Over the past couple of years, many of us transitioned to a full-time work from home model, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, many employees reported a number of positives about working from home: the flexibility in working, the ability to better focus — and the commute to your home office can’t be beat.
It’s safe to say that the past two years have changed our lives in ways that most of us could never have imagined — including how we work. As 2021 has come to a close and we reflect back on the last 12 months, we can see the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the commercial real estate industry. Looking forward to 2022 and beyond, here are 5 CRE leasing trends that we’ll be watching.
As we continue to return to the office after the COVID-induced lockdown, technology will undoubtedly be at the heart of every workplace. From enhanced communication to faster processes, companies are looking to make the workplace safer and deliver a better product to their customers.
Sustainability is a growing movement in many industries today, including commercial real estate. Every day, more and more commercial building owners are actively committing to sustainable and environmentally friendly remodels, in order to help them protect the environment while also saving money, increasing property value, and attracting investors.
The world was thrown for a loop when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the real estate industry was no exception. Between people losing their jobs and a huge number of companies shifting to a remote model of working, the year in lockdown had a tremendous impact on the commercial real estate market in the United States.
The days of employees sitting at their desk in an office from 9 to 5 are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Today’s workforce is more often working from home, working from a coworking shared space, or working on the go. What we’re seeing is a huge shift from the traditional model of working to a new approach, referred to as the on-demand workforce, lending to more inclusion and diversity in the workforce.