Keeping Communities at the Center of the U.S. Postal Service

Guest blog by, Joseph Brancato, FAIA, NCARB, Co-Chairman and Regional Managing Principal, Gensler

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is one of the country’s oldest infrastructure and urban planning pillars. Across America, the post office was strategically built on main streets and near train stations where people frequented and traffic flowed. A moniker for mass communication, these hubs also provided physical space for community interaction. But with the rise of e-commerce and technology-driven communication replacing traditional mail the post office is becoming an underutilized, outdated building type. Shifting communication patterns have meant that the USPS is reducing the total number of its offices and routes and looking to privatize and sell many of its assets, in order to continue investing in its fleet.

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How Your Company Can Celebrate Black History Month

We are in mid-February, which is Black History Month. Forbes offers meaningful and important ways for your company to celebrate:

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More Coronavirus Business Impacts

Companies are trying to assess the impacts of the coronavirus, COVID-19, but we are still in uncharted waters.Read more


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The role of flexible office space in an on-demand society

Guest blog by, Kurt Mroncz, founder and managing director, Offices iQ

A ‘paradigm shift’ is the phrase that has been used to describe the move to an on-demand economy. Rapid advances in technology have not only changed what is feasible, but what is expected. This in turn is changing our approach to the consumption of goods and services. Music, television, car rental and gyms are all examples of on-demand markets – and office space has moved this way too.
There are now around 3,000 flexspace operators in the UK, many creating distinct niches through their service offering. The market is rapidly being tiered, providing spaces for organisations of all sizes. This is set to grow – Deloitte’s 2020 real estate outlook found that the majority of corporate real estate companies’ tenants prefer flexspace over traditional leases.

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Compensation For Corporate Real Estate Professionals Increases

In a recent survey of corporate real estate executives (CRE) at corporations globally, 78 percent of the respondents reported that their base salary had increased in calendar/fiscal year 2018-2019 and 73 percent projected that their salary would increase yet again in the coming year.Read more


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Coronavirus Testing Workplace Strategies and Highlighting Business Continuity Planning

The global business community, from stock markets to small shops, is bracing for the effects of the coronavirus.Read more


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Teamwork and the Customer Experience in Mixed-Use Facilities

Guest blog by Christie Campbell of ABM

Multi-use properties have many kinds of customers: visitors, shoppers, residents, tenants and their employees, etc. Creating a great experience for these diverse audiences is paramount to a successful brand. From the moment people arrive on the property, whether on foot, in cars, or via public transit, they need to feel welcome and taken care of. As you probably know, customers sharing their positive experiences on social media is some of the best advertising you can get.Read more


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Old Is New Again

The Girls Scouts was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1912 and its first headquarters was in Savanah’s downtown.Read more


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It’s Never Too Late To Make (and Keep) Resolutions!

Have you put away your holiday decorations yet? Because, really, it’s time! If you’re still working on resolutions for the new year; we can be a little more forgiving -it’s never too late for that!Read more


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US Politics Will Affect Economy, Experts Say

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been quite a bit of global political news lately, with impeachment, Iran and Brexit. And then there’s Megxit!Read more


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European Logistics Trends: E-Commerce Boom Causing Labour Shortages and Changing Traditional Location Decisions

Guest blog by Guy Douetil, Managing Director, EMEA, HICKEY

Europe, along with many markets around the world, is currently experiencing massive labour shortages in distribution, primarily driven by the boom in E-Commerce and the increasing requirement for additional warehousing.Read more


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Making the Business Case for Inclusivity

As movie director Spike Lee admitted he learned while onstage at the CoreNet Global Summit in California this fall, there is an important  difference between diversity and inclusivity.Read more


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