While these PCAs are going on, your commercial building consultant will also be measuring these details against your intended use for the facility. Every decision that you make will affect your client’s business operations.
For example, choosing not to install a new state-of-the art air-con system means that your tenants will struggle to be productive in summer because of the heat of the offices. If you had spent that money and installed the air-cons, you could have a very happy set of tenants that are far more likely to pay an increased rental fee because of the improvements.
While your commercial building consultant is compiling all of this information, your investor will be going through all of it. They will have to decide what is and what isn’t acceptable, based on their limited knowledge of the building project.
A building has an envelope that consists of the exterior shell of the building. If your investor plans on making the building an upscale restaurant and office block, then you’ll want to install many new things to make that work.
For the restaurants; you’ll need nice kitchens with excellent built
in ovens and cooking space and you’ll need space outside these shops for chairs and tables amongst other things. The intended use for a property can change the entire character of the building.
To attract suitable tenants, when you begin to rent out the space in your building you’ll need the basic vision or infrastructure that all buildings must have. What is the main intended use for your building? Always ask yourself whether the improvements will help or hinder your clients in their daily business operations.
Then measure these goals with your budgetary constraints. These will become your considerations beyond the scope of your project. You’ll be aware of what must be done and you’ll then be able to schedule a timeline or a financial period when these fixes and improvements will have a positive impact on your tenants without draining you of funds.
When you finally draft your budget and repair strategy based on these suggestions and recommendations you will have settled on important changes and upgrades that your tenants will love and that are completely within your chosen budget.
After all, it’s the job of the commercial building consultant to make sure that even though your building will have a long list of required fixes, only the most important ( the ones that affect intended use and tenant operations) matter.
That’s why it’s crucial that the investor details what his intended uses are for the commercial building consultant and that tenants are contacted, interviewed, and surveyed for answers.