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Plan for Success: The Path Ahead
Previous segments of this blog series touched on the disconnect between workers and employers, the shifting priorities and values of the general workforce and the role management and leadership plays in DEI initiatives. In this final installment, we dive into what it will take for savvy companies to position...
DEI Beyond Lip Service: Crucial Considerations
There’s no disputing that as an industry, commercial real estate lags in terms of diversity, equity and representation. It’s also undeniable that industry leaders have taken great measures over the past decade to catch up. Despite this, there’s plenty of room for improvement—especially for companies looking to...
Thought Leadership Series
The Coldwell Banker Commercial® brand is at the forefront of commercial real estate knowledge, trends, events, and insights into the problems or challenges of the industry.
How the Pandemic has Transformed Office Design for the Better
The following is a thought leadership post from Dan Spiegel, SVP & Managing Director — Coldwell Banker Commercial Stay-at-home orders shook up the way we work, and many are still adjusting today. Most offices were forced to rethink how their team works together and individually. HRDive reports that 9 in 10...
Smaller Footprints Can Lead to Big Gains for Retailers
A growing number of retailers are experimenting with reduced footprints in a variety of ways, and finding that smaller stores come with their own set of unique benefits
Rising Seas, Flooding Could Wipe Out $35B in Value in 30 Years
Rising sea levels are threatening millions of acres of land and properties and billions of dollars in real estate tax revenue for coastal cities. After the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian last year and Ida the year prior, this news should come as little surprise. In 2022 alone, the U.S. has experienced 15 weather...
Reversal of Sentiment for Investors as 2022 Concludes
In a reversal from sentiment at the beginning of this year, investors are becoming increasingly bearish about the commercial real estate market. Faced with an economic slowdown, inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain issues, labor shortages and the threat of a recession, investors and capital providers to take...
Forget the Free Lunch. Workers Want Flexibility & Transparency
Welcome back to our series on diversity, equity and inclusion in commercial real estate. By now we’ve established that although conditions have improved, women and minorities are experiencing higher levels of discontent with their jobs. Many employers—both in and outside the industry—have caught on and have been...
Do Company Priorities Align with Workers’ Shifting Values?
Last week’s blog touched on the Americans’ approach to work, and where it fits in our daily lives, has evolved over the past several years. For many people, the mandatory hiatus from in-person work trigged a re-evaluation of the type of work they want to do and where they want to do it. Some have embraced remote...
BY THE NUMBERS: Are We Going Backwards, Baby?
There’s no denying that the pandemic has changed the way we view work and how it fits into our lives. Broader pressures such as inflation, goods shortages and housing prices, combined with growing concerns about overall health, quality of life, compensation and work satisfaction, have driven countless workers to...

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