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Rentable Office Space in Prime Location of Jacksonville

Rentable Office Space in Downtown Duval

Downtown Duval is located in the heart of Jacksonville. There are new developments happening in the city constantly, as you can see in our other articles. But, what attracts people and companies to move to the location isn’t always the newest development. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. Attraction comes from what the city already has/contains; the support of the community, the businesses in the area now, the events hosted in the city, the locals that live there, etc. Our rentable office space is located right in the center of it all. Trust us when we say there is no where you’d rather be.

Why Residence Love Downtown Duval

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First, you’ll have to check out the river. It’ll be the first thing you fall in love with, as does everyone. Which is why it is one of the main attractions to the city. In your free time, or even on your lunch break, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful river. For example, you can go paddle boarding, kayaking, or fishing on the river. Be sure to take a ride on the River Taxi while you’re there. They have private charters, tours, and the river taxi to show you around and get you to and from. Certainly, you can share the experience with friends and family, too!

Restaurants

Need to take a client or customer to dinner? Didn’t bring lunch to the office or staying through dinner time? No problem. Within walking distance of our building are multiple restaurants including, Morton’s Steakhouse, Olio and Element Bistro. Or, if you need a simple coffee break there are numerous coffee shops nearby. Including, Urban Grind, The Brick Coffee House and Vagabond Coffee Bodega. All in all, you’re covered no matter what type of food you’re looking for, what the occasion is or what time of day you eat.

Our top recommendation, though, is the Cowford Chophouse. They have great steak and seafood, but the best part is the rooftop view. Enjoy happy hour and an elegant dinner experience with a view. Check out more information about the Chophouse on their website!

Events

On any given day, there is always an event going on downtown. From Art Walk on the first Wednesday of each month to the Jazz Music Festival, there is something fun for everyone. The Downtown Duval Building is walking distance from the Jaguars stadium, the arena and the Daylie’s Amphitheater. The area is constantly growing and planning new and fun things to come to downtown.

The History and The Art

Finally, although there are many other reasons to love downtown, the last reason we will discuss in this article is where the value in the city comes from. The history it’s made up of, the art that paints the town, and the people that live here to enjoy it. For example, the Florida Theater was built in 1927 and still hosts many plays and shows for the community to enjoy. There are art walks every month where local artists can show off their talents and skills. Murals are painted on many old buildings to help bring color and a sense of happiness to locals and visitors.

One of our favorite places to go is the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The museum is located in hemming plaza where there are an abundance of food vendors and sculptures to enjoy. Read more about MOCA so you can support them by following their artists and events going on!

Watch Your Business Grow in Downtown Jacksonville

With the stay at home order in place many places are closed and, unfortunately, so is our office at the moment. But, not to worry. You can still enjoy a walk by the river, the art around the city, and can even grab lunch to-go at many restaurants still. Before you know it, we will be open for walk throughs of our spaces, but in the meantime take a virtual walk through of our private offices and suites available on our website. When the time is right, join our family at the Downtown Duval Building so we can watch your business grow together!

Jacksonville Office Space Ready for Clay County Population Growth

Clay County Prepares for Population Boom

Our downtown Jacksonville office space is always ready for change in our city, but is Clay County prepared for the population “boom” that’s coming? In the next decade, the growth of the Clay county population will increase by 46%. This translates to an influx of approximately 100,000 people!

As a result, the Florida Department of Transportation is spending $410 million to expand. Road projects alone will cost $130 million. To expand the system,  it will cost another $100 million.  However, these large expenses don’t worry the department. J.J. Harris told the Jacksonville Business Journal, “We know the growth is coming.”

Nocatee

Recently, first coast counties neighboring Duval have seen strong growth. Attraction to these counties came from the highly ranked school systems and generous amounts of land. But, vacant land is becoming more and more rare. On the other hand, Clay county has vacant land at affordable rates at the time being. Hence, why developers think the county will attract so many people to the area in the next ten years.

One company, The Parc Group, plans to take advantage of the vacant land before it’s all sold. In August, they purchased 3,241 acres of land in Clay county. They plan to turn the land into smaller communities. The company had success previously in Nocatee (border between St. John’s county and Duval), not too far from our home-base in downtown Jacksonville. Nocatee continues to be one of the nation’s ten fastest selling “master-planned communities” for seven years now. The Clay county commissioner says this emphasizes the confidence they have in the direction Clay county expects to go. The company plans to bring roughly 5,000 homes to the area. This will, hopefully, in turn attract more people, more businesses, hotels, restaurants, etc to the area.

For more information check out the full article on Jacksonville Business Journal’s website.

Our Jacksonville Office Space is Excited to Watch Clay County Develop

Many counties surrounding Duval county, where our Jacksonville office space is located, are continuously developing. The Downtown Duval Building is located in the middle of developing and growing communities. Contact us by calling 904-479-6202 or emailing us today to join the growth of Northeast Florida!

Renting Office Space- Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Space

Renting Office Space

Thinking about renting office space? Maybe it’s your first time or maybe it’s your 50th. Either way, it can be stressful knowing which space is right for you (and your team). We are here to help! Here are some tips, tricks and helpful hints to make the renting process more enjoyable.

Budget

Unfortunately, many of us don’t have money like Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates. So we have to keep in mind the cost of renting office space. Not only do we have to think about a budget for rent each month, but also need to consider the expenses that go into an office. This includes equipment, utilities, employees, insurance, taxes, shared space fees, and more. Be sure to get a clear answer from your lessor on additional fees associated with the space.

For example, here at The Downtown Duval Building, we offer our tenants free wifi, free access to common spaces, free use of our conference room, beautiful views of the city from our balcony and more. We understand tight budgets as well, which is why all our available private offices are under $900/month. With the exception of the available suite which includes two private offices and a private common area.

Even though we provide many complimentary spaces and services for our tenants, that doesn’t mean all lessors will. Just be sure that all the fees and “extras” are discussed before agreeing to any contract or signing any lease agreement. It’s important to keep in mind that rent is never the only cost when leasing an office space. As discussed above, there are plenty of additional costs when renting a space. At the very least you’ll need a desk and chair to sit at (those aren’t free whether the lessor includes them or you get them on your own!)

Location

Along with making sure to be budget conscious, you’ll want to rent in a location that’s suitable for your company’s success. Maybe having your bank nearby is important if you need to run to grab more checks. Or, maybe scenic views are important for your productivity or business. Being within walking distance to restaurants for meetings may be also be important. Whatever the priorities for your company and your team are, be sure your location choice supports your business.

An example of a prime location for many business owners is a place like Downtown Jacksonville. There are banks, gas stations, restaurants, libraries, hotels, the river, and so much more all within walking distance or very short drive. In addition to being close to everything, you are also close to many events you could sponsor or be involved with. This is a great opportunity to get your business’ name out there! Location Location Location!

Think About Your Team and/or Clients

It goes without saying that your team members are valuable to the success of your business. This is a reason you want to ensure your office space is easily accessible. This applies to maintaining quality client relationships as well. Not just in terms of location, but also office space in the building itself. If you’re on the second floor, you may require a space that is ADA compliant (so an elevator would be necessary).

Along with ADA compliance, ensure the building’s atmosphere fits your business style. If the tenants have a business style that is loud, you wouldn’t want to rent out a space for a business that requires a quiet atmosphere for concentration/content creation/etc. You want your team to be able to do their best work so your business can be its’ best self.

Many places, like us here at Downtown Duval, try to minimize distractions or noise from other tenants. This way each tenant’s workflow isn’t disrupted by anyone in the building. Our current tenants are listed on the properties website and/or listings. You can find our current tenants on our website: https://downtownduval.com/ to do the research yourself on who your future neighbors may be! Also, you can schedule walk throughs at many rental properties to see the space(s) yourself and get a feel for the atmosphere in the building. We have information on our website to schedule a walk through anytime you’d like!

The “Extras”

Don’t limit yourself to settling for a 100 sqft. office space because it’s cheap. At the same time, don’t buy the biggest suite with the latest and greatest technology included if it’s not in your budget. There always exists a happy medium. The place where you can see yourself, and your team, working to create the best business you can be. A place that feels like a second home to you and your work family. Or, if you’re a one-man show, a place where you feel at home.

At The Downtown Duval Building we try to help you find the perfect balance. We offer each tenant use of the pool table at their convenience, access to the outdoor balcony, free fiber internet, use of the private kitchen, access to our newly renovated conference room and a few other amenities as well. Even with our smallest room available today, 150 sqft, you receive all these privileges included in the monthly rent. Find a place that treats you like a friend or neighbor more than a tenant.

 

We Want To Be Your New “Second Home”

We hope these few tips/tricks/reminders help you in deciding the perfect office space for you. Of course, there are many other factors to consider when renting, these are just a few of the “big ones”. We hope you find your next “second home” with us, at The Downtown Duval Building. We are always looking for new, friendly faces to be our new friends and neighbors! For a walk through or more information please feel free to email us at properties@downtownduval.com or call 904.479.6202. We look forward to meeting you!

Conference Room In Downtown Duval Available To Host Events/Meetings

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Conference Room Available in Downtown Jacksonville

Looking for a space to host a class, meeting, holiday party, etc. for a small group of people? Be sure to consider the conference room here at the Downtown Duval Building, for your next event. The space fits twelve people comfortably, but up thirty people can be in the room at once. When you enter the room, you will see that mainly filling the space is twelve comfortable office chairs and one large conference table. The conference room offers other great amenities as well.

In addition to the great chairs and table, the room comes with free wifi, on-site parking, and an Apple server connected to a large TV. Meaning, the space is fully capable of displaying presentations, video conferences, or playing music for your event. We welcome outside food, drinks, technology and anything else needed to successfully host your event. If you decide to use the conference room, be sure to notice the historical aspects of the building and the modern twist it has been given.

For example, as soon as you walk in you’ll notice the original 100 year old concrete floors. In addition, the wood that makes up the winding spiral staircase is over 200 years old. Even some of the books in the lobby date back to the late 1800’s. While history floods the building, it does not feel outdated by any means.

Recently, painters repainted the lobby area and the outside of the building. The entry door is no longer a dull brown but a bright, inviting blue. The owner ensures that the technology around the building is all up-to-date and other cosmetics are continuously updated. Professionals remodeled the downstairs just two years ago in 2018, so when we say modern twist it’s a RECENT modern twist.

To view pictures and learn more about the building, visit: https://downtownduval.com/ to get a feel for the beautiful space. On the website, you will also find pictures of the surrounding area. The Downtown Duval building is located in a “prime” location, right in the heart of Jacksonville, Florida. When renting the conference room you will be within walking distance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, St. John’s river and various restaurants. Be sure to adventure out after your party, event or meeting to see all that Downtown Duval has to offer!

The conference room is available to rent today, so be sure to get a hold of us! We are flexible on dates and times as well, so don’t hesitate to ask us if we are available for a certain date or time. We can’t wait to host your next event!

Contact Us To Hold Conference Room Space

Does this sound like a space for your next event? You can visit the webpage https://downtownduval.com/events/ and fill out the form to let us know about your upcoming event. If you would rather email us at properties@downtownduval.com or call us at (904)-479-6202, you can do that too!