Investors in Asian Real Estate Are Looking At Offices

Nearly a third of real estate investors in Asia say they will invest in offices, according to a recent survey reported by CNBC.

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Audio Visual conference rooms for today’s Zoomers.

Guest blog by, Dianne Dunnell, Margulies Perruzzi Architect, Carrie Hawley, HBL, Douglas Sturz, Acentech, Thomas Napolitano, Red Thread.

As employees reenter the workplace, corporate real estate professionals are tasked to ensure that the workspace supports both the remote and the in-person work modes.

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The Future of Work: Human, Collaborative, and Inspiring

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

Nine-plus months into the pandemic, the full impact of COVID-19 on our workplaces and corporate culture remains to be seen. The pandemic has caused us to ask ourselves, what is the future of work? How will we maintain our culture, core values, collaboration, and continue to do business? We also must consider how this has changed how we hire and retain talent, and what the new expectations and demands of the work force will be. How do we continue to communicate with and empower our current teams?

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Corporate Real Estate Focusing on Building and Cyber Security

It seems like ages ago now, but on Christmas Day a van exploded in downtown Nashville, damaging an AT&T transmission facility and cutting of Internet and other communications in several states. Not two weeks later, on January 6, rioters breached barriers at the Capitol building in Washington, DC threatening the lives and safety of those inside — five people died.

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Branching out into flexspace

Guest blog by, Julian Cooper, MD, Clarendon

In recent months, the way we view space has changed radically. How organisations approach corporate real estate leases has already begun to evolve. Many are considering moving towards a ‘hub-and-spoke’ approach in which central offices are scaled down and satellite offices allow shorter commutes and greater flexibility for employees.

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How COVID-19 Accelerated Demand for Construction Technology

Guest Post by Henry D’Esposito, Construction Research Senior Analyst, JLL

Last year should have seen moderate growth in construction technology adoption but 2020 ushered in record-breaking implementation, with COVID-19 fueling unprecedented demand for remote work and safety solutions. From digital collaboration and virtual scanning tools to safety-oriented wearables, established tech solutions became a lifeline for firms working to keep construction activity alive through the pandemic.

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Your return to work won’t be easy. Here’s five things you need to consider.

Guest blog by, Erica Eaton, CEO, Comfy

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way we work, and one thing is clear: office centricity is a thing of the past. But for the majority of businesses, eliminating the physical workplace entirely is not an option. It’s clear that hybrid home/office working models will take center stage in the future of work. Not only will this achieve the smartest, safest and most efficient use of space for businesses, it will also empower employees to decide how they use offices to suit specific tasks. As we enter a new era of intentionality around office life, spaces designed for collaboration and culture-building will be increasingly important for employees choosing when and how to come into the office. Technology will be crucial to enabling and managing this new age of work. 

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Amenity-filled Headquarters May Fall Victim to the Pandemic. Or Not.

Prior to the pandemic, retailer REI had planned an eight-acre headquarters outside of Seattle that would have been an outdoor playground, an environment designed to motivate employees about the company’s product line, according to the Motley Fool. Now the company has abandoned those plans and is selling the site. 

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Cultivating Culture in Construction- and Why It Matters

Guest Post by Lauren Nunnally, Swinerton Chief Talent Officer

Laying the foundation for buildings goes much deeper than pouring concrete. Companies who invest in building a strong culture that fosters collaboration, professional development, passion, and pride will see higher rates of employee engagement and retention, superior levels of craftsmanship, and stronger commitment to the team and its mission.

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Searching for the ‘New Normal’

Guest Post By Michael Joroff, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

As corporate real estate professionals seek to understand what the ‘new normal’ in workplace might look like as their enterprises are gradually released from the disruptive grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report written some 14 years ago offers some helpful insight.

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Why the demand for urban offices will increase

Employees will continue to demand urban workspaces for team collaboration, unique mix of amenities and effective services

Guest blog by, By Georgia Collins, EVP of Global Client Solutions, Hana

After a year where many companies have enacted remote work due to COVID-19, some have begun questioning whether location matters as much as it once did for office space.  

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Miami Making Gains as a Financial Center

Partly driven the pandemic, financial firms are migrating to Miami, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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