Whether you’re opening a franchise or starting your own business, the costs of a build-out of a commercial space is one of a business’ biggest questions and concerns, especially when sticking to a budget negotiated with a landlord. The cost of a build-out varies depending on the age and condition of a building and existing space, if certain parts can be reused, the type of business moving in, local permitting requirements, delineated work scope responsibilities, and the quality and types of materials being used, and more.

General Ranges

Interior Buildouts

Costs vary depending on conditions of existing space, quality and types of building materials specified, local permitting requirements, professional services required, and delineated work scope responsibilities (i.e. Landlord, Tenant).

LOW $50-80SF

MID $81-135SF

HIGH $136-200SF

New Construction

Costs vary depending on local regulatory agency requirements including impact and permitting fees, professional services required, land and other civil improvements, quality and types of building materials specified, and delineated work scope responsibilities (i.e. Developer, Tenant).

LOW $150-$200 SF

MID $201-315SF

HIGH $316-450SF

Below we’ve developed and shared a FREE cost calculator for you to use. Answer the questions below to see where your anticipated price range might be.

Cost to Build Out Commercial Office Space Per Square Foot Calculator