Ask your real estate agent how much the space costs per square foot. This could help you determine your most important needs, and make sure space, where you desire to re-establish your business, is also cost-effective.
Don't forget that you will be purchasing or signing a lease that will lock you into this office space for at least two to five years. Therefore, add 10 percent to 20 percent to the total square footage that you calculated to accommodate future growth. Remember that the additional expense of terminating a lease early and the cost of moving an office after only a short period of time will be more than offset by having this additional space in reserve waiting to be used.