That does make much sense, I admit. Thanks!
In the end, this could likely turn into a negotiation sort of thing, where I might have to justify a quality location that's more expensive than they hope, with arguments (along the lines of what you wrote) that outweigh a high rent and such.
I have a question about what a good place might be to set up the first North American office of a German company wishing to further its development into Canada and the U.S.
I am Canadian but have been working in Europe for many years. I have recently been approached...