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The Next Normal: How Hybrid Work Will Transform Commercial Real Estate

20 minute read August 18, 2021
CBRE’s latest report will help guide decision makers in adopting hybrid work, covering everything from organizational policies to workplace design to space planning and much more.
20 minute read August 18, 2021

Five Global Themes Influencing the Future of Office

August 2021 | 5 minute read

CBRE has conducted a series of surveys throughout the pandemic to evaluate evolving office occupier sentiment. Our most recent surveys highlight the actions that occupiers are taking around the world to accommodate new ways of working.

How Are Office Occupiers in EMEA Planning for the Future?

August 2021 | 15 minute read

Our latest survey of EMEA occupiers reveals some of the priorities, aims and challenges associated with planning for a complex, and perhaps markedly different, future.

Sustainability Starts with Energy Management

August 2021 | 8 minute read

Companies recognize that a holistic sustainability strategy includes investing in a net-zero future. Explore energy management innovations and recommendations that can help point the way toward net-zero carbon emissions.

A New Office for a New Normal: 2021 Asia Pacific Occupier Sentiment Survey

July 2021 | 4 minute read

Are occupiers in Asia Pacific leading the way toward the "next normal"? As companies return to expansionary mode, discover five key occupier trends.

The Role Flexible Workspaces Play in New Work Arrangements

July 2021 | 41 minute listen

Jamie Hodari, the CEO and co-founder of Industrious, and CBRE’s Christelle Bron join Spencer Levy to discuss what’s next for flexible workspaces and how workplace experience matters more than ever in an increasingly hybrid world.

The Office of Tomorrow: 2021 U.S. Occupier Sentiment Survey

June 2021 | 12 minute read

Well over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, what do occupiers think about the future of the office and work? CBRE’s latest survey highlights the actions that U.S. occupiers are taking to facilitate a return to the office and accommodate new ways of working.

The Future of Sustainability

June 2021 | 5 minute read

Discover how pandemic-related challenges have provided an impetus for companies to conceptualize sustainability programming in ways that buffer against future unexpected events.

Smart Solutions to New Questions About HVAC

June 2021 | 5 minute read

Healthy workplaces are attractive to both investors and occupiers. Explore how data, technology and locally targeted solutions for HVAC-related facilities challenges can help enable safe, clean air.

Culture, Collaboration, Flexibility and the Future of Work

June 23, 2021 | 33 minute listen

Employees want flexibility. How should companies respond? Standard Chartered Bank’s Denis McGowan and CBRE’s Julie Whelan & Manish Kashyap join host Spencer Levy to offer insights on the agile office, hybrid work and more.

New Challenges Demand Innovation, But Safety Comes First

May 2021 | 5 minute read

How Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) leaders can continue actively helping C-suite executive teams rethink the workplace in ways that protect workers, enhance productivity, and reduce risk.

Data Brings Clarity to Cleanliness

May 2021 | 5 minute read

How data-driven strategies demonstrate a commitment to creating a safe and healthy environment and help employers find answers to complex, high-stakes decisions about reopening.

People Are Moving, But Not Too Far - COVID-19’s Impact on Migration Trends

April 15, 2021 | 5 minute read

Who is moving, and where are people moving to during the pandemic? Explore the migration patterns from the past year and what they may portend for attracting and keeping top talent once the pandemic eases. 

Sam Zell on What Commercial Real Estate's Rebound Could Look Like

April 2021 | 44 minute listen

Industry titan Sam Zell joins The Weekly Take for a frank conversation on the topics and trends at the forefront of commercial real estate, everything from inflation to ESG investing to the future of cities and remote work.

Managing Corporate Real Estate: Leading and Emerging Practices

March 24, 2021 | 10 minute read

Explore insights from top industry leaders on the evolution of corporate real estate’s mission, purpose and priorities in light of COVID-19’s long-term impact on the workplace.

2021 Outlook for the Office Sector

March 2021 | 21 minute watch

CBRE subject-matter experts share their unique perspectives and insights on key trends and expectations impacting the outlook for the office sector.

A Perspective on the Future of Cities

March 2021 | 32 minute listen

Joel Kotkin, Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, joins Spencer to discuss migration trends, globalization and the evolving role of cities.

The Road Ahead for Portfolio and Workplace Strategy

February 2021 | 10 minute read

Corporate real estate leaders in EMEA discuss the future of portfolio and workplace strategies.

The Role of Great Offices Going Forward

June 18, 2020 | 5 minute read

Great offices of tomorrow will have to be reimagined in ways that support teamwork, chemistry and culture.

How Office Furniture Will be Adapted

August 12, 2020 | 12 minute read

COVID is inspiring changes in the design and utilization of next-generation office furniture.

8 Core Truths Guiding the Future of Work

January 2021 | 20 minute read

Explore the new business realities that CBRE experts believe are guiding organizations as they evaluate the business decisions that will determine the future of work.

Healthcare's Future is Omnichannel

January 2021 | 7 minute read

The healthcare system of the future can learn from retail’s ongoing reinvention, including lessons on embracing flexibility, providing consistent patient experience and incorporating targeted analytics.

The Law Firm Workplace of the Future

October 26, 2020 | 14 minute read

In the era of COVID-19, the legal workplace is on the cusp of major transformation.

Redefining Reality With a Glance

November 23, 2020 | 5 minute read

How Facilities Management professionals are using mixed reality to deliver cost efficiency, increased employee productivity, improved safety and reduction of the carbon footprint.

The Transformation of Corporate Real Estate in the Age of COVID-19

October 19, 2020 | 10 minute read

How CRE leaders are future-proofing their strategies, teams, work environments and portfolios to help their organizations emerge as strong as possible.

The Tech Industry Will Lead the Next Economic Growth Cycle

October 30, 2020 | 5 minute read

This year’s Tech-30 report explores the high-tech industry’s impact on employment and office space in the 30 leading tech markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as 10 up-and-coming tech markets.

The Value of Investing in Workplace Connectivity and Wellness

September 30, 2020 | 5 minute read

How a collective approach to customer service, property management and hospitality will enable ongoing tenant engagement and uninterrupted service delivery.

Cost Consideration Strategies for Employers

October 16, 2020 | 5 minute read

Labor and location strategies for companies seeking to reduce costs in this challenging economic environment from the CBRE Labor Analytics group.

More Space vs Remote Work: The Future of Office

July 30, 2020 | 12 minute read

We explore how reducing workspace density and increasing remote work options could affect office demand.

How will this impact our future workforce?

Using Economic Incentives to Attract Migrating Talent

7 minute read July 23, 2021
As companies embrace hybrid and remote work models, discover how state and local governments are incentivizing the migration of companies and workers.
7 minute read July 23, 2021

The Next 25 Tech Markets Primed for Growth

July 2021 | 3 minute read

Explore 25 emerging tech talent markets identified in CBRE’s 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report that offer strong labor market fundamentals and growth opportunities for companies—especially those seeking to capitalize on a newly mobile workforce.

Employee Mentorship Is as Important as Ever

July 2021 | 7 minute read

Addressing the social experience of working remotely will be critical for companies seeking sustainable success with hybrid working.

7 Big Ideas For Our Future Workplace

May 2021 | 8 minute read

The pandemic has forever changed the way we work and the role of the office. What will the future workplace look like after COVID-19? Here are CBRE'S top 7 ideas.

Top 12 Priorities for Workplace Well-Being

March 16, 2021 | 5 minute read

From indoor air quality to safety and preparedness, workplace well-being is primed to take center stage. Explore the top 12 priorities for 2021 and beyond.

Welcome to the 5G+ Workplace

November 23, 2020 | 2 minute read

Boomers toiling side-by-side with advanced AI virtual colleagues. Get ready for the future workplace.

Tech Boom, Interrupted?

March 29, 2021 | 10 minute read

The technology sector has been resilient, but thoughtful, talent-based location strategies must be implemented to ensure long-term success.

Financial Implications for Tech Talent Leaving Major Tech Hubs

January 20, 2021 | 5 minute read

Greater flexibility to work remotely during the COVID pandemic has caused some tech workers to consider relocating from major tech hubs on the West and East coasts to lower-cost markets. For those contemplating such a move, there are both financial and non-financial implications to consider.

The Secret to Unlocking Productivity is the Activity-Based Workplace

October 2020 | 15 minute read

As occupiers rethink how and where their employees engage in work after COVID-19, expect activity-based working to take a front seat.

Culture Amid COVID

October 27, 2020 | 5 minute read

CBRE’s Chris Ludeman talks with Humu CEO and former Google SVP Laszlo Bock about creating an inspiring culture within hybrid workplaces and sustaining long-term productivity.

The Key Skills and Technologies the Hybrid Workplace Will Demand of Leaders

November 23, 2020 | 12 minute read

A Q+A between futurist, author, and keynote speaker, Jacob Morgan, and CBRE Host’s Global Product and Technology Lead, Brennan McReynolds.

You’ll Never Think About the Office the Same Way Again

June 16, 2020 | 3 minute read

The workdays and workspaces of tomorrow will be more flexible, intentional and focused on productivity.

What do Global Office Workers Want?

September 15, 2020 | 4 minute read

CBRE conducted a survey of over 10,000 office workers from companies across the globe to ask how they expect to work once the COVID pandemic is over – and the implication of this for company real estate portfolios and workplace policies.

How Great Leaders Can Recalibrate Culture

October 15, 2020 | 7 minute read

Business leaders have a critical role to play in facilitating a transition back to the workplace that builds a health-conscious, caring, collaborative and productive culture.

10 Predictions for the Future of Workplace

January 2021 | 5 minute read

What will be different in the workplace of the future? Explore our top 10 predictions.

What does this mean for your real estate footprint?

Real Estate Needs to Charge Up to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

4 minute read August 18, 2021
With the global electric vehicle market projected to grow over 40 percent this decade, the installation of EV charging stations offers a significant opportunity for investors to benefit both the environment and the people who work in and visit their spaces.
4 minute read August 18, 2021

How Retailers Are Maintaining Vacant Locations Closed Due to the Pandemic

August 2021 | 3 minute read

The concept of “dark stores” allows retailers to adjust their real estate strategy and close under-performing locations. Discover best practices to help keep dark stores from negatively impacting maintenance budgets and brand equity.

5 Things to Know Before Subleasing Your Office Space

June 2021 | 12 minute read

Understand what you need to know about subleasing your office space including optimal timing, benefits, and common challenges, plus five best practices to consider.

Health Care Industry Shows Resilience in the Face of Change

April 2021 | 10 minute read

Health care jobs are rebounding quickly, and medical office buildings are expected to see increased investor interest as demand for health services grows.

The Nation Needs Fiber

February 2021 | 5 minute read

As the world’s corporate real estate leaders seek to future-proof their portfolios, the shift to agile workplace strategies and remote workforces creates more demands for network connectivity.

How Flexible Offices Became a New Necessary in Real Estate Strategy

December 2020 | 20 minute read

While the dual challenge of a recession and a pandemic is hampering near-term demand, the future of the flexible office market looks bright.

Space Design and Construction Are Changing

January 2021 | 20 minute read

Office strategy will evolve in the coming years, from labor to location and from occupancy to design.

Global Construction Trends and Insights Have Become Critical

January 2021 | 15 minute read

Our latest Global Cost Trends Guide harnesses data from 134 cities in 75 countries to shed light on both current and prospective cost trends.

Insights from APAC: Portfolio Planning in the New Normal

September 2020 | 3 minute read

Why shorter commutes, smarter portfolios and significant savings should be at the heart of any corporate real estate strategy.

The Programming + Property Management Revolution

December 2020 | 5 minute read

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many trends in the multifamily market and also shifted key paradigms. With resident priorities for space and programming evolving to suit this new normal, it’s time for operators and investors to audit — and potentially overhaul — their offerings.

How Commercial Property Marketing Has Been Transformed

July 30, 2020 | 4 minute read

Today’s property marketing is more competitive than ever. Explore the best ways to cut through the clutter and engage effectively with prospective tenants and investors.


Investors are navigating an uncertain future. CBRE uses our data and expertise to provide clarity on the evolving economic and capital markets landscape and to inform and fortify investment strategies.

With the Global Economy Set to Rebound, Capital Markets Are Positioned for Accelerated Growth

20 minute read August 18, 2021
Discover how continued vaccine rollouts, supportive fiscal and monetary policies and improving economic activity will influence commercial real estate globally this year and next.
20 minute read August 18, 2021

9 Key Trends Influencing Investor Strategies in 2021 & Beyond

June 2021 | 15 minute read

CBRE’s global senior business leaders offer insights on strategies that will shape property owner and investor behaviors in 2021 and beyond.

Lessons and Insights from Australia's Return to the Office

May 2021 | 40 minute listen

Australia’s businesses have largely returned to the office months ahead of the U.S. and Europe. Join host Spencer Levy to listen to insights on preparing for employees to return. 

Back to the Office: Returning to the Workplace After COVID-19

April 27, 2021 | 10 minute read

What can we learn from Australia's return to the office? For countries and cities in earlier stages of the reentry process, this article offers key lessons from property management leaders in Australia.

2021 Asia Pacific Outlook

January 2021| 20 minute read

Explore the road ahead and the trends that will shape the APAC market this year and beyond.

The Rise of Co-Living and Where Multifamily Is Evolving

October 2020 | 20 minute read

Co-living is a revolution in urban living that responds to the increased number of people renting and the need for social engagement.

The Bio-Boom Intensifies

October 2020 | 15 minute read

The pandemic has heightened the focus on the life science sector. This year's Life Sciences report analyzes key trends and provides detailed overviews of the top U.S. markets poised for continued expansion.

2021 UK Real Estate Market Outlook

December 2020 | 20 minute read

2021 is a new beginning for UK real estate. Explore the road ahead and the trends that will shape the market next year and beyond.

Building a Resilient Path to the Future

September 10, 2020 | 5 minute read

To meet the needs of their communities, health systems must adopt creative approaches with a focus on being nimble and sustainable.

The Outlook for Retail Recovery

June 26, 2020 | 10 minute read

Retail recovery will vary, with sectors and regions forecast to experience different growth trajectories.

Is Multifamily the Asset Class of the Future

June 26, 2020 | 10 minute read

Multifamily entered the COVID-19 pandemic with strong momentum. Here’s why we expect a quicker recovery than experienced in the last recession.

The Road Ahead for the Hotel Industry

July 8, 2020 | 10 minute read

Travel demand has historically been extremely resilient. What does that mean for the hotel industry for the next decade?

The Future for the Hotel Industry

October 2020 | 7 minute read

How the lodging industry is predicted to rebound in the coming years thanks, in part, to a revival of in-person connection through business travel and conventions.

Multifamily Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

September 16, 2020 | 10 minute read

Explore key insights from the last major economic dislocation, which may offer insight on how quickly a recovery may occur and which markets are best positioned to benefit from it.

Reimagining Your Hotel for 2021 and Beyond

July 8, 2020 | 5 minute read

As the world begins to cautiously re-open, hotel operators must take a strategic and creative approach to ensure future profitability.

Eleven Markets Prepared to Meet the Demands of the Next Decade

December, 2020 | 8 minute read

The COVID pandemic has amplified the need for companies to evaluate existing and new markets from fresh perspectives beyond the usual set of location drivers such as transportation costs, labor availability and cost, and taxes.

2021 EMEA Real Estate Market Outlook

December 2020 | 20 minute read

Insights on what to expect in 2021 across every commercial real estate sector in EMEA following what has been a year of convulsive change.

2021 U.S. Real Estate Outlook

November 12, 2020 | 20 minute read

The road ahead for U.S. real estate and the mega-trends that will shape the market in 2021 and beyond.


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Reopening the World's Workplaces

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