5 Articles to Read this Weekend

by CoyDavidson on December 16, 2011

Today Workers Want More Independence
A significant shift in working practices and changing attitudes to mobile working are presenting a challenge for IT departments.

Offices With More Breathing Room
Once a rarity in the Manhattan office market, big, brassy “vanity plates” are becoming more common, especially in new buildings, brokers say.

Storefront Loss Equals Warehouse Gain
As more consumers shift more of their buying activity online, demand is increasing for warehouse and fulfillment centers while demand is declining for more store space, a new research report confirms.

Square Footage of LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpasses New Construction
LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As of December 2011, total sq. ft. of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million sq. ft. on a cumulative basis.

Business Property Leases: 7 Tips for Getting Them Right
When you’re running a business, dealing with property leases can be an unfamiliar challenge. To help cut through the confusion and negotiate a lease on your own terms, here are seven tips from real estate lawyers on JD Supra.

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