Designing & Permitting Your Office, Flex or Warehouse Space
The commercial real estate build-out process can be challenging especially if you are not familiar with the city’s regulations and codes where your new office, flex, or warehouse space is located. Sometimes, the space will be move-in ready, which can reduce some of the steps in the permitting process. Other times, it is essential to have a general contractor who knows the commercial build-out process ins and outs, starting from drawings, requesting city permits to constructing the space itself. An expert general contractor will help make the experience effortless. Unfortunately, they are hard to find and very expensive.
When it comes to designing and permitting your new commercial space, many steps need to be taken in order to proceed with and complete the build out process. The first step requires a creative designer to understand your space requirements and create multiple office, flex or warehouse design layouts to choose from. The second step, once you choose a layout that will work for your business team, is to work with a company that will provide a city permit package to be submitted to the city for approval. The Commercial Real Estate Construction Permit Package for building out your new office, flex, warehouse, and industrial space consists of:
- What is a Commercial Real Estate City Permit Package Data Sheet or Building Code Summary Sheet?
- Planning Your New Office, Flex, or Warehouse Design
- Commercial Real Estate Permit for Demolition of Old Walls
- Commercial Real Estate Permit for Building New Walls
- What is a Reflected Ceiling City Permit Plan?
- What is a Commercial Electrical Drawing Plan for a City Permit?
- What are Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanical Drawings?
- What are Plumbing Mechanical Drawings?
- What is an ADA Overview, Demising Wall, and Door Schedule?
In the sections below, we have compiled all the steps that must be completed to design, permit, and build out your office, flex, or warehouse space. Most all cities throughout the United States will have similar commercial permitting requirements. Drawings can be provided by a general contractor with the help of an architect or a commercial property management company like JW Management who works with an in-house team of experts. Working with the correct team will ensure that when the permit package is submitted to the city, the process will go as smoothly as possible.
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We have compiled a list of terms and definitions to assist you in understanding the commercial real estate industry definitions, concepts, and leasing terminology. These terms are necessary to understand on any property you are looking to lease.