Categories Narrative

A Favor To Ask…

We have been representing commercial tenants for almost 40 years. We are grateful that over 80% of our business comes from repeat clients. The rest are referrals.  For the past 9 years, Andrew and I have been writing this C2 Voice, providing insights into the evolving market, new trends, and fascinating ideas. We have loved … Continue reading A Favor To Ask…

Categories Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends, Ten on One

Ten on One- Latest Office Leasing Trends

In our latest Ten on One podcast, we spend 10 minutes with John Orsak, Vice President of Development at Lincoln Property Company, Desert Southwest.  John oversees a huge office portfolio in Phoenix, putting him in the market seven days a week. He is in the know in all things office.  Here are a few nuggets … Continue reading Ten on One- Latest Office Leasing Trends

Categories Economy, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q3 2022

The Metro Phoenix Office Market hit a small speedbump in Q3 on the path to recovery. After posting a big net absoption in Q2 of +918,413 SF, Q3 slipped to -81,621 SF. This puts year-to-date net absorption at +532,634 SF, on track to finish well below our 20-year average of 2 million SF. What’s going with … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q3 2022

Categories Covid19 Impact, Economy, Narrative, Office Trends, Tech Industry

Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate

As you may recall, Andrew and I are a long time Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). Annually the  Counselors of Real Estate organization  has all the members vote and comes up with the most interesting and comprehensive  list of Issues in our business.  The 2022-2023 Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate report came out last … Continue reading Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate

Categories Covid19 Impact, Economy, In the News, Narrative, Original Content, Ten on One

Ten on One- California Industrial Market

The Inland Empire of industrial market is MASSIVE.  It is estimated that 40% of all distribution to the US comes through the two ports located in Southern California.  We spent ten minutes talking Inland Empire with Jeff Huberman, one of the top industrial brokers in California. What did we learn? –These ports are the gateway to … Continue reading Ten on One- California Industrial Market

Categories Covid19 Impact, Economy, Narrative

Phoenix And San Antonio Only Big Cities Growing

New York City lost hundreds of thousands of people last year — around 3.5% of its population gone in one year. In fact ALL cities with populations more than 1 million saw people move out, with the exception of Phoenix and San Antonio. The pandemic saw thousands of people reevaluate their lives and make the … Continue reading Phoenix And San Antonio Only Big Cities Growing

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Narrative, Office Trends

Weakening the Work-From-Home Revolution

Everyone is talking about the looming recession.  While I personally think it’s likely to hit in 2023,  no one seems to be talking about how it could bring people back to the office. The article below discusses the reasons why a recession will lead to remote workers heading back into the office. Layoffs are coming (actually, they’re already here), and unemployment … Continue reading Weakening the Work-From-Home Revolution

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Narrative, Office Trends, Tech Industry

The Latest Insights and Stats on Hybrid Office Work

Want to understand how employees really feel about the hybrid workplace? Microsoft has put out a fantastic report called the 2022 Work Trend Index Annual Report. An independent research firm conducted a survey with over 31,000 full-time and part-time works across 31 worldwide markets. This report also used valuable data from LinkedIn and Microsoft 365. Here are … Continue reading The Latest Insights and Stats on Hybrid Office Work

Categories Covid19 Impact, Economy, Narrative, Office Trends

PropTech is Changing Office Space

Office space is changing dramatically right in front of our eyes.  In this Narrative, we have talked about work from home, flex time, and how office space is becoming more experiential. Today I want to talk about another area: PropTech. The article below from prommodo is titled: The Coming Tsunami of PropTech. Proptech companies are showing up at … Continue reading PropTech is Changing Office Space

Categories Covid19 Impact, Narrative, Podcast, Ten on One

Ten on One: Post Covid Design Changes

We’re excited to bring you something brand new today. The first episode of our new video podcast, “Ten on One.”  This new video format will feature a ten-minute podcast on one timely topic at a time. We promise to deliver: — Relevant, timely information — No BS — A summary of key takeaways Trust us, it will … Continue reading Ten on One: Post Covid Design Changes

Categories Narrative, Office Market, Original Content

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q2 2022

The Metro Phoenix Office Market is in the midst of a recovery. Ok, a slow one BUT still a recovery. Net absorption, the net increase in physical office space occupied, and THE key market indicator, bounced back in a big way in Q2 at 913,413 SF. In Q1 it had slipped to a – 55,390 … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q2 2022

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Economy, Narrative, Office Trends

Up to 70% Office Building Obsolescene??!!

Zisler Capital Associates released a report that stated up to 70% of the total office inventory might be obsolete. This is a massive disruption for office building owners. Now, we know that how tenants use their space is changing dramatically post covid and with new, rising technologies (Zoom, Slack, everything in the cloud, etc). We also … Continue reading Up to 70% Office Building Obsolescene??!!

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Design, Narrative, Office Trends

Office Space that Works

In 2010, psychologists Alex Haslam and Craig Knight did some experimenting with office space layouts (read the full article below for some fascinating history and thoughts).  Here’s what they found: –Employees want to make their space their own. –When they get that opportunity, they do more and better work. Over a decade later and employees … Continue reading Office Space that Works

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Economy, Narrative, Office Trends

Multi Story Warehouse

I recently wrote about office land sites going to industrial developers here. Below is one additional reason why this trend is happening. This is crazy.  Take a look below, but first here are some of my thoughts: –The industrial market is on fire and the country is building out the last mile infrastructure. –Land prices … Continue reading Multi Story Warehouse

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends

CA Companies Moving Out

I’ve said it before and it continues to be true: Companies are moving out of California in record numbers. This migration is happening for a myriad of reasons. –rising business costs (taxes, energy, utility costs, etc.) –worker comp litigation and cost issues –cost of talent –cost of simply living The list goes on.  Below is … Continue reading CA Companies Moving Out

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Economy, Graphs, In the News, Narrative, Office Trends

Happy Employees

It seems like every year there’s new research regarding office space layouts. There have been tons of studies on office layout and how they can help make employees happier and more productive. Below is a great study that surveyed employees at the end of 2019 to find out what they really think about their office … Continue reading Happy Employees

Categories Economy, Narrative, Office Market, Tech Industry

5 Solutions for Saving Money on Office

The majority of companies are back in the office under some sort of adjusted schedule.  While work strategies differ, everyone can agree that build-out costs are painfully expensive. This is especially challenging during the war for talent that’s happening, and businesses need every dollar they can get to enhance the employee office experience. Since the … Continue reading 5 Solutions for Saving Money on Office

Categories Covid19 Impact, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends, Original Content

Building Amenity Checklist

One huge area of change over the past decade is the amount of amenities tenants want and are now demanding. The competition for tenants remains fierce so landlords are providing more of amenities in their office buildings. The race to provide amenities got so heated over the last few years, we actually created an Amenity … Continue reading Building Amenity Checklist

Categories Design, Economy, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends, Tech Industry

Are the Suburbs Back? And other Office Trends from NAIOP

As companies begin to return to the offices which have largely been left empty since the Covid 19 pandemic started, the first trend we are seeing is companies are  going to have to transform the spaces into places where workers will want to be. This is an important move since there is now a shift … Continue reading Are the Suburbs Back? And other Office Trends from NAIOP

Categories Economy, In the News, Narrative, Office Trends, Tech Industry

Last Mile Logistics

Last Mile Logistics is one of the hottest segments in Commercial real estate (multifamily remains smoking hot as well).  Building out the ecosystem of companies (not just Amazon) to allow them to deliver products in a day (or even faster) is happening now.  As a consumer, this is a fabulous and welcome change. However, the … Continue reading Last Mile Logistics

Categories Systemfel

Fixa Fel 0x80010108 I Windows 10

Inte kan cachelagras på grund av deras innehåll och därmed leda till en hög serverbelastning – fram till kollapsen av servern. Om du får ett meddelande om att webbplatsen är online (“DeineUrl.de” är UPP och kan nås) finns det ett lokalt problem. Sedan väljer du alla tabeller i tabellfältet och längst ned på “Testkörning?” ska … Continue reading Fixa Fel 0x80010108 I Windows 10

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends

Back to the Office, Differently

Have you figured out how your office will look in 2022 and beyond?  Below is cool, quick article from Fast Company illustrating some of the changes happening in the office. Yes, they do mention some pretty big tech names, and we don’t all have the same construction budgets as Salesforce, but there are some great ideas … Continue reading Back to the Office, Differently

Categories Architecture, Creative Office Spaces, Design, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends

The World`s Best Workplace in 2021

Considering how many companies have opted to allow employees to work from home since the pandemic, it’s good to know that many are still investing in workplaces, creating designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but with features that are beneficial for the employees and the environment. The list below features multiple workplace designs from … Continue reading The World`s Best Workplace in 2021

Categories Covid19 Impact, Creative Office Spaces, Economy, In the News, Narrative, Office Market, Office Trends

Second-Tier Cities Thriving

The pandemic has created some new trends (mask wearing, expanded home delivery, ghost restaurants, etc.).  That said, there has been even more acceleration of existing trends including last mile logistics, flex work schedules, and the rise of second-tier cities like Phoenix. Second-tier cities are growing like crazy and drawing the notice of institutional investors as well … Continue reading Second-Tier Cities Thriving

Categories Covid19 Impact, Economy, Narrative, Office Market

Commercial Real Estate in 2022

Lee & Associates corporate just released a nice summary called  7 Things to Know About Commercial Real Estate — a national overview of what you need to know about the market going into 2022.  Here are my takeaways: –Industrial is ROCKING. And it will continue in 2022. –Multi Family is ROCKING (and has been for … Continue reading Commercial Real Estate in 2022

Categories Original Content

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: End of Year 2021

The big news from the 2021 year-end report is The Metro Phoenix Office market recorded 807,000 SF of positive net absorption.  It’s also noteworthy for a couple reasons: 1—We finished the year in the black despite COVID, despite the lock down, and despite work from home.  Second, it was the second straight quarter of positive … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: End of Year 2021

Categories Narrative, Office Market, Tech Industry

Gen Z

For the past decade, all eyes have been on the Millennial Generation, the first to grow up in the Internet Age. Now, the next generation after Millennials is graduating college and entering the workforce: Gen Z is starting to make its mark. Comprising 35% of the global population, they are a force to work with. … Continue reading Gen Z