Solutions to parking demands are easily overlooked when you’re evaluating how to enhance the tenant and/or customer experience at your property. This often happens because these issues seem inevitable. But ease of parking when arriving and exiting your property is one of the most important aspects of the overall experience. If you haven’t taken a good look at your parking management situation lately, it’s time for a thorough assessment. Follow these three tips to assess your property’s parking management needs.
Tips for assessing Your Parking Management Needs
Tip #1: Analyze Tenant and Customer Flow
The traffic flow in and out of your property will give you a wealth of information. If you’re operating a mixed use or upscale restaurant property with moderate lunchtime activity and a booming dinner scene, you may look at adding a professional valet parking service.
In a Class A or retail setting, you may find that a valet solution can generate extra income while adding a boosted level of service to visitors. Using a valet parking service will allow you to maximize the number of vehicles that your property can accommodate.
Tip #2: Consider Facility Layout
You also need to consider your facility’s layout. A simple way to do this is to ask yourself these four questions:
- Where is your available parking in relation to the building’s entrance?
- Are customers often having to walk an inconvenient distance?
- Are the lots so crammed that it takes a long time to find a space?
- Is it difficult for visitors to locate their vehicles again when they are departing?
If parking is a challenge for your tenants and/or customers, professional parking management services will make a difference. If you currently have a parking management solution in place, get a free consultation from another provider with a fresh perspective.
You want visitors to have an easy, comfortable experience. A parking management assessment can help identify smart ways to improve every visit. These can include anything from evaluating your current parking equipment, enhanced wayfinding solutions, adding a valet or shuttle service, or streamlining management strategies in a vast surface parking area or parking garage.
Tip#3: Determine Client Preferences
What parking experience do your visitor expect? If you’re catering to women in high heels who doesn’t want to walk through a large parking lot, valet parking may be a great addition. If you have a mixed client base, your parking management assessment may reveal a need for both valet and an upgraded self-parking solution.
Whether you’re looking for a seasonal solution or a year-round parking services partner, the right parking management team will make a big difference. National Parking specializes in creating custom solutions for any level of parking management needs. Request a consultation online or give us a call at 678-356-4030 today.
Jay Horton is the President of National Parking. He put himself through school valet parking cars. As a born entrepreneur, he saw the opportunity to build on this simple idea. Since becoming President, Horton has helped National Parking grow to service more than a million vehicles per year. Connect with him on Linkedin.