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1st January, 2016

Serviced Office in China Guide

When entering China to set up a business, regardless of whether it is a multinational firm or a small startup, there are numerous aspects to consider. Applying for the right business license, the correct VISA and of course finding a suitable office space for company registration. Renting an office can be a long and complex process and there are some key points to consider.

Choosing the right size, buying furniture, the length of a lease contract and of course maintenance of the building are all key points that need to be factored into the costs and timeline for setting up. Some companies from our experience prefer to find a partner that can provide a number of business services in-house and at minimal business risk, thus making Serviced Office companies a good place to start.

By renting a Serviced Office through a serviced office provider you will not have to worry about any of these things as there is no upfront capital investment in fixed assets required, contacts can be short-term, IT infrastructure is setup and operational and admin support services are conveniently on hand. Serviced offices also give you a prestigious business address in a Grade A office location that may otherwise prove too expensive. Being located in a central and lively business area can be beneficial when meeting new and prospective clients in China.

What is a Serviced Office?

A Serviced Office is an office space available for rental over a potentially shorter time than a traditional lease contract. By choosing a serviced office you also get a number of value added services you would not get through a traditional lease arrangement. Serviced office companies supply you with furniture, IT Infrastructure and break rooms to grab a cup of coffee in. These kinds of offices are getting more and more popular in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced market.

What is a Virtual Office?

A Virtual Office is a service which is both low cost and has no physical commitment for a company. This gives companies an address on their business card and a location without the need to resource the premises with staff. This is ideal for entrepreneurs or companies who want to work externally off site while developing a professional brand image. A Virtual Office package can also provide a company with a professional receptionist to receive messages and forward calls.

Thanks to our many years of experience working with businesses in Greater China, we at LehmanBrown have extensive knowledge in how to choose the right serviced office partner for your business. If you think a serviced office or a virtual office is the right solution for your business, our list of partners below can provide you with a more detailed overview as to how this can add value.


ServCorp is committed to being one of the World’s best Executive Suites and Virtual Office providers. It was founded under one principle, which is by reducing client’s costs and sharing their overhead, making their business succeed.

ServCorp not only provides affordable access to the best locations in most popular business desinactions are China and the world, but also outstanding facilities, technology and people crucial to making a business successful.

Locations in China

Each location in China offers Virtual Office packages, Executive Suites and Meeting Rooms. For more information, please visit ServCorp.


The Executive Centre

Executive Centre operates over 70 centers in 21 cities across 10 countries. Its centres are located in the most prestigious Grade A office buildings in the central business districts of every city in which they operate. Based on a core concept of delivering outstanding service, The Executive Centre provides high quality of on-demand serviced office accommodation, virtual office representation services, meeting facilities, and a broad range of business concierge services.

Website: www.ExecutiveCentre.com

Vantone Commercial Centre

The Vantone Commercial Center is a leading provider of world-class business space solutions and conference facilities that meet your bespoke needs of daily office life. They offer a comprehensive range of modern business suites including fully-furnished serviced offices, virtual offices, a conference center and video conference facilities.

International-standard business space and comprehensive conference facilities are available at all times to meet your unique requirements.

For information, please visit their website below.



For more than two decades, Regus has been helping businesses of all kinds to work more effectively, in the way that suits them. The company now has 3,000 business centers in 900 cities all over the world and a substantial presence across China.

For more information, please visit  http://www.regus.com/business-centre/china


ARCC was founded in 2000 and now they have 16 locations of serviced offices in 6 major cities. In Beijing they are located at the World Financial Center, Gemdale Plaza and Ping An IFC. http://www.arccoffices.com/