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There is no doubt that hybrid offices are perhaps the single biggest conversation of 2021 into 2022. It makes sense: the existential necessity of discussions about back-to-work strategies gradually gave way as vaccines were deployed to thinking about how to apply the lessons of COVID-19 while bracing for the future...
There is no denying that we are in an unprecedented period of transformation for the world of workplace strategy. The COVID-19 outbreak served in many ways as the exclamation point at the end of two decades of radical upheaval in how people work. All of the individual conversations and themes...
It wasn’t too long ago that the journey through every commercial building was entirely analog. From securing parking and being checked in by front desk staff off of a sheet of paper, to asking the custodian for directions to your destination suite and being buzzed in by the receptionist, each...
The world of workplace strategy and design has been evolving at a breakneck pace for what seems like forever. All the way back to the late 2000s, strategists and architects were discussing the strengths and weaknesses of then-familiar work arrangements like cubicles and open-office plans.  Now, of course, our approach...
The real estate world is in a period of unprecedented disruption as old approaches fade away and new ones emerge in the wake of decades of technological advancement and the vast impacts of COVID-19. One of the areas at the heart of this disruption is the workplace. Occupiers are now...
The world of facility management has been experiencing rapid evolution for years now. While this change goes back decades to the arrival of the internet and its impacts on both the work world and the real estate management dynamic, it has reached a critical point over the last few years....
Tenant Experience (TEx) platforms have been an increasingly common component of the office world over the course of the last half-decade or so. These applications provide a range of functionality for both landlords and occupiers, and tend to be positioned as a perk to occupiers to increase leasing effectiveness or...
Flex space is one of the most important and buzziest commercial real estate terms today. This office strategy, which focuses on providing scalable, flexible workplaces with secure technology, and adaptable spaces and layouts to accommodate changing occupier needs. Flex space is also a key component to supporting distributed workforces, where...
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The Resilient Workplace

How Offices Are Overcoming the Challenges of COVID-19

The pandemic has created one of the hardest years on record for the office industry. Faced with low occupancy, increased responsibilities, and staffing challenges, facilities and office managers have had to make major adjustments to the way that they operate. Much of the corporate world was quick to respond, with...
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A Deep Dive Into Regus

The Strategy and Goals of the Flex Space Giant

While the conversation surrounding the industry often circulates around WeWork, the number of flex space providers operating around the world has grown significantly over the decade. These companies serve space users, from individual freelancers, contractors and one-off remote employees looking for hot desking-style or a la carte workspaces, to corporate...
One of the main values of any workplace is its ability to provide a good experience, day in and day out, for its occupants. Because of this, landlords and owners frequently look for ways to optimize the modern building systems (HVAC, elevator, and security) in order to provide the most...
What does the office of the future look like? Whether you’re talking about law firms, tech giants or property companies, the way we plan, design and use our workplaces is undeniably changing. Rising trends in remote teams and activity-based workplaces have changed the proposition of how spaces are interacted with,...
Open offices have had a rough couple of years. These workplaces, once seen to be the darling of the modern, productivity-focused, “better than your dad’s cubicle” workplace, seem to have fallen out of favor in recent times. Plenty of articles, conference talks and industry conversations have pointed to their shortcomings:...
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