Landlords involved in commercial real estate want to sign tenants up for long-term leases. No landlord makes money from empty properties. Would-be tenants, however, might not be interested in signing a ten-year contract without extreme confidence they can run their business smoothly. Landlords who work with commercial tenant improvement contractors may be able to attract specialized professionals willing to stay around for years. With the right alterations, a traditional storefront property could become perfect for a company recording pro-grade YouTube videos.
Changing Up the Interior for the Platform
YouTube videos can deliver big money to stars and influencers whose internet careers take off. The videos also lend valuable marketing assists to businesses needing promotional support. The videos, of course, must look professional. Video companies can help here, but those working outside of Hollywood or New York City may find pre-made studio space limited. A landlord willing to convert a traditional store could prove valuable to producers. A landlord might ask a tenant contractor to make the following improvements:
- Cutting Out Unwanted Sound: Standard drywall won't be adequate when hoping to cut down on unwanted sound. When recording a video, the audio can't include noise coming from next door. Videographers also don't want neighbors listening in on shoots. Installing soundproof walls eliminates a host of problems.
- Curtailing Natural Light: Nothing looks worse than a video that comes off as either too dark or overexposed. Even when the lighting looks "okay," this might not be sufficient. Creative lighting could significantly improve a video's impact. Excessive natural light coming through windows and other sources might ruin things. Bricking existing windows and carving different portals in other locations might address natural light woes.
- Building Loading Entrances: A/V equipment, construction material for sets, boxes of costumes, and more might be needed for particular shoots. Trying to cram such things through a small rear door may not be efficient. Furthermore, the chances of causing damage increase when the portal's inadequate. Knocking down a wall and installing a rolldown grate makes sense.
- Installing Storage Locations: Equipment must remain safe and secure on off days. Filing an insurance claim on stolen items won't be much help when a shoot looms. Replacing hard-to-find equipment may take weeks. Wouldn't it be best if the build had a custom-built secure storage room?
With the right contractor at the helm, most decent-sized commercial spaces can convert to video studios. Hiring a capable contractor might lead to a successful production company signing a lengthy lease.