In the list of companies' costs, rent is usually in second place. High rental rates, binding of leases to the euro and the dollar, long-term contracts, inflexible conditions - these are the negative components of leases in the new economic conditions are past. As often happens in Russia, the crisis puts a lot into place and returns acceptable conditions.
The managing partner of ILM, Andrei Lukashov, believes that before “reducing staff and cutting vital expenses, it is necessary to revise the costs of maintaining the office and its lease terms. To cut the area, change the office for a cheaper, but better quality, or sublet the extra space, so you can reduce office expenses by 30-40%. For example, the online retailer LaModa moved to a better office, saving 50% of the rent. I advise you to sensibly evaluate your office today - how adequate and convenient it is, does the best staff attract you? In an office space, the number of workplaces, not the number of square meters is an important criterion. The market expects a large input of office real estate, rates will decline. Owners of office buildings and shopping centers will work more flexibly and help their tenants, will provide the right to refuse to rent, the right to increase (or decrease) the area. The main thing now is to look outside the box at standard processes and costs. ”