Beating the Office-Space Blues

The occupancy limits, nursing rooms, and fine print of finding the right real estate for your business.

Like most founders of fast-growing startups, Manny Medina spends a lot of time worrying about office space. It started when his then- 20-person Seattle sales software company, Outreach, moved into a large office with what seemed like plenty of room to grow. Business boomed, and he started hiring—until his landlord refused to issue key cards for his new employees.

It turned out that Medina had signed a lease with

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