The Tenant Defender Brokerage "Tenants First"
Anthony Dyson Broker of Record 416-410-1080

So When Should You Start? 

This chart will give you a good rule of thumb as to how long it will take you to find the space, do the deal and construct the office. 

 Office Size in Square Feet Lead Time
1000-3000 6-8 months
 3000-10,000 8-12 months
 10,000-20,000 12-16 months
 Over 20,000 Up to 2 years

Giving yourself this lead time allows you to explore all the alternatives including renewal and more importantly time to break off negotiations if the Landlord doesn’t give you a market deal.