Between The Before And After

If you’ve ever walked through an office remodel or new construction, then you probably learned pretty quickly what a long and grueling process it has the potential to be. When it comes to redoing your space, construction can be a difficult and expensive part of the equation. There are so many opportunities along the way for things to go awry! And that’s exactly why it’s crucial that you have someone to help you navigate the details of your office space construction.

Part of what we do at CTR is walk our clients through space planning and remodeling in order to be sure that they get everything they want in their newly expanded and redesigned office space. As you’re putting your own stamp on the space, we want to be sure you have the information and guidance you need to make sure it’s done right. Whether you’re working with an office or a warehouse/industrial space, there are a few things to know before you get started.

Office Space. If you are evaluating the expansion or remodel of an office space, you’ll want to start by reviewing the plan with your landlord. Typically, it is the responsibility of the landlord to provide a portion, if not all of the improvements needed depending on both the terms in your lease and the overall costs. You’ll need to work through the space plan and construction bid with both your landlord and tenant representative in order to identify the costs for remodeling and determine the landlord’s level of participation. While there are some general rules for space improvement based on the length of your lease term, overall it’s a point of negotiation between tenant and landlord—a process that a tenant representative like CTR can help lead you through! 

Warehouse/Industrial Space. The process of getting the ball rolling on the remodel of a warehouse or industrial space is fairly similar to that of an office space. The primary difference to be aware of is the variable of office to warehouse ratio. If a warehouse space exists that provides an envelope of office space large enough for your team, it make things a bit more cost effective as the needs to expand and remodel are not as great. Things get a little more complicated when you’re working with a space that requires an additional footprint of office space to be added on. Your landlord may ask for a longer commitment or more substantial financial contribution before committing to the project.

Have questions about an expansion or remodel for your business space? We’d love to help you! Contact us to get the conversation started today!