Office is the biggest question mark in commercial real estate. Most office-using companies are still operating remotely through the pandemic, and many are considering long-term or permanent remote work policies. This has some landlords concerned that office demand could diminish significantly. However, property owners can help implement policies that will encourage workers and companies to step back into the office.

Health and safety protocols that prevent the transmission and spread of COVID-19 are the best way for property owners to support a return to the office. In Dallas, owners have taken many of these steps and have seen a significant increase in re-entry, with more than 40% of workers back in the office. “Owners and operators in the Dallas market are increasingly interested in helping office tenants and their team members return to work by creating a plan for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at their offices. In doing so, they are implementing processes and protocols that keep users safe and healthy as they navigate their way back to the office,” Giovanni Cordoves, Western regional president at KBS, tells

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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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