We love the recent article in Real Estate BisNow about commercial real estate design and how it relates to employee attraction and retention. The piece features Kevin Sheehan, a panelist at the MIT Global Real Estate Forum held last week in Boston, who says that companies’ decisions about real estate and facility design are about much more than just a place to work.
According to Kevin, companies use office design to leverage the 8% they spend for real estate in order to enhance the 80% they spend on salaries and benefits for employees. If your goal is to attract higher quality employees and generate a positive work environment, salaries and benefits alone will not cut it- you need to make your business a place- a literal, physical place- where people want to work.
Hiring an architect is only a small fraction of the overall cost of procuring commercial real estate, and the long-term rewards are great. An architect who specializes in workplace and office design can ensure that the space works functionally and aesthetically, enhances the company brand, attracts and retains employees, and even influences the attitude of workers and customers, creating a positive atmosphere and sense of energy.
So how much is re-igniting your business worth to you? If you are interested in Boston commercial architecture services, contact Leslie Saul & Associates today. We’d love to help you create the perfect corporate space for your business.