Offices Designed to Attract Tech Employees

21st October, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“Like 70% of offices in the U.S. these days, Square’s new San Francisco Market Street headquarters is designed to be open and collaborative.” (SF Gate 10/16/2013) Designed to attract tech employees, the main floor is 100,000 square feet. The goal was to make the big office feel small by adding/including Main Street amenities like a […] Read More

Increases in San Francisco….

11th October, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Increase in San Francisco tech jobs 2012 to present: 36%; Number of tech companies in San Francisco: 1,892; San Francisco unemployment rate, August 2013 is 5.6%; Rate for California 8.9%. According to the San Francisco Business News Tweet This Post Read More

Northern California Uneven Job Growth….

18th September, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Northern California job growth is very uneven. “Much of the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego enjoy robust employment growth. Yet the East Bay, Central Valley and Inland Empire continue to struggle to add jobs”, according to the The San Ramon Valley Times 9/12/13. “The East Bay was hit much harder than […] Read More

In San Francisco, the tech boom has dramatically increased the need for bicycle parking at office buildings …

25th July, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

In San Francisco, the tech boom has dramatically increased the need for bicycle parking at office buildings.  In some cases as many as 10 percent or more of the employees in the office buildings use their bicycle to get to work.  Some buildings are now offering card-key access secure rooms for employees to park their […] Read More

As reported in the Harrisburg Commercial Real Estate Review, anticipate mobile work styles …

28th June, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

As reported in the Harrisburg Commercial Real Estate Review, anticipate mobile work styles and leverage mobility by: Plan for multiple generations at work; give people “environmental control;” design the workplace as a resource not a destination; incorporate sustainability into the workplace. Tweet This Post Read More

Companies who can locate anywhere in the world have been choosing to come to the San Francisco Bay Area …

1st March, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Vladimir Bosanac, the publisher of The Registry SF, recently wrote about how companies who can locate anywhere in the world have been choosing to come to the San Francisco Bay Area, where according to a December 2012 report by radio station KCBS, the Bay Area created more than a fifth of all the nation’s new […] Read More

Expectations of another year of lethargic economic growth …

18th January, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

“With expectations of another year of lethargic economic growth, companies are responding to the ‘new normal’ with almost constant cost-cutting. This risks a vicious circle of job cuts leading to weak consumer spending, contributing to more company cost-cutting … Wells Fargo is shedding space and moving jobs to less-expensive locales. Federal Express is parking older […] Read More

California vs. the Midwest …

10th January, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

California, even with its high cost of living, high wages, comparatively less advantageous business taxation, and all the other reasons the economic development directors from Kansas and Nebraska use to try to entice firms to relocate, still has a panache in attracting great companies seeking the best employees … given a choice, would you prefer […] Read More

Factoids from the Esquire Fall 2012 …

4th January, 2013 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - 1 Comment

The percentage of office employees who work in a cubicle is still 70 percent,  in 1994 the office space per employee was a whopping 90 square feet and has now shrunk to 75 square feet, the average commute time for workers who drive is 23 minutes, who take public transportation is 53 minutes and who […] Read More

The new 176-acre Apple campus in Cupertino …

4th December, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

Which at 2.8 million square feet will be one of the largest buildings in the world (according to the San Francisco Chronicle 11/22/2012), will accommodate 14,200 employees, with most of the 10,500 parking spaces underground and 7,000 trees above ground. For visual of this campus please click http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/22/tech/innovation/new-apple-campus/index.html Tweet This Post Read More

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