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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
12.03.2021

Phoenix and Chicago on the “Top 20 Markets for Office Growth” List

Phoenix and Chicago were #7 and #16 on Wealth Management’s “Top 20 Markets for Office Rent Growth.” With flagship office developments in both markets, Alter has seen a spike in activity over the last year. In Phoenix, office rent growth from second quarter of 2019 to second quarter of 2021 was 8.3%. This even exceeds […]

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Author:
Richard M Gatto
Posted:
12.02.2021

Why the Office Is Still the Place to Be

Despite remote work’s rise during the pandemic, offices endure as sought-after spaces in the business world.

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Author:
Randolph F. Thomas
Posted:
12.01.2021

What to Know For Your Return to the Office

Your return to the office could involve some pandemic-related culture shock. Interactions you once took for granted, like getting into an elevator with your colleagues or shaking your boss’ hand, may now seem painfully uncomfortable and confusing.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
11.16.2021

How COVID-19 has Impacted the Future of Urban and Suburban Offices

There have been many changes to the American workplace and the men and women who work in it. Since March 2020, many of these, if not most of these changes, have been attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet even before the pandemic a social evolution was taking place that impacted where Americans lived and worked.

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Author:
Richard M Gatto
Posted:
10.30.2021

The Whys and Wherefores of Relocating Your Business

Moving is always stressful. In fact, on a one-to-ten scale, moving ranks with breaking up or getting a divorce.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
10.19.2021

Cyberattacks on Small Businesses – Another Worldwide Threat

During the past year and a half, we’ve endured a worldwide pandemic that has challenged our physical well-being, the productivity of our workforce, the stability of our economy, and the mental health of millions of men, women, and children. Fortunately, the pandemic seems to be loosening its grip and allowing us to regain some sense of normalcy. But Covid-19 was only one of the dangers we’ve been facing during the last few years. Another has been, and continues to be, cyberattacks on the communications and operations systems of industries around the world.

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
10.11.2021

How the Pandemic Has Changed Where and How We Work

It’s become clear that there have been many changes in our lives since the pandemic hit our country in 2020. Furthermore, these changes, even those that were assumed to be temporary when they were first introduced, have impacted us for the long term. Our work life is perhaps the most obvious and pervasive example.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
09.07.2021

How Can Businesses Sustain a Strong Company Culture During a Pandemic?

According to an article by Stephanie Heiple, “Organizational Culture Implications on Office Design and Employee Performance,” the concept that each company has a culture is a relatively new idea.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
01.19.2021

A Note on The Capitol Riots

Alter condemns the assault on our democracy that occurred on January 6th.

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Author:
Michael J. Alter
Posted:
06.24.2020

It’s Time to Act, with Intention

This Op-ed originally appeared in Crain's Chicago Business

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