If you're a small business owner or part of a startup, this scenario might sound familiar: you've outgrown your living room or existing space, you’re tired of waiting for conference calls to connect with your remote workers, and you need to find a new place — an actual office — for your burgeoning company to call home. That’s where TenantBase comes in.
This technology-enabled commercial real estate brokerage does things a little differently, which makes it easier for small businesses and startups to find their ideal office space.
TenantBase was founded by Andy Kish, Bennett Washabaugh, and Mike Zei, and launched in Nashville in 2014 to solve the growing problem faced by small businesses and startups searching for office space. It has since expanded to four markets, including Dallas this past February. While traditional commercial real estate brokerages typically focus on companies that need larger offices, TenantBase provides support when it comes to smaller-scale commercial spaces, a niche market that was greatly in need of better support from brokerage services.
TenantBase offers its users a new experience built around technology, with a personal touch when it comes to customer service. In the same way that you might search for a new apartment or house online, you can now search for your next commercial space.
The online platform makes it easy to search by neighborhood and find potential spaces from anywhere, and once you sign up, you’ll also be connected with an in-house, local advisor who is dedicated to helping with your search. And here's the kicker: The service doesn’t cost you a dime.
"TenantBase seems to work in a very similar way to how Redfin works for buying a house. When I signed up, I was not only empowered to manage the lease process through their software but I was able to rely on [my in-house broker] for all the intangibles of a real estate deal," says Darryl Garcia of SharkNinja, a customer in Orange County, California, where TenantBase is now headquartered. "The brokerage service was great, and the software system was fantastic. I could literally sit on my couch and browse the market in the way I was used to doing when looking for houses, and I could communicate with [my broker] at any time."
That proprietary software streamlines not only the office-search process, but also lease negotiations so that you don't have to waste any time while still ensuring you get the best deal for your business. If even browsing potential offices is tough to fit into your tight schedule, TenantBase will do the searching for you. Available properties are compiled and highlighted to users in their TenantBase account based on their search preferences, making it simple to find the right office match.
Not currently in the market for commercial space? You can use TenantBase to stay updated and get customized alerts when new spaces come available. Simply sign up for free, input your criteria, sit back, and let your next office space come to you.