The changing nature of work

“The upheaval that has defined 2020 will lead to the evolution of the flexible office industry to a more mature state in the years to come.”

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How Flexible Offices Became a New Necessary in Real Estate Strategy

20 minute read December 8, 2020
While the dual challenge of a recession and a pandemic is hampering near-term demand, the future of the flexible office market looks bright.
20 minute read December 8, 2020

The Secret to Unlocking Productivity is the Activity-Based Workplace

October 2020 | 15 minute read

As occupiers rethink how and where their employees engage in work after COVID-19, expect activity-based working to take a front seat.

The Law Firm Workplace of the Future

October 26, 2020 | 14 minute read

In the era of COVID-19, the legal workplace is on the cusp of major transformation.

Redefining Reality With a Glance

November 23, 2020 | 5 minute read

How Facilities Management professionals are using mixed reality to deliver cost efficiency, increased employee productivity, improved safety and reduction of the carbon footprint.

Welcome to the 5G+ Workplace

November 23, 2020 | 2 minute read

Boomers toiling side-by-side with advanced AI virtual colleagues. Get ready for the future workplace.

The Key Skills and Technologies the Hybrid Workplace Will Demand of Leaders

November 23, 2020 | 12 minute read

A Q+A between futurist, author, and keynote speaker, Jacob Morgan, and CBRE Host’s Global Product and Technology Lead, Brennan McReynolds.

How will COVID-19 change the location, design and use of office space?

November 23, 2020 | 3 minute read

CBRE Research recently conducted a survey of 126 senior-level global real estate executives to find the answer.

The Transformation of Corporate Real Estate in the Age of COVID-19

October 19, 2020 | 10 minute read

How CRE leaders are future-proofing their strategies, teams, work environments and portfolios to help their organizations emerge as strong as possible.

The Tech Industry Will Lead the Next Economic Growth Cycle

October 30, 2020 | 5 minute read

This year’s Tech-30 report explores the high-tech industry’s impact on employment and office space in the 30 leading tech markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as 10 up-and-coming tech markets.

You’ll Never Think About the Office the Same Way Again

June 16, 2020 | 3 minute read

The workdays and workspaces of tomorrow will be more flexible, intentional and focused on productivity.

Cost Consideration Strategies for Employers

October 16, 2020 | 5 minute read

Labor and location strategies for companies seeking to reduce costs in this challenging economic environment from the CBRE Labor Analytics group.

What do Global Office Workers Want?

September 15, 2020 | 4 minute read

CBRE conducted a survey of over 10,000 office workers from companies across the globe to ask how they expect to work once the COVID pandemic is over – and the implication of this for company real estate portfolios and workplace policies.

How Will Office Furniture be Adapted in the Future

August 12, 2020 | 12 minute read

COVID is inspiring change in how the next generation of office furniture will be designed and utilized.

Anticipating Changes to the Workforce Landscape

July 20, 2020 | 12 minute read

Explore key long-term changes to labor markets and strategies corporations can take in response.

The Hybrid Office: Merging the Physical & Digital Worlds

August 17, 2020 | 5 minute read

Tomorrow's workers will enjoy new choices and new spaces to cultivate their creativity, increase their productivity and improve their health and wellness.

The Role of the Office in the Future of Work

June 18, 2020 | 5 minute read

In order to fully support relationships, teamwork, chemistry and culture great offices of the future will need to do what great offices of today already do but in reimagined ways.


The evolving role of spaces in people’s daily lives

The Rise of Co-Living and Where Multifamily Is Evolving

20 minute read October 1, 2020
Co-living is a revolution in urban living that responds to the increased number of people renting and the need for social engagement.
20 minute read October 1, 2020

Eleven Markets Prepared to Meet the Demands of the Next Decade

December, 2020 | 8 minute read

The COVID pandemic has amplified the need for companies to evaluate existing and new markets from fresh perspectives beyond the usual set of location drivers such as transportation costs, labor availability and cost, and taxes.

Insights from APAC: Portfolio Planning in the New Normal

September 2020 | 3 minute read

Why shorter commutes, smarter portfolios and significant savings should be at the heart of any corporate real estate strategy.

The Programming + Property Management Revolution

December 2020 | 5 minute read

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many trends in the multifamily market and also shifted key paradigms. With resident priorities for space and programming evolving to suit this new normal, it’s time for operators and investors to audit — and potentially overhaul — their offerings.

Culture Amid COVID

October 27, 2020 | 5 minute read

CBRE’s Chris Ludeman talks with Humu CEO and former Google SVP Laszlo Bock on creating an inspiring culture within a hybrid model of remote and in-office workplaces and how companies can sustain long-term productivity.

The Bio-Boom Intensifies

October 2020 | 15 minute read

The pandemic has heightened the focus on the life science sector. This year's Life Sciences report analyzes key trends and provides detailed overviews of the top U.S. markets poised for continued expansion.

How Great Leaders Can Recalibrate Culture

October 15, 2020 | 7 minute read

Business leaders have a critical role to play in facilitating a transition back to the workplace that builds a health-conscious, caring, collaborative and productive culture.

A Holiday Shopping Season Like No Other

October 8, 2020 | 5 minute read

This year will mark the most dramatic sea-change to the holiday sales season.

Building a Resilient Path to the Future

September 10, 2020 | 5 minute read

To meet the needs of their communities, health systems must adopt creative approaches with a focus on being nimble and sustainable.

Down on Main Street: What Does the Future Hold for Retail?

October 2, 2020 | 33 minute listen

Property owners are reimagining their retail assets and finding creative ways to enhance their value. Adam Ifshin and Chris Ressa of DLC Mgmt Corp, join CBRE’s Melina Cordero and Spencer Levy

The Outlook for Retail Recovery

June 26, 2020 | 10 minute read

Retail recovery will vary, with sectors and regions forecast to experience different growth trajectories.

Is Multifamily the Asset Class of the Future

June 26, 2020 | 10 minute read

Multifamily entered the COVID-19 pandemic with strong momentum. Here’s why we expect a quicker recovery than experienced in the last recession.

The Road Ahead for the Hotel Industry

July 8, 2020 | 10 minute read

Travel demand has historically been extremely resilient. What does that mean for the hotel industry for the next decade?


The long view for CRE investments

2021 EMEA Real Estate Market Outlook

20 minute read December 1, 2020
Insights on what to expect in 2021 across every commercial real estate sector in EMEA following what has been a year of convulsive change.
20 minute read December 1, 2020

The Future for the Hotel Industry

October 2020 | 7 minute read

How the lodging industry is predicted to rebound in the coming years thanks, in part, to a revival of in-person connection through business travel and conventions.

2021 UK Real Estate Market Outlook

December 2020 | 20 minute read

2021 is a new beginning for UK real estate. Explore the road ahead and the trends that will shape the market next year and beyond.

2021 U.S. Real Estate Outlook

November 12, 2020 | 20 minute read

The road ahead for U.S. real estate and the mega-trends that will shape the market in 2021 and beyond.

The Value of Investing in Workplace Connectivity and Wellness

September 30, 2020 | 5 minute read

How a collective approach to customer service, property management and hospitality will enable ongoing tenant engagement and uninterrupted service delivery.

Multifamily Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

September 16, 2020 | 10 minute read

Explore key insights from the last major economic dislocation, which may offer insight on how quickly a recovery may occur and which markets are best positioned to benefit from it.

How CRE and the Global Economy will Recover Through 2020 and Beyond

August 6, 2020 | 15 minute read

Explore our Midyear Global Real Estate Market Outlook for in-depth insights on the economy, capital markets, office, industrial & logistics, retail, multifamily, hotels and alternative sectors.

How Commercial Property Marketing Has Been Transformed

July 30, 2020 | 4 minute read

Today’s property marketing is more competitive than ever. Explore the best ways to cut through the clutter and engage effectively with prospective tenants and investors.

Reimagining Your Hotel for 2021 and Beyond

July 8, 2020 | 5 minute read

As the world begins to cautiously re-open, hotel operators must take a strategic and creative approach to ensure future profitability.

More Space vs Remote Work: The Future of Office

July 30, 2020 | 12 minute read

We explore how reducing workspace density and increasing remote work options could affect office demand.


Data-driven insights into the pandemic's impact on Commercial Real Estate

Reopening the World's Workplaces

Guides, articles & more resources to help you reopen and reenter