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Corporate Real Estate and COVID-19 Outlook 2020

As COVID-19 grips the world and business are forced to evaluate a future where ‘business as usual’ is redefined forever, what does this mean to the concept of the ‘workplace’ and how can businesses adapt to changing ways of work.

As COVID-19 grips the world and business are forced to evaluate a future where ‘business as usual’ is redefined forever, what does this mean to the concept of the ‘workplace’ and how can businesses adapt to changing ways of work.

In this article, the following questions are addressed:


• How prepared are organisations for the remote way of work and
future of mobility?

• What happens to the spaces they leave behind?

• How does this relate to recent international findings that people are more productive at the office and the move towards more collaborative ways of work?

• Can the physical smart office perform a role in mitigating health, safety and other risks through appropriate technologies and analytics?

• What are some of the ways that the workplace of the future will be shaped to this new era of preventative workplace behaviour? Advanced Indoor Environmental Quality sensing and analytics, zonal pressurisation as a new requirement for BMS systems, tracking movement and temperature of occupants and implications on personal privacy etc.

• What is the impact on tenants, operators and landlords and how is real estate strategy evolving?

• Was this disruption inevitable, or merely accelerated by the crisis?

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