Sometimes tenants want to customize rented property to ensure it suits their requirements. These improvements or adjustments can be included in the lease agreement, along with who pays for the improvement or how the costs are divided. Most tenants will place this responsibility on the property owner, which benefits the owner because they can control the changes.
Most commercial tenants need to customize the space for their business requirements. They may want additional lighting, a reception area, storage spaces, etc. At TCD, we have handled many tenant improvements and understand how to work in these circumstances.
What Do We Do?
We strike the right balance between tenant and owner requirements, ensuring both are satisfied with the results of our project. Our work will not compromise your property’s structural integrity or future value, which can be a big concern for property owners. We offer a wide range of services to our clients, including:
- Installing wall insulation and drywall.
- HVAC ducts and thermostats.
- Fire protection systems like sprinkler lines or drop heads.
- Installing lights, ceiling grids, and task lighting in specific locations.
- Electrical panel, power distribution, outlets, and switchboards.
- Plumbing for break rooms, restrooms, bars, employee lounges, etc.
- Interior walls and office partitions to better space utilization.
- Doors and additional windows if necessary.
- Different wall finishes, textures, wall papers, etc.
- Floor coverings like mats, carpets, wood, and temporary flooring options.
- Security systems like CCTV cameras, alarms, and access control.
This is a brief list of what we can do. As a general contractor with several years in this industry, we can handle all kinds of tenant improvements based on your requirements. Our company also maintains good relationships with other professionals in related industries so we can call them in for consultation or help based on the project requirements.
Consultation and Planning
Our first step in any project is a consultation so we can understand what our clients need. Experts will discuss required alterations with both owner and tenant in the same meeting, which ensures everyone is on the same page and there’s no room for misunderstanding. Tenants can present a list of changes they want and owners can set limits on how much we can alter the property.
Our team will explain the impact of these alterations on your property in detail so you don’t have to worry about the future resilience of your building. Experts will examine the space carefully to understand its architecture before creating a plan. If some changes aren’t possible, our team will explain why and offer alternatives to accommodate your tenant’s requirements. This session is very important as it ensures everyone involved has information regarding the project, there’s no lack of communication between owner, tenant, and our team.
After our experts collect all information, they start working on designs. Their goal is to ensure all installations or alternations are in line with the tenant’s brand but also don’t interfere with the original flow of design. This is a difficult balance to strike, but our experts make it work. They create detailed plans, explaining every alteration so both owner and tenant can understand it. This plan is then sent to the client for assessment & approval. We accept a request for changes in design at this stage and will make the requested alternations if possible.
Working on the Projects
Once both owner and tenant approve the design, we start working on this project. Our team will only use good-quality, easy to maintain materials during this process. The goal is to create a sustainable cost-effective space that won’t be a burden. All installations are carried out meticulously to ensure they last for a long time without needing repairs. Our experts will always double check these changes to make sure there are no flaws in design or construction before considering the project complete.
Experience with Occupied Facilities
We understand how to work in occupied facilities without causing too much disruption. Our expert team will work with the tenants to determine how to reduce overall downtime without compromising the quality of our work.