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.

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR MIXED USE CULVER CITY DEVELOPMENT

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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 […]

Los Angeles Commercial Construction News (October 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.

WESTERN PACIFIC BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN L.A. BEING CONVERTED TO […]

Restaurant Construction Is Trending & It’s No Surprise

A booming pipeline of restaurant construction jobs has many Southern California commercial construction companies staring at a full plate right now. If you look at any Los Angeles-area commercial builder’s portfolio, you’re very likely to see many restaurant builds showcased. The LA area hasn’t seen this number of new restaurant construction projects since perhaps 2008. […]

Tenant & Landlord Perspectives on Retail Tenant Improvements

Most retail lease negotiations will involve a conversation about tenant improvements or customizations. Naturally, who is funding any necessary retail tenant improvements will be one topic of discussion. The outcome of this discussion is usually the landlord provides a tenant improvement allowance as a way to entice the tenant into signing. However, it’s not always […]

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