What Tenants Really Want
April 6, 2017 | by Leah Etling | Commerical Property Executive
Arie Barendrecht, CEO of WiredScore, discusses the most important amenity: access to robust, reliable Internet and the capability to create a powerful business technology network.
Commercial buildings have historically attracted tenants with a variety of amenities—things like onsite parking, rooftop gardens, elite-quality fitness centers, and top notch security services. WiredScore CEO and founder Arie Barendrecht feels property owners can throw most of those out the window at this point, and just worry about what tenants really want: access to robust, reliable internet and the capability to create a powerful business technology network.
“We’ve learned that building amenities do not matter to tenants if fundamental connectivity infrastructure is not in place,” said Barendrecht, who founded WiredScore in 2013. Wired Certification, a distinction that identifies and certifies buildings with the most reliable internet connections, has been endorsed by New York City and The Mayor of London as a reliable standard for commercial tenants. There are four tiers of Wired Certification: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified.
The time (at Blue Vault's 2nd Annual Broker Dealer Educational Summit) proved extremely informative.