu live salsa music, Mission District might be calling your name.

 

Office space for rent in San Francisco - 799 Castro St
Located between the Castro and Noe Valley, this is perfect for those who are looking for a serene location while still being close to the city center.

 

2. Kill the commute: We’ve unfortunately all been there — stuck behind the wheels in a traffic jam that resembles the Costco parking lot on Christmas Day. San Francisco now ranks 5th in the world for worst traffic congestion, and a new study shows that 1 in 3 workers in the Bay Area quit their job due to a bad commute. So if you don’t want to add to this staggering stat, be sure to check out the public transportation options to your new office space rental for your mental sanity. You might have to pay a higher rent to be near a BART or Muni stop, but it will be well worth the money if you don’t want to be that guy who commutes four hours every day to work.

 

Office space for rent in San Francisco - SoMa
This office space in San Francisco’s SoMa district has windows from side to side

 

3. Let it shine: Has your doctor talked to you about the “sunshine” vitamin? When natural sunlight hits the skin, the body naturally produces vitamin D which is critical for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common symptoms found among working professionals who stay indoors for a majority of the day. So finding office space for rent with windows with unblocked sunlight will be important — not only for your physical health but also for your mental health. Exposure to natural light is shown to have other benefits including reducing depression and improving worker productivity.

If you are looking for office space rentals in San Francisco, check out our beautiful spaces available for immediate move-in or simply drop us a line. We have office spaces for rent located in various parts of San Francisco to meet every personality. And we carefully curate all Birdnest spaces to have easy access to public transportation and lots of sunshine.


Footnotes:

  1. How to Find & Lease Office Space for Rent in 6 Steps