The second in a two-part interview with Tom Greubel...
Innovative building systems, pristine environments, and designing for connection have always been part of our workplace DNA. In Part Two of our conversation with Tom Greubel, Vice President of Leasing, we discuss the evolving needs of our customers in a post-COVID world and why The Airport Collection is prepared to meet them.
What matters most to companies that office within the Airport Collection?
Right now, our customers are telling us that their highest priority is bringing their workforce together again to collaborate face-to-face and rebuild the culture and camaraderie that has been lost over the past year.
In our Airport Collection workplaces, employees can come to work with confidence because they’re in a space that’s verified for wellness. Our workplaces are the first in the nation to receive the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air. On-site protocols include enhanced air filtration, signage to encourage physical distancing, upgraded touch-free solutions, reduced elevator capacity, and requiring face coverings at all times in common spaces. We’re helping teams be together, safely.
The pandemic has changed the way people work. What makes the Airport Collection so well suited to the future of work?
We’re really ahead of the curve. The features that helped attract and retain talent in the pre-COVID employment market are the same features that now make employees excited to come back to the office. The vast amount of open-air workspace is especially important since teams may feel more comfortable being together outdoors. With Wifi, outlets, shade structures, comfortable seating, and a variety of work surfaces, teams have everything they need to be productive together, safely.
What about businesses that aren’t sure about their space needs over the next year?
All the workplaces within the Airport Collection offer Flex Workspace+, which combines short-term leases with HQ-quality space, services, and amenities. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from including Flex in their real estate strategy. In fact, some of the demand is currently coming from enterprise companies looking for a secondary office closer to their employees, a temporary space for employees working on special projects, or a regional HQ. With low upfront costs and short-term lease options, Flex gives companies a critical business advantage at a time when flexibility and value have never been more important.