Enough space in time for all our new hires – We are on track to hire over 400 new employees
What are some of your biggest opportunities today?
Building out efficient, user friendly, collaborative enhancing workspaces
What are the most significant changes to the industry that you’ve seen in the past decade?
Much more focus on energy conservation and environmental factors being integrated into the workspace. Customers requiring as part of our response to an RFP that we include our environmental statement or policy to ensure we align with their environmental policies.
How do you view the trend of mobility in the workplace? Is this a model in your company?
It is growing. More and more meetings are held via Video Conference or even Face Time allows work from anywhere and distant team members are much more easily engaged. Less travel greatly improves productivity
How are you measuring/determining employee density?
We use a standard model and work to be <200 sq ft per person (which is actually on the high side). More important is, flexible, casual meeting spaces versus traditional conference rooms
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How do you compare the Bay Area climate to that of other regions?
The Real Estate market in the Bay Area changes weekly. You need to really keep up with it on an ongoing basis. I need to have a weekly call with our Broker just to keep up. Other areas of the country the markets are much more “normal” and not nearly as volatile as the Bay Area. Even N.Y. does not seem to be as crazy.
We have huge Real Estate players that we are competing with like Google, Apple, Face Book these types of companies concentrated in a fairly small area put a huge strain on the overall Real Estate Market. You do not see that in other markets in the country.