Articles About Office

Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
08.10.2018

Advantages of Mid-Rise Office Buildings

Investors and tenants are looking at mid-rise office buildings as the “future of office investment.” But what advantages do mid-rise offices provide investors that high-rise office building do not?

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Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
05.31.2018

Multiple Generations and The Future of Office Space

What does the changing of the guard within America’s workforce mean for the office market? Firstly, the retirement of the largest generation in history – the Baby Boomers at 80 million – has caused some to resign themselves to the fact that we will be needing less office space. But the reality is more complicated because people are working into their retirement years: the raw numbers say that, as of 2016, nearly 9 million people aged 65 or older were still on the job.

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Author:
Charles C. Henry
Posted:
04.06.2017

Location is Essential in the Highly-Competitive Millennial Job Market

The race is on for companies looking to attract young, talented employees. According to a recent study, Millennial workers place more value on a potential job’s location and amenities than young workers have in the past. No longer are recent college graduates simply content with moving to wherever they can find steady employment. This has led to an interesting development in the world of commercial real estate, as companies are beginning to develop their office spaces and move their corporate headquarters to more desirable locations to Millennials.

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Posted:
03.24.2017

What is Co-Working and Why has it Become so Popular with Startups?

Co-working spaces are all the rage in commercial real estate this year, and recent studies show that this trend is not likely to slow down anytime soon.

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
05.23.2014

Branding Real Estate

We’ve all heard the term “branding” but for most of us it’s seemed like just another name for the familiar business of marketing. Some people think it’s the packaging around a product – the logos and colors; others think it’s the sum total of the advertising that promotes a company. Both are wrong. Interbrand defines […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.14.2014

A Quick Story About Irrational Exuberance

There is roughly 55m SF of office spec and construction nationally at a time when the vacancy rate has dipped to 15.2 percent. Seems like a lot until you consider past recessions. Robert Bach, Director of Research – Americas, for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank offers an interesting look at the building boom that caused the […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
09.06.2012

Chicago’s Tech Boom

Chicago’s high-tech community wants to lure the area’s start-up companies back to 1871 — the year that the Chicago Fire burned the city to the ground.  1871 is the name of a 50,000 SF space on the Merchandise Mart’s 12th floor designed to house entrepreneurs seeking a collaborative and flexible work environment.  The name reflects […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
08.01.2012

Large Firms Driving the Downtown Boom

Here’s a little news to buck up the real estate mavens weathered by the daily diet of recessionary news: Google has signed the largest lease in downtown Chicago in 7 years. It is a familiar story – a marquee firm relocating downtown because of the hip, cosmopolitan appeal and amenities of a CBD — but […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
05.22.2012

Viacom Inks New York’s Largest Lease Ever

In what may be the largest-ever Manhattan office lease, Viacom, Inc., has committed itself to remaining a tenant in SL Green Realty Corp.’s 56-story, two million SF 1515 Broadway through 2031,  Viacom is the company behind major cable networks such as MTV, Nickelodeon and BET.  The media company will expand into 1.6 million SF, which […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
05.07.2012

CompStak Wants to Make Office Comps Transparent

Two young New York entrepreneurs are looking to cash in on what might be one of the commercial real estate brokerage community’s best-known secrets – that brokers commonly share hush-hush details of office transactions.  But Michael Mandel, a 29-year-old broker who spent more than five years with Grubb & Ellis, and Vadim Belobrovka, a 33-year-old […]

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