Although we’re not entirely out of the woods yet with COVID-19, many businesses are starting to operate somewhat normally again, with workers returning to offices and in-person meetings resuming. While some business owners are finding that their previous office setups are still adequate, others are taking a good, hard look with fresh eyes at their spaces and layouts.
Many employers are finding that they need less space, as a portion of their employees will be working from home permanently. Others are choosing to reallocate existing space for employees who now have a hybrid schedule—working partially in the office and partially from home. Conference rooms, meeting rooms, and huddle rooms are all being reimagined, as virtual meetings are now the new norm for many companies.
Building Owners Looking to Appeal to New Tenants
As a building owner or building manager in Long Beach, you need to make sure your commercial spaces appeal to the largest number of potential tenants. It’s a competitive market out there and potential tenants are able to be picky. That’s not to say you should go overboard with tenant improvements, but you will likely need to spend some money to make your vacant spaces more attractive to those looking for a new space.
In addition, for your already-occupied spaces, it’s important to keep the tenants in them happy, ensuring that they renew their leases at the end of their terms. It can be tempting to “leave well enough alone” when you have a space that’s occupied, but in this current market, where supply is much higher than demand, you may need to offer some tenant improvements as an incentive for them to sign a new lease.
When you work with a Long Beach architect that specializes in tenant improvements, like Grisafe Architecture, we can help you design spaces that meet the needs of today’s tenants. Not all improvements are smart improvements that will give you a good return on your investment. We can help you focus on cost-effective tenant improvements that make a big impact and appeal to the types of tenants you’re hoping to attract.
Tenants Looking to Improve Their Spaces
If you are an employer looking to occupy a new commercial space, you are in a great position right now! There are many great spaces available and many landlords are willing to “sweeten the pot” if you sign a lengthy lease. Don’t be shy about asking for your desired tenant improvements that will make the space more functional for your specific company.
Grisafe Architecture can work with both you and your landlord or building manager to come up with a design that works for everyone and fits within the stated budget.
Timely Tenant Improvements
Whether you are the building landlord or the tenant, it’s important that any improvements are completed in a timely manner. As experienced Long Beach architects, we have a great track record of getting our designs approved quickly by the city, since we are typically asked to only make minor revisions (if any) to our initial designs.
In addition, our architecture firm can recommend general contractors with a good reputation for completing projects on time. If you already have a general contractor in mind, we can still oversee the construction process to make sure things are moving forward according to plan.
Contact us to discuss your upcoming Long Beach tenant improvement project or to learn more about our other commercial and residential design services.