THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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We have long been in the habit of reading, listening for and actively searching out valuable ideas and new perspectives in the commercial real estate sector that we can incorporate into our business practice and share with our clients. With the traditional play book thrown out in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic, watching for new industry trends is increasingly important as tenants look at what Return To Work models and Workplace Strategies are best suited for their specific needs.

The following posts touch on industry trends and potential paths that today’s leaders, disruptors and innovators are taking.

Notable Articles

Why 75% of companies plan to downsize office space next year

Apr 2024

The Office Market Is in Turmoil

Owners will do everything they can to avoid cutting rents—a critical metric used to determine property values...

Why 75% of companies plan to downsize office space next year

Nov 2023

75% of companies May downsize

Company leaders have learned a lot over the past year returning to offices, like the fact that they don’t need...

U.S. Execs Think Hybrid Will Grow

Aug 2023

U.S. execs think hybrid will grow

Judging by the number of high-profile CEOs getting increasingly strident about enforcing return-to-office...

Why 75% of companies plan to downsize office space next year

Nov 2023

75% of companies May downsize

Company leaders have learned a lot over the past year returning to offices, like the fact that they don’t need...

U.S. Execs Think Hybrid Will Grow

Aug 2023

U.S. execs think hybrid will grow

Judging by the number of high-profile CEOs getting increasingly strident about enforcing return-to-office...

Meet The ‘Dead Zone’ Workers

Aug 2023

Meet the ‘dead zone’ workers

After over three years of working when they are most productive, instead of during fixed office hours...

Remote And Hybrid Workplaces Are Hiring People Twice As Fast As Full-Time Office Employers: Report

July 2023

Remote Hiring Outpaces Office Jobs

Many bosses seem convinced that remote work is hampering productivity. But companies with...

Decline In Office Dress Codes

June 2023

Decline in office dress codes 

While dress codes were already shifting before COVID-19, with Silicon Valley and the rest of the tech world...

The Return-To-Office Wars

June 2023

the return-to-office wars

The battle for talent has eased this year as economic growth has slowed, but it hasn't gone away...

Workers Are Not Coming To Office

Workers are not Coming to Office

May 2023

Terrible commutes. Expensive child care. Employees explain why they will keep working from home...

American Cities Are Thriving Again

May 2023

American Cities Are Thriving Again

Just Not Near Office Buildings. Neighborhoods are benefiting from remote work...

Toronto’s Empty Office Towers

May 2023

Toronto’s empty office towers

Growing space and more workers doing their jobs from home has left a large chunk of GTA offices empty...

Office Workers And Career Development

April 2023

office workers and career development

Office workers devote 40 more minutes a week to mentoring, 25 more minutes on formal training...

Attracting Workers To The Office

Jan 2023

Attracting workers to the office

To reverse the popular working-from-home trend resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across the...

Bosses Order Workers To Office

Jan 2023

Bosses Order Workers to Office

Vanguard Group, Paycom Software and others push staffers to return on required days, but some employees...

Your Hybrid Plan Isn’t Working

Dec 2022

Your Hybrid Plan Isn’t Working

It isn’t just about getting employees into the office when you tell them to. It’s about making sure they...

Giving Control Over Workspaces

Nov 2022

Giving Control over Workspaces

Ease stress and help people feel more comfortable and productive at the office...