5 Reasons to Open Your Business in the Paramount Building
The Paramount isn’t just an office building – it’s a landmark. Built in downtown Cedar Rapids in 1927, the well-known structure is instantly recognizable and centrally located. Here are five reasons to let your business thrive by moving into this mainstay of the Central Business District.
1) The variety.
Spaces of every size are available in the Paramount, so no matter what our needs are, you can likely find something that fits. Several suites have large expanses of open office space that would be easy to reconfigure, while others offer a reception area separate from the office where clients can wait. Think about your ideal amount of space and how your business might grow over the next several years, then compare that assessment to the available properties at the Paramount – you’re likely to find a match.
2) The employee-friendly location.
The property has a Walk Score of 73, or “very walkable.” The Paramount is a stone’s throw from several restaurants, multiple coffee shops, downtown shopping and the Cedar River Trail, making it easy for your employees to run errands, grab a bite to eat or go for a quick jog over lunch. That built-in convenience helps you attract the cream of the crop when it’s time to hire new employees and provides an attractive reason for your current employees to say. The Paramount is also connected to the Paramount Theater, a Cedar Rapids institution that is as rich with history as the office building.
3) The view.
The building’s panoramic view overlooks the heart of Cedar Rapids, and its large windows not only give tenants a view of the bustling downtown, they also let in plenty of natural light. The Paramount is literally just a couple of blocks from the Cedar River and two park areas, offering a serene sight to anyone with an office on that side of the building. Likewise, the view of the building from the outside as clients approach is nothing to sneeze at – the iconic concrete and brick structure cuts a memorable profile.
4) The renovated interior.
Older buildings can sometimes suffer from dated equipment or decor, but this is not the case at the Paramount. A renovation added a new elevator, handicapped-accessible restrooms on every floor, and efficient HVAC and plumbing systems. Lobbies and other common areas have also been remodeled recently, which means that when you bring clients to your Paramount Building office, they’ll arrive at a well-kept property that you can be proud of.
5) The convenience.
Spaces can be finished according to your needs, with previous tenants opting for high-end finishes, custom millwork, and even a fireplace and wet bar. Explore the flexibility of the space and the available design options with an expert from Q4 Real Estate, then determine how best to reconcile your wish list with your budget. The Q4 team has extensive experience reconciling real estate challenges, so don’t be afraid to dig deep into the possibilities and create a customized office that’s as unique as your business is.