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Office Hub and Spoke Model

The hub and spoke concept for companies using office space is an interesting concept. I am not sure it will work.  I personally think it will be too complicated for companies to have 2-3 spoke locations for employees. That said, huge companies seem to have no choice as they search for talent. See Tech Crunch’s …

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Congratulations, your lease is fully executed.  Now what?  Most brokerage professionals disappear before the ink on the lease has even dried.  Over time, we have found a number of ways we can help our clients as they transition into the next phases of their relocation or renewal.  We offer guidance and resources that start at lease execution to occupancy …

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The C.D.C. sent out some “suggested” changes for office space users as we head back into the office.  I wanted to take these suggestions and roll them into what we are seeing our clients do on a practical basis. Additionally, the Wall Street Journal has a nice article on what we know about getting infected. You …

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Population growth is a key indicator of economic health. So where are the top 10 net population growth areas in the US?  See below. –Surprise! Metro Phoenix is #1. This is not really a surprise for those of us who have been following this growth. –The Inland Empire in Southern California is second. This one did …

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Over the past few months of quarantine, the most asked question my team and I have received has been, “Will there even be a need for office space in the future?”   Short answer: Yes. Below is a great article from the Wall Street Journal that summarizes some of the critical issues facing companies as we …

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Not surprisingly, the Metro Phoenix office market Q2 2020 experienced plenty of highs and lows.  Office leasing slowed, but it did not stop.  Sublease space increased dramatically, but it’s not at an all-time high.  Positive COVID cases declined, then spiked here in Arizona, as they did in much of the country.  We continue to learn …

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Last week, I sent a narrative on some new ways we are working with our clients to measure space utilization (click here to read).  I got quite a few responses about the topic from Real Estate facilities people (and a CEO) asking why we would incorporate new measurements into their spaces when they have corporate …

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Every day we negotiate office leases. In 2019 alone, our team completed 145 leases. One item we always negotiate is rent per square foot.  As we negotiate this for our clients, we also talk to them about how they could, and probably should, be looking at the rent differently than just per SF.  Recently, we moved a …

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Over the years, we have seen a proliferation of amenities and additions to office space that we lease.  We assembled a nice overview of what we call The Modern Workplace.  In addition to photos, I have added a little overview of the top amenities.  Each of these amenities is from one of our listings here …

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I’ve shared some pretty cool buildings with this narrative over the years, and I’m bringing you another one today. As an avid backpacker for 30+ years, I wanted to share REI’s new headquarters.  This one may be one of my favorites.  REI is a co-op founded in 1938 that sells outdoor gear.  I have been …

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