Cold Grey or Warm Vanilla: What's the Difference?
What should you ask for when it comes to the delivery of your space?
Cold Grey Shell, Warm Vanilla Shell...what's the difference anyways and are there more shades and temperatures?
Let's start from the beginning...shell space is defined as the space constructed to meet future needs. It is space enclosed by an exterior building shell, but otherwise unfinished inside. It's important to note, however, that there are different levels of finishing on these "shell spaces". Cold Grey Shell and Warm Vanilla are the 2 most popular types of "shell condition" delivery for unoccupied spaces.
When it comes to cold grey shells you have to look at the two main descriptor words:
The same goes for warm vanilla...you have to look at the two main descriptive words:
So what's right for you? That all depends on your use, what you need your space to look like and how much money you have available for buildout. While MOST tenants are looking for a warm vanilla shell, some tenants have very specific requirements for HVAC, plumbing and other finishes and a cold grey shell would be better suited for them. A warm vanilla shell is quicker to move into and lowers a tenants expenses for buildout, however a cold grey shell allows a tenant to make more customizations on the buildout even if it costs them more money out of pocket.
If you have more questions regarding cold grey shells vs warm vanilla shells or any other shade and temperature shells feel free to reach out to us, and if you're looking for a new space for your business our trusted advisors are available to assist you in your search and answer your questions along the way! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can match you up with an advisor who specializes in your segment.
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