Category Archives: Commentaries

The Next Shoe to Drop: The Death of Normal Business Hours

A lot has been written over the past two months about the new work from home paradigm. The realization that much of the work we do can be done from anywhere has major ramifications for both office space demand and … Continue reading

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When Office Demand Becomes Elastic

Historically, demand for office space has been relatively inelastic because businesses viewed it as a necessity. If a company needed 20,000sf to run its business, it generally leased that space whether the rent was $30/sf or $35/sf. That philosophy may … Continue reading

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Reports of the Death of the Office Are Greatly Exaggerated

The relative success with which many companies have transitioned into virtual workplaces during this pandemic has many predicting the death of office space. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, without the critical time spent together in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Overreact to COVID-19 When Your Employees Return to Work

Over the coming weeks, executives are going to be inundated with articles and white papers telling them that, to survive in the post COVID-19 business world, they are going to need to completely change their space, their furniture and their … Continue reading

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How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Impact the Office Market

“Never make predictions, especially about the future.” – Casey Stengel As we all continue our new routines working from home, many of us are wondering if this work arrangement will represent just a temporary blip on the screen or a … Continue reading

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Coming to the Office or Working Remotely: What’s the Future?

There are two significant, and seemingly inconsistent, trends taking place in the office world right now and how this battle shakes out may ultimately dictate the future of the workplace as we know it.  On the one hand, a greater … Continue reading

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Is Your Office Space a $5 Latte?

This past weekend, I had a conversation with an old friend who– to put it lightly – is a big fan of lattes. He told me that he starts every day with a latte.  He loves the smell, the ritual, … Continue reading

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Office Market

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be … Continue reading

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2: BATNA – Yours and Theirs In our last blog we reviewed traditional negotiating techniques and concluded that they all suffered from the unfounded assumption that “you had to deal with the cards you are dealt”. However, none of … Continue reading

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Landlordholm Syndrome

Most people are familiar with the term “Stockholm Syndrome” which refers to psychological symptoms that sometimes occur in victims of a hostage situation.  The term originated in Stockholm, Sweden in the summer of 1973 when gunmen took four bank employees … Continue reading

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