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Class A office

NAIOP Report: Class A Office Space Back In Demand

After shock of the pandemic, NAIOP research report sees demand for Class A space contributing to stabilization of office market occupancy.
San Antonio Texas

San Antonio Is Serious About Tech

Over the years San Antonio, TX has been known for many things but technology wasn’t necessarily one of them — until recently, that is.
ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles Tops EPA Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

District of Columbia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas round out top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
LEED Green Buildings

Illinois Led U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

Illinois once again topped the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2021, demonstrating leadership in green building.
Moving Trends 2021

Moving Trends: Was 2021 The Year Of The Great Relocation?

HireAHelper migration study reveals 2021 United States moving trends during another year disrupted by COVID-19.
Great Resignation

Pay, Burnout, Stalled Career Growth Driving The Great Resignation 

Employee resignations are at an all-time high as nearly 40 million U.S. workers resigned during 2021 as part of "The Great Resignation."
City Clean Energy Scorecard

For First Time, San Francisco Lands Top Spot In Clean Energy Rankings

San Francisco took top honors in ACEEE's 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard, followed by Seattle; Washington, DC; Minneapolis; and Boston and New York.
executive survey

Majority Of U.S. Executives Don’t Plan To Downsize Office Space

Over the next year, 53% of executives don't intend to decrease their office size, 10% plan to increase their space, 25% are undecided, and only 12% will downsize.
real estate industry transformation

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation

A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.
remote work

Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.  
corporate location trends

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. 
COVID-19 vaccines

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.
LEED green building

Massachusetts Ranked Tops For LEED Green Building

2020 revealed the importance of healthy, green buildings in supporting people and communities, according USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.
Workplace Needs

Employee Workplace Needs Differ Dramatically By Generation

While Millennials prioritize better hardware, Gen X wants more flexible work schedules to care for their families and Baby Boomers want a raise, finds the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.
Minimum Wage

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
energy efficiency

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 
job seekers

COVID-19 Pandemic Produces More Flexible Workforce

Nearly 84% of job seekers are willing to take a job outside their most recent industry or role, finds a new CareerBuilder survey.
presidential election

How Will The 2020 Presidential Election Impact CRE?

Does it matter whether the next U.S. president is a Republican or a Democrat? When it comes to commercial real estate (CRE) growth, apparently not.
return to work

Workers Don’t Expect Return To Workplace By Year’s End

Remote work is gaining steam: New survey finds 33 percent question the wisdom of returning, report high productivity while working remotely.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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