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Flexible Office Space is Creating Disruption in Midwest CRE

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By: Andrew Batson, Vice President, Director of Research

Flexible workspace is not just for millennial freelancers or tech startups anymore. Large, multinational companies are rapidly adding flexible workspaces to their global portfolios. Discover the global trends taking place within the flexible office sector and the implications for the Midwest, pulled from the complete Flexible Office Space Report.

The Ins and Outs of Flexible Office Spaces

Flexible space is a term used to describe a variety of office types used by occupiers to increase portfolio flexibility, reduce occupancy costs, and enhance collaboration. Co-working is the most common type, followed by executive suites and incubators. Co-working spaces and incubators tend to be located in downtowns or dense neighborhoods, while executive suites tend to be located in suburban areas near large employment centers.

Nearly half of corporations already use some type of flexible office solution, and by 2020, 65% of companies expect to incorporate co-working into their office portfolio.

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Taking A New Approach To Workplace Productivity (SlideShare)

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL 

Leading companies look to the workspace to accelerate employee productivity and happiness. Take Google for example: The tech company’s office in Pittsburgh includes sectioned off cubicles, group meeting areas, a cargo net hammock, an indoor garden and raised catwalks. (Check out all the tour on Business Insider).

While all offices can’t be quite that cool, we can look for ways to make the workplace an efficient, desired destination for employees.

It all starts with workplace strategy. And unfortunately, many businesses miss the mark when it comes to focusing on the right objectives for corporate offices. For example, executives are focusing on how much work is getting done, without necessarily measuring the amount of work that actually has an impact on bottom line success.

In a recent survey, JLL found that 74% said “thinking, talking and brainstorming create the most value,” but only 24% actually spend a majority of their time on these behaviors.

We suggest taking a new approach, which begins with determining what kind of work brings the most value for individual organizations, and then planning an office space to support those activities. 

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The 4-Step Formula to Measure Your Business’s Workplace Productivity

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By Dan Adamski, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Today’s leading businesses are rethinking their workplace strategies. Companies are looking to design and occupy spaces that better reflect and serve end goals. This post is the fourth in a series based on research from JLL’s Workplace Strategy team, featuring JLL’s newly released infographic—Measuring Your Workplace Productivity.

According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Corporate Real Estate Trends 2013 report, workplace productivity is top of mind… Read More

The Growing Role of Office Space in Business Success

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By Dan Adamski, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Today’s leading businesses are rethinking their workplace strategies. Companies are looking to design and occupy spaces that better reflect and serve end goals. This post is the second in a series based on newly released research from JLL’s Workplace Strategy team on trending changes in office space. 

It’s true that workplace strategy has circled back to the forefront of discussion, bringing with it a call to… Read More

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2013

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Commercial real estate is a dynamic industry. Keep up with Spaces’ monthly recaps of the most valuable industry articles we’ve recently come across, focused on news in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Office Space Utilization Continues to Evolve in a Digital Marketplace

JLL_Feb-NBThe business landscape is continually changing to accommodate a dynamic digital marketplace—making significant… Read More