Tenants, especially those without their own consultants or in-house specialists, will be guided through the process and provided with the expertise needed to manage their new workplace fitout.
The program, known as “Fast Start Fit-out Services”, can provide different levels of support, depending on the tenant’s preferences and the level of guidance needed.
Tenants who prefer to select and negotiate with suppliers directly and set their own terms could consider the “Pick-and-Mix Supplier Network” plan. It gives them access to a vetted selection of Australian consultants and suppliers, including designers, builders, services engineers and project managers.
Those needing a bit more guidance can opt for the “Custom Fit-out Co-ordination Service”, where they will be assigned a dedicated tenancy fitout coordinator, who will help manage the consultant team, documentation and approvals until completion.
And the “Designed For You Fitouts” targets tenants who do not require many rounds of design reviews but still want some level of customisation through pre-approved designs. This speeds up the fitout process and gives tenants more certainty.
That option will be available for selected buildings in 2019.
Sally Franklin, Investa’s group executive of real estate services and business operations, said the services would elevate their tenants’ experience.
“We deal with workplace fitouts every day, so it makes perfect sense for us to leverage our knowledge and networks to make fitouts easier and more streamlined for our tenants,” she said.
“A successful fitout project will reflect a company’s culture, brand and operation and really explore how the new workplace design will support the company’s people and way of working into the future.
“We believe by providing these services, we can guide our tenants through this process, helping them achieve a great outcome.”
Paul Assirati, senior project manager at Investa, who is leading the new initiative, said the program was conceived after hearing from their tenants.
“Tenants have told us that staying on top of the fitout program and engaging the right team of consultants, who are familiar with the building’s fitout guidelines, can be a challenge,” he said.
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