The workplace and work patterns will see long-term changes over the next three-to-five years as a result of the pandemic. A new study from Urban Land Institute conducted its first study of workplace patterns in its Future of Work 2020: A global real estate players’ point of view report, which surveyed 555 real estate professionals across the globe to look at the longer term implications of workplace changes as a result of the pandemic.

The survey found that most companies and workers expect that remote work will become a permanent fixture of the workplace model. 96% of respondents to the survey said that employees would continue to work from home, 72% responded that there would be remote work away from the home and 67% of respondents expect increased use of satellite offices. Overall, the majority of respondents believe that 60% of employees will spend at least 40% of their time working remotely. By comparison, before the pandemic, only 20% of office workers spent 20% of their time working remotely.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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