It is an understatement to say that the workplace changed drastically in a few short years across industries. Responding to the pandemic led many companies to have their workforces transition to remote work – and remain remote.
This shift led to some uncertainty in commercial real estate. If you have investments in office real estate or are debating such an investment, there are a few things you should consider for the future.
It is changing, not disappearing
As Forbes indicates, office spaces are not going away. They are still an important aspect of the commercial real estate industry – and they can still be lucrative. However, it will be necessary for property owners to rethink their property and make some changes.
Following and anticipating market trends is always critical in this industry. In this rapidly changing environment, property owners must make sure they stay on top of these trends to secure their investments and their profits.
What changes might be necessary?
Change is constant in the real estate world. In terms of the changes in office real estate, property owners and business owners alike should consider:
- What is necessary for hybrid work?
- How effective would flex office spaces be?
- What amenities are companies looking for?
It is also important to rethink sustainability efforts. More companies nowadays are prioritizing sustainability, and the technology and utilities available on real estate properties can play a big role in those efforts. They might also make or break a sale.
The financial impact is a deciding factor
As with any real estate investment, your finances will be a major player in determining how you will move forward with a certain property. In some cases, selling the office space may be the most efficient choice. In other cases, it may be worth it to retrofit an office space to increase potential future profits.