This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on January 10, 2014

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6 Articles to Read this Weekend

For Workplace Productivity, Choice Trumps All
Productivity in the office is a hot topic. Workplace analytics experts Leesman® found that nearly 85% of people feel that the design of their workplace is important to them, but only about 53% believe their current workplace allows them to work productively … ideas + buildings

The Open-Office Trap
The open office was originally conceived by a team from Hamburg, Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve … The New Yorker

Gensler Design Forecast 2014
Six big topics form a working agenda for the design trends that matter most to our clients in 2014: workplace, wellness, technology, urbanization, globalization and development. This year’s Design Forecast opens with six design meta-trends that speak to this agenda … Gensler

Four U.S. Markets Ranked Among Top Five Global Picks for CRE Investment
Foreign commercial real estate investors ranked four U.S. markets among their top five global picks for acquiring commercial property, according to the results of the 22nd Annual Survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) … CoStar Group

13 Real Estate Tech Companies to Watch
It’s time for a little New Year’s shout out to our favorite real estate tech companies. These 13 companies are bringing innovation to an industry that has historically been tech adverse and are helping to make the real estate industry more efficient. Their forward-thinking ideas are revolutionizing the way deals get done … The News Funnel

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy
If you’re managing social media for your business, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are 10 that might make you rethink the way you’re approaching social media … Fast Company

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