Activated Offices Draw Tenants
Ultimately, not every tenant needs Class A trophy space. But the landlords who make an effort to modernize their properties will likely ink the leases first, states Jim Adler, executive vice president of office services with Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based NAI Hiffman.
“Tenants are drawn to buildings that are activated,” says Adler. “Communal lounges, gyms and onsite food and beverage offerings all help to create an environment in which employees want to spend time.”
Adler recently represented a major financial institution in a 30,000 square foot Class A office lease in Chicago’s East-West corridor. “The firm believes in the importance of its employees having a place to work and one they want to come to every week, whether its three, four or five days,” says Adler.
About NAI Hiffman:
NAI Hiffman is one of the largest independent commercial real estate services firms in the US, with a primary focus on metropolitan Chicago, and part of the NAI Global network. We provide institutional and private leasing, property management, tenant representation, capital markets, project services, research, and marketing services for owners and occupiers of commercial real estate. To meet our clients’ growing needs outside of our exclusive NAI Hiffman territory, we launched Hiffman National, our dedicated property solutions division, which provides property management, project services, and property accounting services across the country. NAI Hiffman | Hiffman National is an award winning company headquartered in suburban Chicago, with more than 250 employees strategically located throughout North America.
About Hiffman National:
Hiffman National is one of the US’s largest independent commercial real estate property management firms, providing institutional and private clients exceptional customized solutions for property management, project management, property accounting, lease administration, marketing, and research. The firm’s comprehensive property management platform and attentive approach to service contribute to successful life-long relationships and client satisfaction. As a nationally bestowed Top Workplace, and recognized CRE award winner, Hiffman National is headquartered in suburban Chicago, with more than 250 employees nationally and an additional six hub locations and 25 satellite offices across North America.