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Ten on One- Post Covid Design Changes

We’re excited to bring you something brand new today. The first episode of our new video podcast, “Ten on One.”  This new video format will feature a ten-minute podcast on one timely topic at a time. We promise to deliver: — Relevant, timely information — No BS — A summary of key takeaways Trust us, it will … Continue reading Ten on One- Post Covid Design Changes

1- Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q2 2022

The Metro Phoenix Office Market is in the midst of a recovery. Ok, a slow one BUT still a recovery. Net absorption, the net increase in physical office space occupied, and THE key market indicator, bounced back in a big way in Q2 at 913,413 SF. In Q1 it had slipped to a – 55,390 … Continue reading 1- Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q2 2022

Up to 70% Office Building Obsolescene??!!

Zisler Capital Associates released a report that stated up to 70% of the total office inventory might be obsolete. This is a massive disruption for office building owners. Now, we know that how tenants use their space is changing dramatically post covid and with new, rising technologies (Zoom, Slack, everything in the cloud, etc). We also … Continue reading Up to 70% Office Building Obsolescene??!!

Office Space that Works

In 2010, psychologists Alex Haslam and Craig Knight did some experimenting with office space layouts (read the full article below for some fascinating history and thoughts).  Here’s what they found: –Employees want to make their space their own. –When they get that opportunity, they do more and better work. Over a decade later and employees … Continue reading Office Space that Works

Multi Story Warehouse

I recently wrote about office land sites going to industrial developers here. Below is one additional reason why this trend is happening. This is crazy.  Take a look below, but first here are some of my thoughts: –The industrial market is on fire and the country is building out the last mile infrastructure. –Land prices … Continue reading Multi Story Warehouse

CA Companies Moving Out

I’ve said it before and it continues to be true: Companies are moving out of California in record numbers. This migration is happening for a myriad of reasons.  –rising business costs (taxes, energy, utility costs, etc.) –worker comp litigation and cost issues –cost of talent –cost of simply living The list goes on.  Below is … Continue reading CA Companies Moving Out

Happy Employees

It seems like every year there’s new research regarding office space layouts. There have been tons of studies on office layout and how they can help make employees happier and more productive. Below is a great study that surveyed employees at the end of 2019 to find out what they really think about their office … Continue reading Happy Employees

5 Solutions for Saving Money on Office

The majority of companies are back in the office under some sort of adjusted schedule.  While work strategies differ, everyone can agree that build-out costs are painfully expensive. This is especially challenging during the war for talent that’s happening, and businesses need every dollar they can get to enhance the employee office experience. Since the … Continue reading 5 Solutions for Saving Money on Office

Building Amenity Checklist

One huge area of change over the past decade is the amount of amenities tenants want and are now demanding. The competition for tenants remains fierce so landlords are providing more of amenities in their office buildings. The race to provide amenities got so heated over the last few years, we actually created an Amenity … Continue reading Building Amenity Checklist

Are the Suburbs Back? And other Office Trends from NAIOP

As companies begin to return to the offices which have largely been left empty since the Covid 19 pandemic started, the first trend we are seeing is companies are  going to have to transform the spaces into places where workers will want to be. This is an important move since there is now a shift … Continue reading Are the Suburbs Back? And other Office Trends from NAIOP

Future Of Office

The office is evolving, not dying! Check out this insightful article put out by NAIOP Development Magazine. Going into the office must no longer be a thorn in the employee’s daily routine. It needs to be exciting. It needs to be inviting. And it needs to promote wellness. The author of the article, Trey Barrineau, … Continue reading Future Of Office

Last Mile Logistics

Last Mile Logistics is one of the hottest segments in Commercial real estate (multifamily remains smoking hot as well).  Building out the ecosystem of companies (not just Amazon) to allow them to deliver products in a day (or even faster) is happening now.  As a consumer, this is a fabulous and welcome change. However, the … Continue reading Last Mile Logistics

Back to the Office, Differently

Have you figured out how your office will look in 2022 and beyond?  Below is cool, quick article from Fast Company illustrating some of the changes happening in the office. Yes, they do mention some pretty big tech names, and we don’t all have the same construction budgets as Salesforce, but there are some great ideas … Continue reading Back to the Office, Differently

The World`s Best Workplace in 2021

Considering how many companies have opted to allow employees to work from home since the pandemic, it’s good to know that many are still investing in workplaces, creating designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but with features that are beneficial for the employees and the environment. The list below features multiple workplace designs from … Continue reading The World`s Best Workplace in 2021

Second-Tier Cities Thriving

The pandemic has created some new trends (mask wearing, expanded home delivery, ghost restaurants, etc.).  That said, there has been even more acceleration of existing trends including last mile logistics, flex work schedules, and the rise of second-tier cities like Phoenix. Second-tier cities are growing like crazy and drawing the notice of institutional investors as well … Continue reading Second-Tier Cities Thriving

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