RECOVERY READINESS: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR REOPENING YOUR WORKPLACE
As areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. It’s already begun in some parts of the world. In fact, as of April 2020, we have helped move our own employees, and those of our clients, back into more than 800 million square feet of properties globally.
The “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace,” outlines some of the best thinking and practices that our more than 53,000 professionals have compiled across the globe and also includes insights from key partners. The recommended practices and protocols already have been implemented at locations across the globe with tremendous success.
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THE CHANGING ROLE OF COWORKING IN THE WORKPLACE ECOSYSTEM
The inventory of coworking and flexible office space across the Americas grew dramatically over the second half of the past decade, although recently it has been affected by COVID-19.
The pandemic is impacting business of all types, and the nature of coworking is changing in response to the current economic challenges. However, the demand for flexibility across occupier portfolios is likely to grow in the post-pandemic world. Coworking providers and landlords are shifting their offerings to meet the long-term needs of freelancers, SMEs and large enterprise clients. This report explores:
• The current challenges of resuming operations during the pandemic
• The changing landscape of coworking users (who and where)
• The opportunities for landlords and providers during this shift
• Coworking inventory and trends across 28 impacted markets in the Americas
[Webinar] RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE - THE NEXT NORMAL
Cushman & Wakefield Waterloo Region and the #BestWR committee have partnered to discuss issues that small business owners have around how to safely return teams to the workplace, safely reopening offices, and what restaurant and retail might look like going forward. Samantha Sannella, Benjamin Bach and Michael Polzl from C&W discuss COVID-19 and Commercial Real Estate.
[Webinar] COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DURING A PANDEMIC
If you are a small business, you probably lease or own commercial real estate that you haven’t been able to fully utilize since mid-March. In this webinar we discuss issues including the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA), strategies Tenants and Landlords are using to restructure leases, and what the future of the office might look like.
THE FUTURE OF WORKPLACE
The new normal will be a total workplace ecosystem.
Through our proprietary Experience per Square FootTM (XSF) tool, Cushman & Wakefield has captured more than 2.5 million data points from workers all over the globe in the pre-COVID-19 era and a further 1.7 million data points from more than 40,000 respondents in the current work from home environment.
Our workplace specialists analyzed this data to develop a report on the future of workplace, which gives you an inside look at the unrivaled insights into how employees are coping right now – identifying their key successes and critical challenge. With this data, Cushman & Wakefield has developed a report that provides insight into the future workplace.
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND OIL PRICE DECLINES ON OIL SENSITIVE OFFICE MARKETS
As the global economy reels under the weight of COVID-19, the oil and gas industry has been affected by another shock as global oil prices have collapsed for the third time in the last 13 years. This decline is compounding the impact of the pandemic in cities where the oil and gas industry is an important, or even dominant contributor to the local economy.
The report highlights six markets across the Americas—Calgary, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Rio de Janeiro and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador—where the oil and gas industry contribute greatly to local economic activity and commercial real estate markets.
Learn how these markets performed in previous oil market downturns as a potential indicator of future performance in The Impact of COVID-19 and Oil Price Declines on Oil Sensitive Office Markets.
DISCLAIMER: Cushman & Wakefield, affiliated companies and our staff are not authorized or qualified to guide or influence you in the preparation of your own business continuity or preparations plans from a health and public policy perspective. While we are making efforts to ensure we are providing an up-to-date list of publicly available resources, all details on COVID-19, as well as health, economic and public policy implications, should be addressed with the advice of an independent specialist.