The Rise of Suburban Office: Placing Bets on the Future Workplace
There is mounting evidence that the knowledge workplace, traditionally housed in commercial office buildings, will emerge permanently altered from the recession catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A wave of expert analysis and occupier opinion suggests a fundamentally altered workplace model that will hybridize with working from home and offer more choice to employees. Some observers and industry insiders also believe it will be more geographically distributed, consisting of a network of office locations that stretch out into the suburbs.
In our latest report, The Rise of Suburban Office: Placing Early Bets on the Future Workplace, we assess early evidence that corporate occupiers could be on their way out of the urban core. Then summarize existing thought on a future of networked workplace locations. Finally, we suggest an approach to commercial office owners and occupiers in evaluating the suburban office opportunity.
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