A commentary in the Chicago SunTimes notes that as corporate CEOs begin to enjoy the idea of working from anywhere, corporate headquarters will be more mobile, too. 

“It may be that the era of the hopscotching corporation is upon us,” notes writer David Roeder.

“But just as everyday workers have newfound freedom over where to open their laptops, so do CEOs. As they reconsider real estate, some will opt for a new home base or satellite locations. Loyalties to legacy cities are declining…Analysts in this field saw it coming: A 2021 survey of corporate leaders by the firm Knight Frank found that 38% expected to move their headquarters within three years. Real estate firm CBRE also surveyed corporate tenants and this spring reported that more than 90% planned significant space changes, expansion or contraction, to adapt to remote work.”

“Changing cities will be an option. It can be for many reasons. Lower taxes. Crime. Better weather. Diverse labor pool. The CEO likes the opera company.”