Many creative and technology companies gravitate to loft office buildings due to their unique character as they are typically renovated warehouse buildings (either concrete or timber construction). In addition to the usual office building due diligence, below is a checklist that tenants should use in evaluating loft office buildings. To thoroughly evaluate a loft office building, a tenant should consider the assistance of a knowledgeable tenant representative, project manager, architect, engineer and general contractor.
Just exactly what is “creative office space”? What are today’s tenants looking for in office space? How are building owners accommodating this demand? Those questions were addressed a couple weeks ago at the Chicago Creative Office Summit. It was a roundtable discussion among architects, engineers, developers, a furniture vendor, a general contractor, building owners as well as office co-location companies. Here are the 10 key takeaways.