If I had to assess the creative and analytical process that culminated with the decision to open Access Office Business Center in July of 2010 it would be in that six-word cliché. But it being a cliché doesn’t make it any less applicable.
Early 2008 was an exciting time. Office rents were high; vacancy was low; and the Brier Creek area of Raleigh-Durham was already thriving and still growing rapidly. We perceived an opportunity to profitably bring to market a modern, attractive, 32,500 square foot Class-A office building adjacent to Brier Creek and at the intersection of two major thoroughfares in the center of the Triangle.
2009 was as challenging and scary as 2008 was exciting. Office rents were declining. Office vacancy was increasing. Professionals and banks alike, especially those vested in commercial real estate, were worried, and justifiably so. But in this difficult and uncertain time we saw opportunity in a turnkey, full-service office business center model where businesses could avoid the long-term commitments, capital expenditures, and staffing costs inherent in traditional commercial office leases yet have a fully functional office environment in a warm, professional, and attractive setting. We told each other that such a model – “the bed and breakfast of commercial office,” as I still refer to it today – would be highly attractive in a down economy but no less appealing in a strong one. We believed prospective clients would find the benefits of this approach as compelling as we did. And so Access was born.
Since opening in July of 2010 we’ve not just survived but thrived – we’ve filled to capacity and have doubled in size to meet continued strong demand for turnkey office space that looks, functions, and is managed a little differently – and we believe, a little better.
At a time convenient for you we welcome you to come in and meet our management and ownership team – Gina, Lili, Duffy and me – to tour our facility, and to see what makes the AOBC experience a cut above.
We look forward to meeting you,
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Access Office Business Center offers a modern, attractive, and comfortable work environment staffed by attentive, flexible staff. Our overarching policy is “Figure out what our clients find most helpful, and provide it. (Read our Google reviews for unbiased statements regarding the extent to which we do so!)”
8801 Fast Park Drive
Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27617