Better occupancy in office buildings pretty much requires that people show up more frequently. Some analysis of foot traffic data from Placer.ai give a bad news, good news story.

Placer.ai uses cell phone information to pinpoint the movement of people down to the property level. That allowed them to model the number of people going to different properties. In this case, they looked at foot traffic data from about 1,000 office buildings and office buildings with first-floor retail offerings. The analysis doesn't include residential-and-commercial mixed-use buildings.

There are logical limitations on what the data can show. There is no way to know why people go to a building. They might be employees, customers, or visitors. It isn't occupancy in an office building, But even so, it makes sense that foot traffic will correlate to some degree to the amount of use a building receives.

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