RTS Management Concepts

Independent small business owners will have a new option for officing in downtown Edmond starting this winter when RTS Management Concepts’ 8,000 square-foot office building opens its doors.

The newly constructed single-floor brick building at 14 W. Edwards St. features 24 offices, front and back entrances, parking spaces, a sizeable shared conference room and shared break room with amenities, and it’s slated to open officially on Dec. 1.

“It’s really a Class A building,” said Roger Shortt, owner of RTS Management Concepts. “This is perfect for the small-business person who just wants an office; they don’t need 1,400 square feet or an entrance with a lobby. This is great for someone who wants a professional office space because maybe they don’t get as much privacy at home or their productivity suffers while working out of their home.”

Rent runs $629 a month, and tenants have the option to add internet service for $35 and wifi connectivity for $10. That, Shortt said, could save them the time, hassle and installation charges from cable companies installing a separate internet service within the office.

What’s more? An office could come fully furnished, with, for example, a 72-inch desk, credenza, a hutch and two chairs for an additional $59 a month. 

“Plus, there’s a lot of incentive for leasing office space and furniture, both from tax purposes and from individual purposes, because it’s a 100 percent tax deduction if you lease, and you don’t have to manage it — someone else will do that for you. It’s completely turnkey,” Shortt said. 

In addition, lessees don’t have to worry about property management, cleaning services or other matters associated with owning an office building.

Shortt — who lives in Edmond with his wife, Judi K. Shortt, a retired psychology teacher from Norman North High School — worked as a food broker for Keith & Associates before retiring in 2009. Not too long after, he happened upon a career in commercial real estate. The father of two is proud his children also chose to live and work in Edmond, a community he’s been a part of since 1987.

“We love Oklahoma and we love living in Edmond, and have no plans of ever changing that.”

For a free tour or more information, contact Shortt at (405) 706-4327 or rtsmgt@hotmail.com.

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