(Originally Published September 30, 2019)

In this article, we will take a look at some ways a landlord can attract commercial tenants to their buildings.

Kitchener Clean has years of experience working with commercial properties of all sizes, and as such, we understand the importance of a clean and safe working space for tenants and landlords alike.

Here, we’ll look at 7 of the best ways to attract commercial tenants, including working with commercial cleaners. Let’s get started now!

7 Ways to Attract Commercial Tenants

1) Offer cleaning service as part of lease agreement

Partnering with a local and reputable office cleaning company is a great way to attract commercial tenants. You will have assurance that your space is being taken care of, and your tenants won’t have to worry about taking care of this on their own.

Kitchener Clean, for example, can put together a personalized package of services depending on the needs of your building. You can receive all your regular scheduled cleanings plus restorative floor care, carpet cleaning and window washing throughout the year.

No more searching for individual services and companies when you require carpet cleaning, floor cleaning, or seasonal window washing. No more wasted time gathering quotes and scheduling services. No more budgeting for the big ticket items. It’s all right there, set up and ready to go!

What a bonus for potential tenants!

Kitchener Clean can keep all your commercial tenants happy with

our complete office care.

2) Include the best available internet service

Access to high-speed Internet is critical to your tenants' business operations.

From atlantech.net: “The best fiber-optic Internet vendors offer 24/7/365 domestic support and customer service. Performing a site-wide installation of fiber-optic Internet can be a powerful marketing tool. Your future tenants can save money on installation while appreciating the benefits of the fastest data service available.”

In a digital world, keeping your commercial tenants connected is a must.

3) Enable Energy saving opportunities

It’s important to outfit your commercial building with various energy saving opportunities.

Take your windows, for example. Hiring window cleaners can also greatly improve efficiency. If you’ve noticed your company’s monthly energy bills steadily rising, chances are your dirty windows are a big part of the problem!

During cold winter months, for example, natural sunlight can act as a natural warming agent inside your office, which is why you should keep blinds open during the day. This will allow your building’s heating unit to work less vigorously, meaning you won’t have to have it repaired or replaced as often.

Double-paned glass and window treatments can greatly reduce on heating and cooling.

4) Open up vacant spaces for office sharing

Perhaps there’s a floor of your building that remains unused, or even rooms here and there. Today’s working environment is increasingly mobile, meaning you can open up those spaces for meeting or conference rooms, training or teaching classrooms, or even exercise facilities.

Shared working spaces are also very common these days. Empty offices can be rented out to those who find it difficult to work from home on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis.

Maximize empty space by offering short term rentals.

5) Partner with nearby parking lots

Commercial tenants who drive to work want to know they’ll be able to safely park their vehicles nearby.

Try to partner with nearby parking lots in order to increase ease of access.

Be sure to prioritize relationships with vendors who offer well-lit spaces or security cameras, particularly for prospective tenants who have employees that work well into the evening or 24/7.

Commercial tenants want to know they’ll be able to safely park their vehicles nearby.

6) Offer referral incentives

Highly satisfied commercial tenants can be the best way to attract others. If your existing tenants are thrilled with your facilities and customer service, they'll share with their fellow business owners.

From Atlantech.net: “Landlords should create a program to reward existing tenants for qualified referrals, which could include anything from rent discounts to gift cards. Advertise your loyalty program to your existing tenants, and continue to remind your renters periodically about your loyalty program.”

7) Sign up for an office composting program

Commercial tenants don't typically have access to a formal composting program, meaning all waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill. As a result, Kitchener Clean has developed and now proudly offers an "Office Compost Program" to businesses in the Waterloo Region.

In today’s world, businesses need to not only be financially sustainable, but environmentally and socially sustainable as well.

The office compost program will save your business in regards to waste removal, and can be combined with a weekly Office Care and Cleaning service for even greater savings. Not only that, but employees will feel better about doing their part to help the environment and feel pride in knowing they work for a company that cares.

Kitchener Clean Can Help You Attract Commercial Tenants

At Kitchener Clean, we value honesty, integrity, and the highest quality of customer service. In fact, we built our entire business on quality customer service. Kitchener Clean began as a home cleaning business, and we are firmly committed to cleaning your office as thoroughly as we would our own homes.

Examples of Industries we serve:

  • Many different types of office spaces
  • Local businesses
  • Corporate offices
  • Tech and start-up companies
  • Recreational centres, such as clubhouses
  • And much more!

We take the time to lift up objects and clean underneath them, not just around them - just like you would want at your home! Our Office Care Professionals are so thorough that we are confident that you will never have to re-clean anything that we have already cleaned.

We are a locally owned and operated family business so we treat our customers like we would treat our own family - with respect. We care about you, your commercial tenants, and your unique needs.

We also care about your health. That's why all of our cleaning products are non-toxic to ensure the safety of your staff.

What Kitchener Clean Customers Are Saying:
“Kitchener Clean has been fantastic to work with and the quality of their work has been excellent. The owners are passionate about the work they do and have been able to train and influence their employees to do the same. There are very few complaints and response is always quick if issues come up. I would highly recommend them.”
- Ken Wigboldus, Facilities Manager, CMHA Waterloo Wellington