6 Articles to Read this Weekend

by CoyDavidson on March 23, 2012

This Weekend’s Recommended Reading

Tech Firms Go Far and Wide for Space
One of the bright spots in an office-space market that has been slogging back from the downturn has been technology-industry expansion. And it isn’t happening just in Silicon Valley as technology sector expansion spreads to other parts of the country.

Top Companies Organize Their Workplaces Better Than You
One of the debates in corporate real estate today is open vs. closed offices. While there is always a lot of anecdotal evidence that seems to prove both at different times, Popular blogger Stephen Sears outlines research seems to show that top companies plan their workplaces around maximizing the best of both.

Office Tenant Loyalty Continues to Climb
Good news for office building owners as nearly 62 percent of U.S. office tenants surveyed in 2011 intend to renew their leases, according to Kingsley Associates’ Q4 2011 Office Industry Trends.

Pillsbury Moving Non-Lawyer Jobs to Nashville
Big Law continue to face pressures to become leaner and more efficient. As a result options that will reap long-term savings on labor and real estate are becoming increasingly attractive including moving back office and support jobs to second tier markets.

CRE is Starting to Embrace the Tweet
Twitter is growing in popularity among CRE professionals, at least according to the results of a recent GlobeSt.com poll that indicates that commercial real estate professionals prefer LinkedIn as their social media choice for business networking, but Twitter is gaining traction. While I absolutely agree, Twitter is still far from a mainstream.

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