‘All-inclusive’ suite of of­fices opens in down­town Day­ton

Ten­ants cover mul­ti­ple shared costs with a sin­gle lease pay­ment.

Dayton Daily News - - BUSINESS - By Thomas Gnau Staff Writer Con­tact this re­porter at 937-2252390 or email tom.Gnau@cox­inc.com.

The de­vel­oper be­hind Sugar Camp busi­ness park and the Pointe Oak­wood hous­ing devel­op­ment in Oak­wood is open­ing an “all-inclusive” suite of of­fices in down­town Day­ton.

De­scribed as Day­ton’s “first home­grown all-inclusive of­fice space,” the of­fice floor at 301 W. First St. just opened and al­ready has a ten­ant, said Bob Pos­ner, pres­i­dent of Day­ton Of­fices and a vice pres­i­dent at Oak­wood In­vest­ment Group, who has over­seen the de­vel­op­ments in Oak­wood.

The idea is to al­low ten­ants to cover mul­ti­ple shared costs with a sin­gle lease pay­ment — in this case, leases start at $495 a month, the com­pany said.

“We are true all inclusive,” Pos­ner said Wed­nes­day. “Full-time re­cep­tion­ist, phones, In­ter­net, beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture, large of­fices, cof­fee, con­fer­ence rooms, free park­ing. We don’t charge ex­tra for any­thing. Those are all in­cluded.”

Pos­ner de­clined to iden­tify his first ten­ant, but said: “We’ve been over­whelmed with the re­sponse. We’ve been open a week.”

There are fur­nished and un­fur­nished of­fices, with and with­out win­dows, with a com­mon re­cep­tion­ist, cof­fee area, con­fer­ence rooms and more.

An open­ing cel­e­bra­tion is planned for 5 to 9 p.m. Tues­day with live mu­sic, food trucks, drinks and tours — and party-go­ers dressed like char­ac­ters from the 1990 movie Of­fice Space, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the com­pany.

The of­fice is aimed at small busi­nesses and is open to lawyers, ad­min­is­tra­tors, en­trepreneurs and any­one look­ing to con­trol of­fice costs, Pos­ner said.

“There is so much ac­tiv­ity in down­town Day­ton,” Pos­ner said, cit­ing in par­tic­u­lar Tay­lor Com­mu­ni­ca­tions’ planned move of at least 500 em­ploy­ees to nearby 111 W. First St. “It’s ex­cit­ing that all these com­pa­nies and all these peo­ple are mov­ing back.”

OIG owns and op­er­ates Day­ton Of­fices. The com­pany pur­chased the sec­ond floor of 301 W. First from Du­vall & As­so­ciates.

In Pointe Oak­wood off Main Street just south of the Day­ton-Oak­wood bor­der, Pos­ner said the hous­ing devel­op­ment is poised for an­other phase, with three more town­houses for sale and about eight more lots ex­pected to be built.

“More houses will be built there,” said Pos­ner, who is also in charge of op­er­a­tions at Sugar Camp.

For in­for­ma­tion on the new of­fices, call (937) 528-3900.


The of­fice space at 301 W. First St., in Day­ton is aimed at small busi­nesses in­clud­ing lawyers, ad­min­is­tra­tors, en­trepreneurs and any­one look­ing to con­trol of­fice costs, the de­vel­oper says. It has a full­time re­cep­tion­ist, fur­nished and un­fur­nished of­fices.

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