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SEATTLE-Roughly 1,000 attendees gathered here this morning for the keynote session of the BOMA Every Building Conference, and an in-depth look at the sea change taking place in the US office. President and COO Henry Chamberlain laid the groundwork for the panel discussion by pointing out that while the national vacancy rate is still “stubbornly high,” it is down a bit, and office leasing activity is up. He noted that there was an early-part-of-the-year dip in corporate productivity, and he urged companies to start hiring again as the sure for that disease.

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