JLL promotes the workplace of the future

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TAMI tenants may prefer to hold a lunch meeting in Bryant Park with a Halal falafel and a $3 bottled water, but they demand first-class lobby concierge, wellness, gourmet food and more in the office. And it’s paying off. Large user tenants recently signed leases on New York’s West Side for >$100 per square foot that may include outdoor space, bike storage, fitness centers and pet-friendly facilities to help their organizations foster interaction, increase creativity and stimulate collaboration.

With 61% of job applicants more likely to accept a position and stay with an employer who offers health, wellness and activity-based amenities like bowling lanes, yoga studios, golf simulators, rock climbing walls and more, JLL Vice Chairman Paul Glickman aptly advises landlords to provide more amenities as a differentiator in their leasing strategies.

So what’s next?

Looking to the future, adding high-end amenities will further companies’ efforts to retain and attract talent. JLL Managing Director Daoud Awad not only reminds us to sell with nuance, he sees a trend toward landlords customizing work space to align more purposefully with a potential tenant’s service lines and organizational teams. While one CRE marketing professional dreams of having access to a large table near her desk, a fellow research colleague yearns for a nap room. Perhaps she needs her own barista.

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