This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on February 1, 2014

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Six Articles to Read this Weekend

The Science of Office Design
Our environment has a powerful effect on us, both physically and mentally. As a generality, that may be obvious, but increasingly, researchers are using scientific studies to break it down into granular specifics … Reuters

It Doesn’t Matter Whether Or Not You Like Your Open Office
If you’ve been following news about workplace design in the popular media, you might believe that the open workplace has run its course. The recent crescendo of negativity roughly started around the publication of Susan Cain’s book Quiet in 2012, which argued that in many corners of western society, including workplace design, extroversion has been fetishized at the expense of more solitary modes of working and learning … Fast Company

Designing The Modern Office Space
Office design has evolved alongside the changing nature of our work. As businesses shifted toward more collaboration, the physical barriers came tumbling down. As management structures morphed, some got rid of the corner office … WAMU and NPR

For U.S. Office Market, It Was a Very Good Year
Investors are cheering the gains in asset values seen during 2013 from a strengthening recovery in the U.S. office market, and looking forward to an even brighter 2014 as virtually all the important metrics that drive rent growth and property income are expected to continue to improve over the next 12 months … CoStar Group

The Health-Care Law’s Real Beneficiary
As the Affordable Care Act alters the nation’s health-care landscape, business groups are closely watching to see who gets helped or hurt by the new law. In the real-estate world, one group appears to be emerging a clear winner: owners of medical-office space … WSJ.com

MOB Outbreak
A new trend in the growing healthcare sector offers physicians the opportunity for equity participation in new medical office building developments. Hospitals planning to build new MOBs on their campuses increasingly are turning to third-party developers and sponsors rather than constructing and owning the facilities themselves … CCIM Institute

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