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June 23, 2021
The ongoing pandemic has turned many industries upside down. But in an interesting twist, experts say the multifamily space has navigated the crisis surprisingly well when you consider how things started.
May 13, 2021
For the first time an end to the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. The daily case count has fallen substantially as more and more people have gotten the vaccine and there’s much talk about returning to “normal.” For millions of workers that means going back to downtown business centers and suburban office parks but make no mistake: the pandemic has left its mark, the new “normal” will be very different from the old one.
April 22, 2021
For the first time it appears that the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to loosen. Hospitalizations and fatalities are down substantially from the highs seen in late 2020 and early 2021, and as a result it’s become possible to think in terms of a post-pandemic world.
April 15, 2021
The COVID-19 impact on real estate and the greater economy was severe in the past year, but its effect on consumer behavior and the resulting implications on tenant businesses are still playing out. Companies know they must respond to both evolving trends and sudden economic swings, but adapting to a once-in-a-century pandemic is another matter altogether. Smart corporations are rethinking their organizational and operational models to effectively navigate the demands and opportunities of an ever-changing market.
March 25, 2021
It may seem like the pandemic has left a lasting impression on the U.S. office market with low absorption rates and many employees working from home, but everything isn’t quite as it seems. John Adams once said: every problem is an opportunity in disguise. In this case, we are talking about the opportunity in subleasing.
March 15, 2023
Delve into some of the demographic, structural and comparative aspects of the sector to find an answer.
March 10, 2023
“Smart” buildings are not a new concept. In 1983, The New York Times featured an article titled “‘Intelligent’ Buildings Using Computers,” which talked about Cityplace, “the world’s first intelligent building” located in Hartford, Connecticut.
March 2, 2023
The pandemic fundamentally changed the way the commercial real estate (CRE) community considered investing in the retail sector. As Covid-19 took hold, it appeared like retail was down for the count.
February 27, 2023
If you’re particular about the healthfulness, taste and quality of the foods that go into your freezer, then you may be familiar with Red’s All Natural delicious, convenient and clean-label frozen foods. This relatively young specialty brand has been winning over consumers since 2010 when Red’s frozen burritos first debuted to shoppers in New Canaan, Connecticut.
February 22, 2023
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are pillars of a company’s standards, priorities, and ideals. ESG has also been defined as a set of criteria investors use to keep their portfolios as socially responsible as possible. The rate in which worldwide investors are screening for ESG commitment when contemplating potential investments is increasing exponentially, and there’s no denying its growing influence on the way in which companies choose to do business.
February 2, 2023
We’ve turned the page on 2022 and all eyes are on the commercial real estate (CRE) space and what may be in store for 2023. The overall narrative has shifted dramatically from last year, and stakeholders are navigating the rapidly changing landscape through a new lens. There are plenty of opportunities to explore, but what’s happening in the broader economy will influence the realization of those opportunities. Here’s a closer look at some trends by sector as they are happening today and what CRE may look like this year.
January 26, 2023
Employee needs have shifted dramatically in the last three years. The task of recruiting and retaining employees has begun to extend beyond the traditional compensation package. What matters now is not just how and where employees work, but the means in which employers demonstrate how much they value the contributions of employees. Here we take a glimpse at the current labor market and some of the ways businesses are getting creative with benefits and job perks to attract and retain workers.
January 19, 2023
As a corporate priority, companies are now making tangible moves to create value through Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). But what does it really mean beyond the buzzwords and terminology? In KBS’ three-part series, we’ll take a deep dive into each element of ESG — and its strategic application to the commercial real estate industry (CRE).
January 12, 2023
Inflation is the economic worry of the moment, a headache that could affect commercial real estate over the coming months. But should CRE actually be seen as a hedge against inflation?
January 3, 2023
In the wake of what’s transpired over the past two and a half years, workers are seeking out employers who offer flexibility and on-site amenities that support their wellbeing — all while nurturing the personal connections that fuel office culture and camaraderie.
December 12, 2022
In terms of lingering employee attitudes toward careers and job satisfaction, the pandemic really struck a nerve. Working from home, taking meetings through Zoom, and performing job responsibilities virtually, have all left a marked impression on peoples’ work attitudes.
November 18, 2022
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the life sciences have had a tremendous, life-saving impact across the globe. Vaccines and treatments now allow most people to avoid Covid’s worst outcomes — results that would not have been possible without an existing infrastructure replete with life sciences facilities. But Covid is just the latest and most visible concern being tackled.

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