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Evaluating a Building for Green Tenant Improvements

A tenant improvement is a fixed improvement to customize a tenant’s space to their specific tastes and needs. A “green” tenant improvement project can offer improved energy efficiency, increased employee productivity, optimal comfort, and fewer health risks. It also lessens the broader environmental impact of conventional construction and building operations. These processes typically eat up […]

4 Tips To Crushing Any Tenant Improvement

A company’s work space is a valuable commodity. It’s an integral part of how a company does business. It needs to be functional for efficient operations. It needs to fit the culture your company is looking to cultivate. The brand you’re building. Moving into a space that requires customization is a natural part of any […]

Los Angeles Commercial Construction News: July 2017

Disclaimer: H.W. Holmes, Inc. curates this monthly summary of Los Angeles commercial construction news covering Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. We have no association with any of these developments unless specifically stated.


Los Angeles County’s Culver City is attracting quite a few new offices and businesses. Mayor […]

Watch These 4 Things in L.A. Tenant Improvement Negotiations

People understandably focus on basic numbers during tenant improvement negotiations. They’re looking at the rental amount per square foot, the size of the space, and the amount of the TI allowance. However, other smaller often-overlooked details can actually have greater financial implications. Many times these seemingly small details can outstrip whatever dollar or two you […]

Adaptive Reuse: Don’t Tear It Down, Repurpose It

The repurposing of the old Capitol Milling Company buildings in L.A.’s Chinatown has many people asking about adaptive reuse in Los Angeles commercial development. The pending transformation of a former mill site to the home of creative offices and trendy retail shops and restaurants is exciting but not anything new. Similar projects are happening throughout […]

3 Winning Tips For Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowances

Besides your rent, tenant improvement costs are typically the second most expensive part of any lease. Tenant improvement allowances can sometimes equal 6 to 12 months of rent or even more. What you can do with one dollar in one building or location might not be possible in another. If you want to make out […]

WARNING: Not All Office Tenant Transfers Require Landlord Consent

In most office lease agreements, landlord consent is required for tenant transfers such as subleasing or assignments. There are a few exceptions where it might not be. One is “Permitted Transfers.” This is where a tenant can sell their business, bring on another business partner, or sublease the space to an affiliated entity without landlord […]

Los Angeles Commercial Construction News – June 2017

Disclaimer: H.W. Holmes, Inc. curates this monthly summary of commercial construction and development news in and around Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara, CA. We have no association with any of these developments unless specifically stated.

Sunset Strip House of Blues Demolished

After 21 years of business, the Sunset Strip’s House of Blues hosted its last show […]

5 Things Trending in Retail Construction & Retail Remodeling

When it comes to retail design and construction, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest fashions – not unlike the merchandise or products you sell. The right design is integral to how customers interact with your store. A store’s physical design can do anything from enticing people to enter it to how much time […]

3 Ways Office Remodels Can Support Your Brand, Culture & Community

Within the last decade, workplaces as we once knew them have evolved to the point of nearly being unrecognizable. Cubical farms have been replaced with open floor plans and a communal vibe over privacy. Technology has shifted from landlines and desktop computers to laptops and mobile apps. Work efficiency and employee productivity are better than […]