For office landlords, brokers and investors, the explosion of remote working arrangements and the ongoing debate over will former office dwellers return to the office—or won't they—has created a great deal of angst. 

A new JLL survey may not allay concerns. However, while it did show a big jump in the positive outlook on working from home, it also indicated that workers want an office to retreat to now and again. 

The amount of days worked remotely is expected to double post crisis, going from 1.2 days pre-pandemic to 2.4 days a week post-pandemic. A majority of employees, 72%, want to continue working from home post-crisis while, in response to another question, 66% want to do so at least two days a week. 

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Rayna Katz

Rayna Katz is a seasoned business journalist whose extensive experience includes coverage of the lodging sector, travel and the culinary space. She was most recently content director for a business-to-business publisher, overseeing four publications. While at Meeting News, a travel trade publication, she received a Best Reporting award for a story on meeting cancellations in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.