New changes to how the Met Council makes Sewer Availability (SAC) determinations will alleviate headaches for property owners, while reducing wait times.
As any sales and marketing expert worth their salt will tell you, to attract customers, you have to know what they’re thinking. In commercial real estate, location remains king. But you can’t move your building, so what else matters to your prospective tenants? How can you create property marketing that will draw their attention?
The entitlement process is one of the most critical aspects of your architecture or development project. If you need a variance, conditional use permit, or similar municipal permission, you’ll be required to go through the entitlement process over and above basic permitting.
Typically, architecture projects that start now won’t begin actually digging for several months. It’s important to realize just how long it takes to jump through all the hoops to get your project started in the right way.
One way to ensure that more deals come out on the right side is to involve an architect early in the deal process. Why? Because the best architects will help you lead your commercial real estate clients through the site selection process to ensure the deal gets done.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul commercial real estate market is really competitive right now, with a whopping 1.6 million square feet of new space under construction to meet the growing demand. But not just any space will do. Tenants are focused on specific building amenities to help drive their leasing decisions.
Drafters like me aren’t very interesting. We spend a lot of time with our heads down, drawing the details of commercial architecture and interiors projects. Everything from floor plans to elevations to wall sections — and lots and lots of details. All of the details needed to convey to the contractor what’s going on….
For restaurant franchisees, developing, maintaining, and remodeling their buildings can be as important to business success as the rest of daily operations. Over my 30 years of experience designing, drafting, and project coordinating, I’ve found there are a few critical factors that can significantly determine the success of a restaurant architecture project. 1. Get…
Have you ever walked into a vendor’s office and been thankful that it wasn’t your own? Dreary beige walls, mismatched cubicles, and generic teamwork posters that make you wish you’d pursued some other career. Your office is more than just the walls, desks, and carpet that surround you each day. It’s more than the place…
Rising rents in city centers are helping to create a steady market for redevelopment of older industrial assets. Commercial real estate professionals are realizing the potential of these aging facilities by upgrading and marketing them to tenants who understand the economic value of repositioned space. These buildings have a history and an atmosphere that…