Remote Project Management: Establishing Facilities in Latin America

Guest Post by Andrew Roscoe and Nicole Welch, Project Management Advisors, Inc.

Global brands understand that their facilities are a critical part of their identity, providing customers, employees and partners a uniquely defined and consistent experience regardless of location.

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Corporate Real Estate Leaders, C-Suite Members Say That Preventing Employee Burnout Is a Priority; Space Needs Will Be Driven More By Specific Function

A panel of corporate real estate leaders and C-Suite members said today at the  CoreNet Global North America Virtual Summit that taking measures to avoid employee burnout  and anxiety driven by the pandemic is a key priority and will be one of the crisis’ lasting legacies. 

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Microsoft’s Hybrid Model

Microsoft has adopted a hybrid model that allows a mix of working in the office and working remotely, Michael Ford, the company’s Vice President & Partner Global Real Estate, said during a session this week at the CoreNet Global North America Virtual Summit .

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Coronavirus Vaccine

Speaking at the CoreNet Global North America Virtual Summit this week, Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, predicted that a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers and those at high risk could be delivered by the end of the year.

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Microsoft To Reduce Pollution From Business Travel

Microsoft announced measures to reduce pollution caused by employees’ business travel. 

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To The Moon

Looks like the press release writers at the Colorado Economic Development Commission may soon be busy. 

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FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS WITH GOOD INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Guest blog by Lilet Camara, uHoo

There are two important lessons that the coronavirus pandemic has taught businesses: first, we really can’t predict the future no matter how much planning we do; and second, our current strategies and practices no longer work in the New Normal. Where people are driven to stay indoors and contagion fears grip countries, many businesses are just striving to stay afloat and adapt as quickly as they can to protocols and guidelines that also change as fast as they are made.  Understandably, business continuity strategies tend to focus more on the short-term objectives of responding and recovering from the crisis. Keeping your competitive edge, however, means looking beyond the present challenges and future-proofing your business today.

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How to Operate a Parking Facility that Can Adapt to the Unknown

Guest Post by Matt Andrews, Branch Manager, ABM

As we adapt to the ongoing impact of living with COVID-19, parking operators must shift their priorities. While safety has always been a concern, the focus has traditionally been on preventing accidents. Now, operators must also consider the health of their customers and employees. Operators have to incorporate new protocols and salvage what they can of lost revenue, all while responding to factors they have no control over: business closures, customer behavior, and changing government guidance.

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New Single Office Size Design has Multiple Impacts on Law Firm Transformation

Guest Post by Monika Avery, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal and Interior Designer for The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM)

Designing the legal workplace has just become more interesting! Our attorney clients are realizing that it no longer makes sense to hold onto conventional workplace ideas. Shifts in law firm demographics, rising real estate costs in major markets, as well as the competition for new generation talent are bellwethers that leveraging a thoughtfully designed workplace and innovative design strategies will lead to operational efficiency as well as a better workplace and client experience.

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You Know Your Carbon Footprint, but Do You Know Your Risk Footprint?

Guest Post by Albert J. Slap, Coastal Risk Consulting

For decades, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) scoring of public companies by investment funds, and the public reporting of those scores, has focused mainly on one side of a climate coin.

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Top Tips for Coping with Lockdown

Guest Post by Craig Knight, Founder and Director of Identity Realization Limited (IDR)

Ahead of World Mental Health Awareness Day (Oct 10th) here are seven tips that will help us all keep a little calmer in the face of likely lockdowns and restricted social movement:

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Local Manufacturing May Get a Boost

COVID disruptions may be good news for pockets of regions that will see an uptick in manufacturing and distribution activity. 

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