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 […]

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. […]

The Right Office Tenant Improvements Differentiate You from Competitors

The companies succeeding today aren’t the ones still saying “that’s how we’ve always done it.” They take chances. Branding to them isn’t just a cool logo or amazing website. They know that strategic branding extends to the workplace and office environment. Office design is the foundation your company’s culture is built on. It’s where workers […]

How to Prepare for a Post-Wildfire Mudslide

Heavy rains are in the forecast. Los Angeles and Ventura country residents, fresh from the devastation that was the Woolsey fire, are now faced with the possibility for mudslides, rockslides, and debris flowing down from the burn area’s fire-scarred slopes. Downed power lines and water main breaks are possible. As are ripped up trees crashing […]

3 Steps To Take When a Wildfire Damages or Destroys Your Home

The Woolsey fire ignited on November 8th, 2018. Home and commercial property owners in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have been through wildfires before. However, the Woolsey fire was particularly destructive. Over 96,000 acres of land burned. The fire destroyed 1643 structures and temporarily forced 295,000 homeowners out of their homes. At least 3 […]

Why Preparation is Everything With Restaurant Construction

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned restaurant owner or a wide-eyed newbie opening doors to customers for the very first time. There are certain steps that must be taken to get your restaurant built and opened on schedule. If you’re planning on building a restaurant, here’s some required homework to do prior to meeting […]

Los Angeles Office Design Trends So Far in 2018

Not too long ago, office buildings were designed for big offices with rows and rows of cubicles and fluorescent tube lighting. A standard office space might host a reception area, a conference room or two, and some private offices. Workers were separated, not just by position within the company, but workspace as well. Thankfully, offices […]

Who Pays for Tenant Improvements?

While we are not legal experts, and advise anyone negotiating a lease to seek legal counsel, as commercial builders – we’ve completed our fair share of tenant improvements. If improvements are needed to turn a space you’d like to lease into a space you can actually use, here are some things to know going into […]

Los Angeles Commercial Construction News (November 2017)

Disclaimer: This is a monthly summary of Los Angeles commercial construction news curated by H.W. Holmes, Inc. We will cover recent commercial construction projects and news pertaining to Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. We have no association with any of these developments unless specifically stated.

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2017 Trends in Tenant Improvement Construction in CA

As we near the end of another year, we thought it would be interesting to talk about some trends we’ve seen as California tenant improvement contractors in 2017. Lucky for us, it’s been a great year for commercial renovations, which happen to be our specialty. But what kind of trends are we seeing overall in […]

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