Houston is home to millions of square feet of commercial space, whether in traditional office buildings, high-rise corporate towers, or sprawling retail centers. However, the condition and appearance of these commercial spaces can vary greatly, which impacts the types of tenants it can attract as well as their leasing rates. Successful, established businesses specifically look to rent in commercial properties that reflect their own commitment to quality and excellence. In today’s blog post, we look at the three categories of commercial property, and how professional commercial landscaping and tree care can help elevate properties into a better rating class.
The Three Categories of Commercial Properties
Commercial properties fit one of three categories: Class A, which are generally newer, high-quality properties offering stunning interior and exterior features; Class B, which are older, well-maintained properties that can still attract some quality tenants; and Class C, which are outdated properties in need of extensive renovations and landscape improvements
. While Class A buildings attract the most desirable tenants paying the highest rents, Class B and especially Class C properties have a more difficult time securing top-quality tenants and must settle for lower rents to attract and keep tenants.
Elevating Starts With Enhancements
Commercial properties only get one opportunity to make a good first impression with potential tenants, which is why it is critical that a building’s exterior space be just as attractive and vibrant as the interior. If a Class B property owner or manager desires to elevate to Class A level, then property enhancements
and renovations are necessary to make this transition. Property enhancements might include the addition of stunning landscape gardens
, shade trees
, tranquil water features, or the creation of greenspace or walking paths. All of these improvements can go a long way in helping a commercial property receive a better rating class.
Top-Quality Landscape and Tree Care
Once property enhancements are made, a commercial property owner or manager must ensure that newly added landscaping, shrubs, and trees are well maintained throughout the year. Certified Arborists
, who are trained in proper tree care and maintenance, should handle tree planting
and pruning to ensure many years of health, stability, and beauty. In addition, Landscape Professionals should maintain landscape gardens, shrubs, and water features to help preserve the beauty and value of landscape enhancements. These simple steps can go a long way in attracting marquee tenants in Houston’s competitive commercial real estate market.
Stunning commercial landscaping
and majestic shade trees increase tenant satisfaction, and can transform an ordinary Class B property into a dazzling Class A property in just a short amount of time. With the right care and maintenance, a commercial property can become the crown jewel of the surrounding community, and a must-see destination spot for residents and visitors. In addition, landscape enhancements, such as updated irrigation systems
, can offer substantial cost savings as well as an increase in environmental protection.
LMC is committed to providing top-level commercial landscape and tree care to businesses throughout the greater Houston area. With our team of Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals
, LMC offers a full range of commercial landscape and tree care services, including Tree Pruning
, Landscape Maintenance
, Seasonal Planting and Mulching
, Irrigation Installation and Upgrades
, Landscape Enhancements
, and Vegetation Management
. Contact LMC today for more information, or go online to request a free consultation!