What CEOs Want In An Office

December 7, 2015

How can property owners attract more businesses to their office space? We researched key objectives, and helping CEOs keep a happy staff and healthy environment come out on top.

Here’s what to consider as you market your commercial property:

Make a positive impression

Business owners want their offices to make a good impression on clients, investors, partners and employees. To do this, the space should reflect the business’ brand. Everything from the layout and decor to color scheme and cleanliness are important, and a flexible space that can be molded to fit tenant needs most often fits the bill.

Attract and retain talent

When laid out properly, a workspace can significantly improve employee innovation, morale and even retention. A recent workplace survey showed that the average square foot of space per worker dropped from 225 to 176 square feet between 2010 and 2012, and it’s expected to approach 100 by 2017. However, companies can use the saved space to create diverse environments and offer common areas that truly serve staff needs.

Foster good health

CEOs are attracted to buildings that show employees they are concerned about their health and wellbeing. While this certainly involves amenities and security, a large factor in staff health is access to natural light. Researchers at Northwestern University reported there is a strong link between workplace daylight exposure and office workers’ sleep, activity and quality of life.

Enhance collaboration

An office that enhances operational efficiency through collaboration is an office that supports the success of its tenants. To offer this type of space, ensure that your property allows for an open plan that encourages interaction. Multiple common areas are also necessary, as workers often solve more problems in the presence of others.

To evaluate your commercial property and position it to attract long-term tenants, contact Intelica Commercial Real Estate. Our professional team can help you stay on top of contemporary business needs and maximize the market for your property.