What does your ideal space look like? It’s probably a lavish home or office that’s secluded on its own land—think Apple’s new Hyperloop One campus or a movie star Malibu megaplex. Reality bites, however, and those who lease property often have to make do sharing building and land space with others.
Multi-lessee complexes make up the bulk of the property management business, as you likely know. When you’re renting one of these spots in an apartment building, a warehouse hub, an office complex, or a center for retail, you eventually learn to get used to your neighbors. But even then, privacy can often feel like a luxury. What are some ways you can maximize privacy in a crowded property situation?
If you’re in an office complex with other businesses, maintaining an active front desk can keep away unwanted visitors or confused folks in search of that office down the hallway. If possible, setting an elevator code that only employees know can secure office privacy. If you’re in an apartment with nosey or noisy neighbors, try to casually address the problems—it’s best to be friendly and acquainted with neighbors so that any privacy concerns can be minimized by a simple conversation. If a neighbor ever oversteps their bounds, speak to your property management company—they can act as a mediator of complaints and concerns.