Tenants in a commercial building are concerned about parking. People don’t like to park their cars somewhere where they need to walk three blocks to get to a rental property. By having a covered parking garage for your tenants, you will not only make the businesses who rent your building happy, but this is a great selling point for the next business building renter.
Why is it a good idea?
There are lots of benefits for covered parking beside tenant comfort. It will protect cars from severe weather conditions. The cars won’t become dented, have windows broken or paint scratched from broken branches or other weather hazards. Parking under cover will keep the cars out of the sun and prevent UV radiation damage too. UV radiation damage can deteriorate the inside and outside of a car
Another key point is that covered parking can protect your tenants from rain, snow, sleet and heavy wind. No more fighting the elements when all the people are trying to do is get to their cars. Also, vandalism and theft are less likely because the cars aren’t exposed outside. Plus, some garages have attendants to make sure that the cars are left undisturbed.
Also for you tenants, some insurance policies will lower their premiums if a car they insure is in a protected environment. It’s a great point to mention to prospective tenants when showing property for office rental. Plus, since the exterior of the cars will be protected, this will help car owners with the resale value when reselling their cars. With fewer dings and scratches, the car stays looking good.
Other advantages of parking under cover is that you can reserve spots for tenants only to use. That way each tenant has his or her own reserved spot for parking. The tenants won’t have to battle it out doing street parking for a spot every day. They can just pull in, park and go about their day.
Having a covered parking area for your commercial building really is an excellent idea.