There’s no question in anyone’s mind that 2020 saw some major changes around the country … and around the world, for that matter. Commercial real estate trends shifted once again, along with many other parts of our economy.
As we look ahead to what’s in store for 2021, the term ‘flexible office space’ takes the stage. Let’s take a closer look at how that will shape the commercial real estate market this year.
What is flexible office space?
Although this term has come to the forefront lately, the concept of flexible office space has been around for a while. Basically, it means a work environment that is designed in such a way that it can accommodate a variety of work types and needs.
For example, a flexible office space could be a semi-private office one day, a presentation area the next, and a group work area the following week. Desks, tables, computers, etc. are arranged in a highly versatile manner, promoting adaptability of the space to whatever is needed in the moment.
What to expect in 2021
Thanks to COVID-19, many employees were forced to work from home in 2020. However, it’s expected that many of those individuals will be heading back to the office in 2021. Rather than returning to how things used to be, though, you can expect to see a new ‘normal’. And, that’s where flexible office space will come into play.
Here’s what you’ll see:
- Fewer open-style office layouts – Instead, you may see more enclosed offices to accommodate social distancing guidelines and the provision for adequate space between office staff.
- More flexible workspace options – Office space that is more versatile will be in high demand. A flexible work environment that is easily adaptable to current needs will contribute to work getting done easier, faster, and more efficiently.
- A focus on work-life balance and employee health – Part of safely returning to the office after COVID-19 includes providing more ways for employees to get and stay healthy. This can include everything from touch-free fixtures in the office to on-site amenities like a fitness center or spa.
TXRE Properties offers flexible office space and more
No matter what kind of office space you need for your business, we are here to help. With our wide variety of properties located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we can help you find the perfect office location in a building class that meets your needs and your budget.
As 2021 gets under way, let’s work together to find the office space that will provide the best work environment for your staff and meet your financial objectives for this year and beyond. Simply contact us today to get started!