This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on August 3, 2012

Five Articles to Read this Weekend

The Integration of Real Estate, IT and HR
There is a convergence of issues developing that will lead to a highly flexible and collaborative workplace experience. Successfully achieving this involves a unique process that integrates IT, real estate, and HR teams… Workspace Design Magazine

An Interesting Video Tour of TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles
TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles was one of the first companies to implement hotdesking into the workplace in the United States. It had mixed results for sure – this is a must read article about it. That said, this video is pretty interesting look into the massive creative city designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects… Office Snapshots

Beauty Is as Beauty Does – But When it Comes to Buildings, Does Beauty Outperform?
It may be true that society favors the beautiful. In real estate there is even a phrase for it: curb appeal.While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, is it possible to identify a correlation between better economic benefits in a building and its appearance? It being August and an opportune time for a ‘soft’ news feature, this week CoStar News analyzed the performance of two very specific subsets of office properties and compared their performance with all existing Class A office buildings in the country… CoStar Group

Drive Time: Commuting In American Cities
Americans’ methods for commuting to work vary by city. Some drive alone or carpool, while others use mass transportation. Use this map to explore the geographic differences in how residents in cities with more than 100,000 workers get to work… NPR

Co-Working Boom: More Places to Park Your Laptop
The number of shared work spaces continues to soar, with spaces offering new community extras to lure tenants. There are now more than 1,300 “co-working” spaces worldwide, according to a report from Deskmag, a Berlin-based online publication that follows co-working trends–with more than half of them in big cities of 1 million or more residents…

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