Office tenants learning to get by with less space

A recent marketplace trend reveals businesses are striving to make their workspaces more efficient and to decrease their square footage. Law firms especially have started to reduce their space, and many are assigning more lawyers...

Businesses Going Green: Chief Sustainability Officers

Since going green became bin,b many businesses have started naming Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) charged with keeping their companies environmentally friendly. Right now a CSObs main focus is on climate and energy, Linda Fisher of...

Fewer people going to a designated workplace

Recent technology has allowed many workers, whether business owners, freelancers or employees, to stay at home for work rather than make their way in to a specific workplace. With iPads, BlackBerries and even just laptops,...

Slow recovery may be on the horizon

For the past two years, office building rents and occupancies have continued to decline, but new research suggests this may slowly start to change. Tenants have had the upper hand for a while now, but...

The death of forecasting

I was speaking with a client on the phone the other day in regard to his office building that I provide leasing services for. He was lamenting over the fact that he wasnbt able to...

CEOs using web video to engage customers

While many CEOs remain in the dark about social media, a few are using web video quite successfully to attract and engage customers. One such CEO, Pam Liebman of the Corcoran Group in New York...

Line blurs between work and play

With the prevalence of smartphones, iPads and laptops these days, the line between work and play is getting fuzzier and fuzzier. As psychiatrist and business consultant Alan Langlieb told The Baltimore Sun, "It used to...

Summer Fridays: A continuing tradition

Despite the tough economic climate, many small business owners are still letting their employees leave the office early on Fridays, while others have continued providing at least some variance of the perk. Some companies that...

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