Most people who live and work in New York City just love the sights and sounds in the City that Never Sleeps, a fond nickname with more than a ring of truth to it. Sometimes referred to as the Big Apple, there is one thing that you just can’t get away from. Commercial office space is at a premium but that doesn’t mean you will always get the very best tenants. The trick is in learning how to attract them.
Sparkling Clean Windows Are an Absolute Must!
New York City is the center of commerce for a huge number of global interests. As such, the one thing you want to do is impress potential tenants with a well-kept building. Whether your commercial property is only a few stories high or 30 floors up with offices on every floor, it is important to have your windows sparkling clean.
Any new tenant wants to look out on the wonders of this busy metropolis and they certainly don’t want to be looking through grime and grease. Commercial window cleaning, at least annually, will help maintain an image of cleanliness lacking in many buildings throughout every borough in NYC. With more than 2.7 million vehicles on NYC streets every day, you can see how quickly that grime will coat your building’s windows. Twice annually is recommended, but at least once a year should do the trick.
The Big Apple’s Version of Curb Appeal
With the windows out of the way, now take a moment to think about how you’d react if you saw your building for the very first time. Is it unadorned and boring just like every other building on the block or do you have some potted plants or statues gracing your doorways? Strategically placed adornments add that extra bit of class so choose them well.
Some buildings are seen sporting hanging vines and flower baskets while others have a picturesque water fountain that offers the quiet and pleasurable sound of gently trickling water. It can’t be stressed enough that curb appeal is just as important in a commercial building as it is for a residential structure, so pay special attention to the exterior if you hope to get the best possible tenants in your door.
Special Amenities Open to All Tenants
Now that you’ve dealt with what prospective commercial tenants will see from the outside, consider offering some special amenities other buildings may not have available. For instance, do you have a doorman to greet and direct the flow of traffic? Do you have a building receptionist who can answer any questions first-time visitors might ask? Do you have a conference room to be shared equally among tenants? This room should be state-of-the-art AV equipped so that your tenants can host conferences to prospective clients of theirs.
Give Them What They Want and You’ll Get What You Want
Keep in mind that if you are looking for high-end tenants you need to offer high-end real estate for them to lease. This means keeping it clean and attractive. Also, high-end tenants are looking for those little extras like shared service staff, office cleaners and state-of-the-art conference rooms and break rooms. The more you have to offer, the greater your chances will be to find the best tenants.
You do get what you pay for so put a little more into your property so that your tenants feel they are getting what they pay for as well. It’s a two way street where everyone comes out a winner. That’s how to attract the very best tenants for your commercial property.