• 2014-08-25

International Classification of offices with regard to the Ukrainian market of commercial real estate

In Kyiv, a lot of proposals for the lease of premises for business. You can find both offices in uninhabited fund, rooms for office and offices of various sizes in the business centers. For successful business regardless of the activity needs comfortable office, where it is possible to solve all the tasks. Besides the important role played by office location. Today, the commercial property market is saturated with offers any price, any choices of location, size and comfortable offices.
Let's try to deal with the commercial real estate market.

All commercial real estate can be divided into three categories:
professional office space
semi-professional office space
Condos offices

For professional office space include a business center or office centers of class "A", "B", "C".

By semi office premises are premises in nonresidential buildings.

The home offices - apartments on the lower floors of the houses.

Offices of Class "A" - the most prestigious premises are located in the new office complexes and business centers in the city center. These buildings have the highest level of service, "smart" buildings, providing a full optimization and automation of all life-support systems, deployed a centralized infrastructure provide tenants with office equipment, fiber-optic communication, reception, conference rooms, household services and leisure. All this is contained in immaculate condition. Buildings provided with their own security services, management and maintenance of protected and underground parking. This class includes a free plan modern, expensive finishes, suspended ceilings and much more.

Offices of Class "B" - a room with almost the same features as the offices of class "A". They may be in new or renovated buildings that just having the necessary utilities. They may be no central air conditioning. These offices are not as prestigious and the range of services offered is not as wide - parking, for example, often located outdoors. This class also includes the offices of class "A" after 5-7 years of operation, renovated and refurbished old mansions, located in the city center.

Offices of class "C" - it premises rented usually at a research institute or industrial enterprise. Sometimes referred to as "Soviet." Last renovated in them can be made over 10 years ago with the use of the currently available materials. In this room there is usually no modern communications, central air-conditioning, ventilation system - usually a toilet in the corridor. Basically, it recently emerged office buildings that are not in the city center, but at the intersection of transport routes, close to metro and major radial highways. Class "C" suggests rather modest set of services: telephone, Internet access is available.

Offices Class "D" - office space in buildings with outdated utilities, hardwood floors, a lack of specialized life support services. Typically, these facilities need major repairs.

Offices class "E" - space in buildings not suited for offices and require reconstruction. It can be converted basement and the basement, apartments in residential buildings, sometimes with a separate entrance and parking for 2-4 cars. Subject to the successful arrangement, repair of the European class, equipment quality furniture and office equipment such offices can compete with the offices of a higher class.

For the real estate market segmentation leading developers of real estate market in Kyiv and the Committee on Property of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine has been adapted international classification of office space in relation to the Ukrainian commercial property market.

10 mandatory requirements for office premises:
1 location in the central business district of the city or in other established areas of the city, located near the interchanges.
2 Professional management of the building with a transparent accounting system and a system of "open book" accounting for operating costs, distribution and reimbursement.
3 separate, clearly marked entrance to the office building with the lobby.
4 Clear ceiling height of not less than 2.7 m in the area of ​​at least 90% of the office space used.
5 Secure parking (excluding spontaneous street parking) within the building or adjacent to the building site at the rate of not less than 1 car per 100 sq.m leased (sold) areas.
6 Power supply at least 50 W per 1 square. m area with full coverage and the connected equipment provided by a power supply for 1 category, either by a diesel generator.
7 The system of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning: at least 2-pipe (1 unit) with individual temperature control for each tenant provides four air changes per hour (fresh air).
8 The open plan space with a grid of columns, providing the flexibility of redevelopment.
9 Fibre optic digital telephone lines, ISDN, Internet services in the building.
10 Coefficient of common areas, subject to the payment of not more than 12%.

10 additional requirements:
1 Exit the building facade to the street (marked frontal location on the street).
2 rational distance between the windows, in which at least 95% used areas are within 10 meters from the source of natural light (windows or atrium).
3 Minimum floor area - 500 square meters. m.
4 The average distance between the outer wall and the inner boundary of the area used shall not exceed 10 m.
5 Connectivity and communication systems anywhere thanks to raised floor, communication channels or ducts under the floor around the perimeter of the premises.
6 Average waiting times during peak hours for no longer than 30 seconds. (since the call).
7 Location near metro stations or bus stops.
8 points catering to employees inside the building or in close proximity to the building
9 Floor load capacity - 450 kg / sq. m
10 Lighting of office space - not less than 400 lux at the level of the work surface.

Offices of Class "A". Office Building Class "A" must comply with the 16 points and requirements: 10 of the mandatory and at least 6 of the extra.
Offices of Class "B". Office Building Class "B" must comply with the 13 points of the requirements of at least 7 of which must be among obligatory.
Offices of Class "C". Office Building Class "C" must comply with 7 points and requirements at least 5 of which must be among obligatory.

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