Diving a little deeper, we see the experience hub as the culmination of a few different trends. First and foremost, no one truly knows what the future holds for commercial real estate. Office vacancy rates continue at higher-than-average levels. Companies are weighing the pros and cons of shrinking their floorplates and moving to unassigned seating. And individuals are looking for hospitality and residential-inspired spaces to feel at home in the work setting. Adding to the broader context for the need for the adaptive reuse of buildings in several sectors, these experience hubs become more than a solution for individual organizations—this could be a trend that pushes the workplace and the entire commercial real estate industry into a better place and a “new normal.”

by Alissa Franconi