This is an important time of year: Many Atlanta commercial property managers find themselves budgeting for their 2015 expenses.
Correctly establishing a commercial landscape budget can help you control expenses while fitting in landscape necessities throughout the year. During this process, you’ll want to make sure you include everything you need in your commercial property’s budgets, such as the basic maintenance and other crucial elements. But it’s also important for you to fit in some of the things you want, too; these items usually include building or landscape improvements that can make the overall commercial property better.
This is especially true for Atlanta-area properties that are 15 to 25 years old and competing with brand new buildings that have debuted with all of the bells and whistles. These older facilities want a chance to renovate so they can also boast what are becoming more standard, modern, desirable features.
Leave some room in your budget for these improvements that are popular add-ons for Atlanta commercial properties.
Update Landscape Lighting
Sure, no commercial business can afford the liability that poor lighting conditions can cause. Proper landscape lighting in parking lots and on paths, walkways and by entrances can prevent issues before they occur.
But lighting can also illuminate a brand and extend the landscape’s aesthetics into the evening hours, maximizing its value.
Areas that commercial properties are focusing on here to improve or renovate their lighting include signage areas, as well as fountain or courtyard lighting.
Renovate Outdoor Patios And Update Furnishings
Creating areas where employees, tenants or other commercial property visitors can enjoy the outdoors is a must today. No one wants to stay cooped up indoors!
Plus, outdoor furniture is getting a new, bold and bright look to create a playful area that draws attention. Furniture colors are not being chosen in tans and grays but rather colorful shades reminiscent of spring leaves and summer flowers.
Add Wireless Accessibility
Technology is everywhere. And just as wireless Internet is available at most coffee shops and stores across the area, wireless Internet is also becoming more and more commonplace at Atlanta commercial facilities.
HighGrove Partners recommends it to all of its commercial property clients, especially those who manage office parks where 50 to 100 people are using the space every day and will work indoors and outdoors.
Let HighGrove Help You Plan Your 2015 Budget
Are you deep in the grind of preparing your 2015 budget? Wondering what elements you need to include next year to keep your Atlanta commercial property competitive and on the cutting edge? Give HighGrove Partners a call.
Our commercial landscaping experts will sit down with your team to discuss your priorities and objectives and help you plan a 2015 budget that works for you.
Call us at 678-298-0550 or use our simple contact form to set up a meeting with our team. In the meantime, for more commercial landscape tips, be sure to subscribe to our blog.
Last modified: November 13, 2014