Choosing An Office Space
One way to find an office is to retain the services of a real estate agent who will help you find an office that meets your needs. There are many agents available, so you may want to get a few quotes and ask around for recommendations. Prices are negotiable but standard commissions usually stand at 2% + VAT for office sales and the equivalent of a month’s rent + VAT for a rental
office. Different real estate agencies may have access to different properties in certain areas, depending on various exclusivity agreements with the property owners.
Real estate agents in Israel are licensed and you may ask to see your agent’s license as proof of credibility. Please note that as is customary elsewhere, customers should commit to the first agent who introduced a particular office. When renting an office, note that there may be additional costs and fees depending on what is or is not included within the specific contract, such as maintenance fees and parking.
Another option is to rent a space in one of the many co-working spaces in the city. Co-working spaces have several benefits: they are usually based on an all-inclusive plug-and-play model, eliminating the need for additional payments, utilities and bureaucracy. These spaces are fully equipped and furnished and offer immediate occupancy.