The difficult commercial real estate market in San Antonio – in fact, throughout the better part of the country – has caused many difficulties for many people. However, as the saying goes, you may very well find opportunities in the strangest of places.

For tenants leasing San Antonio office space, they may be in a position now to save big on their lease. The trick is figuring out just how to do it.

The following tips can guide you in the right direction so you can begin saving on your San Antonio office space today:

1. There is plenty of empty office space in and around San Antonio; and it’s up to you to take advantage of it as a lessee. Consider subletting from another company that is stuck in a long-term lease but doesn’t need all of the space they are renting. In fact, smart subletting can save you as much as 25 percent off what you would normally pay for the same space. San Antonio office space is varied and widely available, thereby allowing you to cash in on some great subletting deals.

2. Consider the location when searching for San Antonio office space. What sort of incentives are being offered? Could you find San Antonio office space in an economic development zone? There are many areas that offer great amenities to attract tenants, but it is up to you find them.

3. Consider sharing space with another company. Sharing a larger San Antonio office space can be quite lucrative if you partner up with a company in the same situation as you are in. Think of joining forces with another company and save big. You may also be able to share a lobby, a receptionist, office equipment and kitchen areas, just to name a few.

4. Consider bartering for your San Antonio office space. Can you offer your landlord something in return for a break on the rent? A computer service company, for example, recently worked a deal with their landlord to lower their rent for their San Antonio office space in return for servicing the computer systems for the landlord’s other company.