The first month of 2012 is nearly over, and looking for space has seen a decent uptick in the numbers of lawyers looking for shared law office space in Manhattan. We’ve recorded a number of Success Stories for December and January, and we remain optimistic that a good number of Manhattan attorneys are competing for the available shared law office spaces for rent.
We estimate that approximately 17% of all Manhattan law firms engage in the subletting of extra offices to other attorneys or professionals. In the sector of law offices that encompasses the 2 – 12 lawyer firm, about 30% of the firms are renting offices to attorneys or other professionals who are not part of the primary practice that holds the lease to the space.
Often, larger firms have “security” issues with case materials being potentially available to non-members of the firm on premises, and rather than rent individual offices, the larger firms generally “shave” the extra space and try to rent it as a separately demised unit of office space for sublease. At present, we don’t have many listings like this (though we would like to) because the majority of firms seeking to sublease units of space will do so by employing a broker.
We suggest that LookingForSpace.com is an excellent venue to share your office space available for sublease with the legal community – by making your real estate broker the primary contact on your listing for shared law office space. Your administrator can ADD YOUR LISTING to our website online, and specify that all inquiries by phone or Email go directly to your real estate broker(s) – and up to 3 names with full contact information can be specified on each shared law office listing.
We specialize in the rental of individual offices in the premises occupied by a law firm, to other attorneys who are looking for space. We do this effectively through our “front facing” website (http://www.LookingForSpace.com) where all shared office listing and contact information is available to the public for free. We use a highly Search Engine Optimized framework to make shared office listing advertisements visible on major search engines like Google, for attorneys searching for space with terms like: “shared NYC law office space“ where our listings can be found on an “organic” basis to be on the first page of search results in spots 2,3,4 and 10. Further, spot 8 has a placement by one of our “sister” websites “nycLawOfficeSpace.com“