COVID-19 Will Change the Nature of Work, But the Office Will Survive
April 29, 2020
Originally published on April 10, 2020 in the NAIOP blog by Trey Barrineau.
The social-distancing aspect of the coronavirus pandemic has rapidly introduced millions to remote work. While some might view it as a vast, high-velocity social experiment that could forever change our lives by eliminating the daily commute to the office, not all commercial real estate experts see it that way.
“I think the office is here to stay,” said Gregory May, executive vice president and West Region market leader for Newmark Knight Frank, during a recent webinar for NAIOP members. “But I also think there’s definitely going to be a percentage of people who will work remotely permanently.”