workplace amenities

Flexible Workplaces are Driving the Return to Office | HqO

Flexible Workplaces are Driving the Return to Office

The results are in: workplaces that can’t embrace a flexible work environment are witnessing declines in important experiences that promote a healthy work-life balance and employee satisfaction. According to a recent Insight Publishing article, Future Forum has released new insights and findings that are impacting the workplace experience (wx) for many employers and employees: “More …

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Happy Office: Bridging the Executive-Employee Disconnect | HqO

Bringing Them Back: Bridging the ‘Executive-Employee’ Disconnect

In its 2021 Future Forum Pulse Report, workplace messaging platform Slack revealed that 44% of executives surveyed “want to work from the office every day, compared to 17% of employees, [with] 75% of executives saying they want to work from the office three to five days a week, versus only 34% of employees.” This discrepancy …

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HqO Publishes Industry Research in Office Insights 2022 Report | HqO

Companies with 1.6T in Combined Revenue Speak to Hybrid Work Disconnect in HqO Survey

Nearly 90% of employers surveyed have implemented some type of hybrid work arrangement, but overall they remain dissatisfied with how these models are working To learn more about today’s workplace experience and emerging office trends, HqO partnered with leading research firm Verdantix to conduct exclusive interviews with executives from leading companies across the globe. We …

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Workplace Experience: the Secret Behind High Performing Teams | HqO

Workplace Experience: the Secret Behind High Performing Teams

It goes without saying that the workplaces we are experiencing today are very different from the workplaces of just a few years ago. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve witnessed the unparalleled impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, there was a massive shift towards remote work for many companies who were positioned to …

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Why Experiences Matter More than Building Amenities 

Traditionally, building amenities have been a way for commercial real estate (CRE) companies to enhance their properties, retain and attract office tenants, and even charge higher rent. The difference between an ‘okay’ and an ‘amazing’ office amenity often meant that landlords and property managers could differentiate their property and lease spaces more readily.  Today, building …

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Retail at Work and the Experiences Driving Tenant Engagement | HqO

Retail at Work: The Experiences Driving Tenant Engagement

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)

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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Food Services and the Modern Office: Marketplace Minute | HqO

Marketplace Minute: Food Services and the Modern Office

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, workplace food trends were shifting. Not only were food services becoming more healthy and sustainable, but they were also becoming more contactless and convenient. We’ve now reached a point where the longer the pandemic continues to shake up the food industry, the more restaurants and retailers are realizing that they …

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Keeping Workplace Amenities and Tenant Needs Aligned | HqO

Keeping Workplace Amenities and Tenant Needs Aligned

As flex space trends soar, office owners and operators seek additional opportunities to provide value to tenants and more effectively monetize space. Certain workplace amenities — which are shared spaces within a building that offer convenience or enjoyment — have become increasingly popular for this reason. The need for bookable conference rooms, event space, and …

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Modern Office Building Amenities: the Practical vs. Luxurious

Modern Office Building Amenities: the Practical vs. Luxurious

Modern office building amenities look little like those that dominated a few years ago. These days, businesses compete for the most talented employees by offering not only enticing salaries and benefits packages, but also modern and tech-forward features designed to improve workplace satisfaction. These amenities can also aim to improve collaboration, which has been identified …

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Modern Office Building Amenities: Are You Doing Enough? | HqO

Modern Office Building Amenities: Are You Doing Enough?

A few weeks ago, we came across an article by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) about modern office building amenities. It tells a compelling story about Manhattan commercial building owners facing a disrupted market where only 15% of office workers have returned. In it, EB Kelly, the Managing Director of the Rockefeller Center, shares her …

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3 Building Amenities Transformations to Fit a Digital World | HqO

3 Ways to Transform Your Building Amenities to Fit a Digital World

The rapid adoption of technology within the commercial real estate (CRE) industry has shifted the traditional value equation for properties everywhere, from buildings and location to people. In order to triumph among growing hybrid work models and re-establish value for the physical office, property teams now need to establish smart and engaging spaces and building …

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Building Amenities are the Key to Your Office's Success | HqO

Flight to Quality: The Role of Building Amenities in Your Office’s Success

We can all think of our favorite office building amenities: the fancy on-site gym that you go to before and after work, the lounge and game rooms that help you unwind during a stressful work day, and even the available snacks and beverages in the office kitchen that you look forward to each day of …

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