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Forging understanding between the generations is important in this era of transition.“While Boomers are often still the ones making long-term decisions about real estate and workplace strategies, they may retire before the end of a 10-year lease,” notes Steve Hargis, Executive Vice President in Strategic Consulting in Jones Lang La Salle’s San Francisco office.And Millennials in general have a lower demand for privacy than Baby Boomers.” Expansive glass walls and perimeter open spaces bring in ample natural light, afford beautiful ocean and city views, and encourage socialization at law firm Fish & Richardson’s Boston office. High-tech companies have amplified this trend, according to workplace experts.“Google and Facebook have cutting-edge offices created by the young entrepreneurs who founded these companies, and they had no rules or standards to abide by, so they established their own,” says Barry Poskanzer, AIA, Partner, Poskanzer Skott Architects (J., offices while creating a more worker-friendly environment promoting health and wellness.PHOTO: COURTESY HOK In 2001, an average of 300 sf was allotted per worker.
“Personal workspaces are getting smaller, because the technology we’re using is smaller,” says JZA D’s Zucosky.
Markets Construction Overview anticipates that construction put in place in the sector will be fairly flat this year but could beat 2013 by up to 4%.
Formerly, perimeter executive offices surrounded bland, productivity-draining expanses of repetitive workstations.
The New York-based project management consultancy Faithful Gould points to decreasing vacancy rates as an indicator of growth, but says owners are likely to focus on upgrading existing buildings.
Jones Lang La Salle foresees a 6% increase in office project completions this year.