This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on April 28, 2013

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5 Articles to Read this Weekend

Robust Market for Data Centers Healthy Now, But Investors Worry About Oversupply
If there was any doubt that data center development, leasing and sales activity remain on a tear in 2013, Facebook erased that doubt this week. The giant social network announced Tuesday it will build a massive new data center in Altoona, IA, investing at least $299.5 million in what will be its fourth owned and operated data facility and its third in the U.S … CoStar Group

New Hosts Fill Companies’ Need for Meeting Space
Commercial tenants have found themselves in a quandary in the last few years thanks to the make-do-with-less downturn. Some companies have shed underused office space in an effort to cut costs, but many of those same companies still require comfortable, high-tech rooms for large events like employee orientations, brainstorming sessions and shareholder meetings … New York Times

5 Things Your Office Probably Doesn’t Support, But Should
I’ve been perusing the latest Leesman Review and keep finding tidbits of information that I think are important. The Leesman Review, for those interested, is a short newsletter from the company that puts together the Leesman Index, which is what I believe to be the largest workplace statistics aggregator … Turnstone

The United States Of Innovation: Ranking The States (And A District) For Innovation
We crunched the numbers, beginning by assessing the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ launch rate of all private-sector businesses, as well as the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity’s percentage of people who are starting new businesses and how that percentage changed over time… Fast Company

2012 State of Facilities Management Report
As we emerge from 2012 the business landscape looks more promising, at least for the private sector. The US appears to be moving out of recession, albeit slowly. In Asia, even though growth is slowing, there is still positive growth for many of its economies. Europe’s Euro crisis and shrinking economies are still an issue for a more rosey outlook. How are many businesses responding to these matters? … Gensler

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