When it comes to persuading companies to sign the agreement letter and lease space in your commercial buildings, it all comes down to amenities. What can you offer that the other building which is two blocks away does not offer? What amenities will you provide?
Expectations from the clients are high, and you need to impress. The following are ten of the most favored commercial building amenities:
1) Conference Hall Facilities
Companies might have meeting rooms in their space, but not sufficient to accommodate large events. Having conference hall facilities with adjustable room sizes on the building makes it easy for tenants to plan and host larger meetings.
2) Reliable, Fast WiFi
If your commercial building amenities do not include WiFi coverage, you are at a real disadvantage. Companies expect their workers to be able to stay connected on their tech tools and with the world when they step outside the office and when they are on break. This is particularly important if cell reception is ever spotty. So make sure to check the cell reception coverage and WiFi that works with good speed.
3) Easy access to Transportation and Parking
Finding parking can be real trouble, particularly in major cities. If you have a better solution to this problem, whether it is underground parking or a nearby garage or lot, it can be a huge selling point. Close access to public transportation like Metro bus service is another bonus.
4) Dining Options
Do not force office tenants to leave your building to get a bite to eat. Providing a pop-up restaurant or an on-site cafeteria service allows workers to avoid racing around on their lunch breaks. Colliers International says that property managers should expect to allocate ten percent of shared space to features like on-site dining and gyms. If they want to attract highly sought after tenants, it should be closer to twelve percent.
5) Fully Equipped Fitness Centers
Tiny workout rooms with a limited set of weights and a treadmill are things of the past. People nowadays expect more, including large fitness centers with training classes, skilled staff, showers, and locker rooms.
6) Outdoor Space
Make sure your outdoor facilities are as impressive as what you provide indoors. An attractive scenic rooftop deck or patio with lots of seating will allow employees to get outside and recharge. This will fresh up their minds, and they will be able to bring more innovative ideas or plans.
7) Eco-friendly options
The most important amenity is to go green because it is time now. Providing green-certified offices, bicycle facilities, lots of glass to let in natural light, and electric vehicle charging stations are quite a few ways to stand out against the competition.
8) Security measures
Safety is a fundamental matter for every company. Giving 24-hour security, emergency drills, and a backup power generator shows that you take matters seriously, and it allows occupants to feel more comfortable and relaxed in your building.
9) Tenant lounge
For this facility, think fun and spacious. Provide employees with a great space to go on their breaks, with enough comfortable seating and activities like ping-pong tables, gaming systems, or TVs. Also, consider hosting a social gathering in the lounge to allow tenants to get to know each other and to build a sense of community.
Professionals are busy, and running tasks can be a major hassle. Having retail on-site can be a real crowd-pleaser. The right mix of retailers, perhaps a dry cleaner, a bank, and mailing center, makes it easy for workers or employees to handle errands during breaks and maximize their precious time after work.
You may not be able to offer all of the things on this list. Just try to think of what amenities are possible and what would most set you apart. Simple things like updating social spaces and expanding your building’s food options, for instance, send a strong message letting tenants know and understand you care about their comfort and needs.