The task of commercial real estate is to help tenants entice the workforce back into cities by providing better spaces. Succeeding at this will involve reimagining our relationship with buildings – making them more inspirational, sustainable, cost-efficient and future-proofed. To achieve this, our buildings need to be smart.
The working from home phenomenon has seen us all develop an acute awareness of our internal environment. We are accustomed to personalising our workspace: adjusting the lighting, airflow and surroundings to our preferences. We may have missed many features of the office, but we have become used to having greater individual control.