Leading with Humanity: People as the Foundation of How We Build Places of the Future

Guest Post by Emmy So, Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Solutions, Stok, and Adam Guli, Director of Client Solutions, Stok

What does the future look like?” has always been a common question, but the pandemic has added layers of depth to what it means for our physical spaces and how they might evolve to meet priorities of our modern lifestyles and personal wellbeing.

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Bloomberg: Companies Are Selling Off Real Estate At Fast Pace

A new report in Bloomberg says that companies are selling their real estate at the fastest pace ever.  “Firms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa sold 27 billion euros ($32 billion) of corporate properties in 2020,“ according to a report by broker Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. 

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Could Wild Horses Drag Workers Away?

Well this is a new one… 

Companies in Nevada, including Tesla, are using the presence of wild mustangs near a developing office park to attract workers. 

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Why Do I Need an Office?

Guest Post by Rob Kubiak, Director, Research & Analytics, Wurkwel

With most businesses across the country focused on their respective return to work plans, more organizations are considering how much office space they will need and how that might change in the future. From what we are hearing, and after conducting our own client surveys, most employees can expect to be working in a “hybrid office environment,” which consists of working some days from home or remote and other days in a traditional office. This hybrid model that many companies are already starting to adopt is beginning to have a major impact on the office market.

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Will Infrastructure Improvements Benefit Corporate Real Estate?


Commercial Property Executive
 is out with an analysis on how President Biden’s infrastructure proposals could have an impact on commercial real estate. 

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The Stress of Going Back to Work

The great work from home experiment may have gone too well for some employees and their companies. 

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Survey: Brits Will Miss Exercise Before Work

Attention workplace managers in the U.K., you may want to think about offering the morning “cuppa” or a yoga class to welcome employees back into the office. 

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A Pandemic Side-Effect: The Toll on Women

Bisnow is out with a report that the pandemic’s toll has been especially hard on women in commercial real estate. For a profession that has traditionally been male dominated, changes in work patterns brought by the shift to work from home may have made the widened the gap. It may also have increased the visibility of the problems which could also lead to improvement in the long-term. 

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4 Ways Leading Organizations Should Be Leveraging Data in 2021

Guest blog by, Jarrod Easterwood, Avuity

It’s no surprise that normal work modes and habits moving into 2021 will be drastically different than those in recent past years. Working from home, employee flexibility, emphasis on health and safety among many other subjects seem to be gaining traction with relative ease in the workforce. One major change that is a bit more elusive is an increased focus on leveraging facility space and worker data to improve company efficiency, employee experiences and how the facility is utilized.

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Five Ways to Create Smarter, Healthier Spaces During and After COVID-19

Guest Post by Kelly Walowski, Global Account Consultant, Ambius

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to revamp their hygiene policies. Tenants will be more aware of health and safety as they re-enter the workplace, making it critical for companies to display a new and improved commitment to creating smarter, healthier working environments.

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Introducing the Hybrid Workplace

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

In this launch workplace-related series, I will examine the purpose of place through the lens of a hybrid workplace and the importance of designing physical environments that rebuild safety and trust for employees. We are all familiar with hybrid cars, hybrid learning, even hybrid breeds, and hybrid vegetables.  And now the hybrid workplace. A model that is a likely inevitability for many organizations – those whose business operations, business success, and culture demand it – as they prepare to welcome their workforce back to the office.

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The Hottest European Cities for a Growing Business

Guest Post by Kirsty Shearer, Development Director, Agilité Solutions

As a pan-European business, we’d like to think we’re fairly au fait with upcoming trends across the continent – including the cities we expect to thrive over the coming decade. While investment and expansion are still playing catch up in the wake of the events of 2020, here’s where we’re starting to witness real glimmers of hope.

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