Costs depend on a number of factors, including the existing condition of the space and the quality of the final product you desire.
Well-fitted existing office space in need of reconfiguration, with partitioned walls and internal offices, a suspended ceiling, fluorescent lighting, air conditioning and power grid already in place, may be prepared for as little as US$50 per sq ft.
Finding such spaces has become significantly easier and there is now an abundance of older properties available. New office space with only perimeter walls, one to two-hour fire rating separation walls and an air conditioning unit with an electrical panel sufficient for the tenants’ requirements, can be found and you may likely spend around US$120-US$200 per sq ft to prepare it to a reasonably high quality fit-out.
Some landlords will offer a standard fit-out package, or even a fit-out allowance, in the region of US$20-US$40 per sq ft depending on the location. In fact, some landlords in older buildings are offering full fit-outs at no cost to the tenant to attract quality tenants.