This new property allows for a lot of natural light.Purchase Photo
Three Local Property Companies Decided to Invest in One Large Location
Wilhoit Properties, Zimmerman Properties and Zimmerman Properties Construction needed one location with the ability to house all three companies and streamline processes. The result is a 32,000-square-foot, three-story masterpiece.
By Jenna Dejong
When clients and staff first walk through the door, they are welcomed by a large, modern desk. The color scheme used throughout the building reflects each company’s colors, and Zimmerman Properties Construction's black and red theme is reflected in the reception area.
This gorgeous conference room space is shared by each of the companies.Purchase Photo
When getting down to the project planning, creating open space was high on the list. “Our main focus was to create a feeling of openness so we have lots of windows,” says Pam Gertz, office manager. “We have partitions in the open office area, we have glass walls and doors that separate the private offices from the open office area."
On the main level of the building is a multipurpose conference room with rounded black lampshades. The room is available to all departments, seats up to 10 employees and even has blackout shades on the windows to block out natural light during presentations.
Now that all three companies are under one roof, Gertz says workflow and processes are much more efficient. “We were in a shopping center [before] so our workflow was very linear,” Gertz says. “We took up a lot of real estate, and our workflow was not as efficient because of how we were spread out in that shopping center because we weren’t in suites side-by-side.”
The 32,000-square-foot building was built completely new to suit the needs of each company. The 16-month project was finished in July 2018, just in time for employees to soak up the sun or take a sunny lunch break on the large shaded patio, which is attached to the side of the building.
At the top of the lobby stairs is a map of the United States that illustrates the company’s reach. The map is expandable as the company extends into new states. This level is where the partners' offices are located, as well as the upper level property management team and the human resources department.
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