The flight from urban centers to the suburbs that characterized much of the latter half of the 20th century is seeing a reversal. Collar communities across the US are facing rising vacancy rates as a generation of thirtysomethings and younger are breaking the pattern of previous generations by seeking life and work spaces close to each other, without long maddening commutes.
What’s coming tomorrow? Wouldn’t we all like to know? That was the message at the jammed NAR 2011 Annual session “Views From The Frontier Of Commercial Real Estate.” What will we be doing in our offices?
Well, never mind traditional offices.
“Hold up your smart phones,” said Patricia Lynn CCIM, speaker and principal of consulting firm Lynnk. “These are the office of the future.”