When you’re a long term tenant of a space—be it warehouse, flex, office, or living space—the old can get pretty old. It’s natural to want a change of scenery (in other words: a new coat of paint on the walls). And even if you’re just looking to lease a new space, the color of the walls and ceiling can be a dealbreaker when it comes time to make a decision and sign on the dotted line. What’s the best way to bring up the topic of a color makeover with your landlord or property manager? And how can you work with them to fit your desires while also keeping up the potential of the space for future tenants?


First thing’s first: always ask permission. Unless you’re given the right to do so in your lease agreement, never paint the walls of a space without permission from your landlord or property manager. When you do ask for permission, be sure to be reasonable with your request. Think a glaring all-white will drive away clients? Offer to paint the space a welcoming light blue or beige—something that works for your needs but will also be neutral for any future tenant.


Do offer to pay for any requested paint job yourself (unless the current paint is fading away and in dire need of repair—that should be a fix up to your landlord). Sometimes, if a landlord or property manager approves a request to paint the space, they might require the painting be done professionally. In this case, make sure you have the necessary disposable income to put towards a proper service. Don’t let it slip your mind painting is often expensive. If you want it done, it’ll cost you.


Look, it’s a little difficult to actively care for the environment when you’re a property manager. As a person tied to a business you’re looking for cost-cutting measures and quick fixes rather than eco-friendly options. But listen—while it seems like deciding between light bulbs at the hardware store is a no-brainer (going for the cheaper, yet energy inefficient one?), those immediate lower costs can lead to higher costs in the long run. Who doesn’t want to save money on their monthly heat, electricity, and water bills? As it turns out, you can do just that all while making your properties more eco and energy friendly.

When most people think of making a place more eco-friendly they imagine a stark makeover: new air conditioning units, new lightbulbs, expensive sinks, and newfangled technologies. And by all means if you have the resources to provide those amenities all at once then go for it! But it doesn’t have to be so immediate. Start slow—stock up on energy efficient light bulbs for replacements. The next time plumbing needs repaired, think to buy the more efficient system. Rising heat costs in the winter, cooling costs in the summer? Invest in draft blockers for the bottoms of doors and windows. Small changes like this can reduce the amount of money you spend on utilities while also lessening your impact on the environment. Then, who knows? After you save enough money, start dishing out on fancier options like solar panels—that is, if you’re lucky enough to live in a place that gets enough sunshine (like good old South Florida).



Choosing real estate to lease is tough—we know. It requires a lot of driving, looking, walking, judging, comparison, and too much time out of the day getting to different buildings and locations. It’s important to look at all of the feasible options when shopping around for a rental property, but does it have to be a pain and a big time drain? Well, not when your potential property manager does the work for you. We know our spaces inside and out, and we provide helpful, descriptive webpages for any you might want to come look at. We at Genet Property Group think of it as taking away some of the burden that comes with “blind date” property shopping.


But what if you could view a space without even going there—spy on all of the nooks and crannies without lifting up your car keys to drive on over? Sounds impossible, downright wild. Well, that’s why we at GPG have taken the time to create Video Tours of a number of our properties, allowing potential tenants to inspect the location as if they were there in person. Upon request, we also have detailed and numerous photos of each property available for rent—just ask your GPG representative for a sneak peek. This way, when you go to look for a property, you’re not going in blind. Since adding these resources, GPG has had a significant drop in the number of potential lessees who have to run home halfway through a showing to feed the dog or have a friend call with an “urgent emergency.”


Don’t believe us? See it with your own eyes. And if you like what you see, it could be all yours.


Delray Office Space

51 Davie Flex Space

3430 Lauderhill Warehouse Space



The present and future of business is over the internet—in the cloud. Cooperation across distances, security of files, and increased storage and organization are all benefits of an office embracing the internet as a tool for increasing productivity. With apps like Slack, for communicating about projects, and Basecamp, for outlining the workflow of projects, it’s easier than ever to do things quickly from the office or at home. But that also means that business is done less on a face-to-face basis. Team members aren’t able to develop relationships with each other and clients aren’t able to communicate as effectively with representatives. While there are many benefits to technology in the business sector, there are also downfalls. Here are a few tips for keeping the office from being stuck in the clouds.

  • Holding regular company events like monthly parties or holiday events can help create relationships among the staff and boost morale.

  • Tempted to hold a meeting over email or instant messaging? It’s not always the right answer! Face-to-face communication allows better processing of information and communicates the needs of others much more personally than reading text on a screen.

  • Take some of the work off the computer. Sometimes a pen and paper can do better than looking at a screen all day. Keep the office healthy by hosting regular hours where advanced technology isn’t used as much.

Genet Property Group has over 20 years of experience assisting clients and growing through the boom of the internet in business. We are always happy to provide the right resources for your business and property needs, and to help your business run more smoothly and cooperatively. Contact one of our property specialists today to find your spot in our over 1.5 million square feet of space available in South Florida.



Searching for business and work-oriented properties can certainly be an overwhelming mission. Having a reputable, trustworthy, professional group of advisors and property by your side is most definitely a necessary aide in your search. Thankfully, we at Genet are the real estate and property group dedicated to helping you search for and find the right property. We are just as passionate about gathering the right pick for you to helping with the final decision and all the logistics involved in your step by step choices! Genet Group offers properties in a variety of beautiful Florida regions, offices with brilliant views and welcoming layouts, and offices to suit your every need. It’s worth it to take your time in finding the right space- and to know that, as always, we’re here to help. So, what is it that people look for and want most? What do employees prefer? Well, studies show different results, going to show different companies really do have different personalities and adopt separate strategies. Part of the search is all about realizing who you are as a company and what your workers’ needs are! Recent reports very much report open spaces are in vogue, with younger employees appreciating the independence and open atmosphere. Common criticisms, however, concern lack of productivity, privacy, and an overdose of noise. Cubicles and closed offices remain the standard, but criticisms involve isolationism and a lack of appreciation for the overall design. Combinations are always doable, and there remain points of general agreement- namely, windows, quality lighting, touches of color, and communal spaces, no matter where you are. Good to know there are tried-and-true qualities everyone will love!

Businesses that need to lease space and anticipate that the size of their business may change during the course of the lease often consider leasing a flex space. Flex space is usually commercial space for lease found in buildings zoned for light industrial use.

During the 1970s, it was not unusual for industrial building to locate their loading docks in the front of the building. Many times, employees and visitors had to weave through the trucks in order to enter the building. These commercial buildings were very unsightly and the following decade saw high demand for more office space and far better looking industrial building. Architects and developers moved the loading docks to the back of the structures, added much needed parking and high ceilings.

Companies like flex space as it can be used for multiple purposes. Inventory, office space, and light production can all share flex space in a commercial building. Other uses of flex space include showrooms, laboratories, retail space, or even an area for assembly and shipping.

Earth Day may be six months away, but it is never too early to “go green.” Turning your warehouse or office into an eco-friendly space can make a difference not only in the environment, but in your wallet as well.




The Three R’s


Everyone knows that the first step towards a cleaner planet is to reduce waste, reuse materials, and, of course, to recycle. However, especially in a warehouse or office environment, it is easy to forget to do these three simple things. In the warehouse, lots of cardboard and packing materials are wasted. If you get into the habit of reusing boxes and packing materials until they are no longer usable and then recycling them, you can save your company money while becoming more “green.” Additionally, it is okay to reuse pallets! On average, more than half of the wooden pallets in a warehouse are thrown out after only being used once. Instead of being wasteful, reuse your pallets, and make sure to recycle them afterwards. In the office, keep tabs on supplies, such as pens, sticky notes, staples, etc. This way, everyone will know how much of each supply is in stock and will therefore be less wasteful.


Energy Efficiency


Cutting down on energy usage is a big way to save money for your business, not to mention it’s great for the environment, too! Instead of using inefficient, heat-emitting incandescent lighting, install fluorescent lighting in your warehouse or office space. Fluorescent bulbs use less energy, give off the same amount of light, and produce nearly no heat. This will allow you to turn down the thermostat and save even more energy! Consider installing motion sensors in zones that are not occupied often, and make sure to take advantage of natural lighting as well. In the warehouse, it is beneficial to use electric, as opposed to gas, forklifts. This is not only to better the environment, but for the health of employees due to the elimination of emissions given-off by gas forklifts.


Go Digital


Of course, there are a lot of things that unfortunately must be printed, but there are also a lot of things that do not necessarily have to be. For the things that you do not have to make physical copies of, you can send them via email, incorporate them into a slide show, or post them online. This way, you can save a significant amount of paper and ink that can now be used for other things.


All of this “going green” really is worth it in the end. The reducing, reusing, and recycling adds up, and before you know it, your company will be saving the environment, as well as saving lots of money.



When you’re in the market for office space, calculating the correct size for your needs can be difficult. The vastly different size and location options available through property management groups like Genet Property Group are beneficial, but understanding which of the options is the one for you is an important part of the process. Without the right know-how, the danger of spending too much money renting space you don’t need, or renting too little space for your needs, is high. Both of these situations can stunt your growth as a business and can serve as roadblocks to future success. Renting space should stimulate growth, not detriment it. By understanding the correct measurements for office size and utilizing a property group with knowledge and experience, you can find the perfect space for your needs and ensure your business benefits from it.


The most important aspect to understand is one of the simplest: the standard measurement for renting any sort of space is in square feet. Understanding how much square feet you will need for each employee and for each element of the office is the basis for knowing your space needs. James Bucki at offers an easy estimate guideline for the amount of square feet for each aspect of an office:


Employees Requiring Offices

  • President (400 sq. ft.)


  • Vice Presidents (200 sq. ft.)


  • Managers (150 sq. ft.)



Employees Requiring Cubicles

  • Secretaries (125 sq. ft.)


  • Customer Service Reps (125 sq. ft.)


  • Accountants (150 sq. ft.)


  • Programmers (125 sq. ft.)


  • Engineers (175 sq. ft.)



Employees Open Area

  • Data Entry (125 sq. ft.)


  • Clerks (125 sq. ft.)


  • Temporary Employees (100 sq. ft.)



Other Office Area Requirements

  • Reception Area (100 sq. ft. + 10 sq. ft. per person waiting)


  • Conference Room (50 sq. ft + 25 sq. ft. per person seated)


  • Mail Room (125 sq. ft.)


  • Work Room (125 sq. ft.)


  • File Room (200 sq. ft.)


  • Storage Room or Library (200 sq. ft.)


  • Lunch/Break Room (75 sq. ft. + 25 sq. ft. per person seated)


  • Other Specialty Areas (size varies depending upon usage)



It is important to also factor in any future needs. While renting a facility with too much space can possibly lead to the space being filled in the future, buying the exact amount of space necessary for a growing business in the present can mean a swift relocation in the future.


Arriving at a good estimate of the amount of square feet needed for an office is a step that can greatly pay off in the long run. Considering the future and thinking long-term is also key. With this knowledge at hand and a great property management group willing to help, the perfect office space is within sight.



With over 20 years of experience assisting clients find their ideal space, Genet Property Group is willing and exceptionally able to do just the same for you. Contact one of our property specialists today to find your spot in our over 1.5 million square feet of space available in South Florida.


Skilled Property Manager to handle approximately 367,616 sf of light industrial commercial portfolio in the Cutler Bay area. We are assembling a new team of professionals and this position will work closely with the owner, operations manager, leasing coordinator, maintenance staff, and accounting department to ensure smooth operation of the company ideals. Individual will need to have great follow-through and manage tenant issues with finesse. This job entails being in the office as well as showing space, preparing leases, managing vendors and a small staff once trained to our methods. We are looking for someone to take on the challenge of instituting processes that will streamline the paperwork and operations of the property management department.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Job duties to include:

 Ability to handle tenant move-in and move-outs and schedule work as needed.
Familiar with Code Enforcement Issues and be able to work with City Inspectors when needed.
• PROPERTY MANAGER BACKGROUND IS REQUIRED as the owner is very hands-on with the management of his commercial portfolio.
• Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Responsibilities include preparing Rent Increase Letters and Three-Day Notices, as well as maintaining Vendor & Tenant Insurance Certificates, Lease Expirations, Enter Rental Payments, etc.
• Owner requires proper documentation and correspondence to tenants and vendors; candidate needs to have superb letter-writing skills.
• Position requires great organizational skills with attention to detail; the ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills. Real Estate background preferred.
• Management of a small Maintenance staff.
• Oversee maintenance hours expended for each TI and materials used for Job Costing (Time & Materials only). 

This is a fast-paced office and the ideal candidate must have the ability to multi-task and complete the tasks assigned with professionalism. Must be able to communicate to the owner on the daily operations of the properties. Must have a knowledge of preparing/entering leases and be familiar with showing space – will train. Customer Service Skills Needed. Familiar with Yardi helpful but not required. Great attention to detail.

Responsible for Tenant Relations. 

Salary based on Experience. Stable Company with Growth Potential.  Health benefits within 90 days, 401K available after 1yr of service (at open enrollment). E-mail resume or fax to 954 746-7306.

Spanish speaking required. 

Non-Smoker.  Please submit resume and salary requirements to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Start-ups need to operate as efficiently and productively as possible on a limited budget. After you’ve found the right commercial office space in South Florida, you will need to engage in office space planning and the intelligent acquisition of office equipment and furniture.

Office Space for Lease in Delray

Office Space Planning

Leasing commercial office space is only the beginning. Many start-ups find great success in open office plans that can be adjusted through the use of dividers and furniture. Open office plans facilitate communication, and communication is absolutely essential for start-ups. Open offices are also very cost-effective because they require very little by way of resources.

Technology and Equipment

After leasing office space, you will need to lease equipment and develop your technology infrastructure. Start-ups will often find that leased equipment is best because it allows them to acquire the items they need without having to spend a large amount upfront. Most companies will need a copier, printer, computers, servers and a phone system. Some companies may also need a point-of-sale system or at very least a credit card reader.

Setting Up Utilities

After the physical office space, the furniture and the equipment, you need to think about your utilities. Phone service and Internet service are the two major considerations you’ll have. Often, bundling your Internet service with a VOIP phone system will be the least expensive and most flexible way you can set up both these systems. However, you may also want to set up a traditional telephone system if you rely heavily on the stability of your telephone. Other monthly costs may include a hosted server and subscription-based software.

When looking for office furniture and equipment for your start-up, don’t ignore creative means. There are many things you may be able to acquire secondhand or through classified listings from other businesses that have shut down or simply don’t need them anymore. This can be a fantastic way to build your start-up without having to break your budget. If you want to learn more about leasing office space in Miami-Dade County, West-Palm Beach and Broward County contact Genet Property Group at 954-572-9159.