Are the days of taking tenants on site tours, walking vacant floors and seeing views in person gone ? Well, maybe not quite yet but there are some major players in the technology world working on ensuring you never have to leave your own office to view a space.
Rarely will you see a commercial real estate company discussing on a blog how a broker gets paid for services. But as a consumer, we think it’s a valuable bit of information for a business to understand….
This is a fantastic piece published in Buildings e-magazine that highlights the office workplace design and addresses the ongoing issue: is an open plan the answer, or is it how we design the space? The answer is often a mix if factors, not the least of which is getting the office workers involved in the design process, and making accommodations for the varying needs of each workers style, age and work habits…(
Many times we hear the same claim from tenant only representation firms: You can’t work with a broker that represents both landlords and tenants, it’s an inherent conflict of interest. This is simply not the case, and the point is often presented unfairly to the potential client.
In passing this may seem like an almost irrelevant question; after all, employees and/or colleagues should be working hard no matter where they are sat in the office! But seating the wrong person in the wrong place, or around the wrong people, could cause tensions to fly or productivity to slip dramatically….
Every budding, young business has to face the decision at some point. Should they rent office space or attempt to purchase their own? It might not seem like much, but it’s usually one of the first big choices a new company is forced to make. And it’s one that they often get wrong…
The boardroom should be more than just a place to store your company’s most impressive furniture. Boardrooms and conference rooms should provide all the tools necessary for driving a business forward and attracting the highest-quality business partners…
In Silicon Valley the tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation is an article of faith, and innovators are building cathedrals reflecting this. Google’s new campus is designed to maximize chance encounters.