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Real Estate Repositioning Design

Strategically renovating or improving a property can dramatically change its position in the real estate market, effectively extending the facility’s useful life by retaining or attracting new tenants.

Keeping Your Facilities in Step as Time Marches On

Building owners and operators know that even properly maintained properties can become dated. Upgrades and modifications can help reduce greenhouse emissions and improve financial performance for real estate investments. Our team of experts can help you determine what options are available to keep your real estate assets in high demand.

Improve Performance and Efficiency

Energy costs are often a major factor in deciding whether a company stays in a building or moves to a different one. By properly repositioning a facility, an older building can enjoy many of the energy efficiency benefits found in newly constructed buildings. Our team of experts can help evaluate what improvements are available and the costs involved. The final result can be a facility that is more energy efficient and attractive to tenants.

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Environmental and Healthy Building Benefits

Sustainable and healthy building designs are becoming “must have” requirements for many businesses as they seek to provide safe workplace environments for employees as well as meet corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Upgrades can also help you earn various building certifications to offer as third-party verification of the health and safety of your property.

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Improved Function and Aesthetics

Building owners and operators know positive first impressions can pay big dividends in attracting and retaining tenants. Repositioning your building can also help generate sustained revenue. Our expert designers and engineers have the experience to transform spaces to fit new forms and functions.

Identify New Opportunities

The three Rs of good conservation — reduce, reuse, and recycle — can also apply to aging buildings. Just because a property has moved beyond its usefulness in one category doesn’t mean it can’t find new life in another. An old manufacturing facility can be transformed into a unique new office space. A storefront in a shuttered strip mall can become a life sciences or healthcare facility. Whatever your vision, we can help with the technical expertise to make your real estate repositioning a reality.

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News and Events: Our Engineers in Action

How Office Acoustics Impact Worker Performance

As building owners, operators, and developers adapt to a hybrid work model, creating a welcoming office space is more important than ever. In an article for Propmodo’s Perspectives series, ESD now Stantec Senior Acoustics Project Manager Scott Hamilton shares his views on the evolution of the open office and why acoustics play such a critical role to the health, comfort, and productivity of returning workers. (Learn more about open office design.)

Doyle Article Explores Meeting Room Technology for a Hybrid Workforce

The evolution of the modern office needs to accommodate team members meeting in person and online. ESD now Stantec Senior Audio Visual Consultant John Doyle offers an overview of the best technology to consider. (Learn more about the meeting room technology.)

Griffin Offers Clear View on Window Condensation Issues

Transforming a building lobby to be more appealing to tenants and visitors could change the space’s environment in unexpected ways. Window condensation could become a problem if proper planning is ignored. (Learn more about the condensation issues.)

What Solutions to Real Estate Asset Repositioning Can We Bring to You?

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