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Office Space

April 6, 2021, 5am PDT
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?
The New York Times
March 8, 2021, 7am PST
The State Farm regional hub will house more than 8,500 employees and provide access to public transit and local amenities.
Urbanize Atlanta
June 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Did coronavirus bring certain death to the traditional concept of the office, or is it only a matter of time until we return to business as usual?
The Economist
April 14, 2020, 9am PDT
Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.
The Real Deal
January 15, 2020, 9am PST
Proposition E, a ballot initiative up for vote in San Francisco in May, is one of the most radical planning positions in recent years, attempting to reduce housing costs by limiting housing demand.
Mission Local
January 2, 2020, 7am PST
The public-private partnership is a massive expansion of the city’s entertainment district.
The Dallas Morning News
October 13, 2018, 11am PDT
A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.
The Chicago Tribune
May 5, 2017, 9am PDT
With so much attention paid to the nation's housing crisis, it's still important to keep an eye on other kinds of uses. The office market is full of surprises, like cheap office build out costs in a city infamous for residential gentrification.
Globe St.
November 9, 2016, 10am PST
Industries over leased and developers over built. The city of Houston's office market has gone from boom to bust in only a few years.
The Wall Street Journal
July 24, 2016, 9am PDT
The market for office space has more and more companies looking to lease, according to an industry report.
The Dallas Morning News
December 9, 2015, 7am PST
London is the stage for one of the problems that arises when encountered with a dearth of accommodations for housing and offices.
Centre for Cities
August 27, 2013, 6am PDT
With major new developments underway, corporate cutbacks and 'hot-desking' are driving Sydney's commercial landlords to convert surplus office space to residential apartments. Carolyn Cummins and Stephen Nicholls consider the long term implications.
Sydney Morning Herald
March 23, 2012, 11am PDT
It's unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that Times Square is an invaluable asset to New York City's economy, but as Patrick McGeehan points out, it has as much to do with offices as with hotels and entertainment.
New York Times - City Room Blog
September 2, 2011, 5am PDT
More and more businesses in suburban Detroit are packing up an moving into the center of the city.
The Detroit News
March 24, 2011, 10am PDT
Through a rule that allows landlords to financially benefit from allowing charities and non-profits to use their spaces, empty office buildings in the UK are being utilized by groups for a variety of projects, including an art exhibition.
This Big City
February 7, 2011, 11am PST
A new poll of real estate experts reveals that businesses seeking office space are increasingly seeking buildings built with sustainability in mind.
The Guardian U.K.
January 24, 2011, 11am PST
With many scratching to make a living in a badly damaged economy, coworking is springing up to meet the needs of independent workers.
New Urban Network
December 14, 2010, 2pm PST
Motivated by factors such as municipal incentive packages and the changing preferences of younger workers, many companies are relocating to central business districts, reversing a post-war trend that based the American workplace in the suburbs.
The Wall Street Journal
June 3, 2009, 1pm PDT
A tour examining 'the future of work' looks at several 'coworking communities' around Manhattan, where freelancers and small businesses have pooled resources into one location.
Urban Omnibus
May 7, 2009, 10am PDT
In a policy shift, the Vancouver City Council voted to limit the number of new condos being built downtown in order to preserve room for office space.
CBC News