Grab a Bite to Eat and CoWork, Too? Restaurants Jump into CoWorking

When you think about it, it makes sense to turn restaurants into CoWorking spaces. The CoWorking model emerged after 2008 when the economy was in freefall and unemployment was in the double digits in many places. Coffee shops became the place to network, start a business, do freelance and contract work – anything to make money when there were no jobs. Thos café entrepreneurs soon began launching businesses to great success. Many who left the […]

This is What the Office of the Future Looks Like

In the future, connectivity may be an even more important factor when purchasing office space than location or price, some are predicting. Just like every office first had to be wired for telephone systems, then coaxial cable for the internet, and now wireless, in the future Smart technology will be standard for all office buildings. Office space itself is already changing dramatically. More often than not, there are multiple companies in one building instead of […]

Should You Add a Co-Working Space to Your Office Property?

At first, co-working spaces made sense largely for startups and independents. Now everyone is using them. Turns out, it’s a cost saver even for established businesses. Unlike a traditional office lease, tenants don’t have to go through months and months of negotiations and paperwork processing for co-working space. They aren’t even responsible for providing electric, internet, and a lot of office equipment to their employees – that’s the office owner’s responsibility. With studies showing that […]

5 Reasons to View Flexible Space as an Amenity to Attract Tenants

WeWork started the concept but it has only grown and expanded from there. The co-working or flex space model which began in NYC is fast becoming the new Uber of commercial office space. With large corporations abandoning the traditional work model for more flex space, it is changing how landlords attract and retain tenants. Recently, landlords are discovering that they can use their building’s flex space as an amenity to attract tenants. Flex space isn’t […]

5 Reasons Open Floor Plan Offices Are Out of Style

For years now, office building owners have been tearing down walls and taking out cubicles, opting for more open floor plans in order to cater to younger workers – so they thought. Staples conducted a survey of the bulk of the workforce today (millennials and GenXers) and found that more than a third, 40% of them find open floor plans disruptive, making it “difficult to focus.”   Workers Want Both Wall seating, benches, couches, partial […]

The Suburban Work Campus: Changing the Way We Work?

The workforce has been undergoing enormous changes since the cloud and wireless technology took off. Mobile capabilities have given workers and employers much more freedom in how and where they can work. That has led to huge reductions in overhead costs to businesses and a happier, healthier workforce. At the same time, this mobile workforce has been moving away from traditional suburban work campuses into walkable, city-based corporate offices. Recently, experts have noticed a budding […]

How to Help Office Clients Rebrand their Asset

With the shift in today’s population, Millennials are quickly becoming THE working generation, or the 30-somethings who tend to work full time, make significant purchases, and act as the driving force behind the national economy. One of the biggest misconceptions about Millennials is how “different” they are; and, while this is categorically untrue in some areas, in others, it may hold some weight. Take, for instance, the way Millennials work. Millennials are pros at working […]

4 Ways to Attract the Tech Industry to Your Office Space

2017 was certainly a year that was no stranger to technology. In fact, technology is becoming more and more intertwined with everything that we, as consumers, do in our daily lives. Think about it. Amazon now has a way to let their delivery drivers let themselves into your house. Let’s not even get started on the fact that there is now a way to unlock your phone simply by using your face. And, by all […]

4 Things to Look for When Shopping for an Office Space to Lease

Finding office space to lease, especially in the city, can be trickier than you would think. CRE is an entirely different beast from residential real estate or even residential rentals, coming with its own set of rules, questions to ask, and more. This big step for your business can quickly turn from exciting to stressful — if you don’t know what to look for or the right questions to ask. Wondering what to look for […]

4 Ways Amenities Have Changed the Office Landscape

While one-size-fits-all office spaces have ruled the landscape in the past, the trend is shifting away from cookie cutter and moving toward a different kind of workspace with unique amenities. These amenities represent a much more flexible and activity-based design approach to the workplace which, when incorporated, can both attract and retain employees — an obvious benefit to employers. It’s no secret that “location, location, location” applies to commercial real estate as much, if not […]