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Office Conversions More Popular Than Ever

The adaptive reuse of non-residential buildings has soared in recent years as demand for office space drops and the housing shortage deepens.

November 21, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

San Francisco Skyline

How Office Conversions Could Benefit San Francisco

The city could emulate Calgary, New York, and other cities in supporting office conversions as a way to boost floundering downtown economies and provide much-needed additional housing.

October 21, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle


Adaptive Reuse Booming in Pittsburgh

The city is seeing rapid growth in residential development in its downtown core, signaling a shift to accommodate a reduced need for office space and a renewed interest in mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhoods.

October 11, 2022 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Census Bureau: Remote Work Tripled Between 2019 and 2021

The percentage of Americans working primarily from home tripled to over 27 million people during the pandemic. Will the popularity of remote work last?

September 16, 2022 - U.S. Census Bureau

Office Park

A New Life for the Suburban Office Park?

With more and more employers downsizing and moving to areas with more urban amenities, large suburban office parks offer an opportunity for increased density and mixed-use development.

July 6, 2022 - The New York Times


The Return of Cities

Major cities like London continue their rebound from the pandemic, with some tweaks.

April 5, 2022 - The Spectator

Manhattan, New York City, New York

Opinion: Revise Zoning and Tax Codes To Support Adaptive Reuse of NYC Office Space

With office buildings facing an uncertain future in their current form, cities can tweak regulations to encourage innovative new uses.

April 5, 2022 - New York Daily News

Buildings on Wall Street, New York City

Office Landlords Luring Tenants Back With Incentives

Landlords are offering generous incentives in an effort to prop up the struggling U.S. office market.

January 24, 2022 - The Real Deal

San Francisco Street

Reimagining San Francisco for the Post-COVID Era

A San Francisco nonprofit is developing a set of recommendations for making downtown neighborhoods more flexible and welcoming to a more diverse set of users.

November 30, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

The exterior of the Civic Opera Building in Chicago, an art deco building built in the 1920s.

Signs of Financial Distress Among Office Properties

The foreclosure risk facing a pair of high-profile office buildings highlight the debt difficulties facing the office sector as it deals with the fallout of the pandemic. The trend could be on the verge of picking up steam.

October 26, 2021 - Cincinnati Business Courier


The Return to the Office Around the World

Cities around the world are employing vastly different strategies in the effort to get workers back in the office.

October 20, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Tall buildings in Downtown Phoenix.

Arizona's Tallest Building Will Soon Be Vacant

The tallest building in the Grand Canyon State will enter a new era.

July 21, 2021 - KJZZ


Remote Work Won't Radically Change Where We Work

As tech firms like Apple expand their satellite offices and remote work opportunities, economists and work experts debate just how much the dispersal made possible by remote work will be held in check by the forces of agglomeration.

July 21, 2021 - NPR

Manhattan Construction

The Future of Central Business Districts

Urbanist Richard Florida assesses post-pandemic possibilities for neighborhoods that once relied on 9-to-5 workers.

May 24, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Downtown Detroit

How Easy Is it to Repurpose Offices into Apartments?

Adaptive reuse is a hot concept, but regulatory and financial hurdles have made it slow to catch on in practice.

April 28, 2021 - Slate

New York City

Manhattan's Economy Depended on Office Workers. Now What?

With 90 percent of its usual commuters still working from home and a full return to the office highly unlikely, what will become of New York City's towering office buildings?

April 6, 2021 - The New York Times

State Farm Building, Dunwoody, Atlanta

Massive Transit-Oriented Office Complex Takes Shape in Atlanta

The State Farm regional hub will house more than 8,500 employees and provide access to public transit and local amenities.

March 8, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

Chicago Construction

Chicago's Tallest Office Building Since 1990 Cracks the Top 20 Tallest in the City

The Bank of America Tower is the newest skyscraper to line the Chicago River.

October 3, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente to Construct Highrise Headquarters in Oakland

Following Salesforce's lead, the healthcare giant will relocate to a high-rise urban headquarters, transitioning out of seven locations it currently occupies in the East Bay.

July 1, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

MARTA Station

Transit Proximity Means Higher Commercial Rents in Atlanta

Due in part to a parking shortage, Atlanta firms are doling out higher rents to get closer to MARTA stations.

June 29, 2018 - Bisnow

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