David Fenley – Louisville Office Space

Posted by Jonathan Karlen on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45pm.

david fenley louisville kyToday, I wanted to spotlight a businessman in the Louisville area:  David Fenley.  David Fenley is a Louisville office space developer that has specialized in class A office space. His company currently has over 21 office buildings that contains 3,000,000+ sq.ft. of class A office space and the company is one of the largest office developers in the entire state of Kentucky.

David Fenley’s specialty has been to build executive office suites in a more efficient manner than traditional/older class B buildings – offering the opportunity for persons to move up from class B space, to the executive suites – and get it done for less money than if they had stayed in the lower end class B space in the first place. I’m sure some of you are immediately asking how the heck can it be cheaper to rent a Louisville executive office suite, than it is to be in an older 20 or 30 year old office building. For persons desiring to search for real estate be sure to visit Louisville real estate and you will be able to search Louisville MLS listings.

Here’s the answer: Older office buildings had a tendency to be less efficiently designed – relying on more rectangular shapes for the footprint of the building. This results in relatively narrow ends of the building, with very long sides. So, to get from one end of the building to the other – a person would have to travel a greater distance because of the long rectangular sides. This results in odd sized office space within the building, and less efficient flow from office to office.
David Fenley has focused on more efficient space concepts that are more boxy or square in nature. This results in an even distribution of distance and space within the building. To get from one end of the building to the other, its all the same distance. This results in a more uniform layout/design of the interior space for the persons leasing, as well as more efficient movement throughout the building, and more efficient parking design.

So, while a person may need 10,000 sq.ft. for a 30 year old class B office building, they probably only need 6,000 sq.ft in the more efficiently designed buildings. Add in the upgraded and high end technological innovations and improvements in the new class a office buildings such as upgraded wiring (computers weren’t popular 30 years ago – the power loads can put a tremendous strain on older buildings), better insulation using modern materials for more comfort inside, impressive aesthetics, and more – and it becomes clearly evident that its not only cheaper to consider Louisville office space in a David Fenley building – its more comfortable, and a better place to do business.

Some background on the Fenley family:
David Fenley is a Louisville native whose family roots and local Louisville Kentucky ties goes back to the late 1800s. His ancestors owned and operated a dairy in the Valley Station area on the south side of Louisville back in 1875. Through the years, the Fenley family has been involved numerous business interests, and ventures within the Louisville metro area.

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