8. Enhance the property’s curb appeal and interior finishes
First impressions are crucial to the salability of the finished project. What features make the building memorable from the outside—landscaping, aesthetic appeal, underground executive parking? McCafferty says it’s usually cost-effective to freshen up your signage. For multi-tenant office campuses, planting seasonal flowers and changing them out frequently can attract tenant interest.
Inside, it’s almost always worthwhile to refresh finishes and graphics. Reasonably priced and up-to-date finishes in elevator cabs, toilet rooms, and lobbies are essential. In other common areas, new finishes such as carpet colors and patterns, paint colors, and even ceiling tiles can help freshen and update the property.