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Consider Above the Ceiling Factors in an Office Build-Out

There’s a saying, “out of sight, out of mind” that can be applied to many different scenarios. However, when it comes to renovating an office space, let’s just say there’s much more than meets the eye. What’s above an office’s ceiling grid is often overlooked if not completely disregarded. But modifications made below the ceiling […]

Why Are Tenant Improvement Costs Going Up?

The cost of landlord provided Tenant Improvement Allowances (also known as TIs or TIAs) are rising throughout the country. While much of this can be attributed to recent trends in office design and the overall state of the construction industry, there are other factors as well. Here are a few others:

Supply & Demand

Landlords need […]

Redesigning Your Office Space to Enhance Appearance & Productivity

When it comes to an office, every company has its own unique set of wants and needs. In this blog post, H.W. Holmes Inc. – Ventura area office tenant improvement contractors – look at a few design elements and philosophies some of the trendiest office spaces are adopting.

Designated Team Meeting Rooms

This is something that for […]

2 Musts if You Want the Most from Your Tenant Improvement Allowance

The renewal of a commercial lease can get tricky. There’s the “Should I Stay?” or “Should I Go?” component. Landlords understandably don’t want vacancies. Going months without a tenant is monthly revenue they don’t want to lose. This means most will do whatever they can to ensure their tenant stays. A tenant improvement allowance is […]

Why the Death of the Open Office Space is #FakeNews

News of the open office spaces’ death has been greatly exaggerated. The detractors of open plan offices have been vocal as of late. Much of this stems from a recent study concluded by researchers at Harvard. Researcher measured the impact the office workspace has on worker collaboration and communication. They looked at both before and […]

Restaurant Construction Trends to Keep an Eye On

2018 has been a great year for Southern California restaurant construction. A variety of projects, ranging from new ground-up construction to restaurant interior renovations, have either commenced or have already been completed in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. H.W. Holmes Inc, one of top restaurant construction companies in Ventura, have observed some notable […]

Tips to Protect Yourself From a Negative Tenant Improvement Experience

Any landlord or tenant that’s ever been involved in a tenant improvement (TI) project that exceeded the contractor’s estimate, required numerous change orders, and wasn’t finished on the promised date will attest that it’s best to avoid these all-too-common pratfalls. Thankfully, several things can be done during lease negotiations to increase your likelihood of having […]

Are Millennials Taking Up Less Space in Modern Offices?

Most Ventura office tenant improvements today are in response to the shrinking desk spaces of the millennial office…

It’s called the millennial office and it’s driving not just Ventura office tenant improvements, but office build-outs and retrofits throughout the country. Today’s ideal office is a wide-open communal workspace that looks more like a coffee shop than […]

Lower Commercial Construction Costs Through Strategic Reuse

There’s no telling what you might come across during a commercial construction project. While much of what you’ll find will need to be thrown out, replaced or upgraded, you might also find a few things that can be reused. Even better, this reuse can also decrease commercial construction costs. This is why it’s always smart […]

New Homes Are Bigger Than Ever – Here’s Why…

Does it seem like the new homes being built today are bigger than those from the 70, 80s, or 90s? It’s not your imagination. People are truly “living large” these days. In this blog post, we look at how all of this extra square footage is being used. Are homes getting bigger for the sake […]

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