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 […]

Be Cautious with a Phased Tenant Expansion Project

Nobody thinks of business growth as problematic. But more business generally means you’ll need to hire more people. Soon enough, you just may find yourself outgrowing your current office space. Ideally, you’d probably like to pack some boxes and move you and your team into a brand new space with more square footage. However, that’s […]

Why Employers Are Downsizing Office Space Square Footage

Millennials are reshaping modern workplaces. In fact, they’ve ushered in a boom for tenant improvement projects in the Los Angeles area. Modern office spaces are opening up. They’re resembling co-work spaces or coffee shops more than yesterday’s traditional office. Big desks and row after row of filing cabinets are gone. Replaced by communal work bars, […]

Los Angeles Commercial Construction & Development News (August 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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Watch These 4 Things in L.A. Tenant Improvement Negotiations

People understandably focus on basic numbers during tenant improvement negotiations. They’re looking at the rental amount per square foot, the size of the space, and the amount of the TI allowance. However, other smaller often-overlooked details can actually have greater financial implications. Many times these seemingly small details can outstrip whatever dollar or two you […]

5 Things Trending in Retail Construction & Retail Remodeling

When it comes to retail design and construction, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest fashions – not unlike the merchandise or products you sell. The right design is integral to how customers interact with your store. A store’s physical design can do anything from enticing people to enter it to how much time […]

3 Ways Office Remodels Can Support Your Brand, Culture & Community

Within the last decade, workplaces as we once knew them have evolved to the point of nearly being unrecognizable. Cubical farms have been replaced with open floor plans and a communal vibe over privacy. Technology has shifted from landlines and desktop computers to laptops and mobile apps. Work efficiency and employee productivity are better than […]

5 Tips to a Successful Office Remodeling Project

Office remodeling is a necessary expense for commercial landlords looking to attract or retain tenants. However, far too often, these renovations aren’t handled correctly. Costly missteps are made with many office remodels that are completely avoidable with proper strategy and planning. Here are five tips to successful office remodeling in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa […]

5 To Do’s When Choosing a Restaurant Builder

Whether you’ve been in the restaurant game for some time or you’re opening your very first establishment, certain steps must be taken to build and open any restaurant. Finding an experienced and dedicated restaurant builder can make a huge difference in the amount of time needed from conception to construction to opening the doors for […]

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