This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on February 2, 2013

CRE Content to Read this Weekend

The Evolving Workplace
Predicting the future of the workplace has become an obsession and rather like trying to find the solution before we understand the problem, we often fail to catch up with our own predictions before they are superseded by the ‘next big thing’. ‘Moore’s Law’ might have its origin in the world of computing but can be applied to the world of work … FM Link

6 Trends Influencing Healthcare Real Estate in 2013
Healthcare reform, the recession and lower reimbursements have influenced healthcare real estate over the last few years and will continue to do so in 2013. Hospitals and health systems will see the following trends in the year ahead, according to Duke Realty … Becker’s Hospital Review

Mobile usage in commercial real estate up 61%
Mobile usage is up dramatically in the commercial real estate industry and is forecast to double in the next three years, according to a new report. Technology in the commercial real estate sector moves at a far different pace than residential real estate … AG Beat

Recovering Office Demand Sets Stage For Rent Growth Across The U.S.
Tenant demand for office space ended 2012 on a strong note as occupancy gains spread across a broadening array of U.S. markets, opening the door for widespread rental rate increases this year, CoStar Group reported in the company’s Year-End 2012 Office Review & Outlook …. CoStar Group

Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office
While team Family Records was in between offices in early 2012, we had 6 weeks to bridge until our new space was ready. During that time we were fortunate enough to be taken in as guests by awesome companies for stretches of time, and for the remainder we took over corners of coffee shops all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. The experience of working out of coffee shops was so positive that even after we moved into our new home, I made sure to get in a few “coffee shop days” each month … Fast Company

The top 10 elements of a hot office
There comes a time in every employee’s life when they see the light. The light of the soft-bulb, diamond shaped desk lamp that illuminates the sudden realization. It may have happened on the first day of your new job at a start-up, or when you visit a friend at work for lunch, but suddenly the words through widened eyes shine through… “People actually work here?” … The Next Web

I also recommend taking a look at Gensler’s 2013 Design Forecast and Work&Place from Occupiers Journal.

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