The Impact of Attractive Exteriors on the Perceived Value of Your Commercial Building

February 8th, 2018      Posted By: Ashwin Iyer

While building maintenance is hugely vital in managing commercial properties, to get great returns on investment on the office space, resort or any other commercial space that you own, the exterior landscape plays a great role. Commercial property managers and real estate owners know the influence an exquisite exterior landscape can have on increasing the […]



While building maintenance is hugely vital in managing commercial properties, to get great returns on investment on the office space, resort or any other commercial space that you own, the exterior landscape plays a great role. Commercial property managers and real estate owners know the influence an exquisite exterior landscape can have on increasing the property value. Owning a pristine landscape can attract potential clients and visitors that you might lose out on otherwise. Here are amazing tips to get you started on revamping your commercial space and property.

Get more greens

Not on your plate, but on your property. Skyscrapers are fine to look at, but when paired with a lush green view, they look outstanding. Now getting trees, flowers, and shrubs in place with a specific plan is not that big a deal, but maintaining them does take up a lot of work and money. To get great long-term returns on the initial investment, opt for faux plants. Faux plants or artificial plants have taken the world of interior and exterior d├ęcor by storm since their advent. Two reasons for this phenomenal success; one they mimic their original counterparts very well and two they can be customized with fire-retardant and UV protection technology. Now, let’s take a look how you can transform the exterior landscape with faux greens.

Primary plants: These are the anchors of your exterior landscape that includes planting, like large trees or lawns. When it comes to picking the right sort of trees or grass, with faux plants, you have a lot of options like artificial palm, white oak, and others. The theme for your commercial space has to be the deciding factor while choosing the right trees and lawns. If it’s a theme park, you can also opt for topiaries shaped like animals, for a resort with a water view you can choose palms and so on.

Secondary plants: These mostly include hedges and shrubs. Now when it comes to hedges, you get tons of options with boxwood. Hedges work well with setting boundaries while adding that green feature instead of a concrete wall that gives out no vibe at all. For shrubs, you can go for outdoor ferns, ivy bushes or maple bushes. Be a little picky while selecting these as you might want to install plants that would be able to withstand the climate if they were real, this gives it a really authentic look year long.

Hardscapes: Adding the right touch of stonework and additional features

Hardscaping can mean anything from walkways, parking spaces to fences. These are things that people can touch and feel while on the landscape. Hardscape can also include stonework, waterworks to increase the glam on your property. You can add places to sit and relax in under the shade of those faux trees, or even open up or allow beverage stalls to do more business. Getting the entire exterior landscape all done up ensures, that your clients and employees remain attracted by the view that they would often want to visit or do so regularly.

No matter what the current market value of your property is, getting a transformation in the exterior landscape will bring you huge returns by attracting more visitors and potential buyers.

How would that help with money making?

Let’s talk short term and long term. While real plants need a lot of managing like raking, aerating, fertilizing, watering, mowing and edging; faux plants don’t. They keep looking the same as they do at the time of installation if not physically damaged by external force. This means you don’t have to invest a penny in all these maintenance work and can enjoy the view well. But how do you benefit in the long term?

Retail, commercial sites or offices for that matter, with messy shrubs and trees in the exterior landscape, are less likely to attract potential customers or buyers while almost failing to keep loyal customers just with their services. This only means that by investing a certain amount of money now on renovating the exterior landscape, you can upgrade not only your business but your property value in the market for a future sale, if that’s the long-term goal for you.

How people perceive the property you own? Just an eye-sore?

Any property in a local community that offers great exterior features like waterworks, well-maintained gardens, unique topiaries or stonework is seen as a gem in the immediate neighborhood. This, in turn, invites buyers who are interested in investing in stunning property locations. Apart from this, having a great exterior landscape can help spread the message for your business, and it will be perceived as a blooming one opening up opportunities, you wouldn’t get the sight of with an untidy exterior landscape.

How a fabulous exterior landscape attracts more visitors and increases the property value?

Now, that you know why people won’t find your property as a nuisance in the community once it’s revamped with the plants, stonework, etc. let’s see how you can make more money out of it. Your property manager can increase the generosity by extending a hand to the local community by offering the exterior landscape as a destination site. This can easily be done with amazing water fountains, gardens with park benches, faux trees; the sky are the limit here. This makes sure that your site attracts a good amount of visitors that would only increase as time passes by. Such inflation in the number of visitors per year would only increase the property value in locality thereby increasing your property value as well.