Do You Need Your Offices Cleaned?

Do You Need Your Offices Cleaned?

Janitorial is one of the items where we see a wide gap in what landlords provide. Some provide it and some don’t. Some will come in once a week and some will come in every day. I was working with a nonprofit and got them cleaning services with their lease. They thought I was brilliant. All I did was ask. This saved them about $1.00/s.f./year.

One landlord in the Detroit area starting putting in their full service leases that they won’t include the cleaning during the free rent period. I’m thinking surely this is a mistake. Nope, the landlord figured people weren’t reading the RFPs (which is sadly often the case), and was getting away with it.

When you are comparing locations, make sure you compare apples to apples, because bananas and apples only mix well in salad.

About the Author

Lynn Drake’s status is well known in the industry: She’s the commercial realtor focused on maintaining “true north” for her corporate clients. It’s a reputation built on 35 years of commercial real estate experience. Lynn became a commercial realtor in 2001 after 15 years in corporate real estate. Thus far in her career, Lynn has successfully completed over 1,500 real estate transactions ranging from small business tenant leases to the sale and purchase of industrial complexes.