Millennials are the Most Flexible Generation in Today’s Workforce

Today, Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates released a survey on the differences and similarities of where and how Millennials (ages 18-34), Gen Xers (ages 35-49) and Baby Boomers (ages 50-69) prefer to work.  Despite the many assumptions about Millennials, the survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults reveals this generation to be more flexible than both their Gen X and Boomer colleagues when it comes to office layout, the length of their daily commute, their willingness to forgo working from home and their ability to work remotely from mobile devices.

“Commercial real estate, and particularly the office sector, has entered a unique era of servicing three distinct generations,” said Fred Schmidt, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates. “Where and how people work is changing. The Millennial generation and shifting economy are a big part of that. It’s important for commercial real estate professionals to understand these trends and be able to provide solutions for today’s evolving marketplace.”

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Read the survey press release, including a link to additional findings, and be sure to check out Fred Schmidt’s interview with The Wall Street Journal Radio. The results of the survey are also featured on MarketWatch.