The transformation of the office has been ongoing for a number of years. We just haven’t really noticed the slight tweaks here and there. It’s more noticeable when you compare recent builds to those from a few decades ago. The transformation now though is ramping up. The office needs to become a destination for people.Continue reading “The caterpillar office is about to spread its wings and fly! “
Category Archives: Real Estate
Podcasts, pride and a spot of gardening!
Some weeks are quiet. Some weeks you don’t feel like you stop. My week was the latter! But two things really stand out from my week. To start the week, a shout out from Samantha McClary on the EG Sunday podcast. I think my love of real estate podcasts is obviously becoming wide knowledge! SeriouslyContinue reading “Podcasts, pride and a spot of gardening!”
An opportunity to be flexible!
Last week I must have had four or five conversations with clients. All asking a similar question – when will things be back to normal Lee. What is normal? A return to the old pre-pandemic ways. To return to the old ways? That is the question. The answer will lay with the employees. The balanceContinue reading “An opportunity to be flexible!”
Making home working a success
Working at home can be a positive experience. You just need to make sure you are prepared. With more people working remotely, you need to think about how you create an environment that allows this time spent to be productive. Remote working is a part of the future way of working and therefore we needContinue reading “Making home working a success”
There is still value in the office!
Our offices of March 2020 and before: are they fit for the post lockdown world? Do we need to adapt? What solutions could be implemented? There are a lot of questions – some businesses will know the answer and others will not yet have given proper thought. With an adapting workforce, what offerings do youContinue reading “There is still value in the office!”
Seek out opportunities during disruption
The light is shining at the end of the tunnel. The buzz and excitement of visiting cities, visiting the office and most importantly seeing 3D people! Gosh imagine that first handshake or hug (when allowed)! The positive feel at the moment is good BUT we must also not forget that we can’t just return toContinue reading “Seek out opportunities during disruption”
So how will I use the office ….
We have now returned to work – or so it would appear the way the news is portraying. Not sure what people have been doing for the last year if not working? Though I appreciate some have been on furlough. The office. A place of work. I met clients and teams there. I meet atContinue reading “So how will I use the office ….”
The office is dead. The office is dead. Bull&%$t
The office is dead. The office is dead. Bullshit! Is it me or does it feel like a war of words at the moment between corporates – some pushing for a return to the office, others advertising a more remote future for the business and then others like PwC formalising a hybrid working model. ButContinue reading “The office is dead. The office is dead. Bull&%$t”
Does our entire lives need to be a hybrid?
No matter which side of the fence you are on it is clear – a hybrid working model, mixing remote and office working is here to stay. This does not mean that everyone will work from home and this does not mean you won’t be able to work in the office full-time but more theContinue reading “Does our entire lives need to be a hybrid?”
It’s not PRS, it’s its own!
As children we grow up drawing pictures of houses. A family in the garden with a white picket fence. Society seemed to suggest that this was the answer. It was the route that we would take. Society has other things in mind. The debate between renting versus owning is the same as other key arguments.Continue reading “It’s not PRS, it’s its own!”