Keep tenants happy and in the building
If you’re a building owner or facility manager, you may consider tenant improvements—also known as leasehold improvements or build-outs—to retain retail business clients. These adjustments can be major or minor, but the goal is always to keep the tenants happy and staying in your building.
What to expect from tenant improvements
Completing your tenant improvements properly requires planning and care. These are the typical steps we take during a leasehold improvement project.
Set project goals
What are you and your tenant trying to accomplish? Agree on a set plan first before agreeing to make the necessary changes to the space.
Negotiate lease terms
Have a signed lease agreement with the tenant before engaging on the project. This sets your budget and ensures they don’t backout halfway through.
Work with a professional team to draw out the proposed changes.
With an approved plan, figure out how much the project will cost.
Get approvals and permits
Get proper authorization to ensure that any updates—especially structural changes—are up to code.
Now it’s time to get to work executing on the plan. After construction is complete, you’ll do a final inspection.
Most common tenant improvement projects
There’s no shortage of different tenant improvements that can be done within a space—big, small or anywhere in between. Here are just of the most common we’ve worked on before.
- New carpet or flooring
- HVAC or plumbing repairs
- Refurbished windows or doors
- Electrical updates
- Altering the floor plan
- New wall paint or wallpaper
- Updating common spaces, like breakrooms
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Learn about tenant improvements
Keeping your tenants happy is not just a one-time project. It’s an ongoing process that requires knowledge and experience. Read our blog to stay updated on what that requires.