commercial tenant finish-08.10Commercial Tenant Improvements (T.I.) 

also known as tenant finish, is the heart and soul of our business.  Our team has specialized in tenant improvements and finish for over 19 years. We have worked closely with tenants, landlords, investors and commercial real estate brokers.

While there are differing types of interior commercial improvements, we have separated them into three distinct categories: Interior Improvements (II), Landlord Improvements (LI) and Tenant Improvements (TI).

Definitions of Interior Commercial Improvements

Interior Improvements (II):

Modifications of a commercial space made by either the building owner or tenant. Interior improvements are the customized and/or standardized alterations a building owner and/or tenant makes to commercial space prior to a lease or as part of a lease agreement. These include changes to walls, floors, ceilings, and lighting, among others.

Landlord Improvements (LI):

Modifications of a commercial space made by the building owner prior to tenant improvements. Landlord improvements, also known as white box improvements, are the standardized alterations a building owner makes to commercial space prior to a lease agreement, in order to configure the space for quick turn over to a tenant for Tenant Improvements. These include changes to walls, floors, ceilings, and lighting, among others.

Tenant Improvements (TI):

Modifications of a commercial space made by either the building owner or tenant in order to configure the space to accommodate the specific requirements of the tenant. Leasehold improvements, also known as tenant improvements (TI), are the customized alterations a building owner makes to commercial space as part of a lease agreement, in order to configure the space for the needs of that particular tenant. These include changes to walls, floors, ceilings, and lighting, among others.

There are several synonymous terms for Tenant Improvements that are used within the real estate and construction industry. The use of these terms are not necessarily interchangeable and can be confusing if not used properly. These terms include Tenant Finish, Leasehold Improvements, the initial’s (TI), Commercial Construction, Interior Improvements, Construction Improvements as well as Commercial Remodeling. The most used term in the industry is Tenant Improvements (TI). The definition of TI can vary slightly as viewed from different Industries.