Covid Changed How We Think of Offices. Now Companies Want Their Spaces to Work as Hard as They Do


  • One year after many office workers were sent home due to the Covid pandemic, executives face big questions about how much space is truly needed.
  • REI has laid out concrete plans for fewer days in the office and ditched a plan for a centralized corporate campus.
  • Most executives agree there are advantages to both working in an office and working from home. As Americans return to work, they likely will be doing a little bit of both.
  • Office landlords are hoping to see vacancies dwindle and leasing transactions pick back up. They are touting the office as a collaborative space that boosts productivity.

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