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While a commercial real estate space has inherent value as far as its form and function, there are several additional ways to add value, and perhaps the most noteworthy is by adding curated art. You don’t need to worry about your own art world connections, though. By working with a specialized art consulting firm, your Denver real estate project can gain the cache that high quality art delivers.
Developing Your Art Collection
In working with a civil engineering firm, do make your desires for art known. If there exists the possibility that you’ll be installing a mural or large suspended piece of art, special wall reinforcements may be needed. Or perhaps custom lighting will be needed beyond what’s in the original plans to showcase a collection of prints or sculptures. By bringing the art collection process into the site design and development process as soon as possible, any unique structural or architectural needs can be addressed at less cost than later changes might require.
How an Art Consulting Firm Can Help
Instead of brushing up on any college art classes you took or relying on friends for introductions to artists, an art consulting company can help you source the ideal pieces that fit your space and your budget. For example, paintings in the style of Old World Masters would nicely accent a building with traditional architecture and building materials while more avant garde pieces would complement a modern design that emphasizes steel and glass. With a good understanding of your target clients or tenants, an art consultant can find pieces that project an image that’s in keeping with your existing site plan and design.
Art Placement Matters
It’s not usually enough just to choose good art. It needs to be placed in areas where it will be seen and appreciated. Consider using art to tie together less-trafficked areas of your commercial real estate space. Art is also an ideal method of unifying multiple floors that include a variety of tenants under the umbrella of your building brand.
There’s a lot riding on your commercial real estate development. What better way to quickly add value without overhauling your site design and development process than by adding a curated art collection? By engaging with the right consulting firm who can collaborate with your civil engineering firm, you may find the ultimate value of your project increases more than you could have ever pictured.