Attracting and retaining top talent has become part of the corporate real estate professional’s portfolio.

And, if you’ve looked for a new apartment lately, you’ve noticed that there are a lot of innovative amenities designed to entice tenants: common areas with fire pits, enhanced gyms, and car services.

This new article on GlobeSt. focuses on the fact that corporate real estate might be behind on this trend, but should catch up in order to retain top talent. The article cites a survey from HqO that found that tenants are extremely amenity driven but only 26% felt that there were enough offerings at their current office building.

According to the survey, preferences vary among the top three most desired amenities:

  • 62% chose fitness & wellness offerings such as onsite gyms, visiting nutritionists, spin & yoga classes
  • 62% chose food deals, such as discounts to local lunch spots
  • 38% chose networking opportunities, such as events at their office building with expert panels or free classes and courses for professional development
  • 38% chose convenience services, such as dry cleaning, pet care or childcare
  • 21% chose beer and wine experiences, such as wine tastings or happy hours in the lobby of the office building
  • 15% chose beauty experiences, such as monthly mani/pedis or hair blow-drys in the office building.

Forget about the water cooler. Maybe try a lemon infuser?