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The Workplace of the Future

The pandemic has redefined “the workplace” as people hunkered down at home and fulfilled their work responsibilities remotely. As workers make the return to the physical office, our experts provide insights on topics such as the evolved purpose of the office; best practices for ensuring engagement, productivity, and diversity and inclusion, whether physically or virtually; current and future workplace trends; and more.

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What will the office of the future look like?

In the midst of the pandemic, major commercial real estate stakeholders, from construction to real estate firms, are rethinking the office. Organizations are already reopening their offices in some markets, but should they expect a different experience?

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Feb 10, 2022

Innovative Biotech Company Designs and Builds Office for Future During COVID

BenchSci is a Toronto-based hypergrowth startup whose evolutionary vision is to bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025.
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Dec 8, 2021

Canadian companies experiment with finding return-to-office ‘middle ground’

In the early days of the pandemic, many opinions in the business world gravitated towards two extremes: either we would be working remotely at home forever, or, that it was essential to get workers back to the office as soon as possible for productivity’s sake.
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Aug 11, 2021

Demand for Vancouver office space from tech sector showing signs of resurgence and urgency

Vancouver’s urban office market is poised for resiliency as companies jostle for space in preparation for what we can expect to be a robust return-to-office movement in the coming weeks and months – but there are questions for both employers and employees that remain unanswered as some of us approach this return with excitement and purpose.
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Aug 16, 2021

Canadian tech firms well-positioned to hire post-pandemic talent

Canada’s tech industry is growing and hiring at a record pace, bolstered by mega rounds of funding that the Globe and Mail deemed a ‘unicorn stampede.’
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May 18, 2021

Making it Work: The Evolution of the Office and Commercial Real Estate Post-COVID-19

Daniel Holmes, Colliers’ Executive Managing Director for the Greater Toronto region, shares his insights on how the office – the physical space, its purpose and usage – may change post-pandemic
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Dec 21, 2020

Productivity rethink must drive office space planning

As Canadian companies position themselves in the coming weeks, months and even years to redefine their workspaces and offices, it’s important not to lose sight of how these spaces will drive or hinder worker productivity and our sense of well-being.
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What’s next for the Office of the Future - Webinar

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Preparing Your Employees' Return to Office

Colliers and Blue Skyre IBE have partnered to develop a workbook to assist your team as you plan and manage a successful return to the office. It provides guidelines for your workforce’s return, along with tactical recommendations to prepare your facilities and real estate for a successful launch.
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May 11, 2021

Office Recovery: The Great Experiment

Colliers Real Estate Management Services surveyed a sample of our tenant base to understand how asset classes have fared and the anticipated changes to physical office space, in-person and remote work, and employer expectations following the pandemic.
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Feb 25, 2021

The Future of Office Space

Colin Scarlett approached executives from international award-winning architectural firms and Canada’s largest landlords to discuss their opinions of effects on the pandemic on workspaces.
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May 7, 2021

Workplace Strategies, Practices and Layouts that Help Drive EDI

Jennica and Colin discuss Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace, providing research and statistics from surveys and international headquarters.
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