What the Rolling Stones can Teach You about Subleasing Office Space

Guest Post by Gabe Burke, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

The impact of work-from-home policies has become undeniable. Every day the benefits of physical proximity are questioned. Every day the need for office space is reassessed.

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Does Remote Work Put the Brakes on Diversity And Inclusion? Maybe Not.

An interesting story on  Law.com explores whether the remote work environment we are all working through will turn back the clock on diversity and inclusion efforts. 


It’s a good question, as one corporate real estate executive says in the article, you can’t hire diverse employees if you are not hiring.
But other company leaders say the current environment is providing opportunities. 

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JLL: Corporate Real Estate Tenants In Asia Confident of Recovery

The World Property Journal is citing a JLL Asia Pacific survey, conducted in June, that reports more than “93 percent of corporate real estate leaders believe their business or recovery plans to mitigate the impact of the pandemic will be successful.

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It’s Not About Nothing, Part II

A few weeks back famous New Yorker Jerry Seinfeld delivered a blistering response to a LinkedIn post by James Altucher, titled “NYC is Dead Forever, Here’s Why.” Seinfeld, in the New York Times, basically said, “Yadda, Yadda Yadda.”

So what gives?

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The next office trend, spirituality?

Even before the pandemic, several dramatic transformations were reshaping the workplace. Thirty years ago, had office planners really thought about sustainability, or employee-wellness? Yoga, anyone?

The  New York Times is out with a piece that might identify another coming trend for employers and employees: spirituality. 

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5 ways workplace wellbeing policies are changing in the wake of COVID-19

Guest post by Nishar Fatema, Space Matrix

Header image: Ascendas Plaza bridge+, Shanghai

The annual corporate retreat, the company gym, nap pods — for the past few years, all of these played a huge role in promoting employee wellbeing and keeping up morale. However, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of these are being reimagined.

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Will Your Workforce Trust Your Return to Work Strategy?

Guest Post by Allison Ballard, Executive Director at Tapdn™, an IOT platform mobilized by CORT

Will your workforce trust your return to work strategy? Is your organization’s real estate plan going to help you emerge stronger for years to come? These are two questions that are continuously coming up as the workforce prepares to emerge from their homes into the new workplace.

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Can’t Touch This: AV Innovations in a Post-Pandemic World

Guest Post by Mo Fahim and John Doyle, ESD

With concerns about the safety of returning to the workplace at the top of mind of employees and employers, the need to create healthier spaces by minimizing (or even eliminating when possible) communal surface touchpoints continues to gain further interest. We find ourselves facing a plethora of opportunities for innovation as we re-imagine technology’s role in the built environment.

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Keeping the Momentum of Corporate Real Estate Sustainability

Guest Post by Mary-Louise Gray, Microsoft

The changes in human behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic have clearly led to an environmental upturn – now more than ever we must hold to our sustainability commitments

While we all adjust to life during COVID-19, we have witnessed a significant decrease in the contributors to climate change due our global response to the pandemic. According to the Centre for Research and Clean Air, worldwide nitrogen dioxide output was 40% lower and particulate matter (air) pollution was 10% lower during February 2020 alone. A report from the International Energy Agency states that global CO2 emissions are on track to fall by 8% in 2020, which could be the largest drop in recorded history.

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Workplace Interrupted: Disruption as Change Agent

Guest Post by Amy Rosen of PLASTARC and Matthew Ezold of Bala

In a few short months, the disruption caused by COVID has caused major shifts in where and how people work. The mass transition to telework has been challenging for many, but the impulse to fully regress back to “normal” should be questioned. Looking past COVID, the future of work is supporting people where they are: whether that is together, distributed, or—ideally—a hybrid of the two. We’ve now experienced what happens when work follows the user instead of the other way around. To move forward, we must first reconnect with the purpose of the workplace: to support people in collaborative work.

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It’s Not About Nothing

First came a LinkedIn essay saying that New York City would never rebound from the current crisis…

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GM and Ford Still Months Away

It will be months before General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. send their salaried employees back to the office to work, according to a new report in The Detroit News.

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