Category: Thought Leadership

Category: Thought Leadership

Premier Office Magazine editor Phil Diment chats with former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle and USAF fighter pilot Chad Hennings about the importance of commitment and character in all aspects of life.
VTS technology is changing the game for owners and brokers seeking to better manage transaction and market information.
The focus on Environmental, Social and Governance principles drives value for a long list of stakeholders, including commercial real estate investors.
Commonwealth Building anchor tenant Quantum Spatial offers a clear view of the world – one laser pulse at a time.
The technology and digital sphere is a hyper-connected game in which we are all active players. How many times today did you use your smartphone or tablet to send a message, browse the web or simply take a picture?
For many years “maximizing shareholder value” has been a central principle for public companies. Raising share values and increasing dividends for stockholders were paramount. But there has also been a growing push-back and a change in focus towards consumer and employee relationships.
For decades most offices were basic brick and mortars with cubicles, white wall executive offices and fluorescent-lit conference and meeting rooms, with copiers and printers sprinkled in. Workplace design remained relatively status quo until technology revolutionized the way we work and do business, giving way to more creative work environments that stimulate productivity.
40% of employers claim they are struggling to find qualified candidates. This presents companies with a unique opportunity to revamp how they recruit, onboard, and retain employees by leveraging the physical office space.
The first hints of the post-COVID world are beginning to emerge. We may well see in-class education widely available in the Fall, restaurant dining will become increasingly common as we move forward and more workers will return to traditional business settings. As the world begins to return to a new-normal, healthy building and wellness certifications are a hot topic among both tenants and office owners.
As technology moves at hyper speed and companies seek to stay competitive, improving the Customer Experience (CX) has never been more important.
While fears of economic decline kept some industry insiders on a cautious path throughout 2019, the U.S. economy is showing signs of maintaining relative stability throughout 2020 — with the commercial real estate market appearing to follow suit. Rod Richerson, regional president, Western United States of KBS, reflects back on 2019 and explores the possibilities for the year ahead.
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.
Premier Office Magazine interviewed KBS CEO Charles J. Schreiber for his perspectives on the Commercial Office Market.
KBS catches the fever by inhabiting history and and giving it a tech-y new high.
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.
Smart cities are no longer visions of the future, they are here today and look a little different from what the world envisioned pre-2000. Today’s smart cities take advantage of Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) to create better, cleaner and more efficient urban hubs, making for a better quality of personal and professional life than would otherwise be possible.
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.
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.
While COVID-19 shuffled the deck for many in commercial real estate (CRE), the office market had already begun to redefine itself prior to the pandemic. In addition to historically defined categories of CBD and Suburban, new office markets have been emerging as the sector continues its evolution. We caught up with Gio Cordoves, western regional president of KBS, about these emerging office markets and how the definition of office is changing in the post-pandemic environment.
An office building’s amenity package can be a market game-changer—separating the ordinary from the extraordinary—the difference between robust occupancies and discounted rents to lure tenants. It’s a competitive factor that cannot be neglected.

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