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Cushman & Wakefield CEO on why he’s confident office demand will return

Cushman & Wakefield CEO Brett White joins “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the future of remote work and demand for office space post-pandemic.

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Office Leasing Seen Remaining Below Pre-Covid Levels Until 2025

Global pricing and demand for office space will take almost five years to recover from the damage wrought by the pandemic, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield.

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Cushman & Wakefield CEO on the timeline to an office space demand recovery

Cushman & Wakefield CEO Brett White joins CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” team to break down its earnings and how he anticipates office space demand to recover eventually.

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What offices will look like going forward

ABC's Diedre Bolton joins us with more on new CDC guidelines about working environments.

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America Disrupted: The future of the workplace

Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita spoke with Cushman & Wakefield NY Region President Toby Dodd, WeWork Chief Production & Experience Officer Hamid Hashemi, and Thrive Global Founder & CEO Arianna Huffington about what the workplace will look like after COVID-19.

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How to Make Offices More Healthful—and Less Stressful

Employers need to create offices that workers will feel safe to come back to

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Trying Out New Office Layouts for the Post-Pandemic Age

Cushman & Wakefield experiments with distant desks, one-way aisles, restricted conference rooms, and lots of signage.

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How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture

What kinds of space are we willing to live and work in now?

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Here’s how coronavirus may change how Big Tech works

Cushman & Wakefield constructed a mock-up of what it calls “The 6 Feet Office,” in Amsterdam, to demonstrate what a safe office space may look like.

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Plexiglass, masks, warning signs: Is this the office of the future?

As countries begin reopening, offices are redesigning their environments to keep workers safe from coronavirus.

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New perspective on the Economy

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Insights • Economy

EMEA Markets View

Our EMEA local market research colleagues share the latest real estate market views from their countries.
Andrew Phipps • 6/1/2021
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Research • Economy

Global Economy Reopening Tracker & Interactive Map

The Global Economy Reopening Tracker provides a vantage into the changing landscape of economic and social activity across major markets around the world.
David Smith • 2/17/2021
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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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Research • Economy

How do we move forward after COVID-19 changed the world?

The global pandemic has changed the way we operate, run businesses, educate children, socialize with friends – it’s changed the way we live our lives.
Andrew Phipps • 10/7/2020
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Research • Policy

Policy Watch Q3 2020: COVID-19 Economic Measures Across Top Global Economies

As unprecedented as the crisis is, it’s being met by a wholly unprecedented global policy response. From Europe and the UK to countries throughout Asia and the Americas, central banks and governments have been called to action—and they are stepping up.
10/9/2020
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Research • Economy

How COVID-19 is hitting the reset button on the global economy and property types

The stresses caused by the 2020 global recession will have a major impact on property across the globe over the next several years.
Kevin Thorpe • 10/7/2020
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Article • Insights

Leveraging Mergers and Acquisitions with Incentives

A company merging with or acquiring another firm should make sure to perform its due diligence with regard to previously granted incentives before entering into the transaction.
Jason Lake • 10/2/2020
 

New perspective on the Workplace

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Insights • Workplace

Leading an Active Recovery to Build the Best Workplace Experience

Leading an Active Recovery shows how an Agile approach can engage the C-suite in real estate decisions that balance the codependent – and often contradictory – needs for efficiency, effectiveness and engagement.
Despina Katsikakis • 6/10/2021
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Insights • Workplace

Is Remote Working Taking its Toll on Employees?

Organizations must pivot to meet the demands of a changing workplace ecosystem.
Debra Moritz • 5/13/2021
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Research • Workplace

Talent on the Move: Where People Live & Work After COVID-19

All of this discussion about the pandemic creating large permanent shifts in terms of where people will live and work post-pandemic is overstated or at least premature.
David Smith • 5/12/2021
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Research • Facilities Managment

Facilities Management Across the New Workplace Ecosystem

Although substantial questions remain about the future of the workplace, it is becoming increasingly clear that a focus on the office as the sole place where work is done is no longer applicable and that there is actually an ecosystem of workplaces.
5/12/2021
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Podcast • Workplace

Accelerated Shifts: Facilities Management and Workplace Experience Podcast

From enabling the mass transition to homeworking to ensuring employees can work in clean, safe environments, workplace and FM practitioners have played a key role in the response to the global pandemic crisis.
Bryan Jacobs • 5/11/2021
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Insights • Workplace

Create the office experience people want

​People thrive when they have a choice on where to work, and when they exercise that choice to come to the office frequently.
Bryan Berthold • 5/7/2021
Reimagining Office Space as a Service
Podcast • Workplace

Podcast: Reimagining Office Space as a Service

There is a fundamental misunderstanding that changes to how we work, post-pandemic, are merely an acceleration of trends that were already underway. Are we in fact witnessing the start of a revolution that will utterly transform the dynamics of the real estate industry?
Michael Creamer • 4/14/2021
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Insights • Workplace

Workplace Ecosystems: The Office’s Changing Place in an Agile World

Cushman & Wakefield partnered with CoreNet Global to survey its membership on the future of the workplace.
David Smith • 4/7/2021
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Insights • Technology

Why 5G is more important than ever

With working from home at an all-time high, 5G couldn’t have come at a better time. How will it impact the office of the future?
Robert Franch • 3/31/2021
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Insights • Workplace

Office pods popping up

Introducing a third space solution—office pods. What are the benefits for investors, landlords, employers and users?
Shaun Brodie • 3/31/2021
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Insights • Workplace

New employees doing surprisingly well in hybrid workplace

Even though many “honeymooner” employees have yet to set foot in the office, XSF shows they’re leading the pack on some engagement indicators – but there are also areas to beware of.
Bryan Berthold • 3/26/2021
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Article • Workplace

Where the Talent Resides: U.S. Hiring Trends Amid COVID-19

As short-term shelter-in-place measures morphed into long-term work-from-home scenarios for many “non-essential” office workers, employee migration and corresponding hiring patterns began to shift.
Erica Ruder • 3/25/2021
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Podcast • Workplace

Building Culture: A Values Perspective Podcast

Culture is not an initiative or a project, but the sum of habits and behaviors. How can organizations put their values into action?
Michael Creamer • 3/16/2021
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Podcast • Workplace

Podcast: Humanizing Leadership

The pandemic crisis has been a powerful catalyst to thinking differently - to find greater success and fulfilment in our current times many business leaders have paused and reflected on their own sense of self and identity.
Michael Creamer • 3/3/2021
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Research • Workplace

10 Key Learnings and What They Mean for Real Estate

It’s likely a fool’s errand to try to wrap all the complexities, shifts, challenges and surprises of 2020 into a meaningful summary. However, throughout the year, our team did uncover and analyze major trends and key learnings that emerged for the real estate industry.
Kevin Thorpe • 3/2/2021
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Podcast • Sustainability

Podcast: All Inclusive Sustainable Business

What does sustainability have to do with inclusion? Understanding and navigating these impacts will be critical to avoid deepening existing inequalities and support a 'just transition'.
Michael Creamer • 2/17/2021
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Podcast • Workplace

Podcast: Wellbeing and Work

We are living a work-life integration where people don’t know when or how to turn off. As these challenging times continue to have a significant impact on employees, have we seen the wake-up call for employers to consider investing in the experience of their employees?
Michael Creamer • 2/3/2021
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Podcast • Workplace

Rebuilding Culture In A Post Pandemic World

With business leaders planning to maintain a hybrid work-from-home structure even after the COVID-19 threat has passed, everything has changed. How should businesses now think about culture and what it means?
Despina Katsikakis • 1/21/2021
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Research • Workplace

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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Insights • Workplace

Millennials and COVID-19: The unlucky generation 

Millennials have been more affected by the pandemic than other generations and will become a powerful change agent.
Dominic Brown • 12/17/2020
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Video • Workplace

What’s your take…on investors and occupiers

EMEA Heads of Occupier Services and Investor Services, James Maddock and James Young, discuss how companies can keep employees engaged during challenging times such as a pandemic. 
Andrew Phipps • 12/2/2020
 

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Infographic: Choose Your Next European Tech Hub in Line with Your Business Drivers

Understanding the most recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can help to identify, by sector, which locations are most attractive for corporates’ operations.
Dimitris Vlachopoulos • 6/15/2021
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Research • Multifamily

Global Residential Impact Study: Which Gateway Markets are Primed to Rebound Post-Pandemic?

This Global Multi-Family study examines 27 global gateway markets and assesses the impact the pandemic had on residential demand, provides a “rebound ranking” score and investment recommendations.
David Bitner • 6/4/2021
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Research • Investment

Biden Administration Tax Proposals: Implications for Commercial Real Estate

We evaluate several provisions of the Biden administration’s $4.5 trillion Build Back Better Plan that could acutely impact commercial real estate investment.
David Bitner • 5/18/2021
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The Signal Report: Global Guide to CRE Investing in 2021

Our Chief Economist, our Head of Capital Markets Research and our Head of the Cross-Border Capital Markets group provide a quarter-by-quarter guide to investments in CRE in 2021.
David Bitner • 2/26/2021
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Video • Office

What’s your take…on healthy buildings?

Senior Vice President, Building Solutions Group at Carrier, Rajan Goel, discusses the importance of healthy buildings in a post-COVID-19 world.
Andrew Phipps • 1/8/2021
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Video • Investment

What’s your take…on the state of global investment?

Global Head of Investor Research, David Bitner discusses what’s happening in 2020 and the good news on the investment front coming in the year ahead.
Andrew Phipps • 12/17/2020
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Insights • Economy

Asia Pacific on the rise

Why Asia Pacific will grow and dominate the next decade.
Matthew Bouw • 12/16/2020
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Research • Multifamily

Coliving During COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, coliving was a rapidly growing niche asset class in major North American markets. The pandemic has created some challenges for developers and operators as overall rents and occupancy have declined, yet rent collections have remained in line with conventional multifamily.
Susan Tjarksen • 11/12/2020
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Article • Investment

Green Leasing - Action, adaption and adoption for commercial offices in China

Green leasing in China not only serves to address environmental concerns in the interests of conserving China’s varied and distinctive landscapes and biodiversity, but moreover offers office landlords and office tenants in China palpable gains and savings.
Shaun Brodie • 7/8/2020
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Article • Residential

Looking Beyond COVID-19: The Shanghai Residential Market

While certain measures will not jolt Shanghai’s residential market into significant price increases, they will be effective in stabilising the market by encouraging rational price growth for the foreseeable future.
Shaun Brodie • 6/18/2020
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Research • Technology

5G is here. Why it matters and how it will play a part in a post-COVID-19 world

With working from home becoming the ‘new normal’ due to COVID-19 – at least in the short term – being better connected via 5G has become crucial to organizations.
Robert Franch • 6/1/2020
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Research • Technology

Are Millennials and Gen Z powering a FinTech revolution?

The global fintech industry has grown significantly and now there is potential for this disruption to be turbo-charged.
Dominic Brown • 6/1/2020
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Research • Investment

Guidelines, Considerations & Resources for Landlords & Property Managers

These guides are the foundation from which landlords and property managers can prepare their properties for reopening and minimize the impact to tenants.
5/22/2020
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Video • Technology

Fifth Wall and Cushman & Wakefield: The return to public spaces

Analysis of how buildings and the technology in them will change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changing dynamic between landlords and tenants.
5/21/2020
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Research • Valuation

U.S. Lodging Industry Overview Q1 2020

Although hotel performance was already decelerating in 2019—and expectations for 2020 and 2021 were for level-to-modestly declining RevPAR—no one in the industry could have expected the level of disruption due to COVID-19.
Elaine Sahlins • 5/8/2020
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Research • Investment

Occupier Monetization in the Time of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty for many companies. As earnings pressures and liquidity needs have increased, corporations are focused on drawing down on credit lines, renegotiating debt terms and accessing government assistance through federal programs.
Robert Elms • 5/6/2020
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Video • Technology

Fifth Wall and Cushman & Wakefield: A candid discussion about COVID-19

A candid discussion on COVID-19 and its effects on the imperative of technology adoption in the global real estate industry.
5/5/2020
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Article • Investment

Debt Markets on Path to Recovery

The Federal Reserve released new term sheets for its various lending facilities. Credit market conditions have improved in these targeted areas and to a lesser extent in related credit markets.
David Bitner • 5/1/2020
 

New perspective on retail & e-commerce

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Insights • Retail

The grocery store of the future

Thanks to digital disruption, the grocery store of the future will provide a myriad of options to its customers. What might it look like?
Paul Durkin • 3/31/2021
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Insights • e-commerce

Keeping up with digital sales demand

Digital sales, also known as e-commerce, have been growing steadily over the past several years. How do companies keep up?
Tray Anderson • 3/31/2021
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Research • Retail

U.S. Retail Outlook: A Boom Scenario in the Works

As we look beyond COVID-19 one thing that stands out is the healthy outlook for the U.S. consumer.
Kenneth McCarthy • 3/26/2021
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Article • Industrial

The Future of Grocery Fulfillment

Grocery supply chains are some of the most complex in the industry. Product shelf life, fragility, and temperature requirements present unavoidable challenges within the grocery supply chain.
Chris Copenhaver • 12/8/2020
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E-commerce Growth Surge Sparks Logistics Free-For-All

E-commerce has exploded in recent years, but as COVID-19 emerged the sector has seen unprecedented growth. While many industries battled disruptions, e-commerce provides opportunity.
Benjamin Conwell • 11/16/2020
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Research • Logistics

Expert Panel: Transforming the Supply Chain for Growing Digital Sales Demand

Listen to our latest panel of logistics and retail experts as they discuss the impacts of changing consumer behaviors on e-commerce supply chains. How has the extreme growth of digital sales impacted fulfillment?
Tray Anderson • 10/21/2020
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Research • Retail

Can the shopping mall survive COVID-19?

With the continued growth of e-commerce and the impact of COVID-19, mall developers are faced with difficult challenges and the ultimate question: what does the future hold for the shopping mall?
Richard Latella • 10/7/2020
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Article • Logistics

The Supply Chain Ripple Effect Could Linger for Months

The pandemic and changing consumer behavior exposed weaknesses in supply chains, and as a result, we may see stock-outs and low inventories for months.
Bethany Clark • 7/20/2020
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Research • Retail

Shanghai’s Double Five Shopping Festival

The ‘May 5th Shopping Festival’ was designed to be a major catalyst for retail consumption by bringing together the key components of the ‘Shanghai Shopping’ brand.
Shaun Brodie • 6/29/2020
 
 

New perspective on Sustainability

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Research • Sustainability

Sustainability 101: Your Guide to Critical Definitions

We have created a list of terms and definitions we think are of particular importance when it comes to sustainability and commercial real estate.
Andrew Phipps • 6/7/2021
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Insights • Sustainability

The Role of Cities in Defining Our Environmental Future

To support that future, the urban ecosystem needs to be at the heart of urban and development planning. While some might argue that’s a constraint on development, it’s actually an opportunity.
Andrew Phipps • 6/3/2021
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Insights • Sustainability

All about carbon

Companies often talk about becoming ‘carbon neutral’ or achieving ‘net zero,’ but what does that actually mean?
Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan • 5/26/2021
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Insights • Sustainability

20 Things you Need to Know About Sustainability and Property

While sustainability is a major challenge that we are all aware of, the details may be less transparent. We've highlighted 20 things we think should be known about sustainability and real estate.
Andrew Phipps • 5/13/2021

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Research • Economy

The Chief Economist

Navigating today’s markets is more complex than ever. Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Economist Kevin Thorpe is here to provide clarity on what's happening and what’s next. 
Kevin Thorpe • 5/11/2020
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Insights • Economy

Webinar: COVID-19 Implications for Real Estate Investors and Occupiers

Watch the Cushman & Wakefield webinar to learn about the implications of COVID-19 for real estate investors and occupiers.
Kevin Thorpe • 3/23/2020

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