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How Much Office Space Do You Need?

Are you in the process of searching for office space? Is your business growing? Looking to get your own space and out of a co-working space or your home office?

There are many questions that arise when starting your search.

The first question is: How much space do I need?

Angela Skurka, Commercial Broker here at BEI Properties has come up with a helpful guide below!

High Density Space:

  • 80-150 sqft per employee
  • Mix of open desk space or cubes and private offices

Average Density Space:

  • 150-250 sqft per employee
  • Mix of open desk space or cubes and private offices

Spacious Office Space:

  • 250-500 sqft per employee
  • Majority of space consists of large private offices


How do you calculate:

To estimate home much space you will need multiply your employee headcount by the number of square feet per employee.

SF Needed = Number of Employees x Desired SF/Employee

This is a great place to start!

Don’t forget to leave room for growth! It’s suggested to add 20% for future growth.


For more information:

Contact Angela Skurka, Commercial Broker


[email protected]



BEI Properties is a locally owned property management, development and commercial real estate firm dedicated to investing in the communities. For 60 years BEI Properties has been an active supporter and participant in local community events and is proud to have helped many local non-for-profit organizations. With properties in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, West Chicago, Elburn, Elgin, Sugar Grove and Rockford, the company can provide quality space to help growth and expansion for all types of businesses.

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