Things to Expect in Post Pandemic Los Angeles Office Leasing

At the beginning of 2020, Los Angeles office space was dominated by tech and entertainment/media companies paying record high rents. But exactly how much will the metro’s office market change through this pandemic. In this blog post, Los Angeles area office tenant improvement contractors H.W. Holmes, Inc. look at a few things we’re hearing from […]

Understanding COVID-19 Safety & Health Protocols in Commercial Construction

An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) has always been standard procedure at construction worksites. No job sites wants to be plagued by worker injury and illness. It’s costly to both the client and the builder. In response to COVID-19, Los Angeles area commercial contractors H.W. Holmes, Inc. understand the importance of keeping its job […]

Covid-19’s Potential Impact on Restaurant Design Moving Forward

Although many restaurants have continued to serve customers via takeout and delivery through COVID-19, more and more states are allowing restaurants to re-open with social distance and occupancy limits. Los Angeles area restaurant builders H.W. Holmes, Inc. thought this would be a good time to look at the potential long-term impact this pandemic might have […]

Office Space Reconfiguration in Response to COVID-19

Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended our work lives. Businesses who had invested so much into their office lease and design not too long ago are now left trying to figure out if their office layout makes sense in this “new normal.” While offices have been attempting to accommodate an increasingly flexible […]

Retail Tenant Lease Recommendations in the Wake of COVID-19

The retail industry has been dealing with the fall out of COVID-19 since March of this year. With state-issued executive orders requiring people stay home and non-essential businesses remain closed for months, many retailers are financially suffering and re-evaluating their rental or lease obligations. While California has permitted more retailers to reopen this past month, […]

Could COVID-19 Be the End of the Collaborative Open Office?

The traditional office will probably look very different in a post COVID-19 world. With so many people working remote, many companies are reevaluating their office space needs. While some business owners may want immediate tenant improvements to better optimize square footage; for example, to accommodate social distancing requirements to give employees more personal space, others […]

Options for Commercial Landlords as Tenants Struggle to Pay Rent

The manner in which we live and conduct our day to day business has been drastically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic repercussions we face as we social distance to prioritize everyone’s health and safety will be profound. Particularly with the state-mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses. A recent Chamber of Commerce survey concluded that […]

Will Force Majeure Clauses Apply During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic?

A lease agreement’s force majeure provision can do any of the following. It could excuse contractual obligations in their entirety if they can’t be met due to a force majeure event. It could delay or defer said obligations until the conclusion of that specific force majeure event. And, in extreme instances, it can allow for […]

Why You Need Builder’s Risk Insurance

Property owners are always surprised when they’re told they’ll need to obtain builder’s risk insurance. Our Los Angeles commercial construction pros have noticed that many people we talk to know very little about builder’s risk insurance. They’re also confused as to why they need to pay for it – confusing it with either their or […]

Do Tenant Improvements Qualify for Bonus Depreciation?

Tenant or leasehold improvements are improvements made by a landlord to attract or retain a tenant. The tenant can request specific customizations to the space’s interior to better suit their needs or preferences. These improvements can be paid for by either the landlord or tenant. This is all negotiated and outlined in the signed lease […]

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