Finding the ideal office space can be a difficult process; however, by selecting the right architect/space planner, it's critical in building an ideal space that meets the tenants business and operational needs and goals.
After the tenant makes a broker selection, the next step is to get an architect/space planner involved. Once the space planner has done their job of meeting with the client, gathering information on their office culture, workspaces, budget, future requirements, etc, then the required amount of usable SF is estimated. Planning is the most important phase in the real estate process. It is the strategic road map that guides clients to achieve maximum success and savings. It must be done properly to accomplish optimal results.
By doing the programming up-front, the Tenant Representative will now have a better idea of the required space square footage that meets the tenants needs and to better position and identify ideal buildings.
According to Coy Davidson, from Colliers - Houston, the increased focus on the detailed planning of works space is driven by several factors:
- Minimizing Real Estate costs
- Emphasis on productivity
- Changing demographics of the work force
- The accelerating cycles of change
- Build-out costs
Here are some examples of office spaces completed by the Tenant Architect:
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