office space evolution AECOM emphasizes its brand through integrated graphics displaying company values.

DALLAS—When examining what specific real estate is adapting to tenant needs, it might be easier to list the property types that aren’t changing in the face of rapidly evolving space requirements. But in fact, most all industry categories are undergoing some type of bolstering to keep up with current prerequisites, whether that be technology, transit, mobility, e-commerce or entertainment.

In this exclusive, Sandra Parét, senior vice president, corporate market sector for AECOM, recently discussed the changing office workplace and how it is evolving to meet the needs of users. For starters, she says the work scene is becoming less formal. Companies are adding more casual work settings to support a larger variety of work styles. Numerous tech companies and financial services clients are exploring these options to better suit a multigenerational workforce.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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