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Research • Economy

U.S. Office Sector: The Road Ahead in 2021 - Part Three

In a series of three snapshots focused respectively on the economy, key office trends, and a 2021 outlook, we explore some of the factors that will shape this calendar year.
Kevin Thorpe • 2/9/2021
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Research • Economy

U.S. Office Sector: The Road Ahead in 2021 - Part Two

In a series of three snapshots focused respectively on the economy; key office trends—what we know and don’t know; and a 2021 outlook, we explore some of the factors that will shape this calendar year.
Kevin Thorpe • 2/1/2021
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Research • Economy

U.S. Office Sector: The Road Ahead in 2021 - Part One

In a series of three snapshots focused respectively on the economy, key office trends, and a 2021 outlook, we explore some of the factors that will shape this calendar year.
Kevin Thorpe • 1/26/2021
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Insights • Economy

What to watch in 2021: nine signs of recovery in real estate

Cushman & Wakefield Research has identified nine signs to watch – signals that could indicate the CRE market and the economy in cities across the globe are transitioning to a recovery phase.
Kevin Thorpe • 1/8/2021
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Research • Economy

COVID-19 Impact: Time to Stratify the Recovery

Global Chief Economist, Kevin Thorpe, shares his latest take on COVID-19 and its impact.
Kevin Thorpe • 8/17/2020
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Research • Economy

Accelerator of Macro Trends

The pandemic has served as an accelerator for the rapid growth of eCommerce, office workers shifting into full-time working from home as well as the data center boom.
Kevin Thorpe • 6/17/2020
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Research • Economy

Coronavirus Impact on Global Property Markets

Hear Chief Economist, Kevin Thorpe and other key global leaders discuss market observations and the pandemic’s economic impact on property types and capital markets across the Americas, EMEA and APAC via the webinar replay videos.
Kevin Thorpe • 5/14/2020
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Research • Economy

Coronavirus Impact on the Property Markets: Focus on U.S. & Canada

In this first edition, we focus on the Americas, providing impact analysis and the latest market observations on all property types and capital markets.
Kevin Thorpe • 4/21/2020
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Real Estate Investors Sit Out Until Uncertainty Ebbs

Kevin Thorpe, Chief Economist and Head of Global Research at Cushman & Wakefield, discusses the economic impacts and projected recovery to commercial real estate from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Demographic Shifts: The World in 2030

How Boomers, Millennials and Gen Z Will Impact the Global Workplace by 2030
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6 Feet Office

The 6 Feet Office is our conceptual idea to help our clients prepare for their employees to return to the workplace. Cushman & Wakefield Australia has implemented concept offices in Sydney and Melbourne - take a tour with us now!
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Workplace Ecosystems of the Future

In this report, we examine what the future of the office will look like in a post-COVID-19 world by exploring investor, occupier and placemaker feedback and analyze historical work from home (WFH) penetration rates.
David Smith • 12/21/2020

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