Proper facility maintenance isn’t just important for operational buildings. It is arguably even more important when putting a property up for lease, as prospective tenants have a much more critical eye than current ones. If the bones of the building are not up to par, you will have a hard time attracting your ideal renters regardless of what your facility has to offer.
If you have recently purchased or are preparing a commercial property for showing, tenants will be on the lookout for these five facility qualities:
Modern interior design
When prospective tenants walk into your building for the first time, the interior design will strike them first. If you haven’t updated to meet modern standards, you will disappoint on the first impression almost every time. Is the flooring modern and stylish? Is the lighting bright and suitable for the space? If not, make these cosmetic changes first before looking for a renter.
High-performance HVAC system
In Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, the single most important appliance for any building is its HVAC system. An HVAC unit that can’t keep up with the weather will immediately turn off prospective tenants, especially if they operate something like a commercial kitchen that already experiences high temperatures and increased ventilation demands.
Adaptive facilities are a great investment because they can be customized to tenants’ needs rather than marketed to a smaller pool of renters. Tenants prefer commercial spaces with open floor plans, adaptive layouts, and accommodating leases for their needs.
Sustainability is a big selling point in modern commercial real estate. Not only is it an important part of many brands’ missions, but sustainable buildings can help tenants lower monthly expenses. Sustainable upgrades to HVAC, electrical, roofing, and plumbing systems can help set your facility apart from conventional buildings with similar features in your area.
Renters want to know that they won’t be spending a fortune renovating during their lease. By providing preventative maintenance service, you are taking initiative and ensuring that maintenance costs won’t be high or unpredictable for your tenants.
MaintenX can help you build a sustainable, low-cost commercial facility through preventative repair and modern upgrades to your building. To learn more about our maintenance and renovation services, contact your local MaintenX team today.