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How Long Does It Take To Build a Restaurant?

So you’ve gone through a number of bids from contractors for your restaurant construction project. You’ve finally settled on a commercial general contractor with the right price and qualifications. Before you break ground, it’s a good idea to discuss the construction schedule with the general contractor you’ve chosen. If you’re new to the restaurant […]

Tips for Sensible Cost-Effective Restaurant Design

The best way to reduce the overall cost of a fast-food or fast-casual restaurant build is to make good design decisions right from the start. Fully understanding how you intend to use your space and your establishment’s occupancy is pivotal. Wise initial design decisions when building a fast food, fast-casual, or takeout restaurant go […]

Office Tenant Improvement Trends: Community in a Remote World

We’ve watched as the world has gone increasingly digital. Many offices have remote teams these days. Employees who seldom, if ever, work in a company’s physical office space. 70% of white-collar professionals work remotely at least once a week. Another 53% work remotely at least half the week. When they do go into the office, […]

What Does My TI Allowance Really Include?

Whether your company is looking for office space in a newly constructed development or a previously occupied space in an older building, the building owner will likely offer a tenant improvement allowance. A TI allowance is a dollar amount the landlord offers to cover the cost of any customizations you want done to the space. […]

Why Is Los Angeles Area Office Construction Booming?

Despite some mid-year projections that office construction would slow in 2019 due to increasing construction costs, current real estate cycle uncertainty and zoning issues, Los Angeles area office construction projects continue to rise as part of a commercial construction boom not seen in LA since the roaring twenties. In this blog post, we’ll take a […]

Understanding the Different Types of Tenant Improvements

Customizing a space you’d like to rent or lease to better suit your needs is called a tenant improvement. To defray the cost of this customization or buildout, a landlord will often offer a tenant improvement allowance. This is a sum of money, sometimes referred to as a TI allowance or a TIA, that’s put […]

Law Firm Office Spaces Are Becoming Smaller & More Collaborative

The size of the average law firm office has shrunk in overall square footage over the course of the last five years. While many associate this with the emergence of younger smaller firms, there are other factors playing into this. In this blog post, Los Angeles office construction contractors H.W. Holmes, Inc. look at a […]

Video: Los Angeles Commercial Construction News (October 2019)

The following is Los Angeles area commercial construction news for October 2019 It is for informational purposes only H.W. Holmes, Inc. is NOT AFFILIATED with any of these projects

WORK TO FINALLY BEGIN ON WEST EDGE – FORMERLY MARTIN EXPO TOWN CENTER

After many delays, work is set to begin in November on a massive mixed-use development […]

LA Tech & Media Companies Get Higher TIAs – Here’s Why

2019 has seen a continuation of tech and media tenants grabbing up available office space in and around Los Angeles. According to commercial brokerage Savills, leasing activity in the second quarter of 2019 reached 5.3 million square feet – a three-year high. Leading this leasing frenzy are companies like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. […]

Who Manages a Tenant Build Out?

Many offices, retail buildings, or restaurants consist of nothing more than four walls and a door when a prospective tenant first walks through. A tenant build-out is where this raw space is finished to meet that tenant’s specific needs. But build-outs bring on an array of questions. What type of improvements will be needed? Who […]

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