Startups are betting on the rise of the suburban office



With many companies saying that they’re happy for remote work to continue, at least part-time, when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, investors are betting on a surge of interest in newer, smaller work spaces located closer to the suburbs. Some investors are already trying to get ahead of the expected trend, eyeing empty residences and retail […]

Mall owners optimistic of recovery as foot traffic rises



Shopping malls have seen foot traffic jump substantially in recent weeks, and now some are hopeful for a rebound in a sector that has been one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. A March survey by Placer.AI of 52 U.S. malls that based on mobile phone location data, found that foot traffic jumped […]

Advocates call for vacant commercial space to be converted into affordable housing



With those of commercial buildings sitting empty due to the coronavirus pandemic, some are looking to repurpose those spaces for affordable housing. The onset of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing has resulted in hundreds of hotels sitting empty, while offices remain vacant as people work from home instead. The sudden availability of all […]

Shopping malls are on the road to recovery, analyst says



With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns now in full swing, more Americans are getting out and about again, and many are returning to once vacant indoor malls. Foot traffic data from the retail analytics firm Placer.ai shows that visits to 50 major malls in the U.S. rose by 86% in March compared to one year ago. Of […]

Hotels are betting on romance to help recover lost business



Hard-hit hotels are hopeful of a rebound as mass vaccinations begin to rollout in the U.S., but with many people still cautious about, or unable to travel, they’re having to come up with novel ideas to drum up new business. One idea is the wedding industry. A survey published earlier this year by The Knot […]

Executives warm to pet-friendly, post-pandemic work spaces



The remote work trend has caused a lot of people to become more attached to their pets as they spend more time with their furry companions. Now, some companies are trying to entice their staff back to the office by making accommodations for pet-friendly work spaces. A recent survey from Canfield Pet Hospital and OnePoll […]

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Co-working Space



In Singapore today, you find a lot of businesses operating from co-working spaces. This is because of the many benefits that come with a coworking space. A co-working space, also referred to as a shared office space, comes with many benefits such as reduced cost, networking, greater flexibility, and so on. It is particularly great […]

WeWork to go public via SPAC merger



Co-working space giant WeWork is the latest real estate firm to join the special purpose acquisition company merger craze. The company revealed this week that it’s planning to merge with BowX Acquisition Corp., which is a SPAC company formed by the management of venture capital fund Bow Capital. Once that merger is complete, WeWork will […]

Hot desks, Zoom rooms and even holograms are set to transform the office environment



Businesses are rapidly adapting their office environments to protect employees from COVID-19 as they scramble to get people back to work. But beyond the social distancing protocols and intensive disinfection of work spaces, some companies are also leaning on new innovations in technology to accommodate their worker’s needs. A survey this week by KayoCloud, which […]

Co-working spaces poised for strong rebound post-COVID



Social distancing requirements and the shift to remote work came as a big blow to co-working and flexible workspace companies last year, but analysts say they’re bullish on the space’s prospects later this year as mass vaccinations will lead to a lot of people returning to the office. Co-working firms such as WeWork and IWG […]