Preparing For Your First Commercial Tenants


Any new commercial building will need a bit of work before becoming a great place for tenants. When you are choosing how to spend your dollars, here are some important steps to take to make your building ready for rental.

Choose the Correct Fitout

Commercial space isn't all equal. Different fitouts are needed for buildings that will be used for office space, or barbershops, or retail stores. Choose what types of tenants you'd like to have in each space and get the space ready with everything they'll need to get started. A potential tenant will have an easier time seeing themselves in the space if there are already the right cabinets, outlets, and other things they need to conduct business efficiently.

Install a Low-Maintenance and Reliable Lock System

When you invest in good locks, you provide superior security for your tenants, but you also make life easier for yourself. There is less of a chance that you will have to deal with property damage from a break-in. There is less chance of previous tenants snooping around in your building. And it will be easy for you to change the security credentials for any tenant space without having to get the locks redone. Approach a commercial locksmith about the cost of installing electronic locks for the building. A single system with individual codes for each door will make it easier for you to monitor as a building manager.

Upgrade the Exterior

Tenants will thank you if you focus on providing well-maintained and interesting storefronts. That includes having big storefront windows and easy-to-access automatic doors. It means having the building's details and finishes maintained and the exterior clean. You might want to add premium finishes to the exterior; they signal to passersby that these businesses are doing well, which can entice people to enter the building.

Add a Little Something Extra

You don't want your commercial space to be just another building. If you can find unique features and amenities to offer in your building, you can stand out among all the other commercial spaces available. Plus, you will be able to offer more value to tenants for their money by using shared amenities. A fountain, or a communal lunch area, or a locking bike rack could all be useful to different users of the building. And split up among all of your tenants, these features won't cost a lot to add to your building.


9 May 2017

Choosing Better Door Hardware

After our home was vandalized when we were away on vacation, I realized that we really needed to spend a little money to update our door locks and hardware. We looked at our broken locks, figured out where we went wrong, and immediately started working with a locksmith to correct the issue. It was amazing to see what a great difference we were able to make. The locksmith came out, replaced our old, damaged locks with an electronic version, and taught us how to use the system. This blog is all about your different door lock options, so that you understand how to keep your home safe.