Work Shift: How COVID19 Has Impacted Commercial Office Spaces

We are in the midst of a new revolution – the hybrid work revolution. COVID-19 has not only impacted work models, but it has impacted how commercial office spaces are used and managed. Many emerging technologies and tools are helping businesses to adapt their commercial office spaces to the post-pandemic workforce and helping business leaders […]

Sam Zell believes office sector will recover ahead of retail

Billionaire property investor Sam Zell believes demand for office space will likely rebound from depressed pandemic levels this year, and said it will happen long before the retail sector does the same. Zell told CNBC there are questions around the viability of everything from “the top mall to the corner grocery anchor mall” within the […]

Remote workers are missing face-to-face interactions, study claims

Remote work appears to be taking a tool on many individuals, with the loss of face-to-face interactions resulting in reduced emotional engagement. That’s according to a Jones Lang LaSalle study of 3,300 former office workers from around the world. It found that 66% of respondents cited “human interactions” as the element they miss the most […]

Big investors are buying up more commercial real estate

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announcing that Americans who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or observe social distancing in most cases, hopes are high that workers will soon return to the office. And that’s exactly what investors are betting on, causing prices to rise in the commercial […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Office Environment

According to a recent international survey, approximately 85% of employees are unhappy with their workplace environment. To build a successful company, you need happy employees, as they’re more productive, creative, and willing to go the extra mile. To attain this, you need to be intentional about building a positive and harmonious workplace environment. Here are […]

Breather launches on-demand office space service

The commercial real estate office sector is struggling due to the trend towards remote work, and there are fears it could even collapse if people continue to work from home once the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Several major companies, including Twitter, have already said they’ll allow their employees to work from home permanently, and many other […]

Study: Work from home to become a long-term trend

As companies begin to reopen their office doors following the COVID-19 lockdown, a new survey reveals that around one third of employees are hesitant to return to the office, and would rather continue to work from home on a permanent basis. The survey by CreditCards.com in late May found that workers prefer working from home […]

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