Colliers new San Jose office The Colliers office design focuses on amenities including an upgraded kitchen and a break area with views.

SAN JOSE—With the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, firms including those in the commercial real estate sector are in a race for talent. In the process, employers are implementing a variety of tactics to rise from the talent deficit but oftentimes office space is overlooked.

Ultimately, employees want to work for companies with strong cultures that align with their needs, support their grown and promote creativity. In many ways, a well-designed office can help achieve that, making it one of the greatest recruiting assets.


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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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