THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

February 9, 2013 on 8:25 pm | In Fascinating Information, Green, New Developments, Office Fodder, Solutions, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

by Jodi Summers

Corner offices and cubicles are so last century. The new millennium workspace is versatile, with options for focused, individual work and also fully equipped to support collaborative groups, team projects and social interaction.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, recently held the Office Building of the Future design competition. The winning designers identified several common themes that could drive changes in how we “office” in the future. The biggest driver for change is personal technology, which has untethered workers from by providing the capability of completing service and information-based tasks from wherever they choose. An individual with a laptop can work from home, or at a wi-fi equipped location, or any variety of locations along the road.

The company of the future doesn’t have one grand office rather they have several smaller hub locations, closer to their workforce and rapid transit. This will result in a reduction of the average size of any individual office location, but shouldn’t impact demand.

“Office design is changing rapidly and our industry needs to position itself ahead of the curve,” offers Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and chief executive officer. “This unique competition opened the door to thinking about what an ‘office’ may look like in the very near future.”

On the green side, the office building of the future should also be more affordable to build and operate, thanks to advances and cost reductions in construction materials and systems. Sustainability will become financially viable. Net-zero buildings will meet the demands of tenants as well as the improved building performance sought by building owners and developers.


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  1. For the first time in more than a decade, apartments have replaced office buildings as the top investment sector for CRE in the U.S. and with that demand has come a commensurate need for debt capital and a growing source of lenders to fill it.

    Comment by GlobeSt — February 11, 2013 #

  2. The ball’s bouncing a little higher each time and then falls, proving things still shift quickly in Ventura County. The leasing market for office, industrial, and retail is still relatively soft, but the capital markets have reemerged, evidenced by the number of investors.

    Comment by NatBaz — February 13, 2013 #

  3. Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

    USGBC will continue to produce Greenbuild’s hallmark programming: the thought-provoking plenaries, industry-leading education, the popular pre-conference sector summits, the USGBC Leadership Awards and other special events that make Greenbuild the leading conference and expo for the green building movement. Hanley Wood’s expertise in exhibition and conference management along with its media, information and strategic marketing services will enable Greenbuild to expand to its next level domestically and to help position the brand globally.

    Comment by RLM Finsbury — May 25, 2013 #

  4. The impact of digital technologies on public libraries is particularly interesting because libraries serve so many people (about half of all Americans ages 16 and older used a public library in some form in the past year, as of September 2013) and correspondingly try to meet a wide variety of needs.1 This is also what makes the task of public libraries—as well as governments, news organizations, religious groups, schools, and any other institution that is trying to reach a wide swath of the American public—so challenging: They are trying to respond to new technologies while maintaining older strategies of knowledge dissemination.

    In recent years, public libraries have continued to add new technologies and formats to their holdings, with the goal of providing patrons resources in whatever form they prefer. Many libraries have also expanded into community centers, serving as unique gathering places in their towns and cities. Today, they offer many events and services, and are experimenting with providing the next generation of “expensive and scarce” resources, from 3-D printers to recording studios.

    Work by the Pew Research Center has shown that print books are still central to Americans’ library use, just as they remain central in Americans’ overall reading habits. In fact, though more Americans than ever are reading e-books (28% of adults ages 18 and older, as of January 2014), few have abandoned print entirely; just 4% of readers read e-books exclusively. Still, many Americans say they would be interested in exploring a range of technological services at public libraries, from personalized reading recommendations and online “Ask a Librarian” services to media kiosks and mobile apps.

    Comment by Pew Research — May 16, 2014 #

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