This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on March 22, 2013

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7 Articles to Read this Weekend

The Hackable Building: From Corporate to Cool for Tech Tenants
While the commercial real estate market remains in the doldrums, with high vacancies and low rents, one submarket is on fire: Tech. Companies such as Google and YouTube are expanding into Southern California, for example, and gobbling up all the “cool” buildings … FORM: PIONEERING DESIGN

The Same But Different: Mapping The Patterns of Work Cultures
Plenty of pundits have been debating how cultural differences impact international business. In this study, Steelcase looks at intercultural issues through the lens of the workplace, exploring patterns of similarities and differences between countries … Steelcase

Real estate mobile app Ten Eight raises $500,000
An Atlanta mobile startup that aims to nudge the real estate industry into the digital age, has raised $500,000 in a seed round led by Hamilton Ventures. Ten Eight aims to replace the paper-bound tour book that tenant brokers use, that includes building information, such as floor plans and marketing flyers, with a mobile app … Atlanta Business Chronicle

Prologis Research: United States Industrial Market Signals Strength, Expansion
Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, published an in-depth analysis of the United States industrial real estate market in a paper titled “The Shape of the U.S. Industrial Recovery … ProLogis

Having Your Cake and Eating it Too – Achieving the Delicate Balance in Negotiations
We live in a world where we are not only told it’s impossible to have our cake and eat it too, but that there’s even something wrong with trying. This kind of thinking has the potential to create big-time problems, especially if you are trying to apply it to the everyday world of the commercial real estate broker … SIOR Pulse blog

Transforming the office into a place where people want to be
Coworking spaces are a growing trend focused primarily on entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other remote workers wanting to get out of both their houses and coffee shops. They offer flexible office-space along with a sense of community and even ad hoc collaboration … CITEworld

Rethink Your Office Design: Designing a More Effective Workspace
If your employees share the same office, the key to making the workspace more efficient and effective may be to think of it like an urban planner does a city. That’s how Kevin Kuske, general manager for Turnstone, an office furniture manufacturer that specialises in small and emerging companies, views workspace design … Entrepreneur Magazine

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