Bay Area Leads Nation in Shared Workspaces Tenants Permit More Telecommuting, Plan to Grow Office Space
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More tenants provide shared workspace for their employees in the Bay Area than anywhere else in the country, according to the Building Owners and Managers Association’s latest tenants survey. Twenty-six percent reported that at least onefourth of their workers share space, compared with an 18% national average, says Phil Mobley, whose firm Kingsley Associates of San Francisco, conducted the research. Mobley also reported in an interview with BOMA Oakland/East Bay HORIZONS that 14% of Bay Area employers permit employees to work at least one day a week from home, compared to 9% nationally. Example of Bay Area-style shared office space: SquareTrade The study, called office in San Francisco. Contractor: Skyline Construction, What Office Tenants Architect: Design Blitz. Want, also reported that “tenants at corporate and mixed-use facilities are the most satisfied.” The study says, “The addition of health and hygiene amenities provides building owners and managers a clear opportunity to increase overall tenant satisfaction.” The study noted that such amenities are “comparatively rare” across the U.S. Bullish about the future, the Kingsley survey says a majority of tenants plan to either maintain or increase employee numbers and square-foot requirements. Reacting to the report, Melody H. Thebeau, LBA Realty’s Director of Operations - Northern California, says, “It’s not surprising that tenants in corporate and mixed-use facilities are the most satisfied. Who wouldn’t be happy to have food and recreation at your fingertips in the middle of a stressful workday? Being able to bring your dog to work at some locations is also a big hit. Throw in a collaboration lounge to escape from a cubicle when you need to tends to promote a healthy work place balance. Yes, it is truly a different world today. “It is nice to know that, despite the corporate services perks from the technology sector, tenants in general are still pleased with strong property management services Photo: Bruce Damonte.
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