Posted by on June 12, 2018

When the time comes for you to lease a new office for your business, there are numerous things to evaluate. The obvious issues, of course, are how much space you need, what part of town you want to be in, and whether you’d prefer a traditional or modern building. Once you’ve narrowed down your options based on these qualifications, however, there’s something else to consider: amenities.

In the modern world, one of the main ways office buildings set themselves apart from the competition is with the amenities they offer. As you tour the potential workspaces on your shortlist, it’s important to take note of the amenities that are available in each facility. These may ultimately play a deciding role in where you sign your lease.

A few amenities you might want to keep an eye out for are detailed here.

In-House Gyms

Finding time to work out can be tough, especially when you run a business. Some of today’s office buildings are combating this problem by offering in-house workout spaces where lessees can burn calories on their lunch breaks or between meetings.

A Sun-Splashed Atrium

It’s been widely documented that exposure to natural light improves mood and increases productivity. Particularly in upscale constructions, builders and architects try to bring the outdoors in with glass-enclosed atriums. These are often equipped with benches and tables, making them the perfect lunch-hour getaway.


Eating well at work can be a challenge. More and more office buildings are starting to add food options in the form of quick-service restaurants (think Panera) in their lobbies or open-air cafeterias with globally inspired choices (think your college dorm, but wellness-oriented). Having an office in a building where restaurants are located is a huge plus as well.

Tenant Lounges

Builders are realizing that creating lounge spaces where employees can relax, hangout, and even get work done away from their desks, is a great perk. Creativity and morale both increase when people get away from their offices periodically, and tenant lounges allow them to stay close by in case they’re needed.


At TradeCenter 128, our offices are in the same building as Strega Prime, a renowned Italian steakhouse. We are also centrally located near the MBTA bus line, a pondside picnic venue, fitness centers, Dunkin Donuts, on-site daycares, medical services, and more.


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