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What type of commercial property are you looking to develop? We've done anything from office condos to retail properties. You name it, we've probably done it! See for yourself. http://ow.ly/oYb3301LF3W
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When you choose design-build with Unit, you will benefit from working with experienced, committed professionals who have perfected a design-build process over 40 years. Design-build offers unique values and benefits that are not found in any other type of building design and construction process.
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Joint Ventures and Partnerships
Are you in control of a piece of property you wish to develop? If yes, we invite you to consider teaming with Unit Building Services as your development partner. We will assist you in researching and implementing the design, development, and financing arrangement that will benefit you the most.
Please CONTACT US to find out more about our Joint Ventures & Partnerships services.
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The office of the future may not be about trappings or technology as much as the exchange of ideas, with a focus on employee engagement--what some experts are calling the "new sustainability."

You can thank the open office movement for starting that conversation, turning concepts such as collaboration and transparency into convention. But the new buzzwords on every workplace designer's tongue are incubation, cross-pollination, symbiosis and co-working--concepts that are causing even more walls to come down and hierarchies to flatten further. In today's parlance, the corner office is no longer seen as a prize.

"It's certainly not as critical as it once was," says Bruce Fisher, an architect in the New York firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. "What's becoming more important is the breadth of the floor, and as much visual continuity as possible so you can see someone all the way across the floor. It's not about Big Brother, but more about staying involved and knowing what's going on."

The open plan isn't a new concept: Frank Lloyd Wright used the scheme in the Johnson Wax headquarters building in Racine, Wis., to group employees of similar functions (in this case, secretaries). But over the decades, as corporate workers increasingly performed isolating tasks, they were insulated in offices and cubicles, working their way up to bigger and better spaces that signaled their rising status within the firm.

In today's young, technology-driven workplace, however, "all that's been turned on its head," says Brad Lynch, principal of Chicago's Brininstool + Lynch. "In my mind, it's led by a generation that starts out not knowing what an office environment is supposed to be as a real-estate model." Today's young workers, he explains, consider the office more in terms of "what it needs to do for them."
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The office of the future may not be about trappings or technology as much as the exchange of ideas, with a focus on employee engagement--what some experts are calling the "new sustainability."

You can thank the open office movement for starting that conversation, turning concepts such as collaboration and transparency into convention. But the new buzzwords on every workplace designer's tongue are incubation, cross-pollination, symbiosis and co-working--concepts that are causing even more walls to come down and hierarchies to flatten further. In today's parlance, the corner office is no longer seen as a prize.

"It's certainly not as critical as it once was," says Bruce Fisher, an architect in the New York firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. "What's becoming more important is the breadth of the floor, and as much visual continuity as possible so you can see someone all the way across the floor. It's not about Big Brother, but more about staying involved and knowing what's going on."

The open plan isn't a new concept: Frank Lloyd Wright used the scheme in the Johnson Wax headquarters building in Racine, Wis., to group employees of similar functions (in this case, secretaries). But over the decades, as corporate workers increasingly performed isolating tasks, they were insulated in offices and cubicles, working their way up to bigger and better spaces that signaled their rising status within the firm.

In today's young, technology-driven workplace, however, "all that's been turned on its head," says Brad Lynch, principal of Chicago's Brininstool + Lynch. "In my mind, it's led by a generation that starts out not knowing what an office environment is supposed to be as a real-estate model." Today's young workers, he explains, consider the office more in terms of "what it needs to do for them."
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Ohio sales and use tax (sales tax), as it relates to the construction of real property, can be complex. If the construction project is for an exempt organization, the issue of sales tax becomes much simpler.

A contractor must pay Ohio sales tax on its purchases of materials incorporated into real property unless an exemption exists. A construction contractor may purchase tax free those materials that will be incorporated into the following:

A house of public worship or religious education, a building used exclusively for charitable purposes by a nonprofit organization operated exclusively for charitable purposes, or a building used exclusively for exempt purposes by an organization exempt from federal taxation.
A hospital facility entitled to exemption under Sec. 140.08.
Real property, pursuant to a construction contract with the U.S. government or its agencies, the state, or any political subdivisions of the state.
Real property that is owned, or will be accepted for ownership at the time of completion, by the U.S. government or its agencies, the state, or any political subdivisions of the state.
The original construction of a sports facility pursuant to Sec. 307.696.
Real property in another state, provided the state offers an exemption to contractors purchasing materials and services for incorporation into real property within the state.
The construction of a horticulture or livestock structure for a person engaged in the business of horticulture or producing livestock.
In Ohio, the contractor is considered to be the consumer of tangible personal property installed into real property. As the consumer, the contractor is subject to sales tax on purchases unless, as noted previously, an exemption exists. However, even for projects that qualify for one of the exemptions listed above, items used or consumed by the contractor are not exempt. Examples of items used or consumed include contractor’s tools, equipment, and rental of personal property, to name a few.

The question then becomes, if purchases of materials incorporated into real property are considered to be exempt from sales tax when the contract is with an exempt organization, then what’s the result if the materials are not deemed to be real property upon installation?

When tangible personal property is installed into real property yet retains its status as tangible personal property after installation, the contractor is deemed to be the vendor and should collect sales tax on the installed price of the property including any mark-up and labor charged to install the property. An example is computer cabling, even when embedded within building walls. If the contract is with an organization that meets one of Ohio’s exemptions, the acquisition and installation of the personal property is not subject to sales tax.

In summary, if the organization constructing or improving real property meets one of the exemptions, the project may be exempt from sales tax. The facts and circumstances of each situation should be closely evaluated before a contract is finalized.
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Unit Building Services assembles an integrated team of professionals on every project, to provide you with a single source of accountability.
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We deliver high levels of customer service based on a deep understanding of your needs and project complexities.
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