Posted by on January 29, 2020

Some industries lend themselves to regular address changes, but businesses in the medical industry tend to remain in one place to better serve their patient base. Knowing that you’ll likely occupy the same medical office for many years could make finding a new space to lease even more stressful. Before you begin the process of leasing your new medical office space, let’s review some points to keep in mind.

Rentable vs. Usable Square Feet

Before signing a lease, it’s important to understand what you’re getting for your money. Usable square feet applies to the actual office space you’re getting with the lease agreement. Rentable square feet applies to all square feet you have access to. The difference between the two measurements lies in common areas such as hallways, lobbies, public bathrooms, and even storage areas like closets. It’s important to understand what your usable square feet really is to ensure you’re able to handle the patient load you desire. If it is your first time looking for a space, take a tour—and keep in mind the usable square feet so that you’ll have a frame of reference as you decide which spaces you want to tour next. 

ADA Compliance

ADA compliance in your medical office space is vital. While making the changes to your actual office will likely be your responsibility, ensure that the exterior and common areas of the building comply with these federal regulations, too. Cummings Properties can help you save time by showing you verified ADA-compliant facilities from the start. If there are spaces that need minimal updates to achieve compliance, we will present these options and inform you of the required changes prior to the tour. 

Office Privacy

Patient privacy is a major priority in any medical office, and that means office privacy. Our experience leasing office suites to a variety of medical practices has given us an understanding of the privacy implications involved in healthcare. We will work closely with you to ensure that the space you ultimately choose will be fully compliant, operable, and appropriately private when it is turned over to you. 

Dunham Ridge: Medical Space Available at a Premier Business Park in Massachusetts

If you are looking for medical space for your practice on Massachusetts’ North Shore, consider Dunham Ridge in Beverly, MA. Contact the Dunham Ridge leasing team today to learn about available space for medical use. Call us at 978-922-9000 or submit a convenient contact form to get answers to all your space-related questions and schedule a tour.