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tech-enabled officesIn the office sector of commercial real estate, we have seen several high-tech trends and a growing importance of technology. With the increasing use of tech-enabled offices, what should commercial brokers and property owners be aware of? The Hightower Blog published a blog post with a few ways to use these tech-enabled offices to attract high-tech tenants. Ready to learn more? Read the excerpt from the blog below! Then, click the green button at the bottom of the page to read the rest of the article.

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Winning over high-tech TAMI tenants can require pulling out all of the stops. While each tenant will be different — and have different concerns about lease structure and duration — there are common requests of all tech-enabled tenants. Here they are:

Offer Building-Wide Fiber-Optic Internet Connectivity

High-speed internet is the backbone of all tech companies. Without it, their businesses simply cannot operate. Some of the first questions you’ll hear from prospective tech tenants will almost certainly be about the quality of the internet. They understand the vitality of a reliable internet connection for their business — and you should, too.

As the commercial real estate market is increasingly becoming more reliant on tech companies, you should outfit your building with fiber-optic and high-speed connectivity. Aside from the usual providers like Time Warner and Verizon, look to cutting edge solutions like Pilot Fiber in NYC to get your building wired for top of the line internet. You can also get your building Wired Certified to openly demonstrate the strength of your internet infrastructure.

The Right Balance of Security and Accessibility

Tech companies are known for their long days and atypical schedules. Since employees often don’t work traditional hours, the building and office need to accommodate that lifestyle. If your property has a doorman or security system in place – is access provided around the clock?


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