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Using Data to Generate Higher-Level Insights

Using Data to Generate Higher-Level Insights

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a world defined by constant change and elevated levels of economic uncertainty, commercial real estate (CRE) companies and property teams have increasingly recognized the need to gather more information on tenant needs and behaviors. HqO’s State of Workplace Experience report finds, for example, that a majority of landlords now think that data on tenant …

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INSIDE HqO Larry Simmons

Inside HqO: Larry Simmons

Reading Time: 7 minutes Larry Simmons Vice President of Client Services and Support at HqO As the VP of Client Services and Support, Larry is responsible for all of HqO’s customer-facing teams. This includes the customer support, implementation, and customer success teams, as well as the engagement and programming teams. He’s based in Boston, but his work often brings …

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Conversations: Joanna Morrow and Adriana Silva of LBA Realty | HqO

Conversations with Joanna Morrow and Adriana Silva of LBA Realty (Culver City, CA)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Joanna Morrow and Adriana Silva Senior Property Manager and Regional Marketing and Events Manager At LBA Realty, Joanna and Adriana support two different sides of the business. On one hand, Joanna manages the day-to-day operations of LBA’s One Culver property, a Class A office building with a diverse range of tenants. Her role includes ensuring …

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Conversations: Patrick Nurse and Nishit Shah form Cadillac Fairview | HqO

Conversations with Patrick Nurse and Nishit Shah of Cadillac Fairview (Toronto, ON)

Reading Time: 11 minutes Patrick Nurse and Nishit Shah Manager, Tenant Relations and Senior Manager, Smart Buildings At Cadillac Fairview, Patrick and Nishit have very different responsibilities. On one hand, Patrick brings over 20 years of experience with him in his role as Tenant Relations Manager at Toronto’s renowned CF Toronto Eaton Centre Complex. He serves as the liaison …

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The Let’s Go Show Recap: The Office Sector Rebound with Michael Bull, Host of America’s Commercial Real Estate Show

Reading Time: 2 minutes Michael Bull’s real estate career started when he was just eighteen years old. Today, he owns his own real estate firm Bull Realty and hosts the country’s leading video and podcast show on commercial real estate (CRE), America’s Commercial Real Estate Show.  What started as a radio show over a decade ago is now a podcast, …

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Marketplace Minute: the Flexible Workplace | HqO

Marketplace Minute: the Flexible Workplace

Reading Time: 4 minutes The battle for tenant attraction and retention is ongoing in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, and creating a flexible workplace is at the forefront of the conversation. Flex space can imply many things, from the coworking model made famous by WeWork to the simple ability to book a temporary desk or room within your …

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Retail at Work and the Experiences Driving Tenant Engagement | HqO

Retail at Work: The Experiences Driving Tenant Engagement

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve been talking a lot about connected retail experiences, but let’s face it: retail is a fairly broad term. It’s made to encompass all forms of selling goods and services to the public. For example, your daily coffee order is considered retail. However, so are your dry cleaning and specialty service needs. For the office, …

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Conversations: Pennybacker Capital's Pat Rippe | HqO

Conversations with Pat Rippe of Pennybacker Capital (Denver, CO)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Pat Rippe Managing Director, Portfolio Optimization As a Managing Director for Pennybacker Capital, Pat oversees the private equity firm’s office portfolio throughout the entire development, re-development, and asset management processes. Whether it’s a renovation and reposition or a ground-up project, Pat collaborates with various teams both inside and outside  the organization to create exciting and …

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How Digital Retail Services Elevate the Workplace | HqO

How Digital Retail Services Elevate the Workplace

Reading Time: 3 minutes We live in a world of connected experiences. We can track the nearest bus or train, avoid highly trafficked roads, and shop for must-have gadgets from our smartphones. We can view customized music playlists sent to us based on our listening preferences, keep tabs on our daily steps and workouts, and plan our days through …

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Canada's Return to Office and the Role of Technology | HqO

The Role of Technology in Canada’s Return to Office

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s a burning question among Canadians and the larger global workforce: When will we go back to the office? As a commercial real estate (CRE) professional with years of global asset management experience, I wish I had all the answers. Unfortunately, since return to office (RTO) dates for the majority of Canadian companies are tied …

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How Office Design and the Environment Influence Behavior | HqO

How Environment Influences Behavior

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone’s interpretation of the perfect workplace is different. If you asked James O’Flaherty, Director of Business Operations at Adtrak, about how to create a more engaging workplace environment, he would probably tell you that it’s about working with what you have. Earlier this year, he set out to rejuvenate Adtrak’s entire 16,500 square foot office …

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Commuting to the Office: Marketplace Minute | HqO

Marketplace Minute: Commuting to Work

Reading Time: 6 minutes Public transit usage has drastically declined in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States alone, transportation agencies within the country’s largest central business districts have reported the loss of millions — sometimes billions — of dollars in revenue. The cause behind it all? Health and safety concerns from riders who, in many …

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Conversations: Assistant Property Manager at Cushman & Wakefield | HqO

Conversations with Cortney Haney of the Lincoln Centre (Dallas, TX)

Reading Time: 8 minutes Cortney Haney Assistant Property Manager (Community Manager) As an Assistant Property Manager for Cushman & Wakefield, Cortney manages all of the event planning and tenant relations at the Lincoln Centre located in Dallas, Texas. The property, which is owned by global investment firm Nuveen Real Estate, boasts of a lively building community, sustainable office practices, …

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How a Building Amenity App Can Retain and Attract Office Tenants | HqO

How a Building Amenity App Can Help You Retain and Attract Office Tenants

Reading Time: 3 minutes Technology is impossible to avoid in the modern commercial real estate (CRE) landscape. Office tenants have spoken: According to a recent CBRE study, 62% of tenants seek connected technologies and building apps in their workplaces. An additional 51% of tenants are looking specifically for touchless technologies. Now it’s up to landlords to deliver. Technology remains …

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